Ecolodge with 5 rooms on a small farm is looking for volunteers, Rivas- Nicaragua



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a couple in the 40th (german and nigaraguan) running our small Ecolodge in the south of Nicaragua. We have 5 rooms for 15 guests. Each room has its private bathroom and shower with warm water. Our electricity is produced by 100 % renewable energy. The property is 5 manzanas, which means 3.5 ha with lots of nature and wild animales like monkeys, birds and sloth. We have a small creek inside the farm. At the moment we have 6 cows (2 adult and 4 youngsters), 3 dogs and some chicken. About 150 m from our property there is a public entrance to the lake Nicaragua.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn a lot about farming, working with animals, learning spanish / german, cook nicaraguan dishes, work with international tourists, clean rooms, decorate beds and more and more and more .........

  • Help


    Gardening & Farming & Animal care & Help with Eco project:
    During the dryseason watering plants with a electric waterpump and the other part with pail, cutting old branches, cleaning the area from fallen leaves and branches.
    During the rainseason plant new trees as cafe, cacao, fruit trees and trees for reforestation.
    The whole year you can help us with the cows, cleaning the barn, feeding the cows. Mybe you like to learn how to milk a cow. Don´t forget our three dogs.
    Let´s clean up the farm. You would like to learn how to do handcrafts with old plastic bottles. We can teach you.

    Go shopping with us once a week to Rivas, the next large city about 43 km from our place. You can do a city tour visiting the museum, church and the market.

    Help in the house:
    Help us cleaning the house and the rooms of the huespedes.

    Help us with the tourists:
    Do the check in & check out.
    You would like to do a horsebackriding tour with our tourists, acompany them on the bisiclytour to the village (8km) or do you prefer to work as a tour guide on our farm explaining everything about our electricity and water system and flora and fauna. Don´t worry we will train you.

    Language practice:
    You would like to learn / improve your spanish. We will help you.

    General Maintenance:
    We have a 9 hole minigolf course which needs maintenance (painting and some easy concretwork). Fix up the fance or doing some paintings. There is always something to do.

    Help with Computers / internet
    You know something about social media and would like to help us in advertising? We teach you how to work with booking sites and other online reservation programs. (Only for volunteers who are staying more than 6 weeks).

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We will offer you a small house with 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and livingroom. Sometimes it could happen that you have to share your bedroom with a national worker or another volunteer.

    If you are a couple would be even better.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    1. In your spare time you can visite the village of Cardenas by bicylce (for free) or by bus or visite San Juan del Sur and Granada.
    2. If you have experience in yoga, martial arts, massage, playing an instrument or any other ability you can offer to our guestes and earn some extra money.
    3. French speaking travellers can teach me french.
    4. You should know that in tourism working hours can variety and sometimes more than 8 hours per day, but also there are days without any tourists which means like a day off.
    5. We are not a party-hotel.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 964166154958