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.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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 .........
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.
You would like to learn / improve your spanish. We will help you.
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).
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week