Help at a permaculture farm in the mountain jungle of Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico

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    04/12/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a 40 acre permaculture farm in the tropical mountains of Utuado Puerto Rico. We are a couple Naldo and Alexa and sometimes other friends are also staying here. The farm is beautiful, its a lush jungle setting with two creeks and a big river with a young fruit forests, small garden, medicinals, perennials and chickens. We are building a four dome superadobe home in which we live. Visitors stay in already established camps (just bring your sleeping bag) We have a fully equipped outdoor communal kitchen, solar power, wifi, running spring water, composting toilet, outdoor shower. Its simple off grid living but really perfect for people who enjoy immersing themselves in nature. We provide mostly organic vegetarian food and welcome cooks. We have 4 big dogs so guests must like dogs and 2 cats so no seriously allerigic peeps. We love music and are 4/20 friendly, we speak spanish and english. Farm tasks are hard! You will get hot, sweaty, itchy, carry heavy stuff bend over a lot, and work on slopes, machete... If you dont like being physically challenged its probably not the right trade for you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our farm is great for people wanting to experience sustainable living in the pristine tropical forest. We live in a rural area 10 mins from the town of Utuado. If you want to travel around the island you should rent a car bc public trans is almost non-existent.

  • Help

    Help

    Tasks vary there is always a lot to do from taking care of and expanding the food forest, working on the domes, processing harvests, gardening etc. We work 3-4 hours a day 5 days a week, hours are flexuble just as a volunteer please make sure you are working min 20hrs a week. We receive guests max 8 days. We can pick up from supermercado Pueblo in Arecibo, there's a linea sultana bus line that goes from San juan to Mayaguez and stops there. There is a possibility to airport pickup. We appreciate self motivated, independent people who are interested in permaculture/natural buiing/healthy living and accustomed to outdoor living. We would love to receive people with building skills either in adobe plasters, timber framing, masonry etc because we are finishing our domes on the inside. Also people who are adept with a machete and efficient weeders. Jungle farm life can be difficult, it is often hot, wet and itchy and steep slopes. Please don't write us if you're not up to those challenges. We are hosting small groups of volunteers for one week a month so we can permie blitz as a team, so if we host you well coordinate into that.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Established outdoor camps large tents with wood platform or plastic pallet floor and tarp roof, mattresses for 6 people and bedding, outdoor shower, spring water, solar power, wifi, compost toilet, 3 meals a day sometimes we cook someyimes you cook. We expect volunteers to clean up after themselves. We eat mostly organic food, vegetarian and most our farm grown veggies and fruit.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During time off you can enjoy the forest, go down to the river, rest, read, do yoga, chill in the hammock, cuddle the dogs n cats, however you please, if you have your own transportation you can go to town, the beach, the parque ceremonial de caguana, local eco tours, the lakes.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20 hrs a week

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