Help with projects in the tropical rain forest of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Costa Rican project which is located into the tropical rain forest of the Osa Peninsula at the south Pacific area in Costa Rica.
    Our dream is to become a biodiversity research place where people can come and learn about our native species. We think you must know what you have in order to conserve it.
    We are still working on this process and need help in many subjects.
    My name is Rebeca, I am a biologist who came 15 years ago from the city to live in this forest.
    My husband is Ananias, he had live all his life into this paradise. Our two children are Valeria 4 year old and Braulio 1 year old. Allan is working for us in this place, he lives there full time and takes care of our visitors.
    The closest town is 4,5 km from the Station, you must cross rivers to get there and during the rainy season (August to November) it can get really complicated. We have electricity by solar panels and for the moment we offer 3 bungalows, dinning room, kitchen, shared bathrooms, garden and several trails into our 52 ha property where we have rivers, waterfalls and swimming holes.
    We are located next to Corcovado National Park, the most biological intense place on earth according with National Geographic. So, we have lots of wildlife around.
    We are now also looking for some help with our kids Valeria 5 years old and Braulio 2 year old, this will be exclusive for woman over 30 years old with experience on child care.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you like nature this will be the perfect place for you, during your free time you can hike around our beautiful forest and probably see many wildlife.
    You will also have the chance to practice and improve your Spanish with local people.
    This is a very far away area in Costa Rica, there are still very interesting cultural behaviors around local people, in general costarricans are very kind and friendly people.
    We have also good food prepared with natural ingredients, many of those cultivated right here at our gardens.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    This are the things we need right now:
    1. Make some new trails and repair some old ones
    2. Species inventory (plants, frogs, snakes, spiders and insects if possible). For this we definitely need people with experience or with good contacts to make the correct identification of the species. You must also have a good camera to take good quality photos.
    3. Customer service is the most important help we will need

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    If we have not clients at our bungalows you will stay in one of those, if we have clients you can stay on a tent.
    Everything is very simple but very clean. We are into the tropical forest, so you must expect to see insects, poisonous snakes, bats and many different creatures.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    People that comes to our place definitely must love and respect nature, do not use drugs or alcohol at our place. We will need help with cooking, cleaning and basic things you must do in the place where you live.
    Be sure you really want to help us working and you are not just looking for a cheap vacation in Costa Rica.
    Be sure you are not afraid about wild animals, because this is their house and you will have close encounters.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week














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