Yashasvi & Richard

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Panama, United States

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    Travel dates

    25/03/2019 - 26/10/2020

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  • Description

    Recently returned back to our home state of Florida from traveling around Panama and Costa Rica. We have purchased some land in Panama, and plan to return to build a home after another year or so of work in Florida.

    We have extensive experience in tropical permaculture, farm to table agriculture, vegan cuisine, and especially hospitality. Our ultimate goal is to live sustainably with the land, animals, and neighbors. We are both experienced permaculture gardeners. Yashasvi (goes by Sweetu) has worked extensively in the hospitality industry, but outside of work helped grow the sustainable community in Orlando. She also helped start gardens around our neighborhood, including at our local elementary school.

    Rich worked professionally as a horticulturist, managing and building hydroponic facilities and greenhouses in Orlando. Prior to that, he learned tropical agriculture by working at several natural farms in Hawaii and Costa Rica. All cases provided experience in a farm to table approach. He also has experience operating a small business and working in high end hotels and restaurants.

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice

  • What skills do you have?

    Gardening (Both Production Agriculture and Permaculture), Vegan Cooking, Hospitality, Small Business Management, Teaching English, Child care, Farm Maintenance, Animal Care, Renovation, assistance in construction and plumbing.

  • Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Age

    26 & 30

  • What else ...

    We are very interested to learn hands-on about animal husbandry.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Mostly vegan, but we're flexible.


Gardening at elementary school
Our worker tending hydroponic gardens at Marriott Orlando World Center
Eagle, Costa Rica
Anteater Sloth, Costa Rica


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