Help with our farm in the green hills of Chiriquí, Panama




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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

  • Descripción


    We are Richard and Gloria. We moved to Chiriqui after buying a farm where we’re working on growing food, raising animals, and raising our family. We welcomed our first child in January. We have cows, horses, and chickens. We're planting more food plants every day. We are looking for workawayers to join us at our new house at the farm for a minimum stay of 2 weeks, but prefer longer stays.

    We have a 7 hectare organic farm in a small town of the Chiriqui province of Panama, about 10km from the border with Costa Rica on the Pacific coast. Chiriqui is known for its black volcanic soil, pleasant tropical climate, and being the food basket of the country. We love our local community, everyone is very friendly and growing food in some form or another. They are all happy to talk with you if you know enough Spanish. Cows are the main business here, but you will also see vast fields of corn, yucca, beans, tobacco, papaya, rice, sorghum.

    Our house is a spacious 3bed/2bath and stays nice and cool. Since you will have a bedroom inside of our home, we’re looking for someone happy to socialize with us and the baby, as well as doing their fair share of cooking and cleaning without needing to be asked or supervised. We like to take turns making family meals.

    - No smokers!
    - Looking for people with some direction in their life. Especially happy to host people looking to move to Panamá permanently.
    - This is a farm, not a retreat. We start work at 7am before the sun gets strong.
    - Please bring your own rubber boots. It rains A LOT here. You can find them in the town of La Concepcion on the way to our farm for $6-$15.
    - This is our home, not a hostel. We are not looking for people who want to shut themselves in their room all day.
    - We don’t have wifi yet but you can buy a sim card for $1 and have unlimited internet for $5/wk.

    Our home is only 40 minutes from the city of David, and about 15 minutes from the town of La Concepción. About 1.5 hours from the nicer beaches near San Felix. Same for whale watching in the right season. About 1 hour from Volcan. About 1.5 hours from Boquete.

    We traveled with workaway for 7 months through Panama and Costa Rica, and had wonderful experiences and hope you do too!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Learn from a young couple about starting a farm and a family. The majority of people around here speak only Spanish, but we also have expat friends from all over the world. You are still within a day-trip of all of Chiriqui! This would be a great opportunity to experience the grassroots of Panama.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    - Help around the farm. Machete chopping, chainsawing, weedwhacking, planting, wood construction, animal care, fence building and maintenance.
    - Help around the house. Someone who can cook independently for the family. Help with basic household cleaning.
    - Open to artists skilled in murals if you wanted to share your talents. We will need to see your work to see if your style matches ours.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Gujarati: Fluido
    Hindi: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    One bedroom with a queen sized bed in a spacious 3bed/2bath house.

    If you’d like to share meals with us then we ask you to share the costs of what we buy. We expect you to do your fair share of cooking and cleaning. You can always buy your own food and cook on your own as well.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Buses easily take you all around Chiriqui, and we are happy to visit places nearby with workawayers staying with us for longer. As this is a small town, most of our neighbors speak only Spanish. We're pretty flexible with longer workstays if they'd like to use our home as a base to explore a bit of the region.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    15-20 hours/week

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (4.7)

Intercambio cultural: (4.3)

Comunicación: (4.3)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 727534567715