Immerse yourself completely in a permaculture lifestyle in the Southern Highlands of Costa Rica

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  • Última actividad: 18 feb 2024



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  • Descripción


    We offer an opportunity to experience permaculture life in the rainy tropics. You will leave inspired and energized, knowing that you are not alone in your quest to make a difference.
    We, Kristy and David, are couple from the Pacific Northwest, with 70 years of a wide variety of work history and experience, dedicated to healing and evolving consciousness to live in harmony with nature. For the past 11 years, with help of more than 200 work exchange volunteers and locals, we evolved a degraded cow pasture into a permaculture demonstration site.
    We are entertained by Pete the Cat, Fin and Yuki the dogs, the guppies, ducks and chickens.
    With much to show but further to go, the work is never done. In the rainy season we stay flexible to indoor and outdoor projects, still finishing a remodel of the old farmhouse, and 13 hectares of trails, gardens, and forests to maintain.
    We have a strong work ethic, feeling the urgency to be part of a planetary shift into regeneration. We are early to bed, and early to rise with mission and passion. This is an environment that can be a cocoon to explore permaculture concepts and consciousness with a library of good books, pure healthy food grown on site, and a feeling of working hard toward something important.
    Not a party place. The vibe is serious, but with rewarding meaningful fun.
    It's rural and rustic. We have no car. Getting to town means catching a bus after hiking 1.6km up the gravel road, or calling a cab.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    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

    Every day there is something new to learn. We are organized in planning our projects, but random things come up so we stay flexible. We have been told by visitors that they learned more in an hour here than anywhere else on their whole trip. We're still learning, and expect to learn from you too.
    San Vito is a bustling little town close to Panama where most people speak Spanish. There is also a sizable indigenous community and a Saturday Farmer's Market.
    For those interested in internship opportunities, our project offers a Permaculture Design Certificate and a wide variety of mini courses.

  • Ayuda


    January possible opening for Bamboo projects
    Trail maintenance
    Swale digging and maintenance
    Gardening , greenhouse, and plant care
    Harvesting and processing--turmeric and chocolate
    Media production, editing, video, photography, music in the cultural promotion of permaculture

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Rise at dawn to birdsongs, close to nature in a comfortable bed. Live permaculture with solar power, solar kitchen, wood-fire rocket stoves, hu-manure toilets, and a hot shower when the sun shines. It is rustic and open to the elements. Mosquito nets are provided, as are bedding, towels, laundry, boots, and work clothing.
    Volunteers working a solid 25 hours a week will not be asked for donations or fees. You will work hard and eat well, with ingredients that may be new to you. Paleo and vegetarian, dairy and gluten-free diets are accommodated.
    This is a beautiful spacious setting, with limited privacy. Meals are prepared and eaten together. You will have your own space, living with others, in community.

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    Looking forward to meeting new friends who are:
    • Are responsible, energetic, have construction, kitchen experience, a positive attitude and have a sense of purpose toward doing your part to save humanity on the planet.
    • Are in good physical shape, clean, organized, intelligent, creative, fun, multi-skilled, a problem solver, adaptive, not afraid to get down and dirty, free of addiction and drama, caring, communicative, and able to work independently or on a team.
    • We live a distance from town, so everything gets cooked independently or as a group in a well supplied kitchen. We co-create nourishing and delicious slow food in a wood fired rocket kitchen or on parabolic solar cooker, induction stove, and solar dehydrator. Kristy is on a Paleo diet, dairy and gluten free. David tolerates more variety, and is fine with vegetarian. Vegan is more challenging for us to accommodate, unless the avocados are ripe.
    Our typical day starts around 6, with coffee, tea, or right now we're really into coconut/cacao/ golden milk. Our banana coffee smoothies have been named "crack" by one of our volunteers.
    We usually sit down for a breakfast around 10am.
    We work after breakfast through until 2pm, taking breaks as needed, but from 2 to 4pm is siesta/personal/quiet time.
    At 4 pm we meet up in the kitchen to share preparations and a community meal. If we're not too tired, we watch documentaries, read, make music, or do art.
    We're usually in bed by 8:00 and like it quiet.
    We work the weekdays, and try to take off on the weekends. You can organize times to take off, we are flexible. We can help you figure out short or longer trips to explore.

    Contact for volunteer application form through our website with lots more information.

  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    No more than 25 hours per week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 887735139771

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