Teaching a kid and taking care of nature go together in our project in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


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    I am a biologist working in the Osa Peninsula to protect monkeys and its forest!

    We are a family (me + husband + kid 5 y.o) and 3 dogs.

    Our property is near Corcovado National Park and 50 metres to the beach

    We are ideally looking for a couple or 2 friends:

    Someone experienced in education that can home-school our 5-year-old son, in Spanish

    And someone who has any of the following skills/experience:

    Fundraising experience to help raise funds for our NGO

    Writing and analysis skills to help write NGO project documents

    Artists to paint murals around the property

    Videographers to help make a documentary about the primates here and how our NGO is trying to protect them

    Builders, plumbers, electricians, decorators to help maintain our property

    Our preference is to find someone wanting to stay for the medium to long term, for example 3-6 months, but we are happy to consider those wanting to stay for just one month. If you are looking for a long term and have the skills, please write to us ... we are waiting for you!

    Please check the Workaway guidelines below for working with children.
    As our son lives at the property, we take his safety seriously.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Our house is on the beach front, and nestled in the forest. It is also off grid. We mostly use solar panels for electricity and we use bottled drinking water.

    There is a scattered community but we reunite sometimes to see the sunset and take care of our safety in these difficult times.

    I am also a French speaker as I travelled with my parents when I was little while they studied for their grad school in Geneva, Switzerland.

    You will definitely learn rural life as several farms are around and Spanish is the main language you will hear every day. We also live near many foreigners so you will get to know other travelers.

    I love to share my knowledge about nature and Spanish.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    We would like help with teaching our son some English and playing with him and sometimes other kids that come to play with him (max 2-3) kids!

    I am a leader in my community, so I also need help writing projects in English for the different projects I lead.

    Volunteers are expected to help in making lunch and keep the space they use clean and tidy.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    We have a nice casita with its own bathroom and small kitchen. It is surrounded by forest, so you will see and hear monkeys, birds and butterflies all around you. There are also lots of bugs! Some of them make it into the casita but there is a good mosquito net to protect you. The casita is 100 metres from our family home, so you will have all the privacy you need, and you will of course be welcome to join our family for lunch, swimming, chats, etc.

    We normally accept one helper but if someone with very nice skills writes at the same time or a couple and if helpers are fine with sharing a room, we will love to have 2 people at the same time

    We provide lunch and we could share some dinners but normally they are very light. We encourage our helpers to buy some extra food to make their own breakfast and dinner. If you stay around on your free days, we welcome you to use our food for lunch. If you go out, please take your own food or buy a lunch elsewhere where you can support our local economy.

    We love to cook and hopefully you will learn lots about our culture.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are right next to Corcovado ... local lodges offer tours which we could help you organise with an excellent discount

    As I grew my organization, I had the help of several volunteers and always loved sharing time with them. They were always respectful of our house and values.

    As we have a very active kid around, we wake up early and bedtime is early as well

    There is no internet access in the casita, but full access is available during daylight hours when close to our family home.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    if you have 1 small size dog no cats allowed

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

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Échange culturel: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

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