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Take a unique opportunity to become a member of our surfing spot in El Sucio, Nicaragua

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  • Activité récente: 19 juin 2024



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  • Description


    We are a new beachside eco surf retreat located at Nicaragua’s premier surf spot for beginner and intermediate surfers with 300+ days a year offshore winds.

    Our founding vision is to promote low-carbon living & building while creating a community of true nature-loving surfers. We hope to inspire other entrepreneurs to do the same and show an alternative to the trend towards pure capital growth-driven development of prime coastal land and the often overlooked burden it places on the environment and local infrastructure without recycling income back into the local economy. In this regard, our retreat offers a rare combination of quality prime beachfront accommodations at a price most surfers can still afford.

    We have invested substantial capital in building quality accommodations using recycled materials, local labor and wind-cooled designs. These are maintained to a high standard using 4 local part-time cleaners and handymen. Our goal is to get past negative cashflow, reach sustainability, then gradually expand and provide additional services and opportunities to local workers in a wider range of skills. Also, as the only hotel in the area, we already support several local businesses (restaurants, bars, surf shops and instructors) by attracting guests to the beach and providing them with customers.

    We are a caring, respectful, polite, kind, experienced, intelligent, mature, and international married couple. We treat our guests, staff and workawayers with respect and dignity. We provide a safe environment with clear processes and policies for all, that protect our guests, staff and work exchangers. This enables everyone to relax, know their boundaries will be respected by everyone, and enjoy the beauty, learning, and stoke of what we have to offer.

    We offer surfers unique access to one of the most consistent surf breaks in the world. Work exchangers can sleep to sounds of waves and wake to the songs of birds of every color. Families of monkeys often pass through our majestic trees. All can be viewed from our rooms, balconies and a yoga sky deck. Restaurants, bars, and a friendly social surf scene are steps away on the beach. Low-price lessons and board rentals also are available on the beach, and for a soul-surfer experience, more advanced virgin breaks are a short hike away.

    This is our second experiment in accepting work exchangers. In our first, some work exchangers loved what offer, while others wanted something different. Therefore we learned that we need to more carefully define filters and set accurate expectations. Perhaps it would help if we clarify what we are not:

    1. We are not a party hostel. This is important because there are many party hostels and consequently, some work exchangers assume it is the default norm, and expect that social engagement will be prioritized over structure. There will be opportunities to have fun with others, but we cannot adapt routine hotel operations to maximize work exchanger opportunities for fun.

    2. We can only entertain work exchangers who are able to fully and happily accept our need for a pre-defined schedule. While this may sound inflexible, we simply don’t have the human resources or bandwidth to manage exceptions and variations. That would defeat one an important purpose of the work exchange program: to provide relief to management (not increase their workload).

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We offer Work exchanger:

    1. A unique opportunity to surf one of the most reliable surf breaks in the world with 300+ days of offshore winds and north and south swells, on a beautiful beach just steps away, while maintaining your own online digital work, studies or personal growth.

    2. A unique opportunity to experience a true soul-surfer experience at a virgin unspoiled intermediate beach nearby. Normally to experience this would require a 4-wheel drive and camping, but here it's just a 20-minute beautiful cliff-side hike away from your room.

    3. Meet interesting people. We do attract some interesting people: travelers with extensive world experiences, highly independent soul-seekers, and couples with a shared passion for surfing. Though we are not a party hostel and maintain a very peaceful restful atmosphere that visitor depend on, friendships naturally form between guests and volunteers, who sometimes surf together, cook together, play chess or cards together, etc.

    4. Learn about sustainable building with recycled materials. See up close, how a wind-cooled steel framework is designed & built.

    5. From your room, hike an hour along a beautiful coastal path with dramatic views of waves and diving pelicans to the free beach entrance of a national park that normally costs money to access by car, often voted the most beautiful beach in Nicaragua.

  • Aide


    For the period Mid-June to Mid-Sept, we need one mature work exchanger at least 27 years old, for the following Hybrid role:

    Work exchanger will need to be present on property most of the time, except for a couple of hours surfing on most days, and on days off. During this onsite standby time, the work exchanger’s time will be distributed between the following activities:

    • Self-time: self study, remote work, online communications, yoga, cooking, etc.
    • Occasionally responding briefly to an unforeseen need, such as a guest arrival or walk-in.
    • Depending on skills, contributing a certain number of hours a week to either yoga instruction, massage therapy, or general research by web search, phone and email.

    For the period Mid-Sept forward, we have opportunities for the following roles:

    • Yoga instructor & massage therapist
    • Digital marketer & sales researcher
    • Software programmer

    For details of these roles, please write.

  • Langues parlées

    Cebuano: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Tagalog: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    Depending on the number of workawayers present and the length of commitment, we offer an ensuite dorm bed or a private ensuite room.

    At this time, volunteers cook their own food using the guests kitchen. We provide free bottled drinking (best available in Nicaragua) and high-speed wifi. A local fruit and vegetable shop provides free delivery, and another delivery service provides delivery of other groceries for a small delivery fee. For those who wish to shop themselves, a $5 roundtrip local shuttle is available, or a taxi for $10-$15. When we have guests, they are often long-term and some have transportation. They are often very friendly and open to surfing, shopping, and cooking meals together.

    If we succeed, we may add a locally-staffed cafe and provide workawayers food as well, but at this time have too few guests to budget for the expansion.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We can provide you lots of local information for your onward travels in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

  • 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 digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Our fibre account is 200 Mbps at the router, and various speed depending on location in the property. We have a back up generator, a back up mobile data provider, and back up water supply.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Good parking for any size camper van

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    15 hours work time a week

N° de référence hôte : 426171897851

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