Beautiful permaculture farm surrounded by gorgeous mountains and jungle in Utuado, Puerto Rico


Porto Rico

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    Note: we generally cannot plan more than a month or two in advance so if your preferred start dates are more than 2 months in the future, please wait to contact us. Also, we usually give preference to people who are able to stay for a minimum of a month as we like to have continuity.

    Our place is a small farm set on 37 acres of rugged jungle terrain and sits at 2,200 - 2,600 foot elevation (average year-round temperature of 72 degrees) in the south central mountains of Puerto Rico near the town of Utuado. The farm used to be a coffee farm but had been neglected for many years. We are in the process of regenerating the property using organic and permaculture principles. Our long term goal is to become self-sustaining, promote food security, and become a model for other locals. We also hope to develop the property into a small group retreat center. Our property is about 25 minutes drive time from the center of town and situated at the top of a rugged road, so your opportunities to leave the property will be limited. However, we do go to town once or twice a fortnight and we do make trips to local swimming holes/waterfalls as well as beaches.

    - lots of fresh cultivated food and fruit in season including wild berries and other fruits and plants that grow wild in the jungle
    - fresh air and natural spring water
    - peace and tranquility
    - high speed internet (we do not have a TV)
    - opportunities to visit local swimming holes and waterfalls (some within minutes of our property)
    - opportunities for beach visits and some overnight beach trips
    - opportunity to learn and/or improve your Spanish

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • 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

    The farm is quite isolated but you'll have opportunities to interact with our closest neighbors who speak very little English. You'll also have some opportunities to travel around Puerto Rico to visit other farms, beaches, and waterfalls/swimming holes.

  • Aide


    Workawayers will help with:
    - clearing trails and hillsides with tools like a machete, weeding sickle, weed trimmer, and occasionally a chainsaw if you have experience.
    - general property maintenance
    - road maintenance (the road leading to the property is dirt and requires regular maintenance)
    - Creating terraces, paths and steps
    - planting, growing, and harvesting vegetables and fruit.
    - small DIY projects
    - specialty projects like solar and spring captivation
    - photography and videography
    - cleaning (maintaining common areas)
    - cooking (associated with any shared meals)

    - you'll generally be helping 4-5 hours/day 5 days a week. Schedule will vary depending on projects in progress, season, and weather.
    - we are looking for hard working person/s who don't mind physical tasks that can be hot and dirty at times. You'll be using a lot of hand tools like shovels, hoes, rakes, pick axes, etc. You'll be doing a lot of walking on steep roads and trails. Temperatures are fairly mild but you are going to sweat a lot because of the humidity.
    - our property is very steep with paths and roads criss-crossing the property... so you'll need to be fit in order to enjoy the full experience.
    - you'll need to be a good listener, follow instructions and work independently at times
    - we often start our day by 6:30-7:30 am to beat the mid-day heat. If you cannot rise and be ready for work early, then please do not apply.
    - we lead very busy lives and while we will like to socialize, there will be many times that we'll be focused on our own projects.
    - we recommend you have your own primary source of income from a part-time online job or other source. Some minimal compensation may be offered to those who are staying for an extended period.
    - we live a healthy lifestyle. No smoking or recreational drugs. Alcohol and fermented drinks in moderation are fine.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Arabe: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I'm working on Spanish with a goal of becoming semi-fluent in 1-2 years. My parents were U.S. citizens but I was raised in the Middle East and still retain some of my Arabic language skills if anybody is interested in practicing or learning some Arabic.

  • Hébergement


    You'll be staying in an old coffee processing house that has a bunk bed (full size on the bottom bunk) and a bathroom. You are welcome to eat whatever foods we generally keep on hand, but if you want something different then you can purchase your own food. We are flexitarians and eat mostly a whole food plant-based diet with as few refined or packaged foods as possible and occasionally meat and dairy.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    For additional details about the property and this workaway opportunity, please drop us a message.

  • 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

    We are digital nomads ourselves and spend part of the day at our computers and part of the day working outside or exploring the surrounding trails and ridges. We have very reliable redundant internet connections along with some pleasant work spaces.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Échange culturel: (4.6)

Communication: (5.0)

N° de référence hôte : 663463267992