Earth bag building help needed with new creative construction in the mountains near Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica


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    Hello soul searchers,

    Currently, we have an ongoing project of EARTHBAG house construction. We are in need of a person with EARTHBAG knowledge/experience as a priority.

    PLEASE ARRIVE AND LEAVE ON THURSDAY. Thursday is the only day that I can accommodate arrivals and leavers as it is easier for me to plan. Also, by arriving on Thursday, you can ensure to get your groceries for the week.

    We could also use the help of an artist, sculptor, painter, electrician, welder, a person with knowledge of construction, painter, carpenter, plumber, vegan/vegetarian cook, yoga teacher, tropical gardener, and a person with knowledge of permaculture, marketing skills and how to propagate green/yellow bamboo.

    Also, help is needed with marketing online for holiday or retreat space rentals.

    The property I have is an amazing 3 1/2 acre property nestled in the small mountain town of Chimirol de Rivas, in Perez Zeledon near Chirripo National Park. The property is off-grid, surrounded by nature. We have a private river with natural baths, a 32 feet waterfall, and beautiful jungle trees and wildlife. I have a banana, sweet lemon, lemon acidic, plantains, and guava trees growing, plus the new fruit trees that have been added but are not producing yet. I'm hoping for a vegetable garden... It is truly a magical place to take a step back and get in touch with the earth and the enchanted environment of Costa Rica. I have 2 beautiful cats that are super friendly. They should be treated nicely - no animal abuse of any kind will be tolerated.

    I rent out space to guests who are looking for a natural health sacred SANCTUARY in this beautiful area. I offer guests the experience of off-grid or free of electromagnetic field life. Also, to have the mother earth re-establishing their circadian rhythm in doing camping, and of course by eating healthy. When time allows, in the future, my wish is to give a 28-day program to a small group of girls between 18-26 on transcending beauty standards, enhancing self-esteem, self-worth, and joy of life by a daily SOUL EMBODIMENT practice. Eventually, a version for boys too.

    A well-fitting volunteer for the Soul Sanctuary is one that is open to receiving direct instruction on the tasks, irrespective of their previous experience or knowledge. This is an environment of learning for us all, and it is essential to keep an open mind and accept my guidance on the work. This is not the place for anyone who is not able to accept learning new ways of doing things. It is ok to not to know how to do something, it is, however, super important to stay motivated, focused, and open to learning how to complete the task. We are all here to learn, therefore it is very important to stay respectful and understanding.

    Volunteers who are motivated, creative, health-conscious, and environment-conscious are welcome.

    Rules (Make sure you are ok with the below rules before applying)

    -Volunteers should respect their commitment to work the number of hours as we agreed. Breaks and cooking time and cleaning are not included in the volunteer time. Tidiness and participation are very important for the well-being of the group.
    -Compost must be taken out every morning before work
    -Volunteers are responsible for recycling their own rubbish and bringing it into town to dispose of in appropriate recycling bins.
    -The common area must be swept daily
    -No dirty dishes to be left in the open at any time - as this attracts animals
    -Close gas cooker after cooking at all times
    -Cover food pantry overnight to protect food from animals
    -Volunteers must consume a vegan (raw)/vegetarian diet while on property
    -No use of chemical products including shampoo, soap, etc
    -NEVER put any chemicals in the river
    -Move food compost away from the platform at night
    -No brittle dishes at the river
    -Volunteers are in charge of buying toilet paper
    -Washing of dishes or clothes in the river must be done with water only, NO SOAP.

    Please note, this is a SMOKER-FREE, DRUG-FREE, and COFFEE/SUGAR ALCOHOL/STIMULANT-FREE opportunity. Including JUNK food/PROCESSED food free. Also, we are eating fresh and whole-food/ no processed food like bread/spaghetti but fresh pancake/zucchini noodle, etc... This lifestyle should be respected if not this is not for you.

    Day to Day:
    We typically start our mornings around 6:00 am and work for about 4 hours before it gets hot. We work 4 days a week (a total of 16 hours a week). I don't provide food for the moment and this is one of the reasons why it is 16-hour working week and not 20/25/30 hours.

    Typically, I give Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday off for the farmers market in town. On Thursday, volunteers typically go together to San Isidro to shop for their week's food.

    Many people who have come have found the off-grid lifestyle extremely rejuvenating, however, for others, it can be difficult to learn to slow down. But everybody enjoys their experiences. We have freshwater from the river (purified for drinking/cooking), composting toilets and the river serves as a perfect bath on a hot day! I do not have the internet on the property, but in the afternoons, you will have time to go to San Isidro or San Gerardo toward Chirripo via bus to connect (15 minutes). Or if you have on your phone a sim card you will be able to connect down the property. I recommend that you have a power bank for your phone if your phone needs daily charging.

    Important things to know:
    -We have no Internet, electricity, or running water here. However, we have freshwater from the river. We have a water filter, but it is slow and when there are many volunteers, it is best that you bring your own water filter bottle.
    -I advise you to bring working gloves of your own.
    -It can be helpful to bring wet shoes for bathing in the river as the rocks can be slippery.
    -Consider bringing a solar lamp and a mosquito net if you need those things.
    -Costa Rica is very humid, ensure to put your sleeping bags in the Sun daily for some time to protect them.
    -We have a compost toilet
    -If you break any dishes or any item belonging to Soul Sanctuary, it is respectful that you would replace the item.
    - We have no fridge, please ensure you do not bring products which need refrigerated.

    English, French, and Spanish

    What else…
    I like to practice meditation, RADICAL FORGIVENESS, compassionate communication so those who would like to follow a similar pattern of life are welcome. Those who have skills in massage, cooking, and healing are also welcome! I enjoy learning from others and sharing.

    Come only if you read the profile and agree with the non compromising smoke free/meat and animal-free/alcohol free/drug free including marijuana/process food-free/sugar-free. If not, choose another host that will fit your needs.
    This is an opportunity that I'm offering to whoever is looking for this kind of experience, not a place to come and wanting to change the lifestyle of the Sanctuary as well as the core values/principle...
    Make sure this is the experience you are looking for...
    You will have to sign an agreement that you accept the core values of our place

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    I offer a beautiful Yoga platform where you can practice yoga/meditation/embodiment practices in your free time. I always thrive to collect an amazing group of volunteers who tend to learn a lot from one another and spend invaluable time together, connecting to nature.

    This opportunity will enable you to learn many new, important skills. You are guaranteed to connect to nature, to yourself, and to others in this experience.

  • Ajuda


    Anybody who has knowledge in permaculture, trees erosion, carpeting, EARTHBAG building is very welcome as it´s my first priority for the moment but I´m also keen to welcome any kind of other passionated or certificated people as:
    -Yoga Instructor
    -A person with knowledge of construction,
    -Vegan/vegetarian cook,
    -Tropical gardener, and a person with knowledge of permaculture,
    - Person with marketing skills
    -A person with knowledge on how to propagate green/yellow bamboo.

    General/daily tasks would be:
    -Maintain the property
    -Lite gardening tasks
    -Clean the house
    -Fruit Picking
    -Watering plants
    -Gathering dry leaves for compost-Building Earthbag house
    -Building furniture & improving volunteer area

    Example of complementary works needed:
    -Build outside shower/compost toilet
    -Green House
    -Paint a mural
    -Building platform
    -Planting fruit trees
    -Hot tub by a river
    -Wood floor
    -Build a 2nd compost
    -Build a gate

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    I have only 3 spaces in bed accommodation. However, there is plenty of space for camping. Most of those who have been staying with me have been enjoying their own private campsite by the river. Tents or Hammocks work best (with tarps for the rainy season). In the dry season (high season), it does get a bit cold at night, so sleeping bags or blankets are needed. I have two tents available that I can lend. I strongly encourage bringing camping equipment, as I can rarely guarantee a bed space due to the numbers of volunteers constantly coming in.

    Food will be bought in the local fresh market by volunteers every Wednesday and Thursday until self sufficient garden. I strongly encourage healthy eating and incorporating more raw foods into your diet while you stay here.

    We have a common area where you can prepare your food. We are limited to 2 gas burners, therefore RAW VEGAN eaters are very welcome.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Nearby there is Chirripo National Park where you can have a day hike and either sleep up there. It is 7 hours to go up and 5 to come down...
    Around the property, there is yoga, dance, tai chi, music, Spanish classes, butterfly dome to visit, and many other events.
    The area has a great spiritual community.
    San Isidro which is the nearest city is about 30 minutes by bus. There are many buses a day to go to town.
    Farmers market 5 minutes walk every Wednesday and there is a big one in San Isidro every Thursday
    Chocolate homemade, and Cheese farm nearby

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Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 176454772183