Living on a coffee farm in Nicaragua

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Nicarágua

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    Última atividade

    28/01/2022

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    Taxa de resposta

    88.1 %

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    Tempo médio de resposta:

    dentro 4 dias

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    Top Host
 
  2022 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 3 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    *COVID-19 UPDATE

    Dear travelers,

    Although the borders of our country have already been opened, we continue with sanitary measures to avoid any possible contagion from both sides. However, we have decided to open our doors to a maximun of 6 volunteers, for now, and thus continue with the social-cultural enrichment that is the basis of our project.

    The way we interact has been affected at all levels, if you decide to apply, you will have to be flexible to assume the sanitary measures that we follow on the farm. If you come with an open mind this is an opportunity to enjoy and connect with nature and the community here.

    If you decide to travel to Nicaragua, please visit or ask your travel agent or airline about health requirements.
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    The Nicaraguan highlands are known for some of the world’s best coffee plants.

    The coffee farm is now being further developed in a diversified farm (coffee, other food crops, and animals) and shaped into a platform for the exchange of knowledge and cultural values between the native people and individual travelers from around the world.

    With this platform, we want to improve the local economy and quality of life. Furthermore, we strive to maintain Nicaragua’s cultural values in times of growing tourism.

    Space where travelers can learn and live the culture and also give some of their own experience and individual values to the local people. It’s about to give and take.

    Based on our values we believe that every person has an individual way of how to approach a new culture. May be through music, meeting local people, and learn about their history, get involved in coffee, one of the most precious goods of Nica’s agriculture. We want you to find your individual bond to Nicaragua’s culture.

    We wish that this place may spread the experience of how tourism and local cultural values should collaborate in order to protect and preserve the countries historical and cultural values.

    We believe that every person has an individual way to experience or being touched by culture. That's why there is no fixed planning or requests to leave space for individuality.

    Activities can be
    - learning and helping in the coffee field
    - Working on the maintenance of the seedbeds
    - taking care of the animals
    - working in the vegetable garden
    - looking for cultural roots that you are interested in (pottery, music, farming, coffee, history, basket weaving, etc.)

    If you still don't know what to do, these are some of the things we could use some help with:
    - want to help plan and populate the garden with fruits and vegetables
    - know how to build a website and/or have design skills (logo, packaging, website,...)
    - minor construction work to finish the new kitchen and volunteers room (the building is already there)
    - can help on finetuning how to handle a wood-fired oven (mainly for sourdough pizza and bread, present at the farm)
    - have experience in setting up a shop/consumption space for farm-grown food and assorted things: think roasted coffee, jam, fermented vegetables, dried herbs, bread, cakes, coffee wood items, weaved baskets & lights,...

    We ask travelers to
    - have a basic knowledge of the Spanish language - otherwise, the exchange for both sides will be difficult or be taking language classes on the farm or in the town close by twice a week
    - not consuming drugs or alcohol on the farm
    - being willing to adapt to the culture and treat local workers respectfully

    If you feel like a deep-dive into the Finca life could be what makes your journey, we are happy to hear from you and are also available to respond to whatever remaining questions you might have.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Ensino
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Hotelaria/turismo
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    This is where our main focus is on: we want you to interact with the people we work with on the farm and learn from their way of doing, help out where possible with what you like to do. Discover nearby towns and see how you can connect to people and your own fields of interest there. We won’t push you into anything you don’t like to do, but we want to give you the opportunity to discover yourself in a different light and under a different sun.
    We place a huge emphasis on cultural understanding and mutual respect. This will be a complete cultural immersion in a Nicaraguan farm and rural life. Volunteers absolutely must be open-minded, humble and willing to learn about a culture which may be new to them, as well as sharing their own. This is key for a successful and happy experience that both parties can benefit from. This means respecting and adhering to the lifestyle and hours kept by the family and workers as well as co-operation and real efforts to collaborate and comprehend colleagues and their working styles within the project itself.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    This is entirely up to you, we have a running coffee farm as a location. How do you see your life there?

    There are a lot of opportunities: coffee harvest and processing, diversifying crops, building animal enclosures and raising other animals (bees, fish farming in a lagune), help running the kitchen for the coffee workers and volunteers, be responsible for being point of contact for the volunteers (long term), photograph or film on location, teach yoga classes or help workers in establishing a more ergonomic way of working, help build our website,...

    What is your strength and what do you want to share? We’re open to your suggestions and ideas.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente
    Holandês: Fluente

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    You’ll be living in the same conditions as the farm workers: you’ll have a roof above your head, a mattress, running water and electricity. Food will be supplied three times per day.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Unlike many Workaway placements, we are asking a small fee per week to cover volunteers' food. We have a fully working coffee farm where we pay the workers on the farm, we want to give you the opportunity to spend time on this farm in the way that you want to, in the way that you see fit. That means no working hours are required from you, working is a great way to integrate but if you want to do it in another way that's fine too, this is about your experience and how you want to live there.

    Because of our focus on integration in the culture we also ask volunteers to spend at least a minimum of three weeks.

    Please, under NO circumstances whatsoever, give money to the people you work with, other than the specified amounts for food etc. We want to give them a hand up, not a hand out. We feel that giving money generates the wrong spirit and does not contribute to the sustainability of the project. If you would like to get them a small gift, please feel free but don't give out cash.

    Thanks!

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    We have a diverse range of animals at the farm (dogs, cats, hens, ducks, etc) so to avoid stress to your travel companion it is preferable that he/she tolerates company.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    2

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    Horas previstas

    Up to 4 hours per day 5 days a week

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    Este anfitrião cobra uma taxa

    Saiba mais
    30 dollars per week

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)






















Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 1787669454cf