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Come, Help, Enjoy & Learn in our farm in Central Pacific coast in Costa Rica

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  • DescriptionOfficial Website:
    https://sites.google.com/view/ecofarmnpo/
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    Now we have our own website, visit it here to see our last updates:
    https://sites.google.com/view/ecofarmnpo/home

    *️️️We are working in design task to build a WIND TURBINE using eolic energy, so we are looking for an engineer or someone with experience deploying this kind of solutions*️️️

    This farm is a perfect choice for those who love nature and wants to experiment what is life in the Central Pacific Range of mountains descending from Monteverde (widely appreciated for its biodiversity) to the coast.
    There are beautiful landscapes in the property, where you can see all the Pacific coastline (From Golfo de Nicoya to Jacó Beach, including Puntarenas province and surrounding islands San Lucas, Caballo, Bejuco, Chira and Venado). A great place to practice yoga, meditation or introspection, as we have no neighbours or people living in this land (nearest neighbour is 2 km away).
    Our project is about an ecological farm at the beginning of its construction, we are in reforestation tasks, planting trees from the same area, on land previously used for livestock.
    Our goal is to turn this land into a green forest, which also contains spaces to have a friendly-environment farm and as far as possible do not use chemical agents in the process when obtaining food from this land and generate responsible tourism in this zone in the future.
    At this moment, we finished building our tiny house for travellers, a small but incredibly house with an amazing location on our farm.
    There is no cable, tv, electricity or even water (We have a WATER TANK and a SHOWER in the project, we have WATER now). We have also a SOLAR POWERED PANEL to charge USB devices.
    Cellphone network is available for KOLBI provider, so you can have data connection and internet in this way, for your consideration. Also, I recommend you to bring one SOLAR power cells, in this way you can have a camera or phone with you anytime as this is the homeland for a lot of insects, birds, mammals and anphibeos and you can see them anytime in your stay, so be prepared!
    Here, we have multicolour butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, dragonflies, fireflies, grasshopper, and many other insects. From here you can see also toucans and you can hear the monkeys (they are the real alarm in the mornings).
    If you are a lucky person, you can see a wonderful sunset from there (especially at the beginning of summer, from December to February).
    Also, my parents live in the nearest village (Sardinal, 7 km) to the project, so we have there a basecamp, any help you would need, you can ask in this place, my parents don´t speak English (My mother understand) so please be advised to practice your Spanish ;).
    The lodging to offer consists of a space for a tent in the project, a large property with enough space to rest comfortably, also we installed some benches and hammocks in the property, in the night you can enjoy the wonderful sky with all its magnificent stars and constellations (in summertime).
    We want to share with you at least one meal a day (Breakfast and/or Lunch) during workdays. Typical food prepared in a wood-stove with all the original taste from Costa Rica and wrapped in banana tree leaves by my mother as traditional elaboration in this town. In the town (Sardinal, 7 km) you can find supermarkets and goods, then you can come back by taxi, horse or walking.
    In the project, there is an eco-bathroom, a platform to watch the landscape in front of the property that also works to enjoy the sunset (marvellous experience). No one lives in the project ( in a permanent way) so you will be the happiest person on earth living here)
  • LocationCosta Rica, Provincia de Puntarenas

  • Work
  • Type of work Building
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help with eco project
    Language practice
  • Hours per day 4 hour at day, 4 days at week, we are open at this point and we can negotiate your tasks and working hours, you can join one of our ongoing projects or bring yours to life! :)
  • Work requirements: We are looking for those motivated people who want to help in our mission: planting a new forest and bringing back our animals.
    Especially valuated are those candidates who has skills in gardening, farming, agriculture, permaculture, trade skills such as building, carpentry, woodworking, landscaping and help with a wide range of repairs or buildings, etc, also those who have the attitude for living in the mountains as we are located in a secluded but beautiful region.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: One week or more
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:english, spanish
  • Has pets? No
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We have a tiny and beautiful house available on our farm, we are willing to give this place in exchange for work, beautifying the place and enjoying our place. The house will be just for you. We can provide a gas-stove and you can use our wood-stove also. You have to cook your own food.
  • Additional info
  • I am a professor at a University in my country, I visit my project on weekends, so you will have the whole place just for you during weekdays.