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Villasmastatal eco farm

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  • DescriptionWe are a local Costa Rican family living on a small organic farm. We are in the process of creating a sustainable living susituation by utilizing permaculture techniques, protecting the forrest that surrounds us, and participating in our local economy.
  • LocationCosta Rica, San José

  • Work
  • Type of work 10 acres are dedicated to chemical-free agriculture demonstrating functioning agroforestry and permaculture. Water is plentiful here, thanks to abundant rainfall and the waterfalls of the property. The soil is diverse while rich in minerals is also fairly acidic.
    Over the past several years, we are recovering this soil by regularly hand tilling the earth and fertilizing with rich compost produced onsite, including companion plants, and a mixture we make from microorganisms gathered in the forest. We are beyond organic; we are chemical free.Our dedication to chemical-free agriculture extends to our fruits and vegetables.The seeds give birth to a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, spices and medicinal plants. and more.and comfortamble sleeping accomodations. The lifestyle is very laid back, We also have a washing machine that is available for free.


    Projects on the farm include:
    Natural Building
    Planting Trees
    Maintaining and Harvesting Crops
    Maintaining the Medicinal Garden
    and Taking Care of the Animals
    hydroponic system
    Aquaponics system
    creative with ceramic art
    Organic Agriculture
    Medicinal plants
    Certified Yoga teachers
    Cooks
    Bakers
    Cheese makers
    Bee
    we are in the maintenance of the plantation of COFFEE
    BABYSITTING to teach English to a child
  • Hours per day Villasmastatal is a family ranch on sustainable and regenerative operation of living. In addition to providing a peaceful place that facilitates connection with nature,by the proximity to the national park La Cangreja 5.000 acres of natural flora and faun
  • Work requirements: The Volunteer Work Exchange Program at villasmastatal t is available to responsible individuals who are committed to becoming a part of our sustainable eco-friendly project while also agreeing to ensure.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: We do our utmost to provide a wonderful experience for all volunteers and we hope to receive the utmost in respectful participation in turn for the entire duration of your stay.
  • Maximum number of helpers: 15
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Has pets? we produce organic crops. We have pig, chickens for eggs,fish (tilapia), dogs, 1 cat and several cows.We make our own homemade cheese from cow's milk and now we are focusing on building more organiccrops, specifically fresh vegetables like chilies,tomatoe
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We have individual rooms for volunteers,and private cabins as well.Children are welcome. The guest house is located near the main family home. Volunteers must clean their own room and bathroom. Please be quiet after 9p.m. in the rooms and be considerate of other family end other volunteers.
  • Additional info
  • We are looking to welcome a yoga teacher to Villas Mastatal for the months of January thru March. You would be expected to lead a lesson in yoga, either in the morning or the afternoon, every day of the week. The rest of the day would be yours to relax, explore, or work on projects on the farm. In exchange, your stay at Villas Mastatal would be free. Some experience teaching yoga is required.
    We are also seeking an English teacher for our three year old son, Andres, also for the months of January to March. In exchange for a free stay at Villas Mastatal, you would be expected to work Monday to Saturday teaching Andres a basic English vocabulary. Experience working with children is required.
    Contact us at if interested in applying.
    gracias Javier Raquel Andresito y Ainara