Carpentry & Wood furniture production in a sustainable eco-lodge

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The Exchange

We are looking for travellers with experience in the areas of construction, carpentry and wood products production. Not necessarily the three skills together. Any of them is fine for us. Our mission is to create work spaces that are peaceful and in harmony with the environment. Spaces where our volunteers will not have to work under pressure, but instead, they can be close to nature and have direct contact to the earth.


6 hours of help per day

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.


Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

Over 23 years old

Be from outside Costa Rica

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Volunteers offer their time (36 hours weekly) in exchange for full room & board and the absolutely amazing lifestyle of our Ranch in the middle of the rainforest.
Please keep in mind that this is not an educational program, so we do not provide volunteers with extensive training or take time out of work hours to teach. The learning component will be a result of your daily tasks in the farm.

Activities & Shift

Each morning, volunteers are assigned tasks distributed in different areas of the farm and the hotel. It usually includes duties such as gardening, raking leaves, serving the buffet, doing dishes, housekeeping, etc.
Schedule is 6 days a week from 8.30 to 3 pm, but hours can be flexible as well. One day per week to rest.
Yoga is offered at 4 p.m.


Smoking and drinking is not allowed in the dorms area.
Excess of alcohol or drug using is a reason of dismissal of the program.
This program is a 4 week commitment. If a person decides to leave earlier, there will be a charge starting from $35 to $15 per night.