Enjoy permaculture farming with an authentic Costa Rican family

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The Exchange

We are a local Costa Rican family living on a small organic farm. We are in the process of creating a sustainable living by utilizing permaculture techniques, protecting the forest that surrounds us, and participating in our local economy. 10 acres are dedicated to chemical-free agriculture demonstrating functioning agroforestry and permaculture.


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

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

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

2 days 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.

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

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.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.


Requirements

Beginner Spanish

Over 18 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

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 fauna .villasmastatal strives to inspire each volunteers to relax, enjoy and explore ways in which they can incorporate the concept of sustainability into their own lives.

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.

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.


Activities & Shift

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

Volunteers will typically work Monday thru Friday for at least 5 hours a day. Saturday and Sunday are free no work .Breakfast is served from -7:30 and lunch is promptly at 12:00 noon and dinner is around 19:00.

We produce organic crops. We have chickens for eggs, dogs, cats 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,tomatoes, yuca, oranges, lemon, pineapple, sweet potatos, zuchini, mango, papaya, aguacate, cucumber, mustard, starfruit etc.


Rules

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.

Our farm is located in the small town of Mastatal, in the shadow of the Cangreja National Park. We believe the forrest is an important resource, and we have an obligation to protect it.
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.

Our food Volunteers eat with the family rice and beans, fruit,and salad are always served. We also make bread, tortillas, empanadas, eggs, cheese, soups, and meat is occasionally
available vegetarians and vegans are easily accommodated.