Eco Lodge Jiménez, Puerto Rico

(6 reviews)6

Help with infrastructure and permaculture in the middle of the rainforest!

Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

We are especially looking for volunteers for the month of July as we are closed then and the volunteers will be able to stay in the guest villas instead of the volunteer quarters. We usually do one project at a time. Right now we are making the new volunteer quarters nicer (installing a kitchen). We are also completing a fourth villa for guests. All sorts of skilled volunteers are needed, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, gardening, etc.

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  • Fluent English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)
  • United States Visa

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 2 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Learning about sustainability
  • 1 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Meeting locals
  • 1 Practicing Spanish

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 1 7. Affordable and clean energy

United States


I had an amazing time during my stay in PR! Bill and Reneé are FANTASTIC people and make this beautiful place feel much like home not to mention the level of understanding they have towards others is great! They are very sweet people and I plan to go back I would definitely recommend this experience!

7 months ago



As my first world packer experience, it was just what I needed. Bill and Renee are some of the sweetest and caring people. They make you feel like it's your second home. This is a amazing opportunity if you want to get away from everything and surround yourself with nature.

11 months ago

Bill replied

Khagi - We miss you! We wish all our volunteers were as pleasant to have around as you. I hope you are doing something exciting and challenging!

United States


Closed to Guests (Sept, not July): Lovely, 6/5 stars! Great food, fair work, incredible stay in luxury rooms, open use of property. Renee was kind & fun. Sweet pets. Open to Guests: Not what I expected nor was promised. 25 hours of work plus on call (often urgent with no notice), volunteer 'kitchen' is a fridge & sink (you can only use the full kitchen from 5-6:30 PM), and there are rules on when you can use the property spaces (aka go anywhere outside your room). The hosts are noticeably more stressed when open. I was also very uncomfortable after seeing how they treated Maranda. DM me!

6 months ago

Bill replied

Unfortunately McKenzie didn’t understand that when you volunteer in a hotel there are guest areas and facilities where the guests have priority over even the owners. I believe a volunteer who came before her may have contributed to that confusion. We were closed for repairs during much of the time that she was here and at that time she was free to even enjoy one of the guest suites. She also left a month early which left us stranded. She was a nice girl. We wish we had known that she had a problem with these issues then maybe we could’ve done something about it while she was here although I think the source of her problems was a friendship with another volunteer who was asked to leave just a week after Mackenzie got here because of being condescending too often for our comfort.

United States


I felt that the work environment was tumultuous, the expectations were unclear, and that I was unable to occupy the property except for the volunteer dorm. I requested level setting discussions numerous times, and the hosts were unable to do this. I do not recommend this exchange to anyone, especially Black people because I feel the hosts are racist. I will gladly share more details with those who inquire.

8 months ago

Bill replied

Maranda and the Rainforest Inn were disappointedly not a good fit. Racism played no part in it.

United States


Bill & Renee are incredibly gracious hosts who try to make the best experience for the volunteer. They provide very comfortable living quarters as well as food and have the best volunteer bathroom I have ever seen. All of us have different chores depending on what is needed such as being a barista, gardening, painting, housekeeping, etc. I made coffees in the morning and painted or did yard work in the afternoon. For days off they are very accommodating and will drop you off at the beach for the day and are flexible you want to plan a short trip to see the other islands. I highly recommend.

almost 2 years ago

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