Permaculture project Turrialba, Costa Rica

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Learn about sustainability
11 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Connect with nature
11 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Child Care
Caring for, playing with, and spending time with children.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
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.
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30 days

The Experience

Looking for a girl volunteer helping with housework: meals, cleaning, laundry, shopping, baby care... help organizing the meals for the farm volunteers ( farm recieves groups of volunteers that I coordinate) Ideally a long stay of 3 months. I would like to receive a person with a calm character, responsible, orderly, clean, honest and with good communication skills , that can stay a minimum of 1 month. Ideally 3 months or more

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  • Fluent English or Beginner Spanish
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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12 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Permaculture Project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 11 Learning about sustainability
  • 11 Get in touch with nature
  • 11 Developing environmental awareness
  • 10 Meeting locals
  • 9 Immersing in the local culture
  • 7 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 7 15. Life on land
  • 6 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 5 3. Good health and well-being



First thing that comes to my mind when trying to describe my time at the finca definitely is: too short! I tried not to expect anything from my first volunteering, but expectations were exceeded anyways - I felt safe, welcomed and respected from the moment Alba picked me up from the bus and at home from my very first night at the farm - it's mindblowing to witness what she built up there in the mountains and how she's making it all work, and it is a priviledge to live there with her, her bebesita and the dogs; Alba, thank you so much for your kindness, your teachings & your wisdoms! <3

about 17 hours ago



I had the best two weeks at the project. I learned a lot about agriculture, cooking in rural surroundings and about the culture. It was eye opening to see how everything is done so self sustaining. We made food from the farm or from other locals and all the waste was the divided. We made fire with all the wood that isn't used. It is located in the middle of the jungle close to a beautiful river. To have wifi you need to walk for about ten minutes to a friend of Alba. She also provides really nice food. I really liked it to be disconnected and totally enjoy nature. Thanks Alba

3 days ago



This was an amazing experience at the project. Alba is a women with so much power. I felt very welcomed in the beginning and along my stay it got even deeper. Alba has so much knowledge and I will take a lot of this home for my future. If you're interested in gardening an learning about sustainabilty, environment and permaculture I really reccomend you to stay at this finca! ♥️ Alba, thank you very much. You are a godess.

24 days ago

United Kingdom


This was my first experience as a volunteer and I absolutely loved it. Alba is very educational and easy going host. Life on the farm was secluded yet accessible to lots of different activities. The work is perfectly do-able for anyone, the food & coffee is great ;). Would definitely recommend x

2 months ago



I had really high expectations based on the photos and the reviews and these expectations were more than exceeded. There is nothing I didn't like about this magical place and the work/live there. Alba is a truly inspiring personality and is managing this great project perfectly. I learned a lot and had a great time. A big thank you for letting me be part of the development of the farm.

3 months ago

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