We are a holistic permaculture farm focusing on a sustainable lifestyle growing and cooking our own organic foods :-) In our climate here almost everything grows so just to give you and idea from Coconuts to Cocoa/cacao, Soursop, Jackfruit, Babaco, Breadfruit, Passion-fruit, etc. We (Swiss & French couple) started in March 2016 building our Non-Profit Organization with the philosophy of permaculture.
30 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
2 days off per week
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.
Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.
Intermediate English and Beginner Spanish
Over 20 years old
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
We live by and apply the permacultural ideology. We have a bamboo house, compost toilets and a river nearby from where we get our water. Half of the land here is a reserve so we can't touch it. Before, the land was occupied with cow farming and so now we are recovering the soil.
On sundays, we receive locals to learn and practice each other's languages.
Come and live our experience!
Daily / Weekly / Monthly Tasks (maintenance):
There are several different daily chores such as cleaning which needs to be done at different times.
All the directly farm-related projects such as planting more fruit trees, bamboo, making stairs,digging holes, harvesting other fruits, cutting grass, etc. Farm Projects are in the morning before lunch.
Self Initiated Projects:
Volunteers come up with their own ideas which can be implemented within finca PermaTree. Example: Food recipes, Daily hacks / improvements, Organization, Woodworks, Planting crops and trees, Extracting and drying seeds, Blog post about specific topic. Each project needs a time duration estimation at the start: for example 3 hours or 4 days until finalized. The goal is to finalize the Self Initiated Project during the stay of the Volunteer. Ideally, one should write a DIY blog post with photos about y
Please use your own towel, organic soap and shampoo. After the use of the shower, check the facilities to ensure that they are clean for the next user. During the day, only use the natural shower on the left side, which is naturally heated by the sun.
Sit, use, sawdust after business, close the tap, check if there is enough sawdust in the orange bucket and toilet paper around, otherwise, refill. Close the door after leaving the compost toilet. Check if the light is turned off upon exiting.
Sleep / Rest Time
Between 21:00 and 06:00 is the general “rest time” - please respect. Avoid unnecessary noise and lights. Lights should be turned off at the latest from 22:00 until 05:00
During following hours the use of the Internet is allowed for Volunteers: From 13:00 until 17:00 o’clock. In case of emergency, we have 24/7 internet access. WIFI (limit)