WORK-TRADES & INTERNSHIPS

WHAT WE OFFER

 

BOUNTIFUL FAMILY MEALS

3 Delicious, locally-sourced vegetarian meals per day.

(Most dietary needs can be met.)

COZY, SIMPLE ACCOMODATIONS

We’ve rented 2 traditional local Tico houses

across the road from the eco-lodge which are dedicated to volunteers.

You will likely share a room w/1 or 2 other volunteers.

Camping is also available for privacy.

AMMENITIES

* WiFi

* Access to private waterfall and hiking trails

* Laundry facility & eco-detergent included

* Personal toiletries (soaps, etc.) NOT included
 

ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS

Learn organic gardening, permaculture techniques & natural building while practicing your Spanish with us and alongside our local workers, Allen & Josué.

Learn to make homemade salsas, brews and jarred goodies in our kitchen.

A COURSE IN COMMUNAL LIVING

We want your stay here to be extraordinary, impactful, life-changing. We provide classes in Radical Honesty as a means of creatively dealing with conflict, getting over our hangups, and living together more harmoniously.

GROUP LEARNING
In addition to our regularly scheduled community events and activities, we invite all of you to share your skills and passions with the rest of us in a community class. Lead us in yoga, meditation, dancing, capoeira, herbal medicine, basket-weaving...
whatever your skill, share it with the rest of us!

HOW A WORK-TRADE WORKS

This is not a Job. 

Trained, experienced, hard-working locals earn $2.50/hour.

As an inexperienced traveler,

we would not (and by law could not) hire you for your help.

This is also not strictly Volunteering.

We are not a charity or a foundation

nor a cause for social justice.

We are a start-up of a couple of friends and dreamers

with big ideas, small budgets and a DIY attitude.

This is an Experience.

A work-trade is an inexpensive way for you to travel,

to live in community,

to learn first-hand about sustainable living,

to focus on personal growth,

to share skills with other travelers

and an opportunity to contribute to a project whose values you share.

We think we're building something pretty badass

and we want you to come get your hands dirty

and be a part of it with us!

WORK-TRADES
1 month min. - $12/day (effective Jan 1, 2020)
Lodging & All Meals included

Minimum 1 month stay @ $12/day

(option to extend your stay @ $10/day after the 1st month)

Your financial contribution helps us pay for:

housing, utilities, WiFi, fuel, food,

bedding, equipment & supplies, etc.

20-25 hours/week

2 days off per week for traveling the area

We try to match your skills and interests to relevant projects and will guide and teach you as needed.

KITCHEN & CLEANING

 Help preparing communal meals

as well as regular cleaning duties counts toward your weekly hours,

even when we don't have guests. 

FINCA HELP

Carve and maintain trails

Natural building projects (wood & bamboo)

Organic gardening, greenhouse and landscape, etc.

GUEST RELATIONS

SOCIAL MEDIA, MARKETING, PHOTO/VIDEO

BODY WORK / YOGA

While these services do not count toward your Work-Trade hours,

qualified teachers will have the opportunity

to provide your services to the guests. 

We also encourage you to share your knowledge and skills with the whole community in a community class.

NOTE: Our Work-Trade program is still under development, so details will be changing as we’re all creating and discovering the systems and patterns that work best.

INTERNSHIPS
3 month min. - $5/day
Lodging & All Meals included

PROJECT MANAGER INTERN

Experienced builder capable of leading work-traders

in furniture building and other small construction projects

(mostly with masonry, bamboo and wood.)

Get creative and design your own projects.

Work outdoors in the open air in the beautiful Costa Rican rain forest.

We provide all necessary tools and open to your innovative ideas!

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR INTERN

** Some hospitality experience required.

** Proficiency in English & Spanish required.

You will assist the General Manager in guest services,

bookings & reception, 

community outreach and activities,

managing and recruiting personnel,

organizing activities, etc. 

 Note: This Internship may lead to a paid full-time or seasonal MGMT position. 

 
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+506 8619 0439

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