We are an educational organic farm located in an small rural town named Mastatal, run by a young Tico couple. With more than 11 years working with volunteers. This small projects want to teach people how to live simple in harmony with nature surrounded by a beautiful National Park named La Cangreja.
Being an educational organic farm with sustainable practices. We want to show people the real meaning of Pura Vida, to enjoy the simple a beauty things . Having the opportunity to learn and enjoy at the same time.
As a volunteer at our finca, we offer you a great opportunity to learn about organic farming techniques and permaculture designs, and natural construction. We work hard to build from only locally available materials, reduce waste production, compost all human and other organic waste, and to reduce erosion by changing the land from a cattle farm to a vegetable and fruit farm. Our goal on the farm is to grow as much as we can in order to feed ourselves and our visitors, at the same time we want to be an example as a sustainable farm for all of those who visit our place thinking in having their own farm in the future or just have the experience. This experience is meant for those who are interested in learning about living in a sustainable life using eco- friendly techniques and also learning about natural building while working hands on as a volunteer. We take our work very seriously and work hard to provide a quality experience for everyone, so we expect the same of our volunteers here.
Volunteer will work 4 hours per day and we will provided all the instructions you need for the work you will be doing along with the answering of any questions you may have about the projects we are working on. Volunteers work 4 hours per day, from Monday to Friday, weekends are free.
Currently we are working on several projects, so there is always plenty to do! Some of our current projects include: planting seeds and fruit trees, developing and maintaining composting systems, reworking and softening soil (the land was formerly used for cattle grazing and therefore is very compact), and the never ending job of weeding and garden maintenance! Also we have a few building projects going, these include: some adding building to the new volunteer lodge, we just starting an adding for the main house, eventually this will be an open relaxing area for those who like to read or being in a quite spot. Volunteer will have the opportunity to participate helping preparing and learn about costarrican dishes. In general we just want you be open for all the differents projects we have at the farm.
We don’t ask for any previous experience of volunteering, we just one serius and esponsable people, open works in different areas during your staying time with us..
The fee includes:
- The general tour at the farm.
- Three meals per day
- Accommodation at the beautiful Lodge. Volunteers will stay at the Lodge which is a beautiful and comfortable building made by wood. They have their own bed with pillow, sheets and blanket, girls and boys goes separate, couple are good accommodate. Restrooms and showers are shared.
- There’s a yoga platform and hammocks to relax during your free time.
Minimum Stay: 1 week (7 nights)
Program availability: all year round