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Agroforestry, Bioconstruction and Community!

location
4 - 24 semanas  ·  Edad 18 - 50+

rating  Excelente 4.8  · 
  Verificado por Volunteer World
  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Puntos Relevantes

  • Connect with nature through sustainable agriculture that prioritizes biodiversity in our food forest. Learn about tropical fruits, local veggies, and many new insects + birds.
  • Build with natural, local materials from our farm like bamboo, wood, volcanic rocks and clay. We have 10 years of experience, many built structures, and plans to do more.
  • Feel a young Costa Rican/multicultural community lifestyle. Our core group of 4 eco-villagers meets daily, practices horizontal decision-making and eats ALL ORGANIC PRODUCE - yum!
  • Take afternoon walks in our tropical forest with beautiful trails. Explore the town with several hiking loops. Convenient bus transport and flexible schedules for exploring the country.
  • Share quality time every week during our wellness activities like yoga and dance. Join us on our monthly trips to local hot springs, rivers and waterfalls (included in 1 month stays)

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Familias
Grupos
50+

Sobre el programa

Co-live with young professionals in our community permaculture project, where we are growing a food forest and building with advanced techniques in bio-construction.

*We live in a community as eco-villagers and invite volunteers to fit right in. We rotate daily responsibilities between eco-villagers and volunteers. Shared responsibilities include cooking breakfast/lunch, cleaning common spaces, taking out the compost, organizing recycling, watering the plants, ...

Sobre el programa

*We live in a community as eco-villagers and invite volunteers to fit right in. We rotate daily responsibilities between eco-villagers and volunteers. Shared responsibilities include cooking breakfast/lunch, cleaning common spaces, taking out the compost, organizing recycling, watering the plants, etc. Coexistence implies emotional and mental awareness. We hope you understand that EVERY RELATIONSHIP is essential. Non-violent, compassionate communication is vital in our community lifestyle. 

*Our kitchen is beautiful with window walls that look out into the mountains, and our food is delicious - ALL ORGANIC produce, quality ingredients, vegan-friendly home-cooked meals every day. We consider the kitchen one of our unique benefits, as all volunteers enjoy cooking here.

*Farm activities are based on our five sustainability goals: 1) capture all our drinking and irrigation water from the rain 2) Grow more food than we consume while allowing biodiversity to thrive 3) Build using all local materials 4) Regenerate electricity (better than net-zero) 5) Zero trash and waste.

-We make compost/humanure. We sometimes use forest soil, double-dig everything, and mulch garden beds in the gardens for great results! We add microorganisms, allow worms to thrive, and constantly improve the soil. We have a bamboo plant nursery and bamboo greenhouse, which we use as microclimates to grow plants sensitive to our region's humidity. On our farm bio-factory we prepare bio-controllers such as Trichoderma and bio-activators such as mountain microorganisms and bio-ferments. We fumigate our plants and trees with these and other organic products at least once a week to keep them thriving. We plant biodiversity everywhere - flowers, veggies, root veggies, fruit trees, native trees, medicinal plants - which helps balance plagues with natural predators such as bees, wasps, lizards, and birds.


- We're constantly working on (bio) construction projects. We harvest, cure, and process the strongest type of bamboo in the Americas (Guadua) to make different structures like the greenhouse, composting center, tepee, and our new cabin! We also make all of our furniture out of bamboo and wood. We use durable volcanic rocks to build terraces, retention walls, and stairs throughout the farm. We use clay to make beautiful floors and walls. 

- Much of the activities we do are physical. The farm is in the mountains with steep slopes up and down. Volunteers need to be in good physical shape to participate in our program. 

- We bring the farm elements closer each day – the soil, the plants, the insects, the wildlife, the bamboo, the stones, the trees, the humans, the sun, the rain, the heat, and the cold. There is a biodiversity of fauna throughout the country. On the farm, we commonly see spiders, scorpions, snakes, worms, lizards, butterflies, hummingbirds, birds, and more. The farm is 1,200 meters above sea level, and sometimes cold days during storms, fogs, and rains. It is always cool at night. Please take the time and reflect on your needs regarding these issues.

-This is a small farm, so we can host up to 5 people at the same time in our place. We also have a Home Stay Program, there is also the possibility to stay at a local family house and have a deeper costa rican experience. :)


Día típico

We're ready to action at 6:00 a.m. Depending on the day, we'll be working on the different farm areas. Each week on Monday afternoon we organize our weekly tasks with the volunteers. 

Breakfast at 8.30 a.m 

Lunch at 12.30 p.m 

Dinner: freestyle  

We are generally free in the afternoons. In their ...

Día típico

We're ready to action at 6:00 a.m. Depending on the day, we'll be working on the different farm areas. Each week on Monday afternoon we organize our weekly tasks with the volunteers. 

Breakfast at 8.30 a.m 

Lunch at 12.30 p.m 

Dinner: freestyle  

We are generally free in the afternoons. In their free time, our volunteers enjoy reading, painting, hiking, biking, running, chilling, and doing small projects. But it's really up to you. 


We normally go to bed early, around 9 - 10 p.m.


Actividades de tiempo libre

During your time off, feel free to explore your creativity :)

We encourage people to feel the rhythm of nature: take a walk in the forest or the town of La Flor and get to know the people around. You can read a book (you can borrow one from our extensive library). Start a new journal, do some art and ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

During your time off, feel free to explore your creativity :)

We encourage people to feel the rhythm of nature: take a walk in the forest or the town of La Flor and get to know the people around. You can read a book (you can borrow one from our extensive library). Start a new journal, do some art and crafts, etc.

You can also get the public bus in 10 min—walking distance from our farm. During the weekends, you might be interested in visiting unique places around, like Irazu Volcano, Guayabo National Monument, Tapantí National Park, etc. Or, if you want to go a little further away, consider taking a trip to the Caribbean or the Pacific Coast! We always are flexible with our volunteering schedule and don't mind extended weekend trips. 

We include a monthly trip to local hot springs, rivers, or waterfalls for all guests staying at least one month. 

Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 18 años

Para participar en el programa debes tener al menos 18 años en la fecha de inicio del programa. Puede haber excepciones si muestras el permiso de tu(s) tutor(es) legal(es) o si vas acompañado de tus padres.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel básico) Inglés o (nivel básico) Español

Documentos necesarios

Health/travel insurance and flight ticket to Costa Rica

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

Good attitude to work outside and getting used to a tropical microclimate, human skills for co-living, self-awareness, willingness to learn, environmental consciousness, openness for a vegetarian/vegan diet, interest in cultural immersion, and "pura vida" vibes :)

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes de 06:00 - 12:30

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de Finca Sol y Valle

Fees include:

  • Daily guidance at the farm. It could be in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese.
  • Accommodation
  • A plant-based diet with organic produce.
  • Free wi-fi

 Ask about the private room option in our new cabin for individuals and couples. 

Sidenote: Stays longer than one month are less expensive (and more sustainable) than short stays. 


Alojamiento

We have a volunteer room with 3 beds and a shared bathroom. The cabin was recently renovated and is a nice space, though admittedly it is a bit small. We offer all our common spaces like the kitchen, coworking/chill room, and the living room of our new cabin to all our volunteers. There are many places to enjoy outside as well, like hammocks, tire swings, benches, and tables. We offer a private room for individuals and couples in our new cabin at a higher rate of $30/night per person. We typically offer discounts for individuals, couples, and families staying for longer than one month. 

Comida y bebida

The farm buys all vegan food and cooking ingredients for our volunteers and guests. We have a special ingredient selection process that includes all organic produce, whole grains, and high-quality cooking oils (coconut and olive oil). Volunteers who eat lactose and meats can purchase those items. We just ask for responsible sourcing, storing, cooking, cleaning, and disposal of those items to avoid cross-contamination. 

Acceso a Internet

Buen acceso al lugar del proyecto

¿Qué NO está incluido?

¿Qué NO está incluido?

Recogida en el aeropuerto Juan Santamaria International Airport

La recogida en el aeropuerto tampoco está incluida en el precio del programa.

Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) en San Jose. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a Costa Rica. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para Costa Rica proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en Costa Rica, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para Costa Rica. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada

We can host volunteers during most of the year, except for Christmas – New Year’s Eve Holyday’s (December 23th 5to January 7th).

Public transportation is available within 10 min walking distance from the farm.

We'll provide you full information on how to arrive once we'll have the booking confirmation. 

Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

4 semanas (estancia min.) 867€
24 semanas (estancia max.) 4.410€
Cuota promedio 200€/semana

Cuotas del programa

200€ cuotas semanales 4 - 24 semanas Edad 18 - 50+

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Duración

4 - 24 semanas

Depósito

El depósito es simplemente para reservar tu vacante de voluntario. Los pagos se gestionan a través de PayPal, nuestro proveedor global de confianza. Si no tienes una cuenta PayPal, también puedes pagar con tarjeta de crédito.


Pago final

El pago final se acordará con Finca Sol y Valle durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


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Finca Sol y Valle

Excelente 4.8 rating (12 reseñas)

Agencia - fundada en 2018

Verificado por Volunteer World

  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Coordinado por

Anamor

Idiomas hablados: Francés, Inglés, Español, Italiano

sobre la organización

Finca Sol y Valle is a place in which people from all over the world can come and have a practical learning experience in a community based, permaculture lifestyle.

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¡Hola! Hi! Salut ! Oi! Ciao!

Welcome to our farm!
We're a community of people co-creating a more sustainable lifestyle, in harmony with nature.
More than half of the farm is a protected secondary forest with 50+ year old trees - a breath of fresh air in the heart of Costa Rica's deforested agricultural region. Other areas on the property include a bamboo forest for construction needs, a food forest with over 100 fruit trees, extensive organic gardens for personal consumption, and several bioconstruction projects. The project serves as an sustainable model contrasting with the chemical-based farms nearby.

12 reseñas · rating4.8

Tona Ratigan Green rating5

2023 at Agroforestry, Bioconstruction and Community!

Finca Sol y Valle was a fantastic experience. From learning about all the flora and fauna, to being able to work with the earth, to learning about the natural cycles of the earth and growing spiritually, Sol y valle was definitely the right choice for me. The systems they have in place are simple ...
Jeff and Anamor were great hosts that treated everyone with a lot of respect and compassion. Finca Sol y Valle is beautiful place with great community and worldly ...
Noemie Catherine rating4.6

2023 at Agroforestry, Bioconstruction and Community!

Work in a finca in permaculture and community. We work monday to friday. We pronoun breakfast at 6 h and lunch 13h together. We work from 8 am to 1 pm. Per week we participate in a wellness session and an activity all ...
Our 2-week stay was great, it was over to fast. We felt really welcome and we liked all involved people: the hosts and the people working there (eg the other volunteers and the dog 😊). The tasks changed daily, we were involved in gardening, planting, construction and cooking, all of them ...
Antoine Catalogne rating5

2022 at Agroforestry, Bioconstruction and Community!

My experience on the finca Sol Y Valle had a real impact on my person who lives in Europe. It was really satisfied to learn new things about agriculture every day. I liked to spend time with Anamor, Dani, and Jeffrey on the farm but also with local people who worked on the farm. During my free time ...
I really enjoyed my two months internship at Finca sol y valle. In Germany I study horticulture and going abroad for my internship was the best decision ever. The farm is a very nice place to stay. Waking up every morning over the clouds surrounded by such a rich nature. I don’t know how many ...

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