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Costa Rica Spiritual & Sustainable Community

World, Central America, Costa Rica, Bribrí



Travel dates

27°C, 17:44

About the workproject

We need 3 volunteers

For 2021 on May 5 - 21 and June 28 - July 30 I am seeking volunteers to assist on our property (almost 100 acres) in the remote rainforest town of Buena Vista. We do daily check in, yoga classes 2-3x a week and share groups (NVC or talking stick). The volunteer projects will involve assisting to cook and clean, trail and plant maintenance and simple maintenance projects for 4-5 hours. Basic meals are included. Fruits, roots and vegetables are harvested off the land when in season. If you have special dietary needs please bring along what you need. I request that there are no drugs or alcohol on the property. The location requires hardy people that are willing to live sustainable off the grid. We have running water for the shower and sink and a nearby spot to dip in the brook. To get to the property usually involves hiking in and out 30-40 minutes.

Cell signal is not available at the house, but reception is possible at the higher spots on the property. Weekends you may want to go to the beach and you are not required to stay. Sunday mornings we honor silence.

Come spend some time in the heart of the rainforest!

About the host

Randy (58)

Host since



English, Spanish

We primarily speak English and beginner level Spanish. The locals in Buena Vista Speak Spanish only. Nearby towns like Puerto Viejo English is spoken.

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

Randolph C. Phelps is a native Vermonter and a resident of Costa Rica.
Randy’s was a wedding and stock photographer traveling to Alaska and Australia to photograph the natives and wildlife. His photographs have been published in various magazines. He has written 2 books: The Cosmic Guru and Swan Song: A love story with a native twist.
He has been a regular volunteer during summer months at various spiritual communities in upstate New York. He served in the wellness center at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck and assisted with mountain retreats at The Abode of the Message in New Lebanon. Randy is a certified massage therapist and Yoga Therapist, specializing in chronic conditions and restorative postures. He is an Integral Yoga teacher and a regular volunteer at Satchidananda Ashram (Yogaville) in Buckingham, Virginia.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • eco projects

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, shared room

There is a private room for men and women volunteers. If you are a couple you may share a room

  • shared meals

As volunteers we took turns making meals. We eat healthy local produce from the farm and shop at local farmer's market in Puerto Viejo when possible. The meals are all yummy!

  • no money is involved