Once we have received your application, we will correspond with you via email as quickly as we can. We may have additional questions, and we will want to discuss your travel plans and intended length of stay.
Programs and Fees
Work/stay/learn program – $100 per week (3 week minimum)
Work/stay program – $75 per week (3 week minimum)
Vegan breakfasts and lunches provided on working days. Staple items, such as pasta, rice and beans are available to prepare for your own dinners on these days as well. As there are frequently multiple persons inquiring for the same dates, we recommend you submit the lodging payment as soon as you are able so we can reserve your dates. The space will be available to others until the lodging payment is made.
Those applying for a cost-free exchange must posses a specific needed skill – a skill for which we would otherwise have to hire someone locally. This would include carpentry, block laying, metal work, welding, concrete work, etc. We are not in need of help with social media, website building, blogging, photography or things of that nature.
As our primary focus is the care of the animals, and we are not a commercial farm, funds received from shared indoor lodging helps to cover costs of; food for the animals, veterinary expenses, and shared housing and common space maintenance and improvements.
1) Submit lodging payment via PayPal using the links below (you do not have to have a PayPal account – you may use a debit or credit card). With this payment we will hold your dates while you are completing the additional steps below.
2) Copy of Passport (this is asked by all lodging establishments in Costa Rica);
3) Proof of Travel (flight itinerary) so we can help you plan your trip to the farm;
4) Signed accident waiver.
Items 2, 3 and 4 should be submitted prior to your arrival on the farm – send to email@example.com
Work/Learn/Stay Program: Shared Indoor Lodging ($100 per week)
The work/learn/stay program is ideal for those with limited background in animal care, organic agriculture, and/or vegan food prep using primarily fresh fruits and vegetables. This is a guided approach, designed to provide a more comprehensive explanation and instruction set to those wishing to absorb and experience as much new material as they would like.
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Transportation – Pickup or Dropoff from the Airport, San Jose or anywhere else in the country
Please contact us via email to make arrangements for your pickup or dropoff.
Partial weeks – for less than full weeks, use the next highest weekly interval (for example, for an approved 26 day stay, use the link for 3 weeks).
Cancellation/Refund policy – lodging payments are non-refundable. If you feel you may not be able to make the trip, please do not make the commitment. If you are worried that unforeseen events may cause you to cancel your trip, please consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance. In the event you can not make your trip, you may reschedule for a later date, subject to availability. Otherwise, please consider lodging payment made as a donation toward the care of the animals.
Bus Directions from San Jose – San Jose Bus Terminal Website (Lumaca)
Country-wide Bus Schedule – information is deemed accurate but we recommend you verify the schedule independently with the bus line directly.