About.

Description

The Fruition Center is equal parts permaculture education center, hostel, and the heart of our farm. We have built this center to create and support a harmonious social and ecological environment, utilizing Permaculture, Biodynamics and Non-Violent Communication.

We are currently searching for:

- Volunteers/staff with general construction knowledge – assisting with improving infrastructure, knowledge of building structures with basic supplies
- Volunteers/staff with general experience with farming – composting, irrigation, planting etc.
- Volunteers/staff with Social Media marketing experience – updating Facebook, Instagram, taking photos/video etc


Help

Volunteers and Staff Opportunities are open at the farm! Helping hands and hearts are always welcome!

Our programs offers volunteers the opportunity to live and work on a tropical farm based in Permaculture design, while practicing methods in Biodynamics and Organic Agriculture. Located 800 meters above sea level within a rural farming village, there is weekly opportunity for cultural immersion and sightseeing the beautiful vistas.

Staff and volunteer accommodations are rustic and beautiful. The center staff and volunteers are welcome to camp or stay in the dormitory. Amenities include warm solar showers, Wi-Fi and electricity, kitchen, outdoor dry composting toilets and a laundry facility.

The communal kitchen is stocked with rice, oats, beans, and basic spices. Harvesting seasonal fruits and vegetables is a weekly task we also share, since most of the food we consume comes from the farm itself. A great luxury for everyone to enjoy.

Responsibilities of meal preparation and clean up is shared amongst all of us, this is counted as part of the working hours. Although our diet is primarily whole foods vegetarian based, we do eat eggs and dairy products and occasionally fish.


Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers are asked to collaborate 4hrs per day (20 hours weekly) Monday-Friday in exchange for a dormitory bed. A fee of $10 per day is required in exchange of 3 meals a day. There's no a minimum time commitment.


Staff Opportunities:
Provide a means for us to receive long term assistance with the activities on the farm and within the center. Staff positions are available for a minimum 3 month commitment. Staff positions require an average of 30 hours per week in exchange for meals/accommodation. (6 hours per day Monday-Friday; we reserve the weekend as a days of leisure.); with a small contribution of $35 per week to contribute to costs. Work hours are based on integrity, co-collaboration, self-regulation and productivity.


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Bookings.

$7/night

Volunteer Positions (Bed in shared dorm)

Minimum stay: 30 nightsMaximum capacity: 4 people
Food Not Included
We have select volunteer opportunities available for skilled individuals in specific areas. We provide an enriching opportunity to live and work on a tropical permaculture homestead while sharing your gifts with an organization that is doing the work to participate in global change.

Opportunities exist for skilled people to take on roles in carpentry, kitchen management, marketing, and food production, Volunteers are integrated into the community and also may help with daily tasks from our priority and current projects.

Volunteer shifts are generally Monday to Friday:
5 hours per day (4 hours AM + 1 hour PM).

Days off:
Saturday and Sunday. Some more light work, if needed, may be done Saturday and Sunday. However, Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for more rest and playtime to be had, on or off the farm. There are some beautiful sites, on and near the farm, from waterfalls to beach life.

Commitment:
1-month minimum stay
A $200 deposit is required for your month-long stay. This deposit will be returned, on a prorated basis, upon an end-of-month check-in and accounting of hours worked.

Availability:
Volunteers are welcome all year round, on a skill-needed basis.

As a volunteer, you will be afforded:
- A bunk bed in one of our two dorm rooms.
- Laundry is $2 per load (soap included)
- A chance to meet people from all over the world and create life-long friendships with our core team and neighbors.
- Cross-cultural interaction
- An opportunity to live in and contribute to a permaculture farm in the mountains of Costa Rica.


Long-Term Team Members:
* Profit-sharing opportunities may be made available for those with needed skills, committing to a minimum 3-month stay, after completing their 1st month as a volunteer.

This is the perfect place for anyone looking for a tranquil place to hunker down. We have our own spring water, gardens, fruit trees, fresh breezes and a small community of folks respecting the quarantine. We have a weekly food order that we put out to a few local neighbors for extra produce and a monthly bulk food order that we make for everyone. This is definitely a good place to spend the next month or more. Come join the fun!
$15/night

Bunk Bed in Shared Dorm

Minimum stay: 7 nightsMaximum capacity: 4 people
Food Not Included
Take advantage of our Weekly Discount of only $80, or book the whole month for only $200!
(Email us for details)

Our dormitories are open-air, with 3 single beds and one double. Each bed has its own mosquito net and storage space for personal items. Built by the hard work and love of many hands, these dormitories rest at the heart of our farm and efforts. With cob, coconut husks and lumber from our land, these walls tell a story. Guests wake up to the sunrise or the forest cloud mist. The dorm has access to a beautiful communal kitchen, shared outside shower and dry toilet! We also have a laundry machine available and imprompt-to community meals can also be a part of any visiting experience.

We have fast reliable internet service, providing the best of both worlds to stay connected while embracing the solace of our natural environment! Living on a Permaculture and Organic farm can offer many experiences, giving visitors a taste of what it is like to live a more self-sustaining lifestyle, and even get more in tune with yourself while being one with nature!

This is the perfect place for anyone looking for a tranquil place to hunker down. We have our own spring water, gardens, fruit trees, fresh breezes and a small community of folks respecting the quarantine. We have a weekly food order that we put out to a few local neighbors for extra produce and a monthly bulk food order that we make for everyone. This is definitely a good place to spend the next handful of weeks. Come join the fun!

Key Stats.

Year founded

2009

Size of project site

8.5 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

4 - 15

Dry season

December to August

Wet season

September to November

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • shared rooms
  • private room
  • entire house
  • tent camping

Vegetarian Food

  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced
  • communal kitchen access

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Opportunities

The Fruition Center for Holistic Ecology is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • NATURAL bUILDING
  • pERMACULTURE
  • gARDENING
  • yOGA
  • eVENT PROMOTER
  • Carpentry
  • Vegan cooking
  • Artistic painting
  • general farm labour
  • Social Media
  • Web Design
  • Massage

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