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.

$30/night

Jungle Suite - Private Studio

Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 3 people
Food included
This private studio inside a Permaculture farming community is not a normal apartment experience! The accommodation includes availability of delicious organic meals from the farm, fresh spring water, hikes to mountains and rivers and the most amazing views of Cerro Chirripó the highest peak in Costa Rica with Uvita beach only 1hr away.

Guests are greeted by the sunrise each morning and a view of the food forest. With access to a beautiful communal kitchen, shared outside shower and dry toilet! We also have laundry facilities available and community meals can be part of any visiting experience.

In this natural environment, one can get the best of both worlds, as internet access in the middle or Costa Rica rural area! 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!

**3 FARM-TO-TABLE MEALS PER DAY INCLUDED**
Every meal is a new, delicious & exciting plant-based experience!

We love cooking here! We only use local and fresh products from our farm and from San Isidro Farmer’s Market.

Breakfast at 7.30 AM: Coffee + fruit bowl (smoothie/porridge + seeds + fruit)
Lunch at 12.30 PM: Main course + garden salad
Dinner at 6.30 PM: Main course + garden salad + homemade sauce/dip

* If you have a Raw or Fruitarian Diet, don’t hesitate in contact us and we will make you a discount on this price, so you can bring and prepare your own food in the Community Kitchen
$12/night

Volunteer Position (Bunkbed in shared dorm) - Short Term Partial Work Trade

Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 4 people
Food included
Our short-term volunteer program offers travelers the opportunity to live and work on a permaculture site and intentional community in Costa Rica.

Volunteers are integrated to help with daily tasks from our priority and current projects, and can also expect to work in any of the following areas:

- Permaculture systems and community farm living.
- Organic agriculture, garden and forest
- Environmental education (learn about rainwater collection, reforestry, natural construction, energy efficiency)
- Plant based cooking (learn local and foreign recipes with our excellent cooks)
- Cleaning and Maintenance (common and private areas / check-in/out for our guests)

We work from Monday to Friday:
5 hours per day (4 hours AM + 1 hour PM) aside from these 5 hours, volunteers, along with community members and staff, will assist in general Fruition Center chores and food preparation.

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 play time to be had, on or off the farm. There are some beautiful sites, on and near the farm, from waterfalls to beach life.

Commitment:
2 weeks minimum. Upgrade to intern position available after 8 weeks of volunteering.

Availability:
Volunteers are welcome all year round.

As a volunteer, you will be afforded:
- A space at Finca Fruition Dorm: 1 Single Bunk Bed.
- 3 plant based meals per day.
- 1 body soap + shampoo
- 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.
- An opportunity to live in a permaculture farm up in the mountains of Costa Rica.
- Family & friends discounts on lodging
- Guided work on the farm, cross-cultural interaction, accommodation and meals.

Interns / Long-Term Volunteers:
You can upgrade to an Intern position after 8 weeks of volunteering. This position is for people with knowledge and working independence in relevant fields such as cooking (for 20+ people), cleaning cabins/clothing, office management and reception, website maintenance and social media, gardening, construction, forestry or biology. We ask for a commitment of at least 12 weeks and the cost per night ranges from $6/night (shared dorm bunkbed) to $12/night (private room - 2 people minimum)
$35/night

Casa Vista - Farm House with Amazing Views

Maximum capacity: 5 people
Food Not Included
Located in the remote town of San Agustin at Finca Fruition, a Permaculture Land Cooperative, Casa Vista offers a grand deck, an expansive view of Cerro Chirripó the highest peak in Costa Rica. Enjoy fresh spring water while surrounded with biodiversity, including a nearby citrus orchard, banana and turmeric fields, a forest hike, with a creek and waterfalls. We're a 45min drive from San Isidro de El General, and 1 hr drive from Uvita, this is a nature oriented, quiet retreat home.

Casa Vista is located in rural Costa Rica. True to its name, the views of this house are incredible. There is a 180 degree vista which spans the entire general valley of Peréz Zeledón. There is a hot shower, a lightly stocked kitchen, sofa, hammocks, dining table on the deck, reliable wireless internet, and access to the Fruition Center for Holistic Culture and Ecology. Privacy and community meet at Casa Vista for those travelers who want to get an authentic rural Costa Rican experience.

In this natural environment, one can get the best of both worlds, as internet access in the middle or Costa Rica rural area! On site 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!
Guest access

The Fruition Center and all it has to offer... fish ponds, gardens, natural building structures, food forest. There is a small waterfall nearby, mountain hikes, a beautiful river 15 min away by car and Uvita Beach 1 hr away in 4x4.

FARM MEALS
We love cooking! Here, we only use local and fresh products from our farm and from San Isidro Farmer’s Market.

You can buy a single lunch/dinner meal for $7, breakfast for $5, or a full meal plan for $12 / day.

Every meal is a new & exciting plant-based experience!

- Breakfast at 8 AM (Coffee + natural juice + fruit bowl*)
*smoothie/porridge + seeds + chopped fruit

- Lunch at 1 PM (Rice/beans or similar + garden salad)

- Dinner at 6.30 PM (Main course + Garden salad + Homemade sauce/dip)

Prices:
$5 usd for a single breakfast
$7 usd for a single lunch or dinner meal
$12 usd / day full meal plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
**Please let us know your option in advance!

LAUNDRY. The Casa has its own laundry machine. We only ask you to use eco detergent, that you can buy at the supermarket.

If you need extra SHEETS or blankets, please just let us know.

TOWELS & AMENITIES. Please consider that we live in a humid tropical climate. We highly recommend you to carry easy-to-dry towels. We also love to take good care of this wonderful & natural environment, so we highly encourage you to do so as well by using eco-friendly body care products (body soap, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc.).

If you want to try the eco-products that we produce here at the farm (body soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste), just ask and we will give you what you need for a fair price. Also, if you want to try to make some by yourself, we would love to show you how we do it.

Key Stats.

Year founded

2007

Size of project site

8.5 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

People on site

4 - 15

Dry season

December to August

Wet season

September to November

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

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

Vegan Food

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

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Opportunities

Finca Fruition is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • NATURAL bUILDING
  • pERMACULTURE
  • gARDENING
  • yOGA
  • eVENT PROMOTER
  • Carpentry
  • Vegan cooking
  • Artistic painting
  • general farm labour

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