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.

$25/night

Jungle Suite

Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
Beautiful, bright and spacy room open to our food forest and daily hummingbirds. The room has a double bed, private shower, dry toilet, working space with wifi, and organic food available all around! The room is part of the Fruition Center a permaculture farm! Amenities include library, hammocks, gardens, a small waterfall, mountain hikes, a beautiful river and Uvita Beach 1hr away. Get ready to immerse in natural paradise, experience Costa Rica rural life and even learn to cultivate if u wish!
$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 included, 1 load per week.
- 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 tiny house - 2 people minimum)

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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