About.



Finca Morpho is a small tight knit regenerative, educational, experimental, permaculture intentional community on 4.2 hectares close to the OSA peninsula's point of Cabo Matapalo in Costa Rica. We are morphing ourselves and others to be more sustainable, creative, free, happy, at peace, and open-minded to all ideas and new ways of life. Being surrounded by an indescribable primal energy from the rainforest and the ocean has inspired us to "Be the change we wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi. By using bio-dynamic regenerative agriculture we are creating a system that will continue to make top soil for years to come and also sequestering carbon. We have integrated a zero waste policy and we are using all forms of human disposal and waste to enrich and change the environment around us. We are striving towards a sustainable and self-sufficient model for others to learn from and to show others visiting the area how they can add some of these practices into their lives.



Position Open

Trunks - 4 month commitment as a work trae

Work Trades - found on this site

Branches - more than a month, 5 hour commitment,$8 daily

Leaves - less than a month, 2 hour commitment, $15 daily

Tourist - farm stays, found on this site

more details at www.fincamorpho.com


Anyone coming to the farm will be focusing on soil, seeds, and plants as well as everything plant related like compost and biochar. We also are begin the long journey of self awareness. This leads us to many talking sticks and community activities to build bridges and reinforce connections. Being surrounded by an indescribable primal energy from the rain-forest and the ocean has inspired us to "Be the change we wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi. By using bio-dynamic regenerative agriculture we are creating a system that will continue to make top soil for years to come on it's own and able to sequester carbon. Plant and animal care for us is treating all plants and animals the way most people treat their house pets, with lots of love, attention, activities, and healthy food. We are striving towards a sustainable and self-sufficient model for others to learn from and to show others visiting the area how they can add some of these practices into their lives with little to no work involved.

If you interested in volunteering short or long term please fill out an application here,

http://www.fincamorpho.com/volunteer-program.html


Vision and Values -

Strive to achieve self-sufficiency and sustainability.

Strive to Understand, Love, and Cherish all life.

Understand and use the Co-Founders agreements.

Share all information freely and openly.


Farm Goals - Produce as much food and abundance as possible through the guide of the Basic Permaculture Agreements and to educate and empower the people to take back the tools needed to create an abundant and fulfilling life for themselves.

Experiences

$5-987/person
February 09 - 16, 2018
  • holistic health
  • yoga
  • Meditation
  • surfing
  • food
  • Soil Science
  • permaculture
  • community projects
The Metamorphosis gathering is an authentic relating retreat that focuses on community, communication, and the self while incorporating the permaculture principles. We found that this main factor of self knowledge and acceptance is the initial step of transformation for the self and the world. Authentic relating games help us connect to one another in ways that help aid the removal...
$444-695/person
March 02 - 07, 2018
  • holistic health
  • permaculture
  • yoga
  • medicinal plants
  • food
  • surfing
  • sacred medicine
PSY: Permaculture Shamanism Yoga is a 6-day intensive that will allow you to have the tools needed to unlock your magick and become the master magician that your are! You will be encourages to step into the best version of your Self, while feeling fully empowered and activated. You will learn how to altar your consciousness, and how to intentionally...
$595-777/person
April 13 - 20, 2018
  • natural building
  • community projects
  • permaculture
  • Meditation
  • yoga
Finca Morpho is proud to host its second event with bamboo builder Trey Abernathy.This course is designed for those who would like practical natural building skills and a better understanding of natural materials and applications. It would suit owner-developers, professional contractors, permaculturists, or anyone looking to build with regenerative and sustainable materials and methodologies. No prior experience or special skills...
$55-116/person
May 14 - 29, 2018
  • holistic health
  • surfing
  • community projects
  • Renewable Energy
  • yoga
  • Water Systems
  • food
  • dance
  • permaculture
  • Meditation
  • sacred medicine
  • natural building
  • medicinal plants
  • Soil Science
The Permaculture Design Certification Course is a two week immersion in the rabbit hole of “Permaculture”. Captivated close to the primary rainforest that is Corcovado, we will discuss, demonstrate, explain, and motivate you to take the training of the whole system design to integrate into your social, economic, land, water, plants, and shelter subsystems. It is a 72-hour...
$499-987/person
June 01 - 30, 2018
  • medicinal plants
  • holistic health
  • Water Systems
  • surfing
  • food
  • Renewable Energy
  • permaculture
  • Soil Science
  • natural building
  • yoga
Finca Morpho is offering a 3 week intensive permaculture immersion while living in community. The farm is located in the Osa Penisula of Costa Rica, the second most bio-diverse place on the planet. Nestled on a isolated and remote beach, the farm offer more than the typical permaculture experience.This 3 intensive will offer a classroom style teaching and practical applications...

Bookings

Free / Work-Trade

Massage Work Trade

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
We are looking for certified massage therapists/healers to come and share their healing practices with us.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. Five 60 minute massages a week.
2. Three kitchen shifts a week.
3. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
4. Following the farm agreements.
5. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

Welder Work Trade

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
We have different welding projects here at the farm that help us progress further and also help maintain some of the metal here because things do not last here. We provide an arch welder, POE and any equipment you may need. Also we love to learn new skills and would love to learn from you.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. 20 hours a week working on welding projects
2. Two kitchen shifts a week.
3. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
4. Following the farm agreements.
5. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

Mechanic/Body Work

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
The farm has a host of vehicles, some of which are in need of body work. Really this is a constant job as we live by the ocean in the rain forest and rust is extremely common. This job is mostly changing oils, sanding, painting, and other general vehicle maintenance.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. 25 hours a week working on maintenance of vehicles and small engines.
2. Two kitchen shifts a week.
3. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
4. Following the farm agreements.
5. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

Chef Work Trade

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
We are looking for passionate trained chefs to prepare vegetarian, raw or vegan meals Monday - Saturday. Ideally, someone able to take on the role of head chef during their time here.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. Breakfast at 8:00 AM and Lunch at 12 PM for 4 days a week, including clean up. You will have at least one helper.
2. One new recipe to the Finca Morpho cook book a week.
3. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing. (Primarily the kitchen maintenance objectives.)
4. Following the farm agreements.
5. One day a week of baking breads and tortillas
6. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

Pre-adolescent Teacher

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 28 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
Ticon and Devon have a wonderful 5 year old daughter, Ariel. We are seeking help with home schooling and also tutoring for all different subjects including making art. This is more than a babysitting gig but it is also included in the trade since you are dealing with a pre-adolescent. Previous home schooling teaching not required but recommended.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. 3 hours a day spending time with the kid(s).
2. Three kitchen shifts a week.
3. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
4. Following the farm agreements.
5. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

Translator Work Trade

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 28 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
We love to communicate and we would love to connect with people on a more personal level. Come teach us your language and share your skills in the open source movement on translating documents. Also help us translate our documents and our website into your language to help us reach a broader range of people.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. 20 hours a week working on translating documents.
2. Three kitchen prep shifts a week.
3. Three blog posts a week in your language about Finca Morpho.
4. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
5. Following the farm agreements.
6. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
$25/night

Leaf Volunteer

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 4 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food included
Introductory educational course for short-term stays. With hands on learning about all things permaculture. Only 1-2 hours of work is expected. You will learn about sustainable community living, propagation, planting, water collection, off-grid living and much more. Daily yoga classes as well as other workshops are available. Tent space provided. Tents can be rented for $1 per day and a matress for $1 a day. 3 meals per day Mon-Sat.


Make sure to read all the document at Finca Moprho relating to the Branch program.
Free / Work-Trade

Social Media

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 28 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
We are looking for a motivated person with social media experience, graphic design, and/or video skills to continue our online presence.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. One 5 minute video
2. 3x weekly facebook post
3. 5 weekly instragram posts
4. One weekly blog post
5. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
6. Following the farm agreements.
7. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

Document Editor

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 28 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
We love to communicate and we would love to connect with people on a more personal level. Come teach us your language and share your skills in the open source movement on translating documents. Also help us translate our documents and our website into your language to help us reach a broader range of people.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. 15 hours weekly proff reading and editing farm douments
2. Three kitchen prep shifts a week.
3. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
4. Following the farm agreements.
5. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

Excutive Assistant

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 28 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food included
We are looking for a motivated person with administration experience.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. 20 a week taking notes from Roots
2. 3x weekly facebook post
3. One weekly blog post
4. Organizing notes into the computer
5. Typing up documents
6. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
7. Following the farm agreements.
8. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.


Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

Aquaponics Work Trader

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food included
Joshua is looking for an assistant in the Aquaponics project. The project is 4 years old now and could benefit from a new make over and added features. Also Josh is working with an open source group on developing an automated system for the masses.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. 20 hours a week working on the aquaponics project
2. 2 kitchen shifts
3. Completing the project profile and setting up scientific data logging
4. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
5. Following the farm agreements.
6. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

Computer Programmer

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food included
We are looking for a motivated person with computer programming skills.
This work trader exchanges 15 hours of coding and 4 lunch shifts a week.'

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. 34 hours a week of coding
2. 4x lunch shifts
3. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
4. Following the farm agreements.
5. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

Pedal Power

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food included
We are looking for a motivated person with engineering or tinkering experience.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. This work trader will complete a pedal power project, this includes welding, mechanic work, electrical work, planning, and execution. We have all the materials on site.
2. 3x lunch shifts.
3. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
4. Following the farm agreements.
5. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/
Free / Work-Trade

SurfBoard Repair

Available: Feb 01 - Aug 31, 2018Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food included
We are looking for a motivated person with engineering or tinkering experience.

The expectations for this work trade are as followed;
1. 10 hours fixing surfboard
2. 5x lunch shifts.
3. Monday morning communal maintenance and general MOOPing.
4. Following the farm agreements.
5. One review/blog post on your stay at the Finca.

Accommodations include, a shared dormitory style bed or private tent (tent provided with mattress), composting toilets, showers, laundry, as well as mostly organic and local food. Breakfast and lunch are prepared Monday - Saturday. All other food is provided for the remaining meals.

More information can be found at http://www.fincamorpho.com/

Key Stats.

Year founded

2013

Size of project site

4.2 hectares

Dry season

December to April

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

15 - 30

Wet season

August to November

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

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

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Ongoing classes

  • meditation
    daily

Opportunities

Finca Morpho is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • Volunteer
  • Internship
  • Permaculture
  • Pond work

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