WORK EXCHANGE PROGRAM
WARNING: We are a dysfunctional bunch of people that own and rent our properties in the jungle.
This is not your typical Costa Rica work exchange program. For one, it's way more awesome but only if you are comfortable staying on your own in the jungle, there is only one treehome designated to the program (couples welcome and encouraged). Successful applicants will need to be self motivated and have the means to look after themselves (and our guests 😁) as most homeowners do not live in-country.
Other than a non-refundable deposit to book your requested dates (we need some reassurance applicants will arrive and not block dates for other willing and available applicants), there is no charge to stay in the program. This is a straight up trade to stay at a private home within the Finca Bellavista Neighborhood in exchange for assisting the private rental owners. Duties are very relaxed and are focused on guest experience.
REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
There are no onsite staff or services within the Finca Bellavista Neighborhood, applicants need to be self sufficient and self motivated. Having a 4x4 vehicle and phone with its own internet capabilities is a must.
The position can require a fair amount of hiking with some tree homes being up to a 40 min hike from the car park (well, only one is that far away but best be prepared for all scenarios). Complementary events such as river hikes are encouraged several times a week based on the amount of onsite visitors. We do not recommend the position if you have serious health concerns or do not consider yourself in good physical condition (or don't like hiking!).
Fun activities such as BBQ's alongside the river, hosting games nights in the treehouse, providing yoga (if you know how) are encouraged. You can view past activities by joining the Finca Bellavista onsite activities page found here. Upcoming applicants can also chat direct with current and past work exchange hosts through the Fusion Forum. Duties may include:
meeting guests in the car park and escorting them to the rental homes
scheduling onsite events such as river hikes, bbqs and other social events
arranging external tours / taxis for onsite guests
being a friendly face and point of contact for visitors
be respectful to the jungle and all its inhabitants
help create an even better work exchange program for the next applicant!