Volunteering

Would you like to volunteer with us? We are open to skilled volunteers who are passionate about contributing to the project, the community, and themselves. 

The Opportunity


During the wet season our community is small and the conditions are challenging in our project. Tierramor is growing exponentially, but we are also still finding our feet and establishing our infrastructure. 


At this time we only have a few volunteer opportunities available, and these are for people who have specific skills and who are interested in living somewhere that can be challenging at times (mud, rain, power cuts, but also a lot of love and connection!)


Currently we are open to select volunteers who have the following skill sets: 


  • Carpentry and/or Construction (skills and experience, in addition to enthusiasm)
  • Cooking and food preparation (passionate about cooking and able to lead food preparation for group meals)
  • Regenerative farmering and/or Gardening (experience working in the tropics and able to take on projects)
  • Natural building (knowledge, skills and experience in this area) 

We invite people who have skills and experience in these areas and are ready to contribute to these skills. We are interested in mature volunteers who are passionate about contributing to the project, the community, and themselves. 


Volunteers will join teams led by one of our amazing point holders, but the expectation is that volunteers can work without a lot of supervision. 

 

How it Works

 

The exchange is based on volunteers contributing 20 hours of work a week, but we prefer people who are passionate about what they are doing and can self manage, rather than those looking to fill a certain amount of hours. 


As part of the exchange, three prepared meals are available each day during the week. On the weekend staple foods are provided and are prepared by the community in a free-flow style.


Currently, the majority of our accommodation is tented. Volunteers need to bring a tent with them. We provide mattresses and sheets, but volunteers need to bring the rest of their sleeping equipment (blanket, pillow, etc).


We are in the process of constructing casitas, and these may become available for rental (camping carries no cost at present). Please note that there is no guarantee that a casita will be available.


We prefer applications from people who are interested in committing long term.


Things to Note


We have WiFi internet, which works great during the dry season, but during the wet months (May – October) tends to experience frequent outages. If you have commitments that require you to be online at certain times, it is better that you plan to visit us from November onwards.


We are located in a fairly remote area, more than 20 minutes drive from town and the beach. During the wet season the roads can be very challenging. If you choose to join us, expect to spend a lot of time at Tierramor, which is fairly removed from the more general area. 


Tierramor is a drug and alcohol free community. Plant medicines are used in a conscious manner from time to time.


FAQ

  • How far out of town is Tierramor?

    We are located outside of Nosara in the Rio Montana area.

    The easiest way to get into town is by taxi ($30) which takes around 20 minutes in the dry season.

    The roads can be really bad in wet season, which makes this a longer and more challenging trip.

  • How far is the beach from Tierramor?

    We are 20 minutes away from the beach by car. There are sometimes shared rides, but if you take a taxi this will cost $30 each way

    Please not this trip can take longer with the bad roads that come with wet season.

  • Is it possible to visit Tierramor or stay short term?

    No. At the moment, unfortunately we do not have the capacity to accommodate visitors or guests. This will likely change in November 2022, so please sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with these opportunities.

  • Which are the best months to come?

    The dry season is from November to April and this is also the high season for tourists, these months are the best for camping accommodations, and generally the most pleasant time to spent at Tierramor.

    The wet season AKA "green season" is incredibly beautiful, but more challenging - during this time we experience more things like power and internet and power outages, the rain can be intense, and the roads can be bad.

    Also note that March and April can be pretty hot where we are.

  • How many people live in the community?

    We are in the early stages of the project, and we have between 4 and 10 people during the wet season, and between 12 and 20 people on site during the dry season. This will increase significantly over time.

    At the moment, everyone living on site is dedicating the majority of their energy to working on developing the project.

  • What types of activities are on offer?

    Activities are offered by community members and vary depending on who is on-site. Yoga, dance, and other embodiments practices are often co-created by the community.

  • What is the food like?

    Most of the food is vegetarian, and vegans can be accommodated. We aim to have as much local and organic food as possible.

  • What is the internet like?

    During the dry season (Nov - April) we have excellent internet, working remotely from the project site is a completely viable option.

    During the wet season, its best not to rely on the internet and other utilities too much, as we experience frequent outages.

  • Is it possible to join the community and buy land or a house?

    These opportunities are not currently available, but will become available over the next few years. Please sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with this.