Business / Organization Name: 
Rancho Mastatal Sustainable Education Center
Contact Person: 
Tim O'Hara
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
011 506 2200 0920
Job Title: 
Apprenticeship in Sustainable Living: Permaculture, Natural Building, and Homesteading Skills
Job Type: 
Job Description: 
Nestled against the virgin rainforest of La Cangreja National Park, Rancho Mastatal Sustainable Education Center has been teaching, exploring, and promoting techniques of living harmoniously in the landscape for 13 years. Renowned for it’s natural building and delicious culinary spreads of fresh homemade food, the Ranch offers profound, innovative and authentic apprenticeships throughout the year.  Apprentices will experience a rural Costa Rican community, delight in 325 acres of pristine forests and waterfalls, and participate in a working permaculture farm.    Currently we are seeking applicants for our twelve month 2015 Apprenticeship in Sustainable Living beginning January 15th.    Participants in Rancho Mastatal's Apprenticeship live and work with amazing people at the Ranch and in Mastatal. They make lifelong friends, participating in a style of living that oftentimes changes them forever. This experience offers the unique opportunity to become a part of the magic and beauty of a remote area of Costa Rica, while simultaneously learning tangible skills to take back home. Our goal for this program is to empower individuals who are genuinely interested in creating a more sustainable world. Our site is a “living laboratory” for experiential education and the daily practice of skills you can use for the rest of your life. We hope that individuals who pass through our program will be inspired and empowered to continue to develop creative solutions and generate positive social change and sustainable practices in their own lives and communities after they leave. We offer four to eight positions for our 12-month apprenticeship and a limited number of six-month positions. The apprenticeship costs $300/per month to cover housing and food. After the initial six-month period, this cost is waived and the apprenticeship becomes a full-time work-trade experience. We strongly encourage applicants who are serious about our work and are motivated to be part of our industrious team, working towards solutions for current environmental and social challenges. We offer a unique and focused program based on experiential education and practical skill building. For detailed information on specific instruction, course work, expectations, costs, and how to apply please visit the apprenticeship page of our website. For any additional information or questions please please contact us directly.  
Stockbridge Majors: 
Plant and Soil Sciences
Sustainable Food and Farming
Sustainable Horticulture
Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 31, 2014
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Fully read the Apprenticeship page of our website and fill out an application.
Minimum Qualifications: 
Ability to meet time and financial commitments. Meeting program expectations as laid out on our website.
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
The Apprenticeships has a cost of 300USD/month for the first six months to cover basic room and board. After this initial period, Apprentices who have met the program's expectations will transition to a full work exchange for the remaining six months.