Welcome to El Portón Verde, Managua Posted in Nicaragua

Welcome to El Portón Verde

So what’s the deal with couchsurfing anyway? We’ll see!

INITIAL POST

  1. Mike El Porton Verde

    Managua, Managua, Nicaragua

    Hi couchsurfers; As an introduction, my name is Mike and my family and I live and work on a small farm on the outskirts of Managua. We run a little bed and breakfast here where we like to share our little slice of paradise. During the slower season especially (May-October) we should be able to host a few people here, up to four at a time.
    If you are willing to help with some of the chores around the farm we’d be happy to do a friendly exchange with you! Some of the chores include: feeding the pigs, digging holes to plant trees and plantains, weeding the pineapple patch, cutting and then planting vetiver grass on lines of contour, cleaning the swimming pool, painting, and occassionaly a bit of childcare for our two year old.
    Cheers, Mike @ El Portón Verde, Managua
    http://elportonverde.com

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So I signed up El Portón Verde on couchsurfing.com the other day. I got a message the next day from a nice French couple, they wanted a place to stay for one week. We couldn’t take them that first day but for six nights we could. If someone wants to stay we need them to do some farm work. They mentioned they were interested in farming, so I thought we had a match. Yesterday we got the message from them that they found something else, presumably where they wouldn’t have to do any actual work.

I’ll give it some time, but so far I’m not impressed…

3 thoughts on “Welcome to El Portón Verde, Managua Posted in Nicaragua

  1. Did you register with the WOOFs (Workers on Organic Farms) folks? Those kids are looking for farms, not free couches. My niece does the couch surfing thing as an exchange rather than for getting chores done. She did couch surfing in Europe and has had people from Poland and Denmark visiting Charlotte, NC.

Hey reader, watcha think?