Helps to establish an edible forest in a stunning area near Guadalajara, México

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  • Description

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    Cattleman, 60 years old, love trees, learning regenerative technics for the soil. Married, two young sons, son & daughter. Want to be an entrepeneur in ecotourism and cultural travel. Motorcycling.

    We are located in a stunning landscape near Guadalajara, México, (1.5 hours away) in the area of Ixtlahuacán Del Río, which is about 15 minutes from there, and we want to establish an edible forest around the house and share the experience and the view. We need eco solutions to supply energy and dwell to visitors, also to give them attention, food, fun and recreation. Regenerative agriculture is a goal in order to produce food for the people and the animals in the farm.

    We have this place since more than 50 years, it's a huge portion of land of about 1000 acres and almost no capital, it is a very valuable nature retreat near a very big city, and we want to preserve for future generations.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    You can help in the citric orchard collecting the fruits or taking care of the trees. Or noursing the bees or the cattle, producing some dairy milk or feeding them. We also have a little module with worms to produce hummus. You can help us in the creation of soil retention structures. Or as a nature guide, or a teacher... We are starting with this and also you can give us some ideas on how to run this kínd of projects. We are open. Thanks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Adobe house, three bedrooms, 6-9 beds, with (limited) solar energy. No electricity 3G wifi (limited internet), no TV, no freedge (I'll provide the necessary ice for meal conservation), roof terrace with a view. We can provide bed & food (you have to cook) on reciprocity for your colaboration in the farm dutys, of course we don't expect any payment from you. The house has some basic rules for the bennefit of all the inhabitants.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located about an hour and a half from Guadalajara, and we can go there for cultural activities and relax or medical asistance. The nearest town is Mascuala (5 km) and Ixtlahuacán Del Río (15 min.) We want help to guide groups of students and visitors and to raise cattle, horses, chickens, fish, trees, make photos, cooking, handcrafts, excercise, meditation, and entertainment. We can spend time reading and writing, walking and talking each other. We would colaborate in the design of the site, the farm, the lanscape. And have plenty of sun in the process. We want to pursue happiness while attending the place.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The owners are city people but the personnel in the farm are campesinos, we would have a great opportunity to work with them and learn from them. Also share our knowledge between us in order to establish a new relation with nature. We are located in a recently declared Natural Protected Area with plenty of flora, fauna and fungi.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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