Our little farm is about 1 km west of the main highway. It is located within the jungle and has a friendly, rustic ambiance. We started our project in 2009. We grow organic vegetables and are in the process of planting fruit trees. We raise birds, chickens, geese, turkeys and fish. We also have some very nice and friendly dogs that we have rescued from the street and from ex-owners abuse. We find homes for them after they have been spayed and neutered. Very often we see wild monkeys in the trees. We have a small cabaña with all the basic services that are available to share. We provide vegetables from our own organic garden and delicious organic eggs for the volunteers to cook themselves on the stove in the cabaña. We also offer some areas where a tent can be used for camping. We have a bicycle available, if desired.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. ROO.
Type of work
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Cooking / shopping,
Work detail includes: Cleaning of common grounds,watering plants, bathing animals, cleaning animal pens,planting, harvesting fruits and vegetables, building,
and whatever else needs to be done to maintain the integrity of the farm.
Minimum stay on the Farm is 2 weeks, Maximum stay on the Farm is 4 to 5 Weeks (depending on occupancy)
English,Spanish, Français, Portuges, Italian.
We do not have electricity or a refrigerator, but we have a generator that we use every evening for 4 to 5 hours. This will allow iPods, cell phones or other items to be recharged as needed.Cell phone reception is very good. We also use the generator to pump water from a cenote (underground river) on the property that we use for showering and watering plants. We have very clean and ecological (organic compost) toilets and showers.
We provide purified water for drinking, food stuffs(based on a vegetarian menu-Organic) that you must cook to your liking.
The following thing are available if needed:
Personal things we suggest you bring:
repellent,comfortable working shoes(cover toes and support feet),sandals,flashlight,tent if wanted,hat(protection from sun), sun screen,sunglasses,long pants,long sleeve shirt.Toilet Paper. Mosquito repellent.
What else ...
We are located 19 km north of Playa del Carmen (15-20 minutes by car or bus), 7 km south of Puerto Morelos (10-15 minutes by car or bus), and 37 km south of Cancun International Airport, (30 minutes by bus). There is bus transportation to and from Cancun, Puerto Morelos or Playa del Carmen on the main highway, 5am-11pm every day, even Sundays. The waiting time is 20-25 minutes.
You will be sharing the Cabana with the others Volunteers, We also offer some areas where a tent can be used for camping.
WE ARE A RUSTIC AMBIANCE FARM.. WITH RUSTIC FACILITIES.
WE DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS,
YOU MOST LIKE AND LOVE DOGS AND OTHER PETS.
NO DRUGS ALLOWED PLEASE
WE ARE NOT COUCH-SURFING! (you come to Volunteer-to help)
Host ref number: 427684133436
Feedback left about host
by Valerio [18/04/2013]:
An amazing experience!!The farm is fantastic now there are more comfort because there is the new panel solar's system and so you have always the electricity!Carlos is a very kind person who does the best to improve the place and help you in everything!This has been our first workaway experience and it couldn't be better!A place where you can find more
Alice and Valerio, works very well and the project was lucky to have them and there wonderful energy participating here.
We were lucky to be able to host Alice and Valerio they were very dedicated to helping everyone and every living thing be it plants, animals, or even his teammates. Always with a smile and eager to help,
It was a pleasure more
by Simon [26/12/2012]:
by Simon [08/12/2011]:
two of the nicest persons we have ever met!!
by marco [14/11/2012]:
Carlos es una persona con un alma gentil, histriónico, visionario ..
vivir en una comunidad ambientalmente sostenible fue una experiencia muy educativa y enriquecedora ..
trabajamos con la tierra y alimentados animales ..
Victor, siempre presente en la granja, pequeña charla pero tiene un gran corazón! Con otros voluntarios, hemos creado una more
by Jose Juan [23/10/2012]:
very niceee, his place, plantas and animals beautiful everything.
Delicious food in the meeting.
Thankyou for everything :D :D :D
by dale [19/04/2012]:
I stayed on the farm for 3 weeks with my girlfriend and absolutely loved it! Carlos is an awesome man! He is extremely accommodating and just a kind loving soul. His full time helper Victor is shy but another great person. Not far from the beach, but set back in the jungle it is a very enjoyable place to stay! I can't say enough great things more
by Mary [22/03/2012]:
Carlos is on a one-man mission to make the world a more ecologically sound and happier place - what a lovely person and a beautiful place. We worked for around 5 hours a day with the rest of the time devoted to chilling at the farm or going into Puerto Morelos town/ beach (which by the way is lovely). There were always between 5 and 8 volunteers more
by ANTONIO [10/03/2012]:
Carlos and Víctor are very sweet and nice people, a great experience to stay at the farm for a week.
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