We are building a Holistic Place 40 minutes south of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí. On our 6 hectares of land, surrounded by hills of tropical rainforest, you'll find a diversity of fruit trees, herbs, two water sources, a stream and a deep pool of clear water. We are located a 30 minutes walk from the nearest villages, so it's very peaceful. Our project is developing a place where you can learn to live in direct contact with nature following permaculture ethics, applying the techniques of biodynamics. We live off grid, but have electricity from solar panels, we cook using solar cookers and by burning wood, and have a compost toilet. We are asking for a charity cooperation of 100 Pesos per day for food, and a stay of at least one week.
We are currently developing our land, and there is a lot of room for new projects. We particularly want to become auto-sustainable, and have already planted crops to achieve this, but there is a lot of room to grow. We are happy to share our space with anyone who enjoys the outdoors, and who is interested in learning or applying permaculture to raw but fertile land. We would like to develop the land with terraces, better access and also are working on long term plans of sustainability that will provide for many years to come. The sharing of visual Arts, literature and music play an important role in our community as well as the exchange of ancestral wisdom about local medicinal Plants. Accommodation is provided in a shared room, but we are hoping to build cabins in the near future.
If you have any permaculture idea or topic in your head you really want to bring into life, we love to give you space for it!
We are always looking for longtime volunteers (2 month+) who want to take over following bigger projects in garden, fruit forestry, construction or art. Let us know!
In the area you can visit the town Xilitla and a place called Las Pozas where Sir Edward James built a surreal garden, and there are also many places for hiking or to go for a swim.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
In plus with us you can learn about meditation, medicinal plants, holistic healing, ancestral knowledge, crystals, traditional culture from area like make tortillas, prepare organic products like soap, vinager, conserves, natural medicines, Spanish.
CURRENT ACTIVITIES FOR THE VOLUNTEER:
Helping in home, cleaning and cooking with firewood.
Maintenance like cutting grass, collecting firewood etc.
Rebuilding our gardens and creating healthy soil.
Ecobuilding with local materials and clay.
Be in charge of the farm when we have to go out.
We are always looking for longtime volunteers (2 month+) who want to take over following bigger projects in garden, fruit forestry, construction or art.
If you have some knowledge of Ecoprojects, Permaculture, Organic agriculture and have the willingness to share your knowledge this is the right place.
We are really looking for people who want help us with our life style and who can stay motivated always.
Spanish, German and English
We have a room for more than 7 people in a shared room. For now we are starting to grow crops so the food will be a vegetarian pantry three meals per day. We just ask for a charity feed to buy food, 100 Pesos per day, so we can continue to support the project.
You can visit Xilitla "Las Pozas" the surrealist garden of Sir Edward James, the Tancuilín river, The Basement of the Swallows, Pilateno: Nahuatl community. Coffee plantations,cloud forest with high biodiversity. Get to know the culture of huapango, typical music of the area, hiking in the mountains and swiming in to the rivers and waterfalls.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
3 hours per day 5 days by week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
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