Permaculture in the jungle by the Carribean beach

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  • Description

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    We're a family Luisa and Raul and our 10 years old son living in the beatiful jungle, 6 km from the Mexican Caribean beach in Mahahual. We are certified tourist guides of archeological zones,Historical Monuments and Maya and Indigenous Cultures as well as Dive Masters. At the moment, we have a permaculture farm and we're building new terases/gardens of 1000 square meters to cultivate different kind of vegetables in an organic way. We also need help with bioconstruction of dry bathrooms and bathrooms with biodigestors and wood stove.

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    Somos una familia, Luisa, Raul y Raulito que vive en la hermosa selva de Quintana Roo, 6 km de la playa de Mahahual en el Caribe Mexicano. Somos guías federales de Zonas Archeológicas, Monumentos Históricos y busos certificados (Dive Master), ahora tenemos un proyecto de permacultura y estamos construyendo jardineras de 1000 metros cuadrados para cultivar diferentes tipos de vegetales de manera orgánica. También necesitamos ayuda con bioconstrucción de baños secos y baños con biodigestores y una cocina de leña.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    We're looking for help with our organic gardens, making a traditional compost, bio construction, helping with jungle maintenance, creating an environment for the reintroduction of animals.

    We used 4 volunteers at the same time.
    In this volunteer they can learn:
    - build planters in an organic way with materials from the region.
    - make a traditional compost
    - bioconstruction
    - how the forest is maintained, creating a reservoir for wildlife with biological corridors between planters to allow wild animals to transit and endemic life persist.

    Examples of tasks:
    - Collection of stones in the jungle to build walls of 80 cm in the planters
    - Grind leaves and branches of the forest in a motor mill and prepare the substrate for planting
    - irrigate fruit trees, aromatic herbs, grass and vegetables
    - start a garden in the garden of 170 m already listed
    - build dry and biodigestor baths and a wood stove
    - other tasks such as maintenance of the house, shopping, cleaning etc.

    If they have experience with permaculture or agroecology, we are open to new ideas and projects that they can develop if they are consistent with our philosophy.

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    Buscamos 4 voluntarios a la vez.
    En este voluntariado pueden a aprender:
    - construir jardineras de una manera organica con materiales de la region.
    - hacer una composta tradicional
    - bioconstruccion
    - como se mantiene la selva, creando un reservorio para la vida silvestre con corredores biologicos entre jardineras para permitir que los animales salvajes pueden transitar y que la vida endemica persista.

    Ejemplos de tareas:
    - Recolecion de piedras en la selva para construir muros de 80 cm en las jardineras
    - Moler hojas y ramas de la selva en un molino de motor y preparar el substrato para la siembra
    - regar arboles frutales, hierbas aromaticas, el pasto y las hortalizas
    - empezar una huerta en la jardinera de 170 m que ya esta lista
    - construir baños secos y con biodigestor y una estufa de leña
    - ocasional, tambien pueden ocurrir varias tareas como mantenimiento de la casa, hacer compras, limpieza etc.

    Si tienen experiencia con permacultura o agroecologia, estamos abiertos a nuevos ideas y proyectos que pueden desarollar si estan consistentes con nuestra filosofia.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer food twice a day in exchange for help 6 hrs a day. The accommodation is in a large traditional tent with double bed and mosquitor net, shared bathroom and shower with out hot water for now (cause hot wether is not needed). Shared Kitchen and freegerator.
    We live 6 km from town and beach, we have a bikes for borrow and there is room in the car when we go to town so you can come with us.
    If you want to go out at night taxi charge 100 pesos (5 euros).

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    Ofrecemos 2 comidas al dia a cambio de 6 horas de trabajo, 5 dias a la semana.
    Ofrecemos alojamiento en una carpa muy comoda de 25 metros cuadrados con cama matrimonial y mosquitero.
    Baño compartido con ducha, sin agua caliente por el moment (hace calor, no hace falta).
    Cocina y refrigerador compartidos.
    Vivimos a 6 km del centro de Mahahual y la playa, en el medio de la selva. Tenemos bicicletas que los voluntarios pueden ocupar. Cuando vamos con el coche al centro, tambien pueden venir con nosotros.
    Si quieren salir de noche, el taxi es mas o menos 100 pesos (5 euro).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you like the beach and wild nature this is a perfect location for you.
    Mahahual is a small relaxing town with a lot of activities for free time, including party and bars.
    Snorquelling, diving, kayaking at mangroves.
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    Si le gusta la playa, la naturaleza salvaje y la tranquilidad esto es el lugar perfecto. Mahahual es un pueblo pequeño y tranquilo, pero hay un monton de actividades que pueden hacer en su tiempo libre, incluyendo bares y fiestas.

    Snorkeling, buceo, flyingfishing en Mahahual
    Kayaing en los manglares
    Reserva biosfera de Sian Ka´n ' 30km
    Ruinas chacchoben - 70km
    Laguna de 7 colores Bacalar y cenotes - 90km
    Ruta de las iglesias

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  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can discuss Mexican culture, the Mayan pyramids, indigenous traditions, we can help and give advice on where to dive and fish.
    We can teach you how to make typical food as well as skills such as plumbing and electrics.
    You can get involved in the local community projects to ask one about reducing plastic consumption where we also volunteers.

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    Podemos platicarle sobre cualquier cultura de Mexico, las pirámides Maya, las tradiciones indígenas, el arrecife mesoamericano y dar consejos para buceo, snorkeling, pescar y flyfishing en la zona.

    Les podemos enseñar hacer tortillas de mano, pan artesanal, cocina mexicana, plomería, electricidad, sistemas alternas de energía, conservas de hortaliza.

    Si quieren se pueden involucrar en la comunidad local, hay un proyecto bien bonito para bajar el consumo de plástico donde nosotros estamos como voluntarios. Pueden aprender hacer popotes de carrizo, tejer tapetes de tela, hacer bolsas de playeras usadas, manualidades de reciclaje, ir a la escuela primaria.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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