Help us with our sustainability project in Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Mexico

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    19/07/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    We started a long-term, large scale sustainability project, three years ago. To do it, we decided to start with a model farm that has been mostly experimental up until now. We've been using agro-forestry techniques and are building a replicable model for both production and local value chain development. We live in the farm with 10 dogs and an autistic younger brother who is really great. We also share the farm with a crazy sheep, a large pig and many, many chicken, ducks and geese.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have been working for more than 3 years in a larger project, for which the farm is a model farm that is meant to organize and teach local producers and integrate local value chains. We have a commercial company that delivers full pantry solutions to more than 600 families in the Maya Riviera.

  • Help

    Help

    We have a 4 hectare - 10 acre organic farm 25 minutes from Cancun. It has been left a little and we need to get it back into shape. Work includes: feeding chicken, garden cleaning and pruning, making and applying organic fertilizer, sprouting and planting, building chicken coops. etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish or English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a shared Mayan house with a wood loft in the middle of the garden with inflatable beds (4 people) If it is full, you may have to camp in tents or sleep in a hammock. Shared bathrooms with outdoor showers, outdoor kitchen and common areas for eating and common areas in the middle of a beautiful garden.

    We produce and we distribute organic and local food. So there is always plenty to eat. Volunteers usually cook for themselves and sometimes we cook together. We provide plenty of food for that from what we produce/sell, some people like to complement that with stuff they buy and bring themselves. There is small store within walking distance ( 1 km). We have a common outdoor kitchen and eating space. We've had vegans and vegetarians stay, it is a matter of adjusting and being proactive with the cook so she separates some food before mixing it with animal products or cooking yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 30 minutes away from Cancun, 30 minutes away from Puerto Morelos, an hour away from Playa del Carmen. There is a lot to do close by. Public transport is fairly simple from here.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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