Come and help us in our organic farm/hostel/retreat centre in San Blas, Mexico

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Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    I have been working for thirty years on a beautiful, seven acre, oceanfront property with tropical landscape and vegetable gardens, orchards, a small hotel, year-round stream, jungle and ruins of a 19th century coconut soap factory in Nayarit, Mexico in the small town of Santa Cruz de Miramar.

    It is my goal to contribute to the local community by providing educational opportunities in the areas of art, nature and friendship. Striving to serve delicious and highly nutritious, organic food and being an example of living lightly and sustainably on the planet are what helps those involved in this project to thrive.

    Workers with integrity and a variety of skills are most welcomed. This is a great destination for re-charging and embracing your most inspired ecological and creative dreams.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Guests are encouraged to offer a workshop or class to the local community during their stay; a yoga class, massage workshop, how to build and use a solar oven, how to build a bat house, make paper mache masks, hats from palm fronds, how to make a film using your IPhone, etc. to name but a few examples. Working along side the regular staff and owner's friends should be interesting and enjoyable. Just going to the fishing cooperative or to the corner store can offer opportunities to test your newly acquired language skills. Mexicans love humor! So if you tend to be a little quirky or funny at times you could find yourself right at home.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with the organic farm as in planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, pruning fruit trees, sifting compost, moving hoses etc. and with the hotel: room cleaning, painting, plumbing, carpentry, building, preparing meals for yourselves, house sitting on occasion and feeding/caring for the animals (dogs and one cat.)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Three adjacent two-story, loft accommodations in the main garden area with shared bathrooms, laundry area and a kitchen with sleeping loft for the cook. (This space is currently under construction but due to be completed in early 2018.) Meanwhile there are three other second floor garden rooms available and also smaller beachfront apartments in the hotel with private baths and kitchen available to couples.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    One month minimum stays are preferred but not required. There are good opportunities for surfing, swimming, hiking to waterfalls and hot springs, busses to the capital city of Tepic or nearby San Bas, river boat excursions, a virgin beach, turtle sanctuary, alligator farms, eccentric ex-pats, artists, exhibitions, cultural events, etc.

    *️️We are currently looking for a summer caretaker couple (or two individuals.) Chores will include feeding and caring for the four dogs and one cat, keeping the jungle somewhat cut back and being present. People with a tolerance for heat, humidity, bugs, torrential rain storms (good surfing and excellent opportunities for plant propagation) Please consider applying!

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week














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