Help build up a Backpackers Farm in the village of Cristo Rey on the banks of the mystical Macal River, Belize & teaching Spanish

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    Help us with building and developing our eco-tourism business on the amazing River in Cristo Rey.

    Our Backpackers is a family-owned and operated hostel catering to fun and adventurous travelers from around the world. We have dorm beds with shared baths and private room indoors with private bath (Hot Water) or cold outside shower.

    we are building up a Backpackers Farm in the village of Cristo Rey on the banks of the mystical Macal River. The farm is ten acres and the main house needs some TLC to convert the structure into a hostel with dorm and private room space. The farm is only 4 miles outside of San Ignacio town and within a short collective ride to all the action in the town, but in a serene, private and beautiful rainforest setting on the river. Come help us build our dream and have fun too!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Help


    We will need help with cleaning up the property (mowing, clearing), upgrading plumbing and electrical, some carpentry, painting, and general renovation such as building beds and lockers. We are looking for people with building experience or hard workers that want to learn! Also those that know fluent Spanish fluent Spanish and can teach for a few hours.

    There is also sample land and opportunity to plant an organic garden, and creating a rainforest medicinal trail. We have some dogs and chickens that need daily care as well. We have plans to plant fruit, vegetables and herbs as well as landscaping the area.
    we plan to to build adobes as well .
    Also, knowledge of online marketing is needed, and would be greatly appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Mopan Mayan, English, Creole, some Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We have dorm accommodation for 6 people at the farm at the moment but many more are welcome if you have a tent. You can pitch up and have the full jungle experience! (Most provide your own food can get food from market in town) Or in the morning brother Robert whom also lives here Belize native cooks flour tortilla with fried beans or stew beans scrabble eggs with veggies/fruit $4BZ
    dinner coconut rice,beans with chicken stew with Irish potatoes BZ $7
    each night for dinner will be diffrent meat so price different.
    and if you are veggtarian he will make what you like.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will benefit from your experience with us by getting hands on experience living life outside the box in a tropical rainforest setting putting to use practical skills and knowledge to make a difference in the eco-tourism industry in Belize! Come join our life adventure!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We want to create an exchange of skills - lead by Nazzeem Berry, he will teach and share all he knows about the jungle life. We also want to learn from you - get in touch and let us know how you can help!

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day

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