A natural way of life on an organic permaculture farm in an indigenous community in Bolivia




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  • Beschreibung


    Covd situation: There is no quarantine requirement or post arrival testing at present. Things are very normal in Mizque and the host has CDS on hand which has been approved as an optional treatment after widespread successful use in Bolivia. We believe in terrain versus germ theory and as such live to strengthen our natural immune systems with sunlight, exercise in the garden and wider surrounds, staying happy, maintaining social connection and upholding important customs and traditions

    Simon has been practicing permaculture and natural healing modalities for 15 years on 3 continents. He is passionate about community building and direct, local solutions. We offer retreats, cultivate diverse organic vegetables and use medicinal plants.

    Our approach is to be the light, live in a way that we can thrive and co-create abundance. In our opinion It is responsible that we all learn how to grow food and support development of resilient communities. We do this in a fun environment.

    Our competencies include eco construction, organic farming, seed saving, medicinal plants, alternative healing, healthy eating, yoga and community building. If learning these things is important to you please consider taking our holistic living permaculture course. Please ask for details.

    Aside from those taking the course, we are only accepting volunteers with strong related experience or needed skills that are willing to stay a minimum of 3 weeks.

    Exceptions for shorter stay are given to those that take the course.

    Volunteers are asked to help with the work that is needed to be done at that time. This will include gardening, attending animals, watering, community work days and may include projects. While we try to vary tasks and do ensure tasks are adequately explained please understand that we cannot take time to explain all of the systems to volunteers. We must work also.

    The farm is situated 15 minutes walk from the plaza principal to the authentic city Mizque, set in a productive valley with a temperate climate. You can interact and experience a strongly Quechua culture and practice your Spanish both on the farm and with the wider community. There are plenty of natural attractions to experience in your free time also.

    Three rivers run nearby to swim and some canyons/mountains to explore. The landscape is littered with Incan ruins and fossils revealing the rich history Mizque has.

    Jessica is a certified yoga instructor, vegan and an amazing chef.

    Simon is a mountain bike guide with bikes available for rent. Tours are offered at a discount to volunteers. The trails are world class.

    All you need is an inquisitive mind and a great attitude. That said, we particularly appreciate people with a passion. E.g. dancing, massage, meditation, alternative healing, cooking permaculture, building.. If that says "me" to you then please send me a line.

    Our minimum stay for volunteering is three weeks but a month is usually needed to be able to make a good contribution and experience the culture,
    Exceptions for shorter stay can be made for those taking a tour, a detox treatment or course.

    If you can bring organic seeds this is a great contribution.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We are formally a member of the community syndicato and well known in the wider communities within Mizque. Volunteers can participate and interact with neighbors, local schools food production and be introduced to contacts in community-based on their interests. We promise a very authentic experience in a beautiful location.

  • Arbeit


    We always have work in the garden and with our small animals that is part of daily life on the farm. We also produce some artesanal products. In addition to this we have a long wish list of permaculture projects that often get paired up with volunteers whom have experience or interest and time to complete.

    We have implemented and use many techniques to promote organic and water-efficient cultivation methods.

    These include:
    - An adapted bokashi compost system for farm-scale production. There will be some daily handling of this giving you the opportunity to learn this important system.
    - Water harvesting and watering - using drip, sprinkler, swale and traditional flood irrigation.
    - Experimental gardens including instant (no-dig), tractor assisted larger and herb spirals etc
    - Greenhouse work to reproduce and germinate plants
    - Planting trees / food forrest
    - General maintenance around the land
    - Participation in the local syndicato community working days
    - help with writing and social media
    - assistance for when workshops are being held.
    - feeding the growing list of animals including dog (Rocky), ducks and chickens.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Private or shared cabana depending on number of volunteers. Shared bathrooms. We take turns cooking and mostly eat together. Bed and vegetarian food for 5 hours of work 5 days per week. There is a full kitchen with many herbs and spices to get creative in.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    It's 15 minutes walk to the center. There are many hiking trails, canyoning, rappel, river swim locations, Incan ruins and cave paintings. Farm visits. School visits. Internet is available by using an Entel sim card and at a local wifi restaurante

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Mobile data is cheap in Bolivia. Wifi is freely available at a restaurant 5 minutes walk from the PRC

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Dieser Gastgeber ist bereit, Reisende mit Haustieren bei sich aufzunehmen.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (food on farm provided))

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