Building, art projects and teaching, while learning self-sustainability in Las Lajas, Guatemala

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  • Last activity: 26 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    We are Linda and Rainer, we live in a mostly finished house in Las Lajas, Guatemala with Frida our cat. Surrounded by luscious green hilltops and a refreshing river we like to think of our property space as peaceful and rewarding.

    Our project is a project in the works that will provide individuals a space to learn and practice different art forms, gardening, and teaching language--among other things. Working to build self sufficiency, self sustainability and promote building relationships with everyone around you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will have the ability to learn ways to adapt and live off the land, learn ways to be self sufficient and learn about building and art. Travelers will have the opportunity to learn new culture, try new fruits and vegetables and have the opportunity to teach language or art forms to children in the area.

  • Help


    We are looking for help finishing up our art house which can include building projects and adding decorative finishing touches to the various rooms throughout the house. We are looking for creative individuals willing to learn to decorate and create with clay, paint, and other natural things. Gardening may also be a task that is asked of you as well as teaching music or language.

    Linda will be the point of contact and Rainer will be the host at the property majority of the time. It is best if travelers know a little Spanish or German.

    Building Projects and DIY
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects
    Language Teaching/Practice
    General Maintenance

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom in the house. Cooking is done together and is vegan based, can work with vegetarian.

    Food will be purchased every week by host to last a week fresh at the market in Gualan. Workawayer(s) may request preferred groceries and is welcome to go get groceries. Host is vegan so most meals will be vegan.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Take a swim in the river right behind the property. Go on a hike to see beautiful landscapes including a small waterfall. Go into town to access internet café, buy additional necessities, and enjoy local specialties.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 118988858958


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