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Help us create a sustainable ecopark and reforest our place in Rio Blanco, Mexico

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  • Last activity: 17 Jun 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a place that wants to create a sustainable ecopark (biopark), produce our own food, made our first glamping design, using some bioconstruction techniques. We have already planted 4200 trees to reforest our place, we teach our locals some workshops so they can learn other skills and stop cutting trees, hopefully their kids will have a better approach to our ecosystem. Our pillars are permaculture, bioconstruction and technology. The place is sorrounded by ecoturism, visitors can do hiking to see caves, lakes, and magic towns very close to our place. Locally we have a bamboo forest, oak (encinos) forest, and some trails to hike too.
    Latelly we made a nursery with bamboo to produce some fruit trees, the goal is to made an edible forest and give a way to our visitors so they can have some fruit at their own garden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Travellers normally came and give some economic voluntary cooperation, but we have seem that travellers like what we do and they want to stay longer either to learn from what we do or to know more places around our place.

    Therefore, if you are a traveller seeking to stay longer, we can provide you camping (just bring your tend, if you do not have one, we might find one for you). We can borrow you the kitchen so you can cook your own food. In the near future we might be able to provide you one food per day too.

    While you are here, you can learn about bamboo crafting, landscaping, how to cook some local meals, how to made different type of compost (vermicompost, mineral broths, bocashi, biol), how to plant trees or produce your own vegetables, learn some local remedies (herbalism) and something more that I might be missing.

    On the other hand, we can take you to some hiking trails or take you to a local lake so you can enjoy the view and relax yourself.

    If there is space in our temazcal you can participate too, and some other local ceremonies that from time to time we carry out.

    While we offer our workshops you can participate so you can learn or exchange knowlegede. If you feel like giving a workshop about your wisdom we can organize it so you can share it too. Since we invite people friday, saturday and sunday to our reforestation program you can interact with them to learn more about our culture. If you feel like sharing your language and teach to our local kids we can arrange that too.

    This is aplace where you can feel free and share or interact as you wish.

  • Help

    Help

    Since our ecopark is based on bioconstruction, permaculture and technology, people can come and help in those areas:

    Bioconstruction -Working with bamboo to make some benches, crafting, or some adobes for housing, to make the glamping design little by little).

    Permaculture -Working on planting trees (cleaning the area, making holes and plant), seeds, making some compost, filling bags with compost to plant those little trees. Or cleaning the areas where we want to produce some veggies for our own consumption. Planting veggies, taking care of them or harvesting them. Some times we have workshops where you can get involved by helping the instructor and learn what we do by doing it.

    Technology -If you know a little bit about technology like arduino, microchip, sketchup, rhinoceros 3d, cpu design, gps (server), you can help us a little bit on those areas, or if you are a graphic designer or social media media creator and know some software such as adobe suit (illustrator, premier pro, photoshop, inDesign, after effects) or other you can help us too ;). Are you an artist and you do mural work, you are very welcome too.

    We are constantly thinking what to offer to our tourists at our place or in our workshops so you can help us planning to execute them or just giving us some advices, we are very open to absorb knowledge too, we do not know everything!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Well I am interested in other languanges such as German, Japanese, French, Italian, Portuguese, and some others ;) If you are interested in my language I am happy to teach you ;)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Basically what we offer at this moment is camping spaces, you can stay outside in the nature or if it rains we have a gallery where you can put your tent inside. We have bathrooms, and toilet with hot water. We have internet access too.

    Besides, we can offer a tent, mattress and bedding too if you need it.

    Only 3 hours per day so no food will be provided for now. We are working on the veggies area so people can eat fresh veggies and local meals ;)

    We can borrow our kitchen so you can cook your own meals. In the near future we will be providing one food per day. We are hoping that you can help us only 3 hours per day so you can have time to travel around and enjoy your time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since we are located in a protected natural area named "Parque Nacional Cañon de Rio Blanco" Travellers can do hiking trails in our own space, we have a cave very close, some natural springs where you can swim in some of them.

    If you get tired about nature you can go downtown which is about 10 minutes walk or you can go to Orizaba which is considered the best magic town in Mexico, lots international awards has won. There lots of interesting trails around our place too. If you have the energy to hike Orizaba´s peak you are welcome to do it. This is an extint volcano and this is the seventh most prominent mountain in the world. It is the highest mountain in Mexico with an altitude of 5636 meters above sea level. There are some areas around our place where people speak Nahuatl which is an indigenous language.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The glamping concept that I want to build is for digital nomads like you ;) If you are a digital nomad and you want to work remotely I have an space where you can work in the nature or I can borrow you a space in my office. I have a little cabin where I sleep but if for some reason you need to have a nice relaxation we can disccuss it. The access to the internet is about 50 megas and since this is connected throught fiber optics it works nicely. We have bathroom and a hot shower, they were made with bamboo. If you get stress you can walk around our bamboo forest.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can bring you vehicle, either small, medium or large, it can fit here, we have a parking lot where you can stay. We have a sewer system where you can drop your stuff. Water to fill your shower system or you can have a hot shower in our place.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    The pets can walk with you till our bamboo forest. Above that area we recommend that you do not walk with your pet because we protect our flora and fauna to preserver for our future generations. But you can always walk with your pet to some local trails using a leash. They are very welcome!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 131173287142

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