Community project using ancient Mayan techniques in Antigua, Guatemala

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    Community based project - Using Ancient Mayan Techniques in Antigua, Guatemala

    We have created a beautiful farm and community led initiative near the heart of Antigua. We have a beautiful vision for the space that is thoughtfully and slowly being created day by day. The farm has Mayan spirals where we grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs. We have a puppy & kitten rescue center, a mushroom cultivation shed, fruit forest, a soccerl field and green space for sports/yoga, a kitchen (eco cafe) where we are experimenting with creating a healthy menu of fresh salads, small dishes, power balls, and smoothies. We strive to create this project in the most community oriented and sustainable way as possible. Our goal is help the local community to integrate into this healthy/selfustainable lifestyle and help educate and train people in different areas & skill sets. Through classes, workshops, festivals, sports events, gathering, celebrations and hard work we are manifesting this vision every day.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    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

    Learn ancient Mayan techniques, cosmo vision, sacred geometry, permaculture techniques, learn about traditional Guatemalan culture, practice Spanish with the locals and other volunteers & attend workshops, classes, sports events & gathering.

  • Help


    Volunteer opportunities around 3 weeks / 1 month with a possibility of extension

    carpentry work building snack/juice bar, tables, chairs, bamboo hut, tepee, temazcal hut, cabins, dorms

    -Offer classes/workshops-
    fitness, yoga, gymnastics, calisthenics, dance, nutrition, holistic therapies

    for decorating and beautifying the space (art, murals, signs)

    -gardening & landscaping

    -Web developer & digital deseing
    creating website, material, social media content, flyers, photography, etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have one room available for a volunteer that is on site. This is available for a committed volunteer who is interested in living a healthy lifestyle (no drugs, partying, smoking)

    Meals will include with one natural drink, freshly picked salad from the garden, and tortillas, the meal is most likely vegetarian for volunteers. Usually volunteers work from Monday to Friday 8am to 1pm. 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

    We also offer spanish classes onsite for our volunteers at and extra cost of Q50 per hour (aprox $7). Flexible schedule. Local teachers with experience.

    Will be living in San Felipe de Jesus Antigua Guatemala

    For all other volunteers: We do offer housing options around the farm (family stay, guest house, apartments, etc) at more accesible prices. Farm is located 5 min by car from the charming town of Antigua. (25 minutes by walking from central park) Public transport is also available (chicken buses, tuktuks, Uber). So most volunteers stay at hostels in Antigua or with local host families.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    -local markets
    -spring water pools
    -nature hikes
    -local events (open mic night, farmers market, futbol games) there are many things going on in Antigua
    -salsa classes, dancing
    -visiting villages
    -jade factory, coffee plantations, local farms, rodeos

    we want to provide our volunteers with a fun, enriching experience!

  • 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

    Our internet connection is pretty good in overall. We have nice working areas surrounded by nature for digital nomads.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We do have a parking space available for campervans and camping. Still very basic and rustic area but has bathroom and shower nearby and acces to the farm facilities.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week. 25hrs per week aprox.

Host ref number: 139915935141

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