Help create an offgrid intentional community living in Chiapas, Mexico



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Few years ago I envisioned a place where we could build bridges between hearts, practicing healing with acceptance and inclusion (Kabbalah) and walk in the path of the effortless effort (Wu Wei).

    When the vision sought to be born the whole universe rallied and summoned us a wild semi-tropical area untouched as it was on the days of Eden.

    What do we have?
    Nothing! But we do have everything that really matters – guitars, djembe, didgeridoo, ukulele, cymbals, piano (!), rattles, flutes, harmonica, mouth blower and a few other sound creating instruments that only pachamama knows their names.

    What will we do?
    Much of this depends on the tribe that will form. I believe that on the first days we will clean the area to set up tents and a campfire. On the following days we will build a roof so we will have a place to cuddlee and share our vibrations.

    What is the vision all about?
    I imagine a playground like in a kindergarten full of sounds that we will produce with all kinds of instruments, our bodies and everything that is around.
    Having a safe space for vocal exploration, a protected haven that embraces every authentic voice as it is in the present may it be harmonic or out of tune.

    On Friday evenings we will celebrate Oneg Shabbat in a mantra singing circle. On Full moons we will strengthen our body and spirit with local Cacao brewed according to the best tradition of the tribes around us.

    And in between? Beyond 4-5 five hours a day of volunteering in manifesting the kingdom – the rest of the time is ours as a tribe to share our gifts. I envision us sharing workshops of intuitive singing, jams, expression of authentic voice, laughter yoga, movement, acro-yoga, and everything we invent together, each volunteer and the gift they want to share with the tribe.

    I invite you to come with the intention to observe and learn an aspect of your life and in the initiation fire we’ll commit to our process of breath, observe and let go.

    Who is the tribe?
    authentic conscious and reliable people who are not afraid to go on a journey into themselves in a grounded way.
    People who feel the call for more music in their lives and want to learn how to play an instrument and open their heart and sing in a non-judgmental and loving environment even if you never held an instrument or sang out loud before.
    People who want to explore their gifts.

    What does “Ohel Abraham” mean?
    Ohel – The word Ohel means tent in modern Hebrew and represented here in the context of welcoming house – a place of hospitality to recharge, reconnect and build bridges of trust.
    Abraham – My name is Avi the literal meaning in hebrew is “My Father” but usually is the short name for Abraham and tradition has it that Abraham is the father of all nations.

    “Ohel Abraham” – The house for building bridges.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    Together we'll take part in tradional Mayan ceremonies.
    We'll learn to play and sing sacred songs in Spanish and chantings in more local maya languages like Tzotzil and Tzeltal.

  • Help


    Any of the followings:
    - eco construction
    - carpentry
    - gardening
    - vegan chef
    - taking care of atmosphere and ambient
    - organizing schedule

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    In the first weeks we would sleep in tents around a campfire until we will build together the first fixed accommodations.
    That is a regular camping tent but we do have normal mattresses pillows and proper blankets for comfort sleeping.

    3 vegan meals a day.
    Breakfast would normally be oatmeal and nutritious fruit salad with toppings like chia, peanuts, maca, grains, etc..
    lunch and dinner can vary from local traditional cuisine to international food depends on "kitchen mama" and kitchen volunteers creativity.
    Local Cacao, Coffee, Herbal tea available at all time.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 184217996511