Encompassed on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Sur, surrounded by waterfalls and tropical forests lies our "finca", one of the oldest and most beautiful organic coffee plantations in Oaxaca. We are a family with two children (5 and 7 years) and both of us have been coffee farmers for five generations.
Part of our coffee plantation is a glamping eco-resort where we welcome visitors from all over the world, giving coffee tours and tastings.
If you are looking for a quiet place in nature and want to learn more about coffee farming, this is the perfect place for you. We're looking for volunteers who are proactive, open-minded, reliable and hard-working with different skill sets.
You can get to know the artisanal process of one of the best high altitude coffees in the world and you can learn more about Mexican - and specifically Oaxacan - culture and gastronomy. You can also practice your Spanish here :-)
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for a friendly English teacher for our children Andrea and Santiago, who are 6 and 8 years old. We are looking for a person that stays with us at least 3 months, because is very important to have continuity in their lessons. and live the program for the next teacher. We would like them to have 1 hour of class each one of them a day. And then may be 1 extra hour to help us with their homework from school. We are looking for some one with a profile in teaching, who loves nature and is looking for a quiet place like ours. Is very important for us to be a very responsible and committed person with teaching and children. Weekends would be free time to travel around. We are surrounding of many touristic places near by that im sure you will all so enjoy.
If you are willing you can all so help us with the tourist.
Please let us know in your message what your skills are.
Depending on availability, you can either stay in one of our tents (the bathroom is shared) or you will be staying in a room next to the main building of our farm.
Food will be provided by us (Adriana is also a chef :-)) or you can use the kitchen and cook for yourself.
We can provide you with food (breakfast, lunch) or you can also use the kitchen to cook your own food.
We don´t offer any payment.
We're located 45 min away from the airport in Bahias de Huatulco and one hour of the beaches of Huatulco and is reachable by shared taxis ("colectivos"), by van or by regular taxis. The farm is about 10 min away from the small village of Pluma Hidalgo where you can find some coffee shops and small stores. There's also a beautiful waterfall that you can reach by foot.
Please note that Pluma Hidalgo is located in the mountains and it is significantly colder here (around 20°C during the day, 10-15°C at night) than at the coast. Please bring appropriate clothing.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week