Volunteering while enjoying the nature and tranquility in Chacahua, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    Are you a fan of nature and tranquility? Then you will love it here, and we would love your help! We are a Mexican/American couple, working on an ambitious nature sanctuary project, we are located on a beautiful
    "Island" to one side we have the chacahua lagoon and to the other a 10mile beach. Even though this is supposed to be a protected area it has little or no help from the government and so a lot of it is being destroyed, we are hoping to make a difference by converting our piece of land into a food forest, sustainable camping site and turtle/animal sanctuary, by this we hope to influence our neighbors and in the long run save this beautiful place.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Chacahua is paradise, a small community lives on the "point" this is where most backpackers stay, you can find amazing waves for surfing, soccer n beach volleyball, nice beach and lagoon for swimming, as well as restaurants and a bar( most places close by 11/12pm) sometimes later 2/3am on Saturdays. The point is about an hour beach walk or a $1usd 15min shuttle away.
    There's 2 other communities to visit and explore, and many other activities like hiking, bird watching, fishing etc. Turtles nest right in front of our property so that's awesome too. Depending on your motivation, you can have a lot of quiet self time, or your day can be filled exploring the surroundings and interacting with the locals.

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment I am starting with the bare minimums, most help needed is watering plants, yard chores, building, creative minds, community projects.
    **Looking for proactive people that don't need constant supervision, experts/experience in permaculture a plus as I'm now focusing on soil and planting. Candidates looking to stay 3 weeks+ will have priority**

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    *only accepting volunteers with camping gear, at the moment*

    As the project is just getting started, everything is still very "rustic", think camping under the stars in a deserted island, if that appeals to you, then this is the place. There's compost toilet and out door shower(well more like bucket shower), fire cooking, limited electricity for charging phones/wifi, beach palapa with hammock and fire pit. Food: I provide basic staples like coffee/tea, rice, beans, pasta, oil, salt and kitchen utensils, it's up to you to compliment and cook your meals. I do love cooking and sharing meals so most likely I'll cook for everyone, every so often, but don't want it to be a responsibility of mine as I have loads going on.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The place is beautiful once you arrive, but it's a Bit of an adventure getting here. We are located an hour from Puerto Escondido, the closest large city, world class surf, night life and everything a top tourist destination needs is there, as well as international airport. Ways to get here:
    Easy/expensive $32USD private taxi+shared boat+shuttle
    Bit of hassle/cheapest $7.5usd shuttle+shared taxi+shared boat+shuttle
    Once here you can reach the near by communities by walking, canoe, or
    Dollar shuttle. Nearest town with ATM is Rio grande 30mins away.
    **Times and fees may vary because of covid**

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Max 5hrs/day 5days a week, some days could be full, some days could be just watering plants and feeding the chickens.

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