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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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**
*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.
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**
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
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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