Help create a sustainable eco-farmstay in Mazunte, Mexico

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  • Last activity: 6 May 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hey, My name is Jay. I am currently building a homestead/campground in the beautiful Mazunte, Oaxaca, Mexico. The objective is to creative a self-sustainable (or as close as possible!) eco-farmstay and Hostal where people can live together and share a different lifestyle.

    We are using solar power for the whole property still and we try to use all waters more than once using natural filtration system.

    Our home is located on a quiet street about 10min. walk from Mazunte and less than 20 min from the beaches. We bought, a friend and I the 2000 m2 property in 2020. Since then we have been working by hand to create this little place to live our life in a way that is more suited for our values.

    We have a dry toilet, a beautiful shower and a well equipped kitchen for everyone to share their favourite recipes.
    We offer accomodations in a tent in exchange for about 15h of work (per week). We work on week days in the morning only (around 9 to 12) because the sun gets quite hot after and its not enjoyable to work in the heat and weekends we are off, we only ask everyone to clean after themselves so that the place remain enjoyable for everyone at all time.

    Lots of the tasks are to maintain the spaces clean and also develop the place and do some small projects here and there. We also have a small campground that we rent at a decent price during the dry season (nov-may)


    ***if you are massage therapist or tattoo artist and would like to exchange accommodations for sessions let us know about it!! Also if you have a specific skill you think could be traded, let us hear it!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    We will be doing lots of various types of projects and are looking forward to exchange our knowledge and experience with one another. We will have plenty of free time to share stories. We can always help you improve your English, French or Spanish (to the best of our ability).

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help in clearing the land, flattening areas, building walls, watering plants and of course playing with our cats and dogs.

    Any knowledge of construction, gardening, landscaping, woodworking, masonry, eco-building, permaculture or any other relevant skill would be most welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We still have no housing built so we will offer a tent (or a spot to put your own), sheets and pillows, and of course access to the shower and dry toilet.

    We have sufficient solar power to charge your devices.

    Food is not included BUT when we cook we usually make enough for everyone. Food is always better shared anyways.
    Drinking water is included, make sure you keep hydrated.
    **Little fact on drinking water in Mexico, most drinking water contains NO minerals so it is important to either get your source of Calcium, Sodium, Potassium and Magnesium in your food or drink electrolytes once in a while.**

  • 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

    We have wifi but its not starlink so sometimes connection is slow or put of service (this is for all of Mazunte). On the other hand, There are many places in town to get starlink if the signal isnt strong enough here.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    12-15 hours per week

Host ref number: 233529971389

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