Help us in building a sustainable eco-village in Veracruz, Mexico



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  • Description


    We are María and Alan a couple of Mexicans with a beautiful land in the mountains of Xico, Veracruz, Mexico and we are starting an Eco-village project based in permaculture, eco-yoga, deep ecology, arts, among others. We finish our house this year with natural construction, almost all of it is Made of stone from our land, strawbale, wood, and clay.

    We have an Organization, were we lead yoga and movement education, permaculture, women´s circles and sometimes earth medicine ceremonies, where we invite elders to come and share.

    María is a movement and yoga educator and a movement for trauma facilitator as well as a Transpersonal Psychologist in training, Alan is an Ornitologist and a conservationist, he leads proyects in the jungle of mexico with eagles.

    We have two dogs, two sheeps, 3 cats (that live inside the house) and 10 chickens.

    Please read carefully... Only apply if you have experience in the areas we are looking for.

  • 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
    Help around the house
    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

    Workawayers will benefit for learning spanish, yoga (when the trainings are running), women´s circles, and learn from nature.

  • Help


    We are welcoming volunteers with experience in permaculture, natural construction, carpentry, farming, agroecology.
    We are also looking for a volunteer that enjoys creating art, we want to build a mosaic garden and paths and a garden labyrinths.

    We are just starting this project and need a Lot of helping hands with experience, also we have a very huge library if you are willing to self learn and put in practice.

    Please if you dont have experience in any of these areas, we wont we able to host you. We welcome someone that know how to do things by themselves and offer proposals to do things in this land.

    2020 - 2021 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.

    We do not eat meat, we do eat fish and eggs, so we also ask for volunteers to adopt the same diet. No drugs allowed.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    We will provide a tent to sleep, bathroom, showers, we will provide food that you can cook your meal.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From our land there is a bus that takes you to Xico (town) and from xico you can take another bus to coatepec, or Xalapa. There are a lot of cultural events to assists, galleries, museums, etc. Also with more time you can go to the closest beach 1:30 min aprox, And if we are able we will take you with us in our free time.

    There is no internet connection, we have no wi-fi, we live off grid, if you are looking to connect online you can do that on your free time, we live with no light, we rise with the sun and live with natural light.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 256333872814