Help out in our cultural center in the middle of the Mayan Jungle on the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a space for cultural exchange and learning. I seek to create an eco community between my visitors and the local communities. The exchange of knowledge and wills will make this space a cultural center in the middle of the Mayan Jungle. It is a space where courses and workshops can be taught such as: Healthy, vegetarian, vegan cooking. Nutrition. Phytotherapy medicine. Environmental education. Bioconstruction. Dance. Art. Yoga and meditation workshops, among others. My name is Giulia, I am Italian, but for some years I have chosen Mexico as the best place to live. I arrived for the first time in 2003 to visit Holbox and I ended up staying more than a year until in 2010 I moved permanently. I speak three languages, I have many passions and interests: -I love Nature and I am a lifelong rescuer of domestic and wild fauna -I am a cook, in the past I had a couple of restaurants and I love creating recipes with regional and local ingredients, vegetarians and possibly organic -I studied natural medicine at the University and while traveling I took courses and learned medicines from women. A couple of years ago I developed a line of products for the care of the person plus herbal medicines.

    Este es un espacio de intercambio cultural y aprendizaje. Busco crear una eco comunidad entre mis visitantes y las comunidades locales. El intercambio de conocimientos y voluntades harán de este espacio un centro cultural en medio de la Selva Maya.
    Es un espacio donde se pueden impartir cursos y talleres como:
    Cocina saludable, vegetariana, vegana. Nutrición. Medicina fitoterapia. Educación ambiental. Bioconstrucción. Danza. Arte. Talleres de yoga y meditación, entre otros.

    Mi nombre es Giulia, soy italiana pero hace algunos años que elijo México como el mejor lugar para vivir.
    Llegué por primera vez en 2003 a visitar Holbox y me terminé quedando más de un año hasta que en el año 2010 me mudé definitivamente.

    Hablo tres idiomas, tengo muchas pasiones e intereses:
    -Amo la Naturaleza y soy rescatista de toda mi vida de fauna doméstica y silvestre
    -Soy cocinera, en el pasado tuve un par de restaurantes y amo crear recetas con ingredientes de la región y locales, vegetarianos y posiblemente orgánicos
    -Estudié medicina natural en la Universidad y viajando fui tomando cursos y aprendiendo de mujeres medicinas. Hace un par de años desarrollé una línea de productos por el cuidado de la persona más medicinas herbolaria.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    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
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    This is the best place to connect with Nature and with yourself.
    Here you can learn:
    -Biodynamic garden crops
    -natural cuisine and nutrition
    -how to heal without medication
    -learn to recognize wild animals in their natural habitat
    -learn to recognize flora of the area and its medicinal benefits
    -possibility of monitoring wildlife and endangered species (such as the jaguar).

    Este es el mejor lugar para conectarse con la Naturaleza y consigo mismo.
    Aquí podrás aprender:
    -cultivos de huerta biodinámica
    -cocina natural y nutrición
    -cómo curarse sin medicamentos
    -aprender a reconocer animales silvestres en su hábitat natural
    -aprender a reconocer flora de la zona y sus beneficios medicinales
    -posibilidad de ir a monitorear fauna silvestre y especies en via de extinción (como el jaguar).

  • Help

    Help

    Projects that I would like to develop and need help:
    -Help me develop the project of cultivation of edible and medicinal fungi
    -Create an oasis of food for migratory animals.
    -Create a pond for wildlife.
    -Take care of domestic and wild animals that we have at home.
    -Create a Ceremoial area with Temazcal
    -Destinate an area for the development of a biodynamic garden, among others.
    -Finish the Palapa fro the volunteers and bilding a Storage
    Proyectos que me gustaría desarrollar y necesito ayuda:
    .Ayudarme en desarollar el proyecto de cultivo de Hongos comestibles y medicinales
    -Cuidar a los animales domésticos y silvestres que tenemos en casa.
    -Crear un oasis de alimentos para los animales migratorios.
    -Crear un estanque para la fauna silvestre.
    -Crear una zona ceremonial con Temazcal.
    -Destinar un área para el desarrollo de una huerta biodinámica, entre otros.
    -Terminar la palapa para los voluntarios y una bodega.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are located in the middle of the jungle of the Yucatan peninsula, it is a beautiful place to rest surrounded by nature, silence and a totally starry sky.
    I can provide you with a healthy meal for noon and accommodation in the guest room of my own house and if you prefer an outdoor experience, there is a camping area where you can put your tent and sleep under thousands of stars.
    The volunteering that I offer is 5 hours a day 5 days a week with a minimum stay of 3 weeks.

    Estamos ubicados en medio de la selva de la península de Yucatán, es un hermoso lugar para descansar rodeado de naturaleza, silencio y un cielo totalmente estrellado.
    Puedo brindarte una comida saludable para el mediodía y alojamiento en la habitación de invitados de mi propia casa y si prefieres una experiencia al aire libre, hay una zona de camping donde puedes poner tu carpa y dormir bajo miles de estrellas.
    El voluntariado que ofrezco es de 5 horas al día 5 días a la semana con una estancia mínima de 3 semanas.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My furry family is quite large so I will need your help with the care of domestic and wild animals, especially if I am not at home. I hope you enjoy the company of my pets as much as I do.

    In your free time you can enjoy the beautiful nature visiting different nearby lagoons such as El Corchal, San Angel lagoon and Nativa Park. In the town of Solferino there is an orchid garden that you can visit and also get to know the ancient tree. It is an excellent area for birdwatching since due to its location and richness of plantations, it is one of the preferred routes for hundreds of migratory birds. The town is crossed by the road that goes to the paradisiac Island of Holbox, only in 20 minutes you will be able to reach the pier to cross to the Island. In the main square you can take urban transport or private taxis.

    Mi familia peluda es bastante grande por lo que necesitaré tu ayuda con el cuidado de los animales domésticos y silvestres, sobre todo si yo no estoy en casa. Espero que disfrutes de la compañia de mis mascotas tanto como lo disfruto yo.

    En tu tiempo libre podrás disfrutar de la hermosa naturaleza visitando diferentes lagunas cercanas como El Corchal, laguna San Angel y Nativa Park.
    En el pueblp de Solferino existe un orquideario al que puedes visitar y también conocer el árbol milenario. Es una excelente zona para hacer birdwatching ya que debido a su ubicacion y riqueza de plantaciones, es una de las rutas preferiadas de sientos de aves migratorias.
    El pueblo es atravesado por la carretera que se dirije a la paradisíaca Isla de Holbox, solo en 20 minutos podrás llegar al muelle para cruzar hasta la Isla. En el parque principal puedes tomar el transporte urbano o taxis privados.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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