We are a mexican/italian couple established in Bacalar town building an ecological project for travellers to stay.
We have been working in capinteers and some recycling technic to build. No matter we are close to all the amenities the town has, we are lucky to still been surrounded by other empty lands, so the place still been quite wild.
According to this we want to preserve the local varieties of plants we have and create a beatiful garden where you can watch a lot of birds around like hamming birds and wood peckers. Bacalar´s town grew next to a magical lagoon in the mexican caribbean side. The mayan prehispanic culture still being very present. There are some archeological sites nearby. Because of our position the volunteers are able to visit a lot of these atractions.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We both have spent a long time travelling around latin america, thats where our project has it's root. Always interested in the social aspects are happening around the area we are in. I believe we can be such a good help for volunteers to understand the cultural and particular aspects are in Bacalar. While I was travelling, I was frequently involved with bioconstruction projects, that helps me out to realized which direction I wanted to give to my architectural degree. So I am pretty sure some construction techniques will be an important exchange whether the volunteer is interested in. On the other hand, cooking, languages and knowledge about plants Greta has earned a long the last years is priceless. She was been working in an italian greenhouse for several years.
Now we are focused in carpinteers works to finish our dorms and some handcrats details as decoration, but any creative ideas are welcome!
We provide a pad with sheets and pillow in a tent and the bathrooms are communal with hot water. We also give you the breakfast and the using of the kitchen well equipped. When the guests are not using the bikes you can take one and go discover Bacalar!
The lagoon of Bacalar is 500 meters away and you can visit interesting sites by bike from our house like cenotes. Taking a bus you can get to the beach of Mahahual or visit the town of Chetumal.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 2/3 hours a day, 6 days a week
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