Help us develop our ecological project in Bacalar town, Mexico



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    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

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    Now we are focused in carpinteers works to finish our dorms and some handcrats details as decoration, but any creative ideas are welcome!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, Italian

  • Accommodation


    We provide a pad 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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3/4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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