We are a mexican/italian couple established in Bacalar town where we built an ecological project for travellers to stay.
We have been working in capinteers and some recycling technic to build the hostel for the last 2 years. 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 beautiful garden where you can see 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.
Help with Eco Projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
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 along the last years is priceless. She was been working in an italian greenhouse for several years.
We need a hand running the hostel, from checking in/cheking out some guests and general mantainance of the house. There are always daily tasks, like cleaning communal areas, emptying the compost or caring for the garden. Sometimes we deal with especific small projects to renew some corners of the place. In addition we are always open to new porposals.
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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 3 hours a day, 6 days a week
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