Helps to establish an edible forest and a concervancy project in a rural area near Guadalajara, México

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Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    Cattleman, 65 years old, love trees, learning regenerative technics for the soil. Divorced, two young sons, son & daughter. Want to be an entrepreneur in ecotourism and cultural travel.

    We are located in a stunning landscape near Guadalajara, México, (1.5 hours away) in the municipality of Ixtlahuacán Del Río, which is about 15 minutes from the ranch, and we want to establish an edible forest around the house and share the experience and the view. We need eco solutions to supply energy and dwell to visitors, also to give them attention, food, fun and recreation. Regenerative agriculture is a goal in order to produce healthy food for the people and the animals in the farm.

    We have this place since almost 60 years, it's a huge portion of land of about 1000 acres and almost no capital, it is a very valuable nature retreat near a very big city (near 5 million inhabitants), and we want to preserve this land for future generations.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The owners are city people but the personnel in the farm are campesinos, we would have a great opportunity to work with them and learn from them. Also share our knowledge between us in order to establish a new relation with nature. We are located in a recently declared Natural Protected Area with plenty of flora, fauna and fungi, and we want to make a nature reserve of our ranch, besides the production of healthy food and services.

  • Help

    Help

    You can help in the citric orchard collecting the fruits or taking care of the trees. Or noursing the bees* or the cattle, producing some dairy milk or feeding them. We also have a little module with worms to produce hummus*. You can help us in the creation of soil retention structures. Or as a nature guide, or a teacher... We are starting with this and also you can give us some ideas on how to run this kínd of projects. We are open. Thanks.

    *Suspended for the moment.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

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    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

    Adobe house, three bedrooms, 6-9 beds, with (limited) energy. 3G wifi (limited internet), no TV, small fridge, roof terrace with a view. We can provide bed & food (you have to cook) on reciprocity for your colaboration in the farm dutys, of course we don't expect any payment from you. The house has some basic rules for the bennefit of all the inhabitants.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located about an hour and a half from Guadalajara, and we can go there for cultural activities and relax or medical asistance. The nearest town is Mascuala (5 km) and Ixtlahuacán Del Río (20 min.) We want help to guide groups of students and visitors and to raise cattle, horses, chickens, fish, trees, make photos, cooking, handcrafts, excercise, meditation, and entertainment. We can spend time reading and writing, walking and talking each other. We would colaborate in the design of the site, the farm, the lanscape. And have plenty of sun in the process. We want to pursue happiness while attending the place.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have limited wifi connection but we could improve it depending on your needs and means.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Automoviles, trucks, bikes and motorhomes are wellcomed here.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have three dogs and One cat but their are friendly (kind of).

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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