Off-grid permaculture community in a jungle forest reserve, Chiapas, Mexico

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Mexico

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    16/09/2022

 
  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome Family!

    Bienvenid@s to our Intentional Community centered in sustainable good living from based principles learned in permaculture at the Natural Reserve La Sepultura, Chiapas

    In October 2021 between 70 families, we bought land inside a natural reserve with the dimensions of 550 ha. We live with a spiritual river of 3km and we have counted yet 9 springs trough the mountains and valley, but everytime we go, we find new. We are pleased for the marginal area we have acquired, the altitude resides between 800 meters and 1400. This means that in the bottom where the 3km current of the river resides through the valley, we have the climate and abundance of flora from the jungle. from the middle to the top of the mountain, we find pines, and mist forests vibes. Let the fireflies and orchids astonish you with their magical colors and lights, though the morning fog.

    Each family has the right to 8 ha in total. conserve 5 ha as protection. 1 for food, 1, for eco living infrastructure, 1 for communal spaces.

    We are starting to scout the terrain, observing the natural world, camping with humility and learning from the elements of the Earth in this sacred protected space. Our walk between this mystical jungle with forest, we'll discern which landscape is the best for our mutual growth as humans with nature. 🌱

    When we find the best place to settle down we will start the Proyect.

    Starting with service to mother earth, we are her children, we are born to coexist and serve her.

    Welcoming our arrival with a Regeneration Project, we will use the plain space of the past corn fields to bring agroforestry and agroecological permaculture design to become sustainable in our necessity for food. Though, already in the terrain there are mangos, nopaleras, momo, local zetas mushrooms, and much more. We want to have more biodiversity so we can live abundantly with many colors and sabours which will never get us bored.

    But patience is required to fully live this journey from the transition of living in a codependency of a not sustainable economics based in capitalism to live off grid from the abundance of PACHAMAMA, Tonantzin, Mother Earth.
    First we need to put attention to begin with establishing an economical retribution offering PDC's (Permaculture Design Courses). With this income we can use it to acquire seeds, trees, and materials, so our sustainable design can flourish for generations.

    Feel free to join and continue the beautiful pilgrimage of bringing our home where we go, sharing with joy the new horizons. 🐆🦅

    My name is Pepe, I have been traveling in different communities, learning permaculture at university, courses and volunteering, had a career in filmmaking, opening my heart to music and listening to people. I come from Rainbow and beyond the stars, living our truth. I received the call from the mexican indian grandfather (Abuelo Marzo) to be part of this epic project, to protect while living in peace with the natural garden of life. Now it’s time for me to open the channel for inviting the precise family to accomplish the not utopian dream of community, our ancestors have done it, let's find our ground to put our roots and grow healthy in glossom as CEIBA trees. Ahao

    Welcome to the Odyssey

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • 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

    Love, sacred fires, True natural pace of time, Organic and local food, yoga (Hatha and Kundalini), Qi Gong, horses care and riding, Janzu "water massage", Dreams facilitation for own interpretation, Dances, photography, filming, and sweet Musical harmonies using voice and many instruments (Harmonium, Guitar, Ukulele, flutes) with natural vibes included 😉)

    Much love familia 🌈

  • Help

    Help

    To set up our long term Campment we need facilitators with experience in eco construction (we love the simplicity of Yurts). (long term vision: The plantations of bamboo will help us for the material of future housing.

    First year living in the land, from the perspective of the Seed Camp: Observe the axis of the sun, direction of wind, different influences from elements and anomalies of terrain.

    After settling grounded, the comunal vision for economic retribution is by offering permaculture courses and workshops. So we need to first emphasize in creating a basic infrastructure to welcome the family which will have the next course of PDC (Permaculture Design Course).

    Welcome to the seedcamp

    Collaborating together to manifest:

    1. Raised dry toilets

    2. Communal kitchen

    3. Communal space for gathering. (in this case, for learning the philosophy of living with permaculture)

    4. Showers that connect its grey waters to a bananos system

    Feel free to join the beginning of this beautiful journey of living in a community at this magical, beautiful and safe land which is our mothers earth heart 🌻.

    Me, Julie my beloved partner and Mali our dog are truly happy to recieve you to our family and connect you with the other team guardians that we co-exist to protect the reserve :)

    May all beings be happy 🎉💙🎊

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Canta gallo

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    First Camping in personal tents. I have 2 extra tent that can be used :) while we'll be building yurts and tipis.

    Food that we cultivate is free to the community, part of the exchange. the goods and food adquired in the exterior of the land will be taken in consideration from a consensus of everyone in the community so we agree the common econmical fond for that purchase.

    After 3 months all the Exquisite food, will be organic from our intentions and karma to mother earth, we will provide the knowledge of how to make delicious mexican cousine into a healthy vegan (we accept eggs also) , no gluten, no oils, focusing in no inflamattion diet, seeds cooking in pressure cooker (destroying all lectins) all healing and beautifully well put. Local Fruits like mangos and riped or green bananas, veggies like cruciferous, légumes like mijo and maiz, tubers like yuca and sweet potatoes, fermented chukrut, kombucha and coconut yoghurt, botanical drinks, natural popcorn, momo plants for tamales, chickens eggs, calming teas, and many sabours that can only be found in the jungles of Chiapas! Welcome to exotic breakfasts! And peaceful fasting periods

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Enjoy exploring the 550 ha of the natural reserve (waterfalls and springs await), always respecting the communitie's 70 families boundaries and projects. (If someone is constructing or having its own trip with private egoland, well just Ask if you can passbye and you will recieve :) If its not possible to walk through, well there are many other wild ways to follow in your path.

    In the land inside the reserve la sepultura. is difficult to find signal for phones and internet. Trees are protecting us from the microwaves of the satelites contamination. We are 1 hour by walking from the land to the nearest town, 1 hour by car from the sea (We have to find and make a trail by the reserve to go by the valley and mountains in horses and get out to the sea.) 3 hours from the Magical Town San Cristobal de las Casas "Most important cultural interchange site for Latin America" (We have a Home Base where we can find the time to work online and express with retribution our talents and abilities such as giving concerts or selling chukrut to society)
    The land is 2 hours from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas Capital city where there is the airport.

    From the nearest town of the land we can arrange our meeting and look for u there with a pick up truck, or if we allready built our caravan wagon, our horses will help with your transport. Theres also some kids that earn their living with tuc tuc transport (moto taxi 70 pesos the journey)

    See you in home.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a house outside the land where you can park there :) or take the automovile to the land if it can get there :)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Friendly nature animals are welcome :D Mali the female labrador will be happy to play with

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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