Enjoy helping on a Permaculture farm and build an earthship inspired restaurant with us in the jungle, Sayulita, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, this is Jacqueline. First of all I want to thank you for taking the time to read our information. Please read fully.

    We invite you to join us (me and Alwart) on our permaculture farm in the jungle in Nayarit, Mexico.

    At our project we have a chickens for egg production, we have more that 30 varieties of fruit trees (some of them are still growing...few years will go until the start fruiting) all arranged in a food forest design. During winter and spring we have a small annual garden.

    We look for people with energy to work and the will to learn.
    We also require people who can live in community and clean after themselves. And most important that can commit and that are reliable on the tasks that will be given.

    What we do is not easy work so it requires real desire to learn by helping.
    You will be asked to help 25 hours per week.

    2021 position: All spots are taken
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    Volunteer positions for 2022

    ✓6 months minimum stay

    -Openings in June/July to early December.


    We need volunteers who can help with the general maintenance of the farm. Primarily with feeding the chickens, making and turning compost, harvesting and planting in our beds, lots of watering and mulching, plant division for the nursery.

    Processing food is also something we will be doing: dehydrating fruits, a lot of fermentations, canning, and making higiene products from scratch.

    And the rainy season is the time when we focus a lot in plant propagation of all kinds so it is a very complete season as you will see the transition from the wet to the dry season.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    There will be time to interexchange with us and other volunteers.
    After work we share lunch together.
    By helping in the farm you will understand permaculture principles.

    Jacqueline volunteers at the local kid's center with a communal garden. Volunteers are welcome to join and invited to interact with the local kids.

  • Help

    Help

    Summers are hot and humid. We do a big transplantation right before the rainy season and what we have to do is mainly taking care of the newly planted trees and make sure they don't get covered by weeds.
    Taking care of the chickens is a main task as well as they require attention in the morning and in the afternoon.
    Summer is also when we do most of our compost and we will be doing a lot of soil regeneration with the green biomass.
    Between the normal work we will be also doing some work finishing our future earthship inspired restaurant and nursery.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Two bedroom house with several beds, a shower and a kitchen. We use compostable toilets. We have a little solar panel that will provide energy to charge your phone and your laptop while sun is up shining. -at night time electricity must only be used by the house lights-

    We also have some glamping tents that are available for volunteers who want to feel more connected to nature.

    We share lunch together so cooking is also something you will be expected to do as part of the work.
    **For 2022 positions the transition will come from staying in the shared house to fully move to the glamping and individual tents.
    Also the cooking will only happen twice per week as the meals will be provided at the restaurant.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION

    We are a drug and alcohol free project.
    Smoking is not allowed in the house.
    We encourage you to leave your vices somewhere else.

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    What to do locally:

    Banderas Bay is a beautiful spot surrounded by beaches and vegetation. Year round activities are surfing, hiking, SUP, amongst others.
    We are very close to Sayulita, San Pancho, Bucerias and Puerto Vallarta.

    In Sayulita and San Pancho you can join classes for a great value and all very diverse:
    Capoeira, pilates, acroyoga, handstands, ceramic, improvisation, singing, different types of dancing, etc.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours per week

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