We are Danny and Joy and grew up as missionary kids in different parts of the world. We are in our mid 50's and have lived in Baja, Mexico for 15 years doing various ministry - mostly house-building. We have jus in the last 18 months started a new ministry on a piece of land that was completely bare of any structures when we moved on it.
The vision at this time includes:
Providing opportunities; a place to learn various hand-on trades and skills along with apprenticeships.
Encouraging service to others in the surrounding communities.
Providing a place for travelers to stop-over and regroup.
Providing a place where people can separate from the world; a quiet place to rest and be restored.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
There is always much to learn from other people and their customs. When you are visiting another culture it is a good thing to be respectful and to spend lots of time watching, and when appropriate, ask polite questions.
The ranch is about 5 miles out a dirt road, so interaction with local people is varied depending on the projects going on, the day of the week etc.
There will always be evolving & changing tasks - these may include construction* cleaning of land, gardening, cleaning, cooking, painting & caring for animals.
Just need to be open to a variety of jobs and projects
* (may include plumbing, framing, carpentry, electrical etc)
The ranch has 4 loft houses, including beds, camping locations if tent camping is desired, hot water showers, internet and is located 5 miles down a dirt road from Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico. 1 meal per day will be cooked for volinteeres. Additional meals will be cooked by volunteers but food will be available to make the meals.
All food provided. One meal a day prepared by host, open-kitchen available for volunteer to prepare other meals.
Local activities include
shopping, beaches, hot springs, blowhole, wine tours, horse riding, hiking.
Local transport includes:
Buses, taxis and uber
To access this transportation you will need to be brought by host down an approximately 5-mile dirt road.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week