Provide opportunities to others by sharing hands-on skills in Baja, Mexico



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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 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.

  • Help


    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)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 392397917414