Help our Holistic and Self-sufficient Place near to Xilitla, Mexico with Permaculture, Ecobuilding and Holistic Healing Retreat

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Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    We are building a Holistic Place 40 minutes south of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí. On our 6 hectares of land, surrounded by hills of tropical rainforest, you'll find a diversity of fruit trees, herbs, two water sources, a stream and a deep pool of clear water. We are located a 30 minutes walk from the nearest villages, so it's very peaceful. Our project is developing a place where you can learn to live in direct contact with nature following permaculture ethics, applying the techniques of biodynamics. We live off grid, but have electricity from solar panels, we cook using solar cookers and by burning wood, and have a compost toilet. We are asking for a charity cooperation of 100 Pesos per day for food, and a stay of at least one week.

    We are currently developing our land, and there is a lot of room for new projects. We particularly want to become auto-sustainable, and have already planted crops to achieve this, but there is a lot of room to grow. We are happy to share our space with anyone who enjoys the outdoors, and who is interested in learning or applying permaculture to raw but fertile land. We would like to develop the land with terraces, better access and also are working on long term plans of sustainability that will provide for many years to come. The sharing of visual Arts, literature and music play an important role in our community as well as the exchange of ancestral wisdom about local medicinal Plants. Accommodation is provided in a shared room, but we are hoping to build cabins in the near future.

    If you have any permaculture idea or topic in your head you really want to bring into life, we love to give you space for it!
    We are always looking for longtime volunteers (2 month+) who want to take over following bigger projects in garden, fruit forestry, construction or art. Let us know!


    In the area you can visit the town Xilitla and a place called Las Pozas where Sir Edward James built a surreal garden, and there are also many places for hiking or to go for a swim.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In plus with us you can learn about meditation, medicinal plants, holistic healing, ancestral knowledge, crystals, traditional culture from area like make tortillas, prepare organic products like soap, vinager, conserves, natural medicines, Spanish.

  • Help

    Help

    CURRENT ACTIVITIES FOR THE VOLUNTEER:

    Helping in home, cleaning and cooking with firewood.
    Maintenance like cutting grass, collecting firewood etc.
    Rebuilding our gardens and creating healthy soil.
    Ecobuilding with local materials and clay.

    Be in charge of the farm when we have to go out.

    We are always looking for longtime volunteers (2 month+) who want to take over following bigger projects in garden, fruit forestry, construction or art.

    If you have some knowledge of Ecoprojects, Permaculture, Organic agriculture and have the willingness to share your knowledge this is the right place.

    We are really looking for people who want help us with our life style and who can stay motivated always.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, German and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a room for more than 7 people in a shared room. For now we are starting to grow crops so the food will be a vegetarian pantry three meals per day. We just ask for a charity feed to buy food, 100 Pesos per day, so we can continue to support the project.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can visit Xilitla "Las Pozas" the surrealist garden of Sir Edward James, the Tancuilín river, The Basement of the Swallows, Pilateno: Nahuatl community. Coffee plantations,cloud forest with high biodiversity. Get to know the culture of huapango, typical music of the area, hiking in the mountains and swiming in to the rivers and waterfalls.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours per day 5 days by week

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    This host charges a fee

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    US$5 contribution towards food











































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