Help with gardening, composting and more in San Luis Potosí, Mexico



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    My name is Cornelia you can comunícate in English ,Deutsch, español and francais
    we have some land with fruitrees in Real de Catorce ,San
    Luis Potosí,Mexico
    Our business is a hotel in Real de Catorce which was the first in town with 10 rooms
    That’s not where we need help at least not now,
    My husband passed on three years ago and left us the hotel and a big land which we had planted with fruit trees and conifers ( we replanted those trees to help the ecosystem that got stripped from trees when the silver mines were
    So we would like to invite people with experience in permaculture
    Compost making etc etc

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Real de Catorce is a very rich cultural place
    Natives called wirarika (huicholes) have their sacred land in this Aérea which is called
    also it’s a colonial town with unique architecture
    Also it’s quite a tourist spot where u can meet all kind of nationality
    As I said I speak four languages and the volunteer can learn Spanish here

  • Help


    We need some help to prune back the trees and dress the soil with organic matter
    We look for a couple that knows about gardening ,trees ,compost ,permaculture
    And Workawayers can also can bring their tools .

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a room with no inside toilet
    The toilet and shower are outside the house with hot water
    shared ,with other people
    Water is scarce though we are a semi-desert but u can definitely shower with hot water

    We need to discuss the food situation
    For my own health I went pretty basic using local products and vegetarian but there is no problem for the workers to eat meat or fish we are very open about that
    Also the garden gives us some produce when we have enough water and some friends in town have gardens and we trade

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is buses that drive all the way up to the Mountain from Matehuala
    And I have a car that makes it up the cobblestone roads ( tough riding)
    There is a casa de cultura in town where they hold workshops for the towns people
    In your free time you can hike , ride a horse ( renting) or go down to the valley to visit cactus land ( we are part of the chihuahuan desert ,unique in the world ,for its variety of Cacti

  • 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

    Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

Host ref number: 418312991136