Contribute to conservation & permaculture project in Kalinantli, Mexico

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    My name is Patricia, and I retired 10 years ago, dedicating myself since then to the maintenance, conservation, and protection of Kalinantli.

    Kalinantli is a beautiful area that was initially built for our family to spend time together. Over the years, it has grown and more recently has become an area for conservation and eco-tourism with the objective that more people are able to immerse themselves in nature while learning about the importance of taking care of our natural environment.

    In Kalinantli, there is a small team of workers dedicated to planting, maintenance, cleaning, and looking after animals.

    Mi nombre es Patricia, y hace 10 años que me jubilé. Desde entonces, me he dedicado al mantenimiento, la conservación y la protección de Kalinantli.

    Kalinantli es un hermoso espacio que inicialmente fue creado para nuestra familia, pero con el tiempo se ha convertido en un lugar de conservación y ecoturismo, con el objetivo de que más personas puedan conocer la naturaleza en esta región de México y comprender la importancia de cuidarla.

    En Kalinantli, hay un pequeño equipo de trabajadores dedicados al mantenimiento, la siembra, la limpieza del espacio y el cuidado de los animales.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    -Knowledge about the culture, gastronomy, flora and fauna in the region.
    -Opportunity to learn about different Mexican dishes, their preparation and the use of local ingredients.
    -Interaction with the locals and more about life in a small Mexican village.
    -Enjoy a beautiful, tranquil place where you are able to connect and immerse yourself in the nature.
    -Practice your Spanish with the locals.

    -Conocimientos de la riqueza cultural, gastronómica, flora y fauna de la región.
    -Posibilidad de probar nuevos platillos y aprender a cocinar con ingredientes de la gastronómia local.
    -Interactuar con gente local para aprender más sobre la vida cotidiana del pueblo.
    -Disfrutar un espacio tranquilo y profundizar una conexión con la naturaleza pasando tiempo en este hermoso lugar.
    -Conocimiento y práctica del idioma español beneficándose ambas partes por el intercambio de idiomas.

  • Help


    I am interested in engaging in a knowledge exchange focused on the protection, maintenance, and conservation of natural resources, as well as learning about and implementing permaculture techniques in vegetable gardens, family orchards, and ornamental plants.

    I would also like to practice my English whenever possible.

    Me interesa realizar un intercambio de conocimientos que se centren tanto en la protección, el mantenimiento y la conservación de los recursos naturales, así como en el conocimiento y la aplicación de la permacultura en el cultivo de hortalizas, huertos familiares y plantas ornamentales.

    También me gustaría tener la oportunidad de practicar mi inglés siempre que sea posible.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Estoy interesada en practicar mi inglés y a la vez apoyar personas que están aprendiendo español.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own comfortable, rustic cabin with a double bed and a bathroom with a shower.
    The kitchen is located outside, near a dining area that will be shared with other people working at the site.
    There is also a pool area for relaxation and a shala for yoga practice in your free time. We provide Wifi service with good speed in some areas of the campsite (but not in the cabins).

    Two meals will be included everyday (breakfast and lunch), the volunteer must be able to prepare their own food with the available ingredients that are provided. This will include fresh eggs, tortillas, beans, rice, coffee, milk, bread, fruits, meat. Dinner is not included.

    Es una cabaña cómoda y rústica con una cama matrimonial y baño con regadera.
    El servicio de cocina está ubicado afuera, junto a un comedor que será compartido con otras personas que trabajen en el lugar.
    Además, hay un espacio con alberca y zona de descanso, así como una shala para practicar yoga en tus tiempos libres. Contamos con servicio de Wifi con buena velocidad en algunas áreas del campamento (pero no en las cabañas).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Kalinantli is located close to Jalcomulco. It's about 5-10 minutes by car or approximately 20 minutes on foot. In Jalcomulco, you can find a good selection of shops and restaurants. Regarding transportation, there are taxis that can take you from Jalcomulco to Coatepec and Xalapa, which are the closest cities. There is also a bus service that operates daily between Xalapa, Coatepec, and Jalcomulco; however, the schedule is not particularly regular or reliable. If you're not in a rush, this is also another option.

    Jalcomulco is a popular eco-tourism destination that attracts Mexican and international visitors. There are various companies dedicated to offering rafting, rappelling, and other adventure excursions, in addition to some more relaxing options like massages and temazcales.

    Kalínantli se encuentra muy cerca del pueblo de Jalcomulco. Está a unos 5-10 minutos en coche o aproximadamente a 20 minutos caminando desde Kalínantli. En el pueblo, puedes encontrar una buena variedad de tiendas y restaurantes. Hay servicios de taxis que pueden llevarte a Coatepec y Xalapa, que son las ciudades más grandes cercanas a Jalcomulco. También hay autobuses que van a Coatepec y Xalapa, aunque sus horarios suelen ser irregulares.

    Jalcomulco es un pueblo que atrae visitantes tanto nacionales como internacionales debido a sus actividades de ecoturismo. Hay varias empresas dedicadas a actividades como rafting, rappel, excursiones, etc., además de opciones de relajación como masajes y temazcales.

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

Host ref number: 428471743161

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