We are Americans in Belize for 2 years. Our farm is located in the lovely village of Big Falls in the Toledo district of Belize. We are a couple with a sweet 1 and a half year old baby girl. While our farm is in its early phase we are living in a rental home nearby. We offer camping at the rental, but you will have the opportunity to spend a lot of time at the farm as well. We are seeking a mother’s helper as well as a farm hand, so a couple might be a good fit! But if you’re a single and have experience with babies or farming we are open to one volunteer too! We are also open to families with children or groups of friends. We are seeking like minded individuals to join us and help us, so here is a bit about us. Please reach out if you feel a resonance!
We love to prepare delicious meals and we eat as clean as possible, we are into permaculture, music and art, yoga and mindfulness and like to consider ourselves peaceful warriors! We are learning about permaculture as we go and it’s really fun and interesting! We care deeply for the earth and are honored to be able to tend to this land. We are particular about use of anything chemical on our farm, so please bring all natural toiletries if possible.
Currently eating from our farm: coconuts, plantain, banana, cassava, chaya, cocoyam, pineapple. Our trees and garden are young, so what’s not bearing yet we buy from other excellent organic farmers in the area.
We offer different exchange programs for individuals depending on how little or much you want to work/ how gourmet you want to be fed. Message for more details.
420 Friendly, hard working, but time for creativity and relaxation is a priority.
Please no chemical tobacco smokers, we would consider light organic tobacco users ( if smoke is far away from the baby), please no heavy drinkers.
We have a dog and a cat both with big personalities!
Punta Gorda Town is a 30 minute bus ride away. There is a lot to explore in Toledo district and we encourage some days off. Occasionally we are up for excursions with our guests in the area if you want to pitch in for gas!
Internet is available at the rental and reaches your camping site, though we usually shut it off between 10pm-6am.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Our area is truly a gem! It is so diverse. Each cultural group here has something interesting to learn from (Mayans, Kriol, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, Chinese). In our back yard there are Mayan ruins, chocolate farms, river tubing and zip lining. A half hour away you reach the coast at Punta Gorda where you can set out to sea for snorkeling, island hopping and fishing.
The mother’s helper would play with the baby, help feed her, bathe her etc. all alongside me (mom). I’d love to be able to work a bit on my jewelry making while the baby has a loving companion helping her explore her books and toys! I’d also love some help with meal prep and really enjoy cooking creative meals with people. The farmhand would spend mornings and afternoons (mid-day is too hot, siesta and lunch time back at the rental) helping my partner Will planting trees, gardening, chopping the land, building huts for you to stay in when we transition to the farm, etc. We have a mini tractor and some weed wackers to help make the manual labor easier. We are also learning to farm with machetes as the locals do!
People who’s skills overlap are great too! You can hang out with the baby and work at the farm!
English and Spanish
We have one great big REI tent with an air bed. This would be ideal for a couple or two friends. For the adventurous type we have a tent hammock. Our rental sits on a fairly big lot with some large trees. There’s an out house for at night bathroom use. Though during the day you will be welcome in our home to use the amenities.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided. ( lately we are experimenting with lunch being the big meal of the day and a light dinner. It is suiting is). I will cook most of the meals but you are invited to help. We eat mostly vegetarian, but we also eat some dairy and meat from small local farms in our area.
James bus line stops right on the highway near our rental and farm. This service will get you all over Toledo and greater Belize.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week