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Hi guys, we are Mike and Julie.
We are setting up an Eco-project in Oaxaca City.
We are easy-going, open-minded people who have a passion for cooking, food, eco-friendly projects, the outdoors, the ocean and sports.
Mike is a Mexican chef and is trying to make an Eco farm to have fresh organic ingredients every day.
He's into competitive swimming, mountain biking, xc marathon and triathlon. He loves good food, nice music and meeting nice and chilled people, also having a nice chat with a coffee or a mate at any time.
Julie is new to the project and is interested in organic farming, sports (swimming and climbing), health and wellness, meditation, yoga, pilates, natural cosmetics, natural remedies and medicinal plants.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Oaxaca is a beautiful place with a lot of culture around.
There is a great deal to see in and around the city, also Oaxaca has arguably the best cuisine in Latin America. If you're in the mood for a cooking class just ask Mike about it or if you like you can be part and assist Mike at the cooking classes some days a week.
For sure he can teach you separately how to cook some Oaxacan traditional meals to enjoy and in a future you can cook it at home or wherever you be. There are also a plethora of craft villages, several top notch Zapotec and Mixtec (pre-Hispanic) ruins, colonial churches, great restaurants, cooking schools and language institutes for learning Spanish, a wonderful central square (zócalo), Old World charm, tons of delicious street food, restaurants, bars and clubs to drink and dance salsa, merengue and cumbia, etc, etc, etc.
Or, if you are into the sports you can join us training at the pool, the track, the climbing gym or the mountain. There are tons of activities to do around.
Before anything, we have to say "Thank you so much!!" to all the previous workawayers who helped Mike to create, improve, and make the little farm a better place. Now, it is time to evolve. So, we need volunteers who can stay at least for 3 weeks. The idea of this is to have someone to help us to improve the place and manage the ongoing projects in a regular way.
So, at the moment, we have completed the yoga space and we need volunteers who have knowledge/skills in yoga teaching, wellness, art, natural cosmetic preparation, digital marketing, graphic design, farming, gardening, construction, electrics, etc. so, all together we can continue improving the new eco farm and also improve the house and run the wellness retreat center.
At the moment, the priority for us is to bring people to the retreat space who can share their knowledge/skills to run wellness events, eg. yoga classes, sound healing, meditation, dance, women's circles, acupuncture, nutritional education, medicinal plant workshops, etc. We want to hold space for healing and to promote health and wellness in all its forms.
The floor of the retreat centre is now finished so it is available for use for yoga, pilates, dance and other activities. At the moment we are looking for people to bring life to the space by offering yoga, therapies, healings, art workshops etc. etc.
We also need people who are talented in marketing and communication to help with advertising the space. Website designers, social media marketers etc. etc.
we are also hoping to build a Temezcal in the near future so if you're interested in learning about this process and are comfortable with manual labour you are very welcome.
The farm is an ongoing project, so knowledge of agriculture, especially organic growing/spin farming/ aquaponics/hydroponics/permaculture/ animal care etc. is always welcome. The greenhouse has just been finished and we are now companion planting everything that will be needed for the onsite restaurant in the coming year.
Some upcoming projects on the farm include; seeding, transplanting, building raised beds, building an irrigation system, preparing a worm farm.
As well as this, there is always routine work to do on the little farm e.g. looking after the animals, landscaping, weeding, harvesting, etc. Everything depends on the season and all of this is in small production.
With some of the products that we collect, we can cook some jam, just eat them or use them for the restaurant and cooking classes when it is needed. We have 11 chickens to have daily fresh eggs and 3 dogs. The plan in the close future is to buy a couple of goats to produce some milk and cheese.
We also want to get started with preparing a space to plant some things that can be used for the medicinal plant workshops and natural cosmetic workshops.
So, there is a wide variety of projects to choose from and you are free to pick something that interests you to work on while you are here.
We are offering a small private nice cozy cabin with a single mattress bunk bed, with electricity, a retro stereo to listen to some music from your device while working or when you're chilling, outdoor simple shower and a flush toilet. Also we built an outdoor kitchen and bar. There's also an outdoor fire pit with a nice grill to enjoy some drinks, "tlayudas" (Oaxaca typical food) and a nice chat at night times or party in the weekends.
We're located 15/25 minutes away from down town depending what time you are moving, or 10 to 15 minutes by bicycle.
The bus stop is 3 minutes walking, market, supermarket, mini-stores and laundry 3 minutes walking, basically you can find everything that you need in less than 500m around.
The place is a small ranch, it is an oasis in the middle of the city.
We're offering one meal a day, basically, breakfast, it can be some toast, fresh eggs just collected, coffee, or maybe some quesadillas with some tangerine juice.
There are tons of activities to do around. We have a little bit of something for everyone. If you are into cultural activities, learning Spanish or practicing your English, dancing, museums, restaurants, galleries, outdoor sports, cooking or just having a cool experience you will love it. Especially if you like or are in to trekking, swimming, running, mountain biking, exploring and traveling around. Oaxaca is surrounded by amazing mountains...We are sure you're gonna love it.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week