Help us with ecofarming, composting, sustainibility...at a wonderful place in Bacalar, Mexico

  • Mexico
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  • Last activity: 27 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description



    We are living at a wonderful place outside from Bacalar, different houses, a beautiful garden with a lot of plants and jungle. We have our own access to the lagoon with a Palapa and our own sailboat.

    Our main job is to take care of the place - maintaining, cleaning, cutting trees, weeds, recycling...
    and we use the resources to create a sustainable lifestyle with making compost and growing our food like tomatoes, salads, local vegetables and fruit trees.
    The project is in the beginning and we need a lot of help with building, gardening, planting and composting. You can learn a lot about permaculture and what it means to live in the jungle... self motivated people with farming- and outdoor skills are required. We live in very simple conditions and our life happens mostly outside always in connection with other living beings like mosquitos, spiders, bugs... - nothing dangerous.

    We also run an ecotouristic company and sail along the lagoon in a sustainable and conscious way.

    Spoken languages are spanish, english, german, french...

    Not allowed: Cocacola people, if you fancy these kind of products you can either take a break and discover feeling good without them or have your sugar toxic stuff outside. We also don´t use toilet paper, plastics and any fast contained food. A beer and other fun is welcome once in a while, but once we live here we try to keep the place as clean as possible, and up to the every day jobs. So if you don´t know how to consume healthy, get to read a little about sustainable consume habits, which may include what you eat and what you use for hygiene.

    We have been experiencing disappointing quitters, so if you lack of compromise and expect something different to what has been stated here, please save the trouble and time. From the moment you apply you get our attention and begin a connection which we maintain investing time so you get here and find a place to stay, learn and exchange. Once again, if you are not sure or have "issues" please don´t waste our time and better go to a hostel.

    Alternative activities in the place: Meditation groups, Jamming sessions, BBqs, Sailing adventures, Beach camps...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    You can learn a lot if you want. :) all about gardening, permaculture, baking, farming, building, composting, growing food, fix stuff, sustainable life, mayan culture, reading circles, human relations, yoga, meditation, massage, spanish, english, german,

    It is a great opportunity to learn about this project from the beginning early stages.

  • Help


    We need help...

    with cutting the weeds and mowing the gras!

    with the daily to do - cleaning the commun areas, bathrooms, kitchen, taking care of the animals (cats, dogs, sheeps).

    with the compost project and nursery - planting, watering, collecting compost, taking care of the process

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will have their own room with a matress and maybe :) also palets.
    We will not offer food, but you will find some basics in the kitchen and also in the garden, you can use. but when it all works fine, we will change to offering food.
    We like enjoying life with our sailboat, good food and friends. ;) After working hard there will be always time for relaxing.
    You can take your 2 days off, whenever you want - it would be nice we find a rythm together

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are near of Bacalar, a peaceful little town on the peninsula of Yucatan, in the caribbean part of Mexiko, near of Tulum. You can go by bus, a stop is out side the door or you can come by car. The Lagoon and some beautiful cenotes invite you to swim and relax. If you are interested in the Mayan culture you will find some ruins like calakmul, all reachable in a daily trip.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Honestly No. we have wifi, but its not stable.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we have enough space for parking a campervan

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 517345729623

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