Good living, bioconstruction, farming and more in our community near Guadalajara, Mexico

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Mexico

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    23/11/2020

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a community located within the Nixticuil Forest Protected Natural Area, located 16 kilometers from the historic center of Guadalajara. We live by developing a way of coexisting in harmony with Creation, respecting individual differences and the active promotion of their similarities, organizing individual resources based on common objectives respecting the flora, fauna and the ecological and aesthetic characteristics of the place. This community was born as a tribute to our ancestors and an offering to our offspring.

    We are developing a training program that seeks the collective transmission of knowledge focused on the cultivation of intuition and ingenuity for the transformation of good living through the development and integration of practices and tools for day to day.

    We currently have projects of bioconstruction, organic and regenerative cultivation, circular economy, supply and community work, management of organic and inorganic wastes, art and community culture. We seek to be more to continue developing more projects! You will help us to make all this posible.

    Welcome to the new school of good living.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We seek to promote the best conditions for an accompanied self-training process, where from work with nature, the environment and the community, recognize and strengthen the tools and capabilities that they have to promote the development of a habitat of respect and cooperation in the place that is found.

  • Help

    Help

    We have a weekly program of diverse activities that include all aspects of good living.

    Participants will work on:
    1) Bioconstruction: design, construction and maintenance of buildings, processing of natural materials (straw, colored earth, sand), and manufacturing of pads, panels, bricks, enjarres, paintings.
    2) Horticulture and food processing: community gardening and gardening: planting, care and harvest of plants and food, irrigation, weeding, clothing, compost and vermiculture, supply and processing of food and materials (preserved, dehydrated, sprouted , fibers) .detergents, soaps
    3) Community work: administration and management of community waste (inorganic and organic), maintenance of common areas (dam, meeting center, roads, gardens, edible forest, vegetable garden, collection center), water care, trees and vegetation.
    4) Creativity, art and crafts: you can develop a personal project! or join existing projects (community newspaper, market, weaving, wall painting, bakery and more!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    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.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer individual and collective bedrooms
    bathroom, laundry, kitchen, internet access, common areas are shared.
    The Worwayers have to work 5h/day and 25h/week to benefit of those services

    we provide two vegetarian meals per day, which includes organic vegetables and fruits harvested from our farm, purified water, and some other complementary food: mainly grains, seed and fruit obtained in the local market.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are within the Guadalajara metropolitan area, the second largest city in Mexico, which offers various tourist and cultural attractions.

    In addition, we are 30 minutes from the Spring Forest and a few kilometers from many other natural sites of great attraction: forests, waterfalls, hot springs, rivers, ravines. Within 4 hours you can find beautiful beaches.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 519478617451