Help us developing new fun and educational comunal activities in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Angela Vivek, a meditator, owning a small Commercial Plaza and Meditation Center at San Pedro Sula. A retired architect with focused work in bioclimatic design and diverse construction techniques. The Plaza complex where the Center is located is very green and quiet with green roofs and a lot of trees, a tiny Japanese garden, in a very nice private neighborhood, walking distance to universities, shopping centers, health facilities and at 10 minutes drive from downtown, still surrounded by nature. I´m always creating new facilities and activities, specially with young people for all age people, searching for self awareness and healthy development.

    Now due the small amount of travelers, we are looking for help with more long term visitors, minimum one-two months stay, that can help on relaunching our place and promote developing a multi-skills international semi permanent community, self responsable and self sustainable. Still we will be subject to 2 weeks trial period, but with the longer term collaboration in mind.

    We are not performing all the usual activities, due the health restrictions on big group activities, but looking to create and promote little organic neighborhood orchards, for all, beginning at our house and project, transforming our regular garden into a eatable and medicinal garden. We are interested in someone with experience in permaculture as well as creating organic compost, and that likes to teach or share experiences.

    Second field or work we want to open, is helping us on gardening, to design and build the next phases of our Japanese garden, and with the maintenance of it.

    Third field of work, we are beginning works on a next door cocoa farm, and putting together a small rental room, and we do need help on promoting and putting things together in both fields. Experts on media and promotion will be very happy welcomed. Thank you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about our culture, about tropical nature, have the experience of conscious work or work as a meditation, as well as learn any of the things we teach over here (tropical bioclimatic design and construction, recycling, meditations, etc.).

    We have groups of students visiting, from school up to university level for our Plaza Green Tours, as well every now and then, international and national students, making their thesis on Tropical Environment Applied Research as an undergraduate requirement willing to work with me for 3 months doing a research of mutual interest. Different disciplines can apply. We just restarted our student tours also.

    Honduras is a beautiful country, and our city is a hot and humid town, local people are very nice, (even if we don´t have the best press) . Helping to build up consciousness is the greatest opportunity!. Our project is quite unique on it´s own and located in a very special and private neighborhood area. Country living costs are very low and we have lots of open nature, at just one hour drive away from beaches, mountains and little towns.

  • Help

    Help

    1- Digital promotion. Short Films and mini documentary making for small ads about our project, photos, video editing, graphic design and maybe also a digital book design on construction (that has been pending to be published). We are organizing our new rental and need help on promotion internationally.
    2- Permaculture. Creating and maintenance of little organic orchard project with permaculture. Changing our regular garden into a eatable and medicinal garden. Microgreens and hydroponics as well are in mind as a possibility. Expert help needed. We also have a next door cocoa farm, in construction process, so we do need help with it and also with the compost project.
    3- Japanese garden. We are also looking for experts help on building the next phases of the Japanese Garden as well as maintenance for a longer period of time than usual travelers. Japanese garden expertise must be summited.
    4- Thesis research. We can also receive students undergraduate willing to make a 3 months practical research on tropical bioclimatic design or sustainability, in accordance and supervision of their own university as well as local expert. Restrictions apply.
    5- Gurdjieff Movements/dances teaching.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Learning/teaching better pronunciation and learning other languages like German, Italian or Japanese.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    1-We have built a complex of Container Dorms at the Plaza, specially for visitors and students one person per room, shared bathrooms and kitchens, separate by gender. First floor plan boys, second floor ladies. Half of it we are turning it into a rental airbnb.
    2-For individual facilitators/teachers staying longer there are bigger shared rooms (4 people each one) with private bathrooms. Separated by gender, first floor men, second floor female.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This meditation center is located in a very private area of San Pedro Sula at a residential area, 500 mts. from Malls and Universities campus. The meditation center is located in a little bioclimatic center with a little supermarket, laundry, cafeteria and different offices.

    In your free time you can do a hike to the famous Coca Cola sign in the Merendon mountains. It is a 3 hour hike, joing bike or running groups, visit local museums and artisanal areas.

    At weekends you can perfectly visit different beaches, which are about one hour away (Puerto Cortés). The Bay Islands (Roatan, Utila and Cayo Cochinos) are about 3 hours away by car plus boat or airplane compliment. The Yojoa Lake (1.5 hours drive) and the Copan Ruins are also worth a visit (3.5 hours drive by bus). Comayagua the colonial city is at just two hours trip as well.

    Weather is hot and humid most of the time. Exuberant nature, birds, plants, insects, trees. Lots of A/C buses to travel all around the main points of attraction, as well as local tour operators. Also the neighborhood has a lot of open areas to walk and enjoy around, work out, and we are back to back with the Hacienda Tara, a private natural reserve with a lagoon, a cocoa plantation and private horseback ridding school. Also staying here, and relaxing is a very convenient way, or digital work on line too. And if you are looking for working in silence... you can do as well.

  • 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

    Yes, we do, if they are interested in spending at least one month, and willing to work with us 3-5 hours/day per 5 days in exchange for help in digital as well as physical work. No meals included, but our city is very low cost to live. Our living facilities are shipping containers´ single rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens, female separated from male, in a private and very friendly neighborhood, surrounded by nature, on the city suburbs. Restrictions apply, we have cero drug tolerance, and normal basic good behavioral rules.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We never had one before, but we could accommodate up to two small motor vehicles, and it will depend on the motor homes requirements (lets talk about it).

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    3-5 hours a day 5 days a week








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