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Hello, we are Verena and Jorge
Two years ago, we started our project in Lagunas de Chacahua National Park and built our home in the middle of the island with the nature around us. We want to create a space for art and culture, gardening, education and relaxation. Our main goals are to protect the nature reserve that we are living in by building friendly with the envirement and create a space for art, culture and sport with the help of our visitors and volunteers.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Lagunas de Chacahua is a National Park on the cost of Oaxaca with a unique flora and fauna. On the one side you have the lagoon and on the other side the pacific. The Island Chacahua is inhabited by an afro-mexican community which is very welcoming and friendly.
Apart from that there are a lot of activities where you can see the lagoon or you can go surfing or hiking.
We offer creative workshops like embroidery or linol-cut where you would be able to join. And you will learn about ecological building and organic planting.
It is a place apart from the community which gives you the space for meditation and you can be surrounded by endemic nature.
We have a lot of plans for the future, but for now we need hands for planting, cleaning and building. Our next project is a “palapa” (wooden house with a palm leaf roof) by the beach.
For now we depend on non-renewable energy, which we use for pumping water and kitchen instruments.
This host offers a language exchange
We are always open to learn and share our knowledge.
You would stay in a tent under a beautiful tree and be able to use the kitchen and communal space. We have composting toilets and an eco-shower. Although we may live very basic, we asure you, you won’t miss anything :)
We offer you a regional brekfast and you would have private access to the beach and sport activities like slack-line.
We are 10 minutes from the town with the colectivo that pases every hour.
We mostly work in the mornings or evenings because it’s just to hot during the day. You are free to visit the town, go swimming or use the communal space for your own activities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 hours a day, 5 days a week