Join our creative project and discover the beautiful nature in Lagunas de Chacahua, Oaxaca



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are always open to learn and share our knowledge.

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 524625674667