Encourage and support sustainable ways of making a living in the jungle near Palenque, Mexico

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  • Last activity: 27 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    We strive to create a realistic, long-term model that is designed to protect the existing biodiversity in the jungle and to fully involve the people living here.

    We propose to encourage and support sustainable ways of making a living in the jungle, meaning that instead of feeling the pressure to exploit their environment, local communities realize the importance of long-term resources vital to their prosperity .

    This is a collaborative effort on the one hand in environmental education programs and on the other in the creation of enterprises that involve local knowledge and take advantage of global concerns.

    The advantage of attracting visitors to the rainforest - when run responsibly - is that it allows the global perspective to be understood locally, and vice versa. Instead of taking their importance for granted, the jungle can be known and recognized for its real value.

    Nos esforzamos por crear un modelo realista a largo plazo, que tenga la finalidad de proteger la biodiversidad existente en la selva y que involucre plenamente a las personas que aquí viven.

    Proponemos alentar y apoyar las formas sostenibles de ganarse la vida en la selva, es decir que en lugar de sentir la presión para explotar su medio ambiente, las comunidades locales se den cuenta de la importancia los recursos que a largo plazo son vitales para su prosperidad.

    Este es un esfuerzo de colaboración sustentado por un lado en los programas de educación ambiental y por, otro en la creación de empresas que implican los conocimientos locales y aprovechan las preocupaciones globales.

    La ventaja de atraer a los visitantes a la selva tropical - cuando se ejecuta de forma responsable - es que permite que la perspectiva global se entienda de forma local, y viceversa. En lugar de dar por sentado su importancia, la selva puede ser conocida y reconocida por su valor real.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    UN sustainability 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

    By participating with us you will be able to find a different vision of the local activities, the local way of life, the socio-environmental and cultural problems that this society faces.

    You can also learn about the ancient Mayan culture by talks and classes in situ, you will be able to observe a wide open view of the zone and the social and cultural transformation of their inhabitants.

    Participando con nosotros podrás encontrar una visión diferente de las actividades locales, la forma de vida local, los problemas socioambientales y culturales que esta sociedad enfrenta.

    También podrás aprender de la cultura maya y su arte, temas de sustentabilidad y cultura.

  • Help


    Our project is in constant transformation and evolution, this requires many hands helping in different areas, general maintenance like painting, daily cleaning, we also need help in construction with natural elements found in the area like fallen trees, lianas and stones.

    Nuestro proyecto està en constante transformación y evolución, esto requiere de muchas manos ayudando en diferentes áreas, mantenimiento general como pintura, limpieza diaria, también necesitamos ayuda en construcción con elementos naturales encontrados en la zona como árboles caidos, lianas y piedras.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: 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


    Cozy and rustic cabin en the woods

    I can offer 2 vegetarian meals per day

    Cabaña rustica y cómoda.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 529561723482



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