Learn all about smart chicken farming, beekeeping and permaculture in our ranch near San Juan del Rio, Mexico



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  • Description


    I am an enthusiastic robotics engineer, passionate for nature and the integration of technology in agriculture. At my ranch you will find unique attractions such as the world´s first intelligent chicken nesting trailer. Although it is fully technological, it provides a humane life to the chickens as they are always in liberty, it also provides rich chicken manure to our fields and the peace of mind to be connected to it 24/7 via cell phone. There is also a 6500 sqft green house where we try to grow part of our diet. Recently we have planted over 1200 trees, setup bee hives and built a Temazcal to nurture the land and our bodies. I truly believe that any workawayers would have amazing knowledge and experiences to share to our community. What are you waiting for? Come and spend time in this magical place!

    There is currently 1 local employee, Mr. Hipolito, he is helping in general activities at the ranch, gardening, cleaning, maintenance, etc. He needs some help!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    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

    1. Learn to work with the Camp and the benefits of pastured poultry.
    2. Bee hive activities in the ranch (we are starting with this enterprise, lots to learn)
    3. We are 45 mins away from the Wine and Cheesee route in Queretaro
    4. We are 10 mins away from Amealco (pueblo magico, magical town)
    5. 5 mins away from Hotel La Muralla (the only thematic hotel in Mexico)
    6. Great people in the nearby communities
    7. Accomodation provided at the ranch
    8. A lot of Pulque around the area :) !!

  • Help


    1. Help us maintain and grow our food in the green house, gardening work.
    2. If you have any green/eco building/constructing skills, would be greatly welcomed as we are building different projects around the ranch. (temazcal, pizza oven, bug hotel, etc.)
    3. Any permaculture related skills to help our trees survive the extreme cold/heat conditions in the area would also be welcomed.
    4. Any other permaculture enterprises that could potentially boost up the ranch activity are also welcomed.
    5. This is a ranch, and there are animals! we have Chickens, dogs and cats, if you can´t get along with any of these this will not be a good place then.
    6. IMPORTANT: if you decide to stay in our place, you must bring your country flag, this will be hang with pride in the ranch.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a recently constructed room in a second floor nearby the green house. Refrigerator and stove are provided inside the room. Smoking inside the accomodation is not allowed. There is a toilet and shower provided as well in the ranch for workawayers. There is internet in the ranch in an specific spot (not in the accomodation itsef). Water is scarce in the area, so we appreciate the efficient use of it. Food allowance will be available with a debit card(provided) every week, workawayer will need to organize the money withdrawal and collection of his groceries at his own convenience. Water, electricity, gas, accomodation is provided by host. Honesty and hardwork are values greatly appreciated. In the end we see this as an opportunity to enrich the people around our community with you knowledge, and we hope you take with you an uforgettable experience.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local transportation is available only a 8 min walk from the premises. The ranch is 15 mins away(driving) from (San Juan del Rio) and 10 mins from Amealco. The ranch is located in a small town between Amealco and San Juan del Rio, basic grocery stores are available within the area. There is a lot see in the valley of Queretaro, such as Peña del Bernal, Amealco(magical town), Tequisquiapan, Querétaro downtown, Wine and Cheesee route, etc.

  • 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

    there is plently of space for a Campervan to come

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 584562639727