Eco-project in the beautiful Yucatan, near Cenotes and archeological sites, Mexico



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    We are a family from Germany, Venezuela and Costa Rica living in Mexico. We want to start living in a more sustainable, eco friendly way. We're currently living in Merida, Yucatan. In a little village which is part of The Cuxtal Ecological Reserve (from the Mayan language meaning "life"). It´s located in the south zone of Mérida municipality. The Reserve limits on the north with the city of Mérida, south with the commissariat of Yaxnic and Texán Cámara, east with the municipality of Kanasín and west with the commissariat of San José Tzal and Ticimul. It provides 50% of the water in the City of Mérida and is home to 168 of bird species, most of them migratory, as well as plants, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians. It contains 7 historic haciendas, archaeological sites, cenotes as well as a nature preservation and the Biological Sciences campus for UADY.
    We want to start different projects in order to teach people that a sustainable way of living is possible and necessary if we want to change the future.

    Somos una familia de Alemania, Venezuela y Costa Rica viviendo en Mexico. Queremos vivir de una manera más sustentable y ecológica y enseñar a quien podamos lo aprendido. Ahora vivimos en la reserva de Cuxtal. Ubicada en Merida Yucatán. Esta reserva abastece de agua al 50% de la ciudad de Merida lo cual lo hace un punto clave en el desarrollo de proyectos.
    En los alrededores hay varios Cenotes y sitios arqueológicos muy interesantes a los que puedes llegar muy rápido en tus días libres.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Great opportunity to learn spanish and Maya, which is the main lenguage of most people living in the country side of Yucatan. Learn about Local culture. About vegetarian/vegan diets, learn how to cook typical dishes from Mexico and specially Yucatan.

    Gran oportunidad para aprender español y maya (que es la lengua local). Aprender sobre cocina yucateca/Mexicana y dietas vegetarianas/ veganas.
    Conocer la hermosa cultura Maya y todas las maravillas que Yucatán tiene para ofrecer. Y sobre todo aprender a vivir de una manera mas amigable con el medio ambiente.

  • Help


    The project is made up of several stages. In this first stage orchards and planting of herbs and vegetables a clay oven cared for and cleaning horses and cleaning gardens, construction of various spaces and cleaning of areas where there are many stones. furniture repair and construction of spaces for project improvements, any type of art is welcome. The type of help depends on the time in which you apply. You will know when you contact us!

    El proyecto está compuesto de varias etapas. En esta primera etapa huertos y siembra de hierbas y hortalizas un horno de barro cuidado y limpieza de caballos y limpieza de jardines , construcción de varios espacios y limpieza de zonas donde hay muchas piedras. reparación de muebles y construcción de espacios para las mejoras del proyecto, cualquier tipo de arte es bienvenido. El tipo de trabajo depende del tiempo en el que apliques. Lo sabrás cuando te pongas en contacto con nosotros!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a room that a friend rents for us with a fan to house the volunteers. We have hammocks and there is space for tents. We are not smokers.
    We offer the 3 mostly vegetarian / vegan meals but we also eat meat from time to time if you are not a vegetarian.

    Tenemos una habitación que nos renta una amiga con ventilador para albergar los voluntarios . Tenemos hamacas y hay espacio para casas de campaña. No somos fumadores.
    Ofrecemos las 3 comidas mayormente vegetarianas/veganas pero también comemos carne de vez en cuando si no eres vegetariano.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can go pick you up at the airport, or the bus station.
    The city of Merida is 30km away. the Nearest Cenote, is 20 km away but there are plenty of cenotes, pyramids and archeological sites around that you can visit every weekend.
    we provide you with all the info you need

    Podemos recogerte en el aeropuerto o la estación de autobuses. La ciudad de Merida está a 30 km y el cenote más cercano a 20km. Pero hay muchos sitios a los que puedes ir cada fin de semana. Te daremos toda la información que necesitas.

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    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

    Tenemos un garage amplio por si tiene una casa rodante.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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