Help with permaculture and performance in Erongarícuaro rural Mexico

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Español abajo...

    Please send links to your social networking profiles in your first note. We do not accept people with blank profiles and no social media presence.

    Are you in Mexico now? Would you be traveling by Air, bus, or private vehicle?

    UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus we are only accepting participants who can be here long term for a month at least. We are not open to short term travelers.
    We are closed, so participants cannot come and go from the site or they would break quarantine. Of course, people can leave completely if they wish.

    We are only accepting participant who can directly impact the economic survival of our community via supporting our crowdfunding or other efforts. We have videos to make, so people good in front of or behind the camera are useful. :)

    A permaculture farm and art space located in a forest near Erongaricauro, Michoacán, México.

    Dedicated to biodiversity, sustainability, home-scale and large-scale permaculture techniques, food forest gardening, art, and community living.

    We began in 2004 on 83 acres of pine, oak, and madrone forest. We are off the electrical grid using no outside power. Our water is from rain catchment. We use wood stoves for cooking and have eight cabanas, huts, an art studio, and six composting toilets. Wood fired sauna. Solar ovens. Food dehydrator. There are 5 friendly dogs here, one cat, and about 20 chickens. Lots of wildlife. Fires at night. Circus toys. Lots to do for work and play.

    Activities can include plant propagation, video production, cooking, general maintenance, seed collection, garden preparation, trail maintenance, eco-construction and more.

    Special roles include; Working with Brian Fey on research, writing, and translation. graphic arts, event management, community projects, fundraising, and more.

    We do experiments with food science, alternative agriculture, and lifestyle design. We video our work and publish it on social networks such as YouTube and Quora. We need people with a lot of creativity and flexibility.

    Basic healthy food is included: Vegetarians and vegans are welcome. There are fresh eggs from the chickens.
    When there are few people, you will cook for yourselves. When there are many people someone will be assigned to the role.

    We rise with the sun. Punctuality is required. Though it is in our interests to have longer term participants, we agree to one week as a trial period. If you are coming from far away and would like a longer stay, we can arrange an online video interview with Brian after your application is received.

    Fluency in English or Spanish is required. Bilingual preferred. Gay friendly. No drugs. No smoking. Moderate alcohol consumption is fine.

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    Envíe enlaces a sus perfiles de redes sociales en su primera nota. No aceptamos personas con perfiles en blanco y sin presencia en las redes sociales.

    ACTUALIZACIÓN: Debido al coronavirus, solo aceptamos participantes que puedan estar aquí a largo plazo durante al menos un mes. No estamos abiertos a viajeros de corto plazo.
    Estamos cerrados, por lo que los participantes no pueden entrar y salir del sitio o romperían la cuarentena. Por supuesto, la gente puede irse por completo si lo desea.

    Solo aceptamos participantes que puedan tener un impacto directo en la supervivencia económica de nuestra comunidad mediante el apoyo a nuestro crowdfunding u otros esfuerzos. Tenemos videos para hacer, por lo que la gente buena delante o detrás de la cámara es útil. :)

    Granja de permacultura y espacio artístico ubicado en el bosque cerca de Erongarícuaro, Michoacán, México.

    Dedicado a la biodiversidad, sustentabilidad, técnicas de permacultura a pequeña y gran escala, bosque comestible, arte y vida comunitaria.

    Iniciamos en 2004 en un bosque de pino, roble y madroño. No estamos conectados a la red eléctrica, por lo que únicamente utilizamos la electricidad producida en la granja mediante paneles solares y utilizamos estufas de leña para cocinar.

    Contamos con ocho cabañas y chozas, un estudio de arte, dos cocinas, seis baños de composta y varias áreas comunes, sauna de leña, hornos solares y deshidratador solar. Hacemos fogatas por la noche, tenemos disfraces, aros, noches de películas, herramientas para trabajar madera y muchas otras cosas para pasar el tiempo.

    Aquí viven 5 perros amigables, un gato, varias gallinas y mucha fauna silvestre como insectos, lagartijas y ardillas.

    Las actividades que realizamos incluyen: reproducción de plantas, cocinar, mantenimiento general, recolección de semillas, preparación de jardines y senderos, eco-construcción, etc.

    Roles especiales incluyen: Trabajar con Brian Fey en investigación, redacción y traducción, diseño gráfico, proyectos comunitarios, coordinación de eventos, captación de fondos, entre otros.

    Hacemos experimentos con ciencia alimentaria, agricultura y vida alternativa. Realizamos videos de nuestro trabajo y lo publicamos en redes sociales como YouTube y Quora.

    ¡Buscamos personas responsables con mucha creatividad y flexibilidad!

    Comida básica y saludable incluida, también podemos proveer comida vegetariana y/o vegana sin problema y huevos frescos de nuestras gallinas. Cuando hay pocas personas cada quien puede cocinar su comida, si hay muchas personas habrá una persona asignada para esta función.

    Empezamos el día temprano por la mañana para aprovechar lo más posible la luz del Sol. Estamos abiertos a participantes de largo plazo, si estás interesado en quedarte aquí por un periodo prolongado solicitamos una semana de prueba o también podemos agendar una videollamada con Brian para resolver dudas y conocer tus expectativas del proyecto.

    Se requiere fluidez en español o inglés, de preferencia ambos. Está prohibido fumar y el uso de drogas, consumo moderado de alcohol está permitido. Somos gay friendly.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    Living off the grid with amazing people.

    Queremos que los voluntarios experimenten una vida alternativa, off-grid, conviviendo con personas asombrosas.

  • Help

    Help

    The great diversity of projects that we have here allows all volunteers to learn from daily activities, those people who decide to stay here for a long period can become leaders of a project of their interest.

    We are looking for long-term residents: site managers, photographers and videographers, project leaders, video editors, Spanish, English and yoga teachers, among others.

    Volunteers can participate in a variety of activities available outside of work hours. We have a library with more than 3,000 books. Our facilities include: sauna, archery field, craft studio and many trails to explore. Both visitors and volunteers enjoy playing with the juggling team, costumes, carving tools and artistic materials. Bonfire every night according to the season.

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    La gran diversidad de proyectos que tenemos aquí permite a todos los voluntarios aprender de las actividades diarias, aquellas personas que decidan quedarse aquí por un largo periodo podrán convertirse en líderes de algún proyecto de su interés.

    Buscamos residentes a largo plazo: administradores del lugar, fotógrafos y videografos, líderes de proyecto, editores de video, maestro de español, inglés y yoga, entre otros.

    Fuera de las horas de trabajo los voluntarios pueden participar en una gran variedad de actividades disponibles. Contamos con una biblioteca con más de 3,000 libros. Nuestras instalaciones incluyen: sauna, campo de tiro con arco, estudio para manualidades y muchos senderos para explorar. Tanto los visitantes como los voluntarios disfrutan jugando con el equipo de malabares, disfraces, herramientas de tallado y materiales artísticos. Fogata cada noche según la temporada.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Housing: We have cabins with a bed and bedding for volunteers.
    Most housing has no electricity, and there generally is no electricity except LED lights at night in shared buildings.
    To keep clean, we fire up the sauna once a week for spa day.
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    Alojamiento: Dependiendo de la disponibilidad, podemos ofrecer cabañas con cama y cobijas para los voluntarios.

    La mayoría de las cabañas no cuenta con electricidad y por la noche únicamente está permitido utilizar lámparas LED en las áreas comunes.

    Tenemos Día de Spa una vez a la semana, que es cuando encendemos el sauna para mantenerlo limpio.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will send more information about our place so you can see if it is right for you. We will set up a time to chat on the phone or webcam to try to determine compatibility.
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    Te enviaremos mayor información sobre el sitio para que decidas si este espacio es lo que buscas. Vamos hacer una videollamada para resolver dudas, conocer sus expectativas del proyecto y determinar compatibilidad.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We do have internet via a connection to a satellite tower, but bandwidth isn't very high and we don't offer constant internet to non-paying participants.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is plenty of space for campers. A large motorhome would have trouble getting here on the dirt road, but smaller ones could do it.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    Maybe. There is a very strong pack of dogs here, so new pets could present a problem, but it may be possible.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week













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