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With our hearts and hands, we are transforming one hectare of pure nature, located in the area of Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, into a holistic center, dedicated to connecting with nature and sharing with each other the unique essence that each one is carrying inside.
Our long-term dream is to build a self-sufficient community, that brings together masters of healing and arts with people interested in personal growth and conscient ways of living together, giving and holding this space.
Right now we are in need of a cook, yoga teacher, civil engineering and music teacher! Thanks
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We are creating an opportunity to interact with nature in an appreciative way, on the long run, we are looking forward to learn about sustainable gardening and permaculture as well as bio construction. In addition, we are working on building a harmonic community and invite you to join our everyday life and grow with us in this process.
We believe in the unique value of every single being and in healing ourselves as individuals and as a unit through developing and sharing our essence thoughtfully.
Puerto Morelos is located on a beautiful beach with clear water. On weekends, there is a market of handcrafted unique pieces of art. And the botanical garden is worth a visit as well.
The area of the Riviera Maya offers a lot of cultural activities, there are several Cenotes in the close surrounding and the archeological site of Chichen Itza is about a two-hour drive away.
There a bikes available for volunteers to go around, visit the village and beach. From Puerto Morelos, there are minibusses going to other nearby towns like Playa del Carmen or Cancun. Since there is a lot to organize, we also go around by car oftentimes and will happily give you lift if needed.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
While it is not essential to provide any specific skills at this point, we appreciate your willingness to work earth and plants with your hands in a respectful way. We started our work from scratch in mid August 2018 and are now in the process of cleaning and reorganizing the area from the center outwards. This includes mainly gardening, like collecting loose plant material in the designated compost areas, trimming trees, cutting brushwood and regulating the plant inventory as well as the insect population by sustainable, environment-friendly means. This work requires long pants and closed shoes.
In addition, volunteers are welcome to help with decorating.
All of this will be done in the least invasive manner, respecting and protecting our natural environment.
Right now, we are looking for one or two persons with an interest in compromising for half a year to our permaculture project. We have a great teacher at hand that will explain everything from scratch, so you don't need to bring the experience, only the interest in learning and making yourselves responsable for at least six months.
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.
Until we start building huts that are completely in harmony with our environment, we stay in tents on top of wooden platforms on the project ground. You are invited to either bring your own camping gear, or let us know, what you will need, so we make sure to privide you with tent and bedding. We have bathrooms and an outdoor kitchen to use. We will offer two prepared vegetarian meals per day (breakfast and lunch) and have fruits, vegetables, tortillas and other basic ingredients as well as fresh water available at all times.
Since all of this is new to us and we wish for volunteers to feel as comfortable as possible although, for now, life is quite simple here, please feel free to ask or let us know up front anything you feel important, so we can find a satisfying mode of living for everyone together.
What else ...
Since this place is dedicated to healing on all levels, we wish to keep the whole territory free from any kind of drugs and ask you to respect this.
Please be aware, that our project is a matter close to the heart of the initiator, far from being a professional business. Since we only started, we are still learning a lot about the well-functioning of processes involved and counting on your patience and understanding, while inviting you to communicate to us your needs as well as ideas. We will do our best to establish a satisfying experience for everyone.
Also there are three young cats living here.
To establish a gender balance in the working community, we prefer female volunteers at the moment. We will still happily receive requests from men and are willing to accept you based on the personal impression we are getting.
In the environment we find the inhabitants of this area that go from the Jaguar, Venado, Pavo de monte, Zorro, Coati, Mapache, Sereque, Cocodrilo, Zopilote, Halcon Huaco, Gavilan, Pericos, Cotorros, Chachalacas and a great diversity of birds!
The beach is 7.1 KM from here! by bike it takes about 30 minutes! Before starting activities, sometimes we all go to the beach by truck from 5:00 am to 7:00 am to bathe and receive the Sun!
We try to give an idea of what happens here through photos!!
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
gente maravillosa y un lugar hermoso....
Thank you very much for you support.
We wish you all the best, Theresa and hope to see you again soon!
The place is just starting up so the work is various,