A small organic goat and sheep farm in the rolling hills of Xico, Mexico

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Mexico

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We need help.. lots of projects!
    I must tell you, that it's been very wet. So keep in mind wet, chilly mudddy ...bring rain boots and a rain coat and sleeping bag.⛈️☔🌧️

    Garden or feed/ groom and exercise horses and eco building ..make trellises..seed saving organizing and cleaning ..moving manure loosing the ground in pastures planting grass.
    Dig a cava. Or even observe and help us figure how to improve.
    We need focused self motivated people ready to put about 4 hrs of farm work a day in.

    Here you can learn many things that we do daily better than a course.
    Here are some things you could experience on your free time.
    High quality cheese making
    milking
    pasturing goats and sheep with the cowboys
    (If you get up early)
    Critical thinking
    Baking
    Hiking
    Riding
    Dip in the river
    philosophizing
    Family farm life
    We have a farm with goats, cows sheep,horses,dogs, pigs, chickens and terraced gardens. We make cheese every day. And are always working on many projects from mushroom cultivation to pond making ready to learn or to give guidance...most of us are bilingual.
    We have been practicing the hermit life style since the corona came out.
    If you want to live and work here be ready to stay put in nature for a bit it's a ways to town though some do walk up and down.
    We hope to grow our community and are actually quite open ...if your looking for permaculture, food forest and the like.

    Its nestled in the cloud forest and is straight out of a storybook! We offer rustic camping in Gomes which are like light weight yurts on the land in exchange 5 hrs a day.
    we are terracing, trail making and building a pond soon!
    Some basic Foods are provided by us such as beans, tortillas, rice, eggs and cheese and some fruit..feel free to bring goodies.
    Heirloom seeds are always welcome.

    Really if you believe you can help this small organic farm ... To bring it up, then Its quite an opportunity to live and learn everything from Spanish to permaculture, soil conservation, animal care and alternative building.

    However if you just need a free place to stay and aren't really interested in farming....This isnt it! We are a hard working family doing it right in third world conditions. So Make it count!

    We are looking for folks that can commit for about a 1 month and aren't addicts of anything but the good life.
    Serious inquiries only and maybe a video chat to see if we connect Well.
    Light,
    Harmony and Jai
    Rowen and Narya

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Xico is a beautiful Mexican town with cobblestone roads and donkeys...people are nice here, food is excellent your sure to get some spanish with a bit of older hippie mysticism thrown in.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Making a huge south facing ziggurat terraced garden...it's a work of art...
    Making a clay sealed pond with tilapia and cray fish...
    Improving fruit trees
    Harvesting
    Canning
    Building a cellar/ cava

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Hi we speak Spanish, english...and a wisp of french.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a few Gomes to share for a yurt tent type camping. If you have your own tent that is also good. Mat and bedding nessasary
    And towel and biodegradable soap.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Xico beautiful mexican town, great alternative community, organic markets

  • 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

    There is a little solar house where you can charge your device in the day. There is cellular service and wifi sometimes..we use that to work online so it's doable.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is a place to park, but not possible to hook water or electric to the spot...it's better to camp here we're Gome people....

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have several dogs and lots of baby farm animals...so if your traveling with a pet please mention it.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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