Help me tend to my farm and learn how to grow all sorts of crops in Cenotillo, Mexico



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    Hello my name is Alberto and i have a farm in the edge of a small Town called cenotillo in yucatan México. We have a lot of proyects, the most important being pig farming and watering/gardening, the pork we are growing is an endemic and endagered race called "Cerdo pelón mexicano" (mexican bald pig) they are regional and eat only corn, grains and grass/leaves. Amongst the many proyects we have theres turkeys, chickens, rabbits, sheep, a lot of ponds with carps and tilapia, compost spots, recycling, dry toilets, growing plants of all kinds, tomatoes, pineapples, dragon fruit, habanero and sweet peppers, celery, parsley, rosemary, onions, garlic, ginger, oregano, lots and lots of ornate plants including water lilies which we try to multiply as much as possible. Cactus, flowers and trees of all kinds, fruit trees such as mango, avocado, lemon, orange, prunes, zapote, mamey, we've made a few bonsai trees so we can show you how to do yours too.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    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

    Travellers can benefit of the beautiful places around and the one they will be staying in. They can learn about the management of the regional animals, regional cooking, spanish practise, wood work and crafting with local types of trees, and also other not so local activities as juggling, slackline, fire juggling, hand stand, circus performances, recycling etcétera

  • Help


    I need travellers to help me with all the tasks at hand, such as feeding the animals, watering, gardening, cleaning, lifting stuff, fixing broken things, repair, mantain and create any kind of improvement is accepted, my mom lives with me and sometimes i have to go back to the city for work, i need good willing people to help us improve the management of the farm and at the same time become good friends and help each other.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The property is about 80m2 and is full of tall trees, it is located at the edge of Town but we are still inside of it and still enjoy a nice view into the neverending jungle, all the basics are quite at hand, but we get to be living in the trees hehe, there is a big (10x5m) room with space for 10 hammocks, i have no beds but if you cant sleep in a hammock, we can make a nice platform with a matress just for you, the room has a functional bathroom and a kitchen with all the necessary things for all kinds of cooking, gas, electricity and food are always availiable, im a carnivore but dont let that scare you i also like veggies, i can provide for the 3 meals of the day, if you have a special diet just let me know and ill have a pantry/fridge ready with it, the place is quite nice and full of trees and ponds and beautiful spots to chill, meditate, practise some yoga or any kinds of zen discipline, tents, hammocks and sleeping bags are at the ready if you choose to use them in any area of the property, and i can provide them.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is always a lot to do and mantain, but what i really like about being here is that i also get to enjoy a lot of the sightseeing, when the chores are done or while taking a small break you can enjoy of all the fauna around the places we have built like the pond and cactus area, there is a lot of water caves called cenotes around, hence the town name; cenotillo, pyramids and nice spots to catch the sunset are just a few km away, sometimes even at 10 minute walks, and most of those roads are full of trees, life and green, theres a lot of towns around worth visiting and most of them just a bus ride away, i also have a house in Mérida, and tours around there can be arranged with anticipation on the spare time we get, we have a vast list of beautiful places to visit, a treat for the sight that you will never regret.

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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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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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