For few years I was backpacking and volunteering around the world... Then I worked on cruise ships as a bartender.
The 2020 lockdown bought me back home, where I realized the needs of my region in term of growing and preserving the agave species for mezcal production, and the lack of manpower to help this sustainable industry.
With Viajeros del Mezcal, we will fulfill those needs. Together, mezcal producers, farmers and volunteers, are looking forward to preserve the agave species, planting and farming them, as well as reforesting the area and, the funniest part, we enjoy some mezcal while helping the local producers!!
This is a really new project, so me, my nephew and the volunteers will start and shape it!! Soon we will get fix local employees and keep it going!
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
They will learn everything about agaves, it's diversity and conservation.
Mezcal making process and tastings will be part of the training with an extra charge, as well as practicing Spanish while living downtown of a fully local community and working with producers in small villages around.
Farming and gardening, harvesting crops, but focusing our efforts to farm sustainable agaves and helping Maestros Mezcaleros to make Mezcal Artesanal (craft Mezcal), reforesting endemic trees. Painting and decorating, building, small carpentry duties, sharing and helping the local community.
This host offers a language exchange
I started learning German and Russian in Duolingo, but without the needed practice I haven't succeed... I was able to speak beginner serbo Croatian, and I don't want to loose the few things I know.
For sleeping, volunteers will stay in a large mixed shared dorm, there is a small dorm for girls only and other for couples. As the project grows, more places will be available.
Lunch is provided and will be prepared in the kitchen by the volunteers, when we have an easy days. During farm days a prepared lunch will be provided by the project.
Weekly visits to the farmers market will be paid by the volunteers.
Miahuatlán valley, where the project sits, is located in a strategic point of the state, being close to Oaxaca city, the mountains and the Pacific coast.
Local sights as a ancient Zapotec observatory and the river are within a walking distance, as well as some nice small villages around may be visited by the local transportation.
=== ADVICE FOR MUSICIANS / ARTISTS ===
Our project collaborates with few local bars and galleries, so, if you make music, we might arrange a small concert, as well as some art exhibition with your works, and get some profit out of it :)
=== ADVICE FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS ===
We are looking for a english teacher so we can share this international language in our small city and surrounding villages, this position offers different accomodation as well as daily scheddules and a small pay for the lessons. Girls preferred.
=== ADVICE FOR LONG TERM TRAVELERS ===
Our project collaborates also, with restaurants and bars locally, that means, we might arrange a some help and you will get some profit out of it :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days per week
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