Help develop an Eco ranch in the desert, La Paz, Mexico

  • Mexico
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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    We are Marjorie and Jean-Christophe a french couple, we have the project of the development of a desert eco ranch in Mexico. We have been living in La Paz for 16 years and want to make our place a place to relax, with a permanent contact with nature
    Our concept is 100% ecologic as our energy is produced 100% with solar panels, we have dry toilets and water restrictions (we go for water at the neigbour´s well)
    The ranch is located in the heart of a natural environment surrounded by cacti and just in front of the sea of Cortez)
    We have a little girl born in 2017
    We have 7 dogs, 5 cats, 6 goats, 5 chickens and 5 horses. We are interested by several profiles and we ask experience in following profiles
    - technical traditional constructions (wood, adobe) and in permaculture.
    - work with horses
    - hotel restaurant experience

    Nous avons pour projet mon mari et moi de développer un concept de ranch écologique au Mexique. Nous sommes installés depuis seize ans à La Paz et voulons faire de notre lieu un lieu de détente, en contact permanent avec la nature.
    Notre concept 100% écologique est alimenté 100% par panneaux solaires, nous avons des toilettes seches et des restrictions en eau (nous allons nous même la chercher dans le puit de notre voisin.)
    Le ranch est situé en pleine nature au milieu des cactus et en bord de mer.
    Nous avons une petite fille née en 2017 Nous avons 7 chiens, 5 chats, 6 chèvres, 5 poules et 5 chevaux. Nous sommes intéressés par plusieurs profils bien précis et demandons de l'expérience dans ceux ci
    - techniques de constructions traditionnelles (bois, adobe) et également la permaculture.
    - expérience avec les chevaux
    - personne qualifier en hôtellerie restauration

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    This experience will allow participants to discover a new environment in the heart of the desert and facing the sea. daily interactions with locals will help you improve your spanish and discover the real mexican ranch culture.

    Cette expérience permettra aux participants de découvrir un environnement atypique en pleine nature et face a la mer. L´interaction quotidienne avec les locaux vous fera découvrir la culture des ranchs mexicains et améliorer votre espagnol.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for people motivated, in love with nature with the will to participate in the development of a sustainable project. We are focusing on construction right now.. We also wish to learn more and put to practice our knowledge of permaculture in a small area of our land. Some help to take care of the horses (feed, wash..etc) is also welcome as well as some help at our neigbour´s ranch (chicken, goats, pigs...) We are also interested in receiving people involved in renewable energies.
    At the moment we are really in need of a babysitter to take care of our adorable 9 month old Lucy a few hours everyday (we are always close by but need to be concentrated while on the computer)
    We also need someone who likes cooking.
    In summer, we sometimes have to adapt our working hours because of the heat of the day.

    Nous recherchons des personnes motivées, amoureuses de la nature et avec l´envie de participer à la realisation d´un projet durable. Nous souhaiterions construire un ou deux bungalows rustiques sur pilotis ainsi qu´une aire commune avec palapa et une tour d´observation de la faune. Nous souhaiterions également en apprendre plus et mettre en pratique nos connaissances de la permaculture sur une petite parcelle du terrain.
    une aide pour s´occuper des chevaux (nourrir, doucher...etc) et aussi aider dans le ranch de notre voisin (poules, chevres, cochons...)
    En ce moment nous sommes surtout à la recherche d´une babysitter pour s´occuper de notre adorable petite Lucy, 7 mois. Nous avons aussi besoin de quelqu´un qui aime cuisiner.
    Nous aimerions aussi recevoir des personnes ayant des connaissances dans le domaine des énergies renouvelables.
    En été nous devons parfois adapter nos horaires de travail à cause de la chaleur la journée.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Camping car (1 a 2 personnes)
    Motorhome (1 to 2 people)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a wild, desert environment and we live with the fauna that lives here, this includes, rattlesnakes, black widows, scorpions, tarantulas...etc. They do not represent a real danger but in summertime it is important to be aware that they are around and be cautious.

  • 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

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 827728937683

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