Sustainable projects in a small town outside of El Chico the first national park in Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there!
    This project was born with the idea of ​​taking advantage of a family land and directing our energies in achieving the goal of living in a more sustainable, simple and resilient way.
    We have just started and we have been refurbishing the house and other small spaces on the land.
    Our priorities now are to fix and maintain the common areas, develop routes in a near forest for an ecotourism project and start a mushroom production!
    At the same time, start making compost piles and planning a space for the garden to start producing food the following spring.
    Here in the house it´s onIy me, Alex, two small dogs and a big puppy that we just adopted. My parents or my sister and my brother-in-law often come to help.
    Personally, I want this space to give each person a place where they can feel calm and have enriching experiences. I traveled the last year workaying on Canada and México and I keep those memories whith love.
    We are looking for people who want to learn by experimenting, that's what I do, and who know how to work as a team and also on their own.
    The land is in a small town outside of El Chico, the first national park in Mexico. If you like hiking, climbing / bouldering or discovering natural areas, this is the place!

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    Este proyecto nació con la idea de aprovechar un terreno familiar y orientar nuestras energías en lograr vivir de una manera más sustentable, sencilla y resiliente.
    Acabamos de empezar y hemos estado reparando la casa y otros espacios del terreno.
    ¡Nuestras prioridades por ahora son arreglar y mantener las áreas comunes, desarrollar rutas en un bosque cercano para proyectos de eco-turismo y comenzar una producción de hongos!
    Al mismo tiempo, comenzar hacer pilas de compost y planificar el jardín para comenzar a producir alimentos la primavera siguiente.
    Aquí en la casa sólo vivo yo, Alex, dos perros pequeños y un cachorro grande que acabamos de adoptar. Mis padres o mi hermana y mi cuñado suelen venir a ayudar.
    Personalmente, quiero que este lugar le de a cada persona un espacio donde pueda sentirse tranquilo y tener experiencias enriquecedoras. El año pasado hice distintos voluntarios Canadá y México y guardo esos recuerdos con cariño.
    Buscamos personas que quieran aprender experimentando y que sepan trabajar en equipo y también por su cuenta.
    El terreno está en un pequeño pueblo en las afueras de El Chico, el primer parque nacional de México. Si te gusta el senderismo, la escalada / boulder o descubrir espacios naturales, ¡este es el lugar!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    All projects are starting right now. This is an opportunity to learn by helping, sharing opinions and knowledge, proposing, making mistakes and giving the best.
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    Todos los proyectos están comenzando. Esta es una oportunidad para aprender ayudando, compartiendo opiniones y conocimientos, proponiendo, cometiendo errores y dando lo mejor.

  • Help

    Help

    At this time I need help to maintain certain areas so I can find time to focus on the planning of the mushroom project.
    Therefore, the activities may vary. As needed, you may have to hang out with the dogs, prepare food, prune, compost, prepare soil for crops, water plants, clean areas and sometimes take care of the house or join on a hike or some climbing/bouldering!

    People who have experience on taking care or even better in training dogs would be useful, as our new puppy is a malinois full of energy and needs patience and attention.
    Also people with experience on gardening, composting, and have ideas for starting our social media will have preferences!
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    En este momento, necesito ayuda en el mantenimiento de ciertas áreas para poder para concentrarme en la planificación del proyecto de hongos.
    Las actividades pueden variar según sea necesario . Es posible que tenga que pasar el rato con los perros, preparar la comida, hacer podas, hacer composta, preparar la tierra para los cultivos, regar las plantas, limpiar las áreas y, a veces, cuidar de la casa o unirse a una caminata o salida escalada en roca / búlder.

    Las personas que tengan experiencia en el cuidado o incluso mejor en el adiestramiento de perros serían útiles, ya que nuestro nuevo cachorro es un pastor malinois lleno de energía y necesita paciencia y atención.
    ¡También las personas con experiencia en jardinería, compostaje y que tengan ideas para iniciar nuestras redes sociales tendrán preferencia!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Right now it's a shared room for Workawayers inside the house. Two bunkbeds!
    We buy the food for the week (Mon-Friday), cook toghether and clean together. On weekends each one takes care of their food.
    There is hot watter in the shower but I try to encourage people to take as few baths as possible and use the dry toilet to save water.
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    El alojamiento es una habitación compartida para voluntarios dentro de la casa. ¡Dos literas!
    Compramos la comida de la semana (lunes a viernes), cocinamos y limpiamos juntos. Los fines de semana cada uno se encarga de su alimentación.
    Por supuesto, hay agua caliente en la ducha y dos baños, pero:
    (Intento animar a la gente a usar el baño seco para ahorrar agua)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The town where we live is very simple. You can find shops, bakery and
    the basics.
    20 minutes by car or truck, is Pachuca, the state capital.
    Also there are several "pueblos mágicos" nearby.
    Like I said, there is a National Park right next to us. Many places for hiking, climbing, fishing, and even a "Vía ferrata".
    You can use a bike if you like in your free times and on the weekends you are welcome to join if there is any plan to go into the woods.
    I like to share time and experiences with people as much as I like sometimes to have my own space for training, chilling or learing (or watching movies). I´d like you to feel the same freedom if you are around here!
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    El pueblo donde vivimos es muy sencillo, puedes encontrar tiendas, panaderías y
    lo básico.
    A 20 minutos en carro o camión, se encuentra Pachuca, la capital del estado.
    También hay varios "pueblos mágicos" cercanos.
    Como dije, hay un Parque Nacional justo al lado de nosotros con numerosos lugares para practicar senderismo, escalada en roca, pesca e incluso una "Vía ferrata".
    Pueden usar la bicicleta si lo desean en sus tiempos libres y los fines de semana pueden unirse si hay algún plan para ir al bosque.
    Me gusta compartir tiempo y experiencias con la gente tanto como a veces me gusta tener mi propio espacio para entrenar, relajarme o aprender (o ver películas). ¡Me gustaría que sintieras la misma libertad si estás por aquí!

  • 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 decent wifi signal and space for working on your free times if you need it! -- ¡Hay una señal wifi decente y espacio para trabajar en sus tiempos libres si lo necesitan!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is space to park! Just keep it quiet during night! -- ¡Hay espacio para estacionar! (Sólo se pide evitar el ruido de noche)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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.

Host ref number: 843171946754