Help us restore an old house and turn it into a cultural/art centre near the capital of the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    Bring life back to CERRO DE SAN PEDRO. With this project our intention is recover and old house in a gosht town dedicated ones to mining and still in danger because of foreign companies that already created irreparable damage to environment and culture of the historic town.

    We want to restore an old house into a cultural center, for independent art. Our main goal is to offer facilities and help to the artists, volunteers or anyone dedicated to give free workshops to kids in: Permaculture, ecoBricks, handcrafts, and art.(as principal interest)
    Bringing life back to this old house, we hope it will help bring more eco-friendly, responsable and honest tourism to the town. If we keep this beautiful and historical gosht town in complete desertion, it may disappear really soon from the corruption who gives concessions to foreign companies the have already dynamite half town and poisoned the water.

    So this is about bringing gardening, permaculture, community and great things to an abandoned house so it can be a happy place again. For that we are looking for artist,activist,any kind of human who wants to bring some nice help is welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The house in restoring process is in a historical town 30 minutes from the capital of the state of San Luis Potosí a colonial city rich in culture and gastronomy, with all the facilities of a big city but working in a gosht town also in process to be catalogued as a magic town.

    In this project you will collaborate with many local artists and students as they families are also helping you will have a very local stay.

    This state mostly host national tourism you mostly fine Mexican people that are not that used to se foreign people but they only treat you well ones you know them.

  • Help

    Help

    Right now the project is in first stage which means: we are taking groups of volunteers to the house to do cleaning, moving rocks and renovating the space.
    People into gardening and bio construction is required as much as permaculture knowledge, or digital marketing.
    Other good skills with priority:
    -restorer
    -grafic designer
    -creaters

  • 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

    As we are starting and the house we are restoring is not ready to host, for now the accommodation is in privet room with bathroom.
    While you stay at the house in restoring it will be camping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As the project is in construction stage, the volunteers are going to be moving from San Luis Potosí, city to Cerro de San Pedro, town. (We provide transport)
    In SLP city you have many museums,parks or anything you wanna do, if you like cycling this place is the place for the because is very common
    Free stuff to do, cycling (we can provide you a bike) cycling in this city is quite easy and you also have one of the biggest parks in Mexico with many race tracks.hikking is a complete yes here a Great place for that La Presa de San José (water dam).
    Walk the historic center of the city and you be surrounded by street food crazy art in the churches and gardens with nice fountains.
    At Cerro de San Pedro, you are going to be camping so you also have a lot of hikes to do and natural activities.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 917949579122