Make a positive change for the environment: bioconstruction and permaculture in Veracruz, Mexico.

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Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    Are place is a land of the Sierra Madre Oriental, a rural family space to develop environment friendly projects: bioconstruction, environmental education, permaculture and preservation of native species, among others. A piece of land to rest, fall in love with the landscape, build dreams and own utopias. A place that contributes with constructive changes for the future where the Mexican rural identity is revalued, providing a space for people interested in experiencing, learning and sharing their knowledge, time, and energy in similar projects.

    We are reforesting a grazing land. We also grow fruit trees, herbs & vegetables for local consumption. We use regenerative agriculture techniques.

    The way we are building, is based on bio-construction and self-construction, we use waste materials and materials from the area such as stone, mud and wood (we do not buy or cut down trees to build). Reducing the impact of construction is our concern (less cement is better).
    We built a cabin to offer a space to receive people interested in helping us in our differents projects.


    Nuestro lugar es un terreno de la Sierra Madre Oriental un espacio familiar rural para desarrollar proyectos amigables con el ambiente: bioconstrucción, educación ambiental, permacultura y preservación de especies nativas, entre otros. Un pedazo de tierra para descansar, enamorarse del paisaje, armar sueños y utopías propias. Un lugar que contribuye con cambios constructivos para el futuro en el que se revaloré la identidad rural de nuestro país, proporcionando un espacio para gente interesada en experimentar, aprender y compartir sus conocimientos, tiempo y energía en proyectos similares.

    Estamos reforestando un terreno donde había pastoreo. Transformamos una porción en un lugar de hortalizas y árboles frutales para el consumo local. Usamos técnicas agrícolas regenerativas amigables con la naturaleza.

    Construimos una cabaña con el propósito de tener un espacio que nos permita tener cobijo y recibir personas interesadas en ayudarnos en los distintos proyectos que están pensados pare el Dicho.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • 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

    Receiving volunteers is not only receiving help to carry out our projects, it is also sharing experiences with people from various parts of the world, a reciprocal exchange of knowledge and cultures.

    We are located 6 km from the center of the municipality of Misantla, which belongs to a region of historical, cultural and natural importance of the state of Veracruz: the Totonacapan. Its inhabitants retain a traditional lifestyle: gastronomy, use of medicinal plants and celebration of traditional festivals.

    Despite not being on the tourist routes, it has many natural and archaeological attractions.


    Recibir voluntarios no es solo recibir ayuda para realizar nuestros proyectos, también es compartir experiencias con gente de varias partes del mundo, un intercambio reciproco de conocimientos y culturas.

    Se ubica a 6 km del centro del municipio de Misantla, que pertenecer a una región de importancia histórica, cultural y natural del estado de Veracruz: el Totonacapan. Sus habitantes conservan un estilo de vida tradicional: la gastronomía, el uso de plantas medicinales y celebraciones de fiestas tradicionales.

    A pesar de estar retirado de las rutas turísticas, no carece de atractivos naturales y arqueológicos.

  • Help

    Help

    The projects are:
    1. Land conditioning for permaculture: leveling of soils, creation of cultivation beds, terraces, irrigation systems and rainwater harvesting, and reforestation with local fruit and timber species.
    2. Bio-construction: an outside kitchen with rocket stove (energy efficiency) and a house of 100 m² of super adobe, dry toilets, low impact outdoor showers, water filters.
    You can support us in any of these two projects.


    Los proyectos son:
    1. Acondicionamiento de terreno para permacultura: nivelación de suelos, creación de camas de cultivo, terrazas, sistemas de riego y captación de agua pluvial, y reforestación con especies locales frutales y maderables.
    2. Bioconstrucción: una cocina con estufa cohete (eficiencia energética) y la casa de 100 m² de súper adobe, baños secos, duchas de bajo impacto, filtros de aguas jabonosas.

    Puedes apoyar en cualquier de estos dos proyectos.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a beautiful tiny cabin (made of reused wood, mud and green roof), with 2 small bedrooms for 2 and 3 people per room, plus hammocks on the porch. We are building dry toilets, an outdoor shower.
    Provisionally the kitchen and dining room are outdoors and have wood-burning stoves (rocket).

    The said place provides food (fresh and local products), respecting the tastes and needs of each person. The participants will organize themselves for food preparation and maintenance of the different areas of common use.

    We have spring and filtered water, and solar panel (only light bulbs).

    We also have Internet at home (house that we rent in the village) and washing machine that you can use.


    Tenemos una preciosa cabaña pequeña (hecha de madera reutilizada, barro y techo verde), tiene 2 pequeños dormitorios para 2 y 3 personas por habitación, más hamacas en terraza. Estamos construyendo un baño seco una ducha. Provisionalmente la cocina y el comedor están al aire libre y cuentan con estufas (cohete) ahorradoras de leña.

    Proporcionamos los alimentos (productos frescos y locales), respetando gustos y necesidades de cada persona. Los participantes se organizarán para la preparación de los alimentos y el mantenimiento de las distintas áreas de uso común.
    Tenemos agua de manantial y filtrada, y panel solar (solo bombillas).

    Además contamos con uso de internet en casa (rentamos en el pueblo) y máquina para lavar la ropa.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The land located 6 kilometers from the city center, isolated, but easily accessible by public transport (bus stop 1 km).
    It is surrounded by mountains for hiking and mountain biking. There is a river one kilometer away. Within an hour you will find more natural attractions such as waterfalls, beaches, hot springs and small archeological sites. The capital of the state of Veracruz, Xalapa, a university city, rich in culture is two and a half hours away, as well as the Tajín, the most important archeological site for the Totonaca culture.

    We are a family that lives there only on weekends, and holidays, except the father of the family (project manager) who works there every day. The volunteers we have received, easily adopted a simple, dynamic and fun way of working and living together.

    We are nature lovers, without extreme ideologies. We are interested in interacting with tolerant and proactive people, willing to live in a beautiful natural place with basic confort.


    El terreno está ubicado a 6 kilómetros del centro de la ciudad, aislado, pero de fácil acceso con transportes públicos (parada a 1 km).
    Se localiza un río a un kilómetro, además está rodeado de montañas para hacer caminatas y ciclismo, a una hora se encuentran más atractivos naturales como cascadas, playas, aguas termales y pequeños sitios arqueológicos. La capital del estado Veracruz, Xalapa, ciudad universitaria y rica en cultura se encuentra a dos horas y media de distancia, así como el Tajín, el sitio arqueológico más importante para la cultura Totonaca.

    Somos una familia que vivimos en el lugar sólo los fines de semana, y vacaciones excepto el padre de familia (jefe de proyecto) que trabaja todos los días allá. Los voluntarios que hemos recibido, adoptaron fácilmente una forma de trabajar y convivir sencilla, dinámica y divertida.

    Somos amantes de la naturaleza pero sin caer en extremos ideológicos, nos interesa poder interactuar con personas tolerantes y propositivas, dispuestas a vivir en un lugar natural con comodidades básicas.

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    • 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

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