Eco hotel and Model for Rural Development in Livingston, Guatemala.

  • Guatemala
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  • Activité récente: 11.01.2023



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  • Description


    We are a 100-acre farm, community, bamboo plantation and eco-hotel in Livingston Guatemala, based on Permaculture and on the principles peace, happiness and plenitude.

    Currently we have:
    - 5 acres of established banana, coconut and fruit orchards, to sustain the community as well as produce value added products for income.
    - 35 acres bamboo, to supply our main industry: sustainable construction materials, furniture and other crafts.
    - Several acres of new permaculture gardens and Food Forests

    We are also establishing: Cacao, coffee, ginger, taro, jackfruti, pineapple and other fruit plantations, a goat herd, apiculture, eco-hotel/glamping areas, natural pools, aquaculture, nature hikes (caves exploration, bird watching)

    We are a Model for Rural Development, where we:
    - employ and train locals from the two neighboring villages and the greater Livingston area,
    - produce healthy food and sustainable materials for our projects and the local community and beyond,
    - protect and regenerate natural ecosystem both on the property and the neighboring nature reserve, and
    - provide an educational model that others can replicate.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We work and live in close proximity to local villagers, who speak both Spanish and native Q'echi'.

    Learning opportunities include bamboo cultivation and construction, community development, and all aspects of sustainable agriculture/permaculture from planting to harvesting to product development.

  • Aide


    Of course, we want volunteers who share our ideals. But most importantly, we are looking for skilled and experienced volunteers and possibly longer-term members. Therefore, we require all applicants to:

    1. Commit to one-month minimum, after passing a one-week trial period.
    2. Complete an application (to be emailed after initial contact).
    3. Be older than 23.
    4. Be willing to do hard work in the heat of the tropics and be presentable enough to greet city guests (wear pants, take showers).
    5. Be adaptable with diet. This land and climate provides banana, coconut, platano, nyame, malanga and various fruits in abundance. If volunteers want vegetables, bread or other imported goods they are responsible themselves.
    6. Be clean and responsible. This is a working farm, not a vacation. The other residents are paid, full-time workers with their own responsibilities. No one is going to clean up after you, or sort out your seeds or compost from the kitchen, or put away your tools or personal belongings. Keep your living/eating area clean or we won't be able to have you.
    7. Contribute a valuable skill, ideally related to:
    - goats (herding and milking)
    - food preservation (drying, fermenting, canning, etc.)
    - development of value-added products (e.g. goat cheese, fruit jams, etc.)
    - carpentry, gardening, livestock keeping
    - Hotel managing, guest services
    - or other skills that contribute to our goals (suggestions welcome.)

    We also need hard workers to dig roads and swales, clear jungle, carry bamboo, plant trees, etc. Therefore, we will only invite volunteer applicants that meet the above requirements, and most of all, during the trial period, that exhibit passion for the land and the project.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Accommodation Volunteers can choose between a bed in a formal house (mattresses, pillows, sheets and mosquito nets available) or camping sites. We have a central building with three bathrooms/showers, a workshop and a kitchen with fridge, microwave, blender, gas stove and electricity. Cell phone coverage is adequate with a Guatemalan phone plan (Tigo or Claro).

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Hiking, cave-exploring, swimming, bird-watching are all possible throughout our place and neighboring reserve. The are also remnants of Mayan civilization throughout the area, with a small archaeological site dating to 200BC, and pottery and obsidian shards often visible when digging.

    The nearby town of Livingston has a unique cultural blend (Garifuna, Mayan and Guatemalan) and is a popular tourist location, with restaurants, nightlife, shopping, waterfalls and hotsprings.

    It is located in the village of Buenavista Miramar, which is accessible only by boat from Livingston. Livingston in turn is only accessible by boat from Puerto Barrios (Q50, 30min) or Rio Dulce (Q125, 1hr 20min).

    The climate is tropical, hot and wet. Temperatures reach 36°C and annual rainfall is 3000-4000mm.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We can provide a single bed, bathroom, energy, water, beautiful place to be, leisure areas but NO WI-FI, nevertheless, there is good 4G signal in the property and for $15 a month, you may have up to 7Gb of data. We would appreciate your sincere work and collaboration.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Dogs, cats and other small pets can be had, but you have to remember this is a wild jungle area. There are predators, so you have to take care of your pet. Also, all cleaning and looking after them has to be performed by yourself.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 124182875476

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Nonprofit working with the Ixil communities in Guatemala's western Highlands
Enthusiastic and social volunteers welcome to help in our hotel on the Caribbean coast in Livingston, Guatemala