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Isolated eco-jungle project at the shore of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

  • Guatemala
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  • Activité récente: 30 sept. 2023



 Séjour min. souhaité : Un mois ou plus



  • Description


    We live on the slopes of the San Pedro volcano, in a wild isolated area of Lake Atitlan that can only be accessed by water. No roads, no close neighbours, no noise. Just nature, birds and a very beautiful beach.

    We want to build a home in this very beautiful place. At the moment we are some humans, 2 dogs, 1 cat and lots of hopes.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    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

    The volunteers who visit us will be in contact with our local workers, from whom they will be able to learn various skills and knowledge related to the ancient Mayan culture. Local stories (La Llorona, Xocomil...), tools (machete, piocha, azadon...), traditions (Maximon, easter...) or plant based medicines (milenrama, apazote, ruda...) are just a small portion of what you can expect.

    The local language of this region of the lake is Tz'utujil and the inhabitants of Santiago Atitlán, the nearest town, practice and preserve it. The town can be reached by cayuco, which takes approximately 45 minutes paddling. There you can visit the various shops and markets of the town, get money, eat in a restaurant, buy SIM chip or take a boat to visit other towns on the lake. The average cost of the trip from Santiago Atitlan 30Q (4$)

  • Aide


    Volunteers work 4h/day Monday to Friday. Working hours are always scheduled from 7:30 to 12:00 and there's half an our break at 9:30.

    It's important to remark that the work to be done can be very rutinary or boring (move rocks, weeding, collecting dry leafs...) and the same thing might be needed to be done many days in a row sometimes.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Catalan: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    You can improve a lot your Español here! We've had many people speaking basic Spanish after just 1 month.

  • Hébergement


    In our outdoor kitchen we have a solar oven, a rocket stove, a gas stove and boiling pan, iron casted pan, plates, glasses, cutlery, well the basics are covered. The same goes for the meals. The use of the kitchen includes drinking water, vegetables, fruits, rice, oats, eggs, beans, lentils, oil, salt... the basics are covered for all the meals of the day, every day of the week.

    It is important to remark that the cooking, cleaning and mantainance of the common areas are things we don't considerate in the working hours and as a community we expect everybody to participate on those tasks equally. Breakfast is mostly freestyle and lunch and dinner are shared meals.

    We have a dry toilet and for the moment we take baths in the lake. Often people use their swim suit when they feel shy to shower because it's exposed. We dont have a biodigestor yet so it is very important that you bring your own hygene eco products (shampoo/soap/toothpaste). If you don't have any and you tell us in advance, we can get some for you for 35Q (4.5$)

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The amount of other volunteers is variable and it's something that is not under our control. If you would only want to come if there are other volunteers we wont be the right fit for you. There is often other people participating in the project (2-4 volunteers 90% of the time) but that's something we can't really forecast and if you come, you accept the chance of having fewer or none other volunteers in the project during part or full lenght of your stay.

    We share our home with a big variety of spieces, some poisonouss like the coral snake, black widdow, rattlesnake, scorpions... Fortunately these animals are rarely seen during daylight, therefore having a day life is very helpful.

    We are isolated. That is something important to think about. There isn't any store near us which you could access by foot so you shold be organized for buying anything you may want, tobaco or other personal needs. There is no electricity here either, so if you need to charge your phone or powerbank, you will need to make your way to town through the lake.

    At Santiago Atitlan's dock you can rent a local paddling boat for 5Q (0.65$) a day. That will let you be independent during your stay. There is also the possibility to hire a private boat from the land to Santiago for 50Q (6.5$).

    About the weather: it can change from one year to the next (it surely does) but the usual is November to May dry season: no rain or max once a month. May to November wet season: rains only in the afternoon 3/4 days a week.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 221862414478

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