Experience life in the real tropical jungle in Toledo, Belize



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    We are an 1100 acre jungle conservation area, with an isolated small farm. We are only accessible by river. There are creeks on the property, and nothing but jungle for miles. We are implementing biodiversity monitoring programs in the jungle. The farm itself follows permaculture principles, and is in its fledgling stages. Ideal opportunity to use your design skills and really create something.
    Livestock may include pigs, goats, chickens and dogs. Big dogs.
    We focus on conservation and studying and understanding the world around us. This reserve is home to hundreds of species of birds, lizards, butterflies, bees and mammals. We see tapir footprints on the trail and occasionally capture a jaguar or puma on our trailcam. There are peccary nearby.
    Access is by car, then boat, then on foot (about 45 minutes from the town of Punta Gorda).
    You will eat three farm fresh meals a day with us, work alongside Maya farmers, and you are free to swim in the creeks, or follow the jungle trails in your free time. You must have at least average physical fitness.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux

  • 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

    This is the real tropical jungle experience. Hear howler monkeys through the evening, watch parrots fly overhead every morning. See amazing moths, butterflies and lizards around you while you work or relax.

    On occasion we have indigenenous Maya staying here as well.

  • Aide


    You are expected to help with anything needed around the farm and home, but helping atmosphere is not too structured. Activities or projects may include:
    Biodiversity monitoring, trailcam wildlife surveillance, landscaping, food forest, biochar, rotational grazing, building raised beds, electric fencing, maintaining and improving trails, planting trees, feeding/managing animals, animal housing, growing the farm, tidying up.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Housing: A screened porch makes a light and airy bedroom, and a separate room from the house. It has a couch which folds out to a double bed.
    The loft of our thatch house (has electric lights, phone charger etc), or tents, or camping hammocks. Hammocks can be hung just about anywhere you like; in our screened porch, among the trees near the house, down by the creek, even in the tower overlooking the jungle. Blankets, pillows etc provided.

    Food: You will eat three delicious farm fresh meals a day with us. Dietary restrictions are accommodated as best we can (please let us know well in advance). Our meals are big on fresh home baking and pasture raised pork.

    Bathroom: We have a composting toilet. All our water is stored rainwater. The shower overlooks the garden and is often hot.

    Electricity: We have solar electricity. It will not run hair dryers and air conditioning but will be fine for anything we are likely to need, like refrigeration, power tools etc.

    We have internet, but it is slow and expensive.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There are jungle trails, swimming creeks, and relaxing hammocks. Many books about permaculture, the jungle, or Belize. Take a book up to the tower and read in a hammock in the canopy.

    This is a remote location and helping us is not for everyone. If you are scared of bugs, spiders and snakes this is probably not the place for you. If you want to photograph bugs, spiders and snakes you will love it!

    Trips into town are rare and well planned. The nearest significant town of Punta Gorda is only 45 minutes away. We often drive there, and you would be able to join. There you will find bars and restaurants, the local market, boats to Guatemala, and stores.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

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N° de référence hôte : 279521476935