Agroecology/Permaculture Farm and Homeschooling in the cloud forests of the El Trifinio Biosphere, El Salvador

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  • Activité récente: 27 févr. 2024



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  • Description


    Our small farm here in the mountains of El Salvador is simply a humble attempt to discover ways to live closer to the land and local community. We have had the privilege to learn from indigenous communities and other rooted, agrarian peoples from around Central America, and the development of our farm is motivated by the ethics of indigenous rootedness to territory.

    We also run a small eco-tourism business where we rent out cabins to mostly local tourists from the urban areas of El Salvador.

    Currently we have finished most of our building projects (though there are always things needing to be fixed up and worked on). For the coming year of 2024, the focus of our volunteer program will be the following:

    1) Ongoing work on our farm(s)

    We manage three pieces of land, and there is always ongoing work where we grow peaches, chachafruto, macadamia nuts, coffee, malanga, a variety of vegetables and beans, and also raise sheep, goats, geese, rabbits, and chickens. We process the majority of our production into ferments, conserves, and other products both for our own consumption and for local sale, so there is also work for people interested in those issues. There are always daily farm chores to do, and we enjoy hosting people interested in permaculture, agro-forestry, sustainable land management, etc. Specifically for 2024, we will be working on diversifying our coffee farm by clearing and re-planting for a diversified food forest of breadfruit, jackfruit, pacaya palm, and other tropical fruit species. We also plan to plant out high-altitude coffee in a forested piece of land where we have a few cabins for rent and a recently planted avocado farm.

    2) Homeschooling for our children

    2024 will also be the first year we homeschool our children (3rd grade and kindergarten). We would also be open to hosting volunteers with educational experience who can accompany our children´s educational journey, and perhaps teach certain classes or subjects such as:

    -Art/Painting/Drawing Classes
    -Music classes (we have a small piano, violin, and some Andean instruments, but could potentially get more)
    -Foreign Language classes
    -Martial arts

    We are located at about 2,100 meters (about 7,000 feet) on the slopes of Cerro El Pital, El Salvador´s highest mountain. The climate is pleasantly cool in the evenings and warm during the days with an average temperature of 10-20 degrees C.

    Volunteers we ARE NOT looking for:

    -people who simply are looking for free lodging or free meal. If you´re not sincerely interested in the type of work described above, please don´t contact us as we are NOT a volunteer option for people only looking to offer minimal work in exchange for free lodging.

    For all our volunteers, we offer private lodging in one of the cob cabins, though you may have to change cabins during your stay depending on rentals. We are not a "professional" hotel or hostel, and ask all our volunteers to participate in the shared activity of preparing meals with our family.

    We also do not have Wi-fi on our farm. Volunteers can purchase a TIGO OR CLARO SIM card in town ($1) and have access to decent internet on the farm through their own phones or computers.

    Lastly, we are always open to hosting the right volunteer for longer periods of time through a type of apprenticeship program on the farm. Ideally, we are looking for people interested in permaculture/agroecology/natural farming who would be willing to come and work with us for 3-6 months. We´ll be posting more about our apprentice program in the near future, but feel free to reach out to us if you´re interested.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
  • 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

    You would live in a very small, rural community near the El Pital mountain, El Salvador´s highest mountain. If you want to learn about permaculture, sustainable livelihoods, and organic farming, this is what we do.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    Teachers for alternative learning center
    Artwork/murals for finished cabins
    Constant work on the farm (animals, vegetables, fruit trees, etc.)

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We homeschool our two children and could potentially be interested in having a volunteer teach them their language.

  • Hébergement


    We have four small cob cabins already constructed that we offer to volunteers.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There are several places to hike in the region.

  • 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

N° de référence hôte : 411137615633

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