Help at the early stages of sustainable and ecoturist projects!

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The Exchange

This is a family project close to El Chico, Mexico's first national park. Our priorities are to maintain the common areas, develop hike/experiences and keep the house clean ( 1 room is on bnb). At the same time, working on compost piles and keep the garden, chikens, dogs and mushrooms alive and happy. We are looking for people who want to learn by experimenting. People who know how to work as a team and also on their own.


Title

25 hours of help per week

Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Requirements

Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Right now I need some hands around so I can make time to work on other proyects on develope. The chores will probably include: taking care of the dogs and chikns, help to prepare food, work on compost, prune and do landscaping, work on the garden beds, water plants and keep the house clean. Also to take care of the fungi-room where I'm experimenting on growing oysters.

Because the develop of other projects is on pause, I will like to have someone around who looks for a tranquil place to stay for a while and feels good working by its own most of the time. There may be instances when I'll be hosting more than 1 person and I try to go out to do trails and climb as much as I can, but I also have to find my space to work on other projects here.


Activities & Shift


The idea is to cook together but probably you may have to prepare your meals some days. I will provide the food for the days of work (monday-Friday) Please be aware that I don't consume meat during the week.


Rules

As this place has no government water supply, I always try to encourage visitors and volunteers to use the dry toilet and save water as much as possible. (Daily baths just dont work here haha)
I "try" to wake up and sleep with the sun for hours, so I just ask for respect for the sleeping time of each one!