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Playa Del Carmen
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10
Persons: 2 max
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 12601
Country: Mexico

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Last Updated: January 24, 2016

We are located 19 km north of Playa del Carmen (15-20 minutes by car or bus), 7 km south of Puerto Morelos (10-15 minutes by car or bus), and 37 km south of Cancun International Airport, (30 minutes by bus). There is bus transportation to and from Cancun, Puerto Morelos or Playa del Carmen on the main highway, 5am-12am every day, even Sundays. The waiting time is 20-25 minutes.

The little Rustic ambiance farm is about 1 km west of the main highway. It is located within the jungle and has a friendly, rustic ambiance. We started our project in 2009. We grow organic vegetables and are in the process of planting fruit trees. We raise birds, chickens, geese, turkeys and fish. We also have some very nice and friendly dogs that we have rescued from the street and from ex-owners abuse. We find homes for them after they have been spayed and neutered. Very often we see wild monkeys in the trees. We have a small cabana with all the basic services that are available to share.
We provide vegetables from our own organic garden (Depends on the season (only Nov-March) and delicious organic eggs for the volunteers to cook themselves on the stove in the cabana.
we offer sleeping accommodations(bed or Hamacas)You will be sharing the Cabana with the others Volunteers, We also offer some areas where a tent can be used for camping.

We do not or a refrigerator, but we have a Solar Power. This will allow iPods, cell phones or other items to be recharged as needed.Cell phone reception is very good. We also use the generator to pump water from a Cenote (underground river) on the property that we use for showering and watering plants. We have very clean and ecological (organic compost) toilets and showers. (Not Hot Water).

WE ARE A RUSTIC AMBIANCE FARM.. WITH RUSTIC FACILITIES.

WE DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS,

YOU MUST LIKE AND LOVE DOGS AND OTHER PETS.

NO DRUGS ALLOWED PLEASE

NOT SMOKING ALLOWED AT THE DORMS

WE ARE NOT A HOSTEL OR COUCH-SURFING! (you come to Volunteer-to help-to work)

We provide purified water for drinking,some food stuffs (based on a vegetarian menu-Organic) that you must cook to your liking.

The following things are available if needed:
hammock,inflatable bed,sheets,blankets.

Personal things we suggest you bring:
personal toiletries(towel,toothbrush,toothpaste,deodorant),
Mosquito repellent, Comfortable working shoes(cover toes and support feet),sandals,flashlight,tent if wanted,hat(protection from sun), sun screen,sunglasses,long pants,long sleeve shirt. Working Gloves,TOILET PAPER.

Flexible work schedule: volunteers usually work 5 hours a day,(it depends) 6 days a week.

Minimum stay on the Farm is 2 weeks, Maximum stay on the Farm is 4 Weeks (depending on occupancy)

Work detail includes: feeding all of the animals, including, chickens,Birds,Dogs,Rabbits, fish and more,(some times twice a day),cleaning of common grounds,watering plants,bathing animals,cleaning animal pens,planting,harvesting fruits and vegetables,(if need it)
and whatever else that needs to be done to maintain the integrity of the farm.

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