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Farm in the jungle of Tulum, Quintana Roo, México


Farm in the jungle of Tulum, Quintana Roo, México

Flor de la Vida aspires to be sustainable eco farm in the jungle of Tulum, Quintana Roo, México.

We started with 5 hectares of raw jungle almost 10 years ago and so far have been able to build 2 sustainable houses (running on solar energy, rain water and with grey and black water treatment), a common kitchen and animal raising and farm area, plus a palapa, where the volunteers will stay.
I say aspire, because mother nature has taught us that despite our ideas, her higher consciousness and plans are greater than ours.
We had all our chickens and turkeys killed last year by a mother jaguar and her cubs, and also lost most of our crops due to floods and then a delay of the rain season. An irrigation system is been created to avoid those issues.
So little by little we have been able to get the animal and agricultural operation up and running again.
Another big challenge we face, is creating our own soil as the land is so close to the beach, and sits on a huge limestone terrain that natural soil is hard to come by, besides the fact that in rainy season is a flooding area and forces us to build raised farming beds.
We are currently seeking 2 to 3 volunteers for periods of 3 weeks, to contribute to the soil generating process (gathering leafs, compost creation and maintenance, etc) and the construction of the raised farming beds (gathering rocks, building the bed walls with cement, etc.). 
We will offer the volunteers: local food suited to their needs, 3 meals, hammocks, mosquito nets and basic jungle living needs (composting bathroom, shower and wifi in the nearby house.).  Working hours would be from eight in the morning to two in the afternoon.
Our only requirements are positive energy, willingness to learn, work hard and sustain the harsh midday sun.
Km 8.1, Highway 109 Tulum - Coba
Tulum, Quintana Roo México
Luisa Beatriz Arreaza
whatsapp: +584241307192

Name: Farm in the jungle of Tulum, Quintana Roo, México
Members: 13
Latest Activity: on Sunday


Comment by Thomas Nun And Laura Hines on February 13, 2017 at 9:23am

Ola, como estas?

My partner and I will be travelling Central America from April-September 2017 and are reaching out to organise some work along the way. We are looking for somewhere to work.

We really like the look of your add! Laura is a very experienced horse rider and we are keen on Permaculture and sustainable living. We love animals and mother nature!

Please look at our profile for more information about us and ask us any questions you have..

It sounds like you have some jobs we can get involved with? We are creative people, very energetic, friendly and enthusiastic and would like to expand our knowledge.

we are excited to here back from you!

Kind regards,
Laura and Tom

Comment by Isabella Bruno on February 16, 2017 at 6:16pm

Hi, how are you doing?

Starting this coming Sunday I will be traveling through Mexico until June. If everything goes according to plan I will reach Tulum in the beginning of May. Please let me know if you would be able to accommodate me around that time. 

While my spanish is basic, I can understand it fluently. I am very hardworking, independent and face everything with a positive attitude. I am prepared to do some hard work. I’m pretty much open to doing whatever is asked of me. I adapt easily and am enthusiastic about whatever work must be done. I really love the vibe I get from your farm, it seems like a very good fit for me! I used to go to Tulum as a child and I know how special it is. I hope I get a chance to work with you and look forward to hearing back!

All the best,


Comment by Benoit Jorand on February 20, 2017 at 10:03am

Hola Luisa,

Soy Benoit, de Francia. Vivo en Cholula, Puebla, pero estoy ahora de estancia en Tulum. Me interesa bastante tu proyecto y quería saber si tienes lugar ahora para voluntarios. Tengo bastante experiencia en el cultivo orgánico de hortalizas, y un poco en permacultura, y siempre me interesa aprender más sobre estos temas.

No podría quedarme más de dos semanas, pero podría empezar esta misma semana, el miércoles o jueves, o la próxima semana.

Gracias de antemano por tu respuesta.



Comment by samatha heredia on March 8, 2017 at 8:45pm
Hola qué tal estoy buscando hacer voluntariado, me gustaría conocer y apoyar en tu proyecto, soy Lic en Permacultura, avísame si es posible, gracias! Abrazo.

Comment by EDDIE MAGNEE on March 20, 2017 at 1:01pm

Buenas Días Luisa !
I am Eddie from France. I m traveling in Mexico since 3 months. I discover with excitement Mexico, I am enchanted by the diversity of landscapes and climates. I can not wait to discover tulum's jungle.
I would be happy to meet you and work hard for your land. I want to learn a lot about sustainable development, permaculture, biodynamics. I want to be fully involved in cooperation between humans and nature.
I am presently in the state of Chiapas and I am available very soon, to join you in Tulum, if you accept :) . ( Yo puedo hablar un poco de español tanbién pero mí íngles es mejor).

Espero que pronto nos veamos, bonito camino, agradecimientos.


Comment by Nicole Anderson on Sunday

Hello! My name is Nicole Anderson from California. :) I'll be in Tulum at the end of April and would like to volunteer for the month of May. I completed a Permaculture Design Course and would love to gain more hands on experience with soil regeneration and animal husbandry. Please let me know if you have anything available for May. Looking forward to hearing from you. -Nicole


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