Fungi Academy is an international team of biologists, visionaries and “sporriors” whose mission is to catalyze the growing global awareness of the power of mushrooms through the cultivation of a human mycelial network. 

We hold weekly workshops, as well as longer immersive courses. Come learn to grow your own mushrooms with us; be it for food, ecological restoration, enhancing permaculture design, or consciousness exploration.

We are accepting new volunteers on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in sharing your skills & experiencing community living, feel free to send us an email.

Our current homebase is in San Marcos de Laguna, Lake Atitlan, but we are building a network of mycoprojects all over the world and welcome connections. Our past, present, and future family is encouraged to continue spreading the knowledge they gain with us to wherever they may journey.

We exist on the principles of non-violence (ahimsa) and fairness. You are welcome to visit us for a day or join our camp for as long as you like. We ask for a contribution of either 30 quetzal per day or 2 hours of work per day for 5 days a week. Food and communal supplies are shared, and we raise funds by passing a hat. Bring ingredients, bring books, bring your instruments. Come break bread and sing around the campfire with us.

May there always be enough magic and may the world know the magic of mushrooms!



Private Stay on our School Bus in San Marcos Central

Minimum stay: 3 nightsMaximum capacity: 4 people
Food Not Included
Come stay in our School Bus located directly across from Moonfish Cafe in downtown San Marcos.

Can comfortably sleep 4-5 people. Located in a cozy little yard equipped with water tap and toilet.

50Q per day
300Q per week
900Q per month

Includes one free Introduction to Mycology & Mushroom Cultivation Workshop at Fungi Academy.

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Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

4 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Estonian

People on site

6 - 20

Living Conditions.


  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • private room
  • entire house

Vegetarian Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals


  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Ongoing classes

  • permaculture
    1-2 times per week


Fungi Academy is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • mycologist
  • blogger
  • Volunteer Team Leader
  • Bulder

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