About.

A center for arts, culture, adventure, and sustainability in Michoacan!

A permaculture farm and art space located in a forest near Erongaricauro, Michoacán, México.

Dedicated to biodiversity, sustainability, home-scale and large-scale permaculture techniques, organic gardening, art, and community living.

We began in 2004 on 83 acres of pine, oak, and madrone forest. We are off the electrical grid using no outside power. Our water is from rain catchment. We use wood stoves for cooking and have five cabanas, huts, an art studio, and six composting toilets.

Activities can include plant propagation, video production, cooking, general maintenance, seed collection, garden preparation, trail maintenance, eco-construction and more.

Special roles include; Working with Brian on research, writing, and translation. graphic arts, event management, community projects, fundraising, and more.

️️️️️We do experiments with food science, alternative agriculture, lifestyle, and cultural design. We video our work and publish it on social networks such as Youtube and Quora. We need people with a lot of creativity and flexibility.
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️️️️️️Food is included: Vegetarian, sometimes with a meat option. There are fresh eggs from the chickens. We don't serve picky eaters.
When there are few people, you will cook for yourselves. When there are many people someone will be assigned to the role.

We rise with the sun. Punctuality is required. If your real goal is to party and travel for free; Don't come. We will not help rich travelers abuse people in this impoverished area. No smoking or flakes. Though it is in our interests to have longer term participants, we agree to one week as a trial period. If you are coming from far away and would a longer stay is an option, we can arrange an online video interview with Brian after your application is received.

Wood fired sauna. Solar ovens. Food dehydrator. There are 5 friendly dogs here, one cat, and about 20 chickens. Lots of wildlife. Fires at night. Circus toys. Lots to do for work and play.

Fluency in English or Spanish is required. Bilingual preferred. Gay friendly. No drugs. Moderate alcohol consumption is fine.

Key Stats.

Year founded

2004

Size of project site

83 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

5 - 15

Dry season

March to October

Wet season

November to February

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

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

Internet

  • slow: emails only

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