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permaculture living in Mexico


Joined: Oct 23, 2011
Posts: 0
Hi all,
    I've been living in Oaxaca, Mexico about 12 years developing a little off the grid homestead.  It's going okay and is a pretty good lifestyle.  I've had quite a few WWOOFers through here during the last 6 years but my wife (a doctor/epidemiologist) and I are looking for someone more permanent that would like to share our visions and lifestyle.  We're older and are looking for a mature couple with life experience that would like to settle in a different environment.  Spanish is not a requirement but certainly helpful (although MarĂ­a certainly needs English practice).  Reply only if you are seriously interested, vegetarian, and REALLY can exist without shopping in stores.  We'd love to discuss our ideas and visions with like-minded people.

Joined: Feb 01, 2011
Posts: 1
Hello Dan and Maria-

Our names are Grey and Maina (US and Brazil), and we will be moving to Oaxaca in about a month.
Maina will be studying with Nueve Lunas midwifery school in Oaxaca city.
My first question is where in Oaxaca is your homestead? Because Maina will need to get to the city on occasion (how regularly, we do not know; perhaps as little as one week of every four).
I will be working on my resume soon but here is a quick rundown:

I am an earthen builder (clay, bamboo, and wood) with several years -and several houses- of experience.
I have experience living, and teaching, on a permaculture farm in northern Thailand.
I have 7 seasons of experience working on organic, small scale farms.
I have been studying autonomy and non-conventional methods of information distribution, while working on my novel, Fall-Apart-Park.

Maina has studied nursing, health, Thai massage, natural building, and neat things like contact improvisation. She is also fluent in Spanish.
I imagine that I will be too, after some months in Mexico . . .

Thanks a lot Dan.
Hope this message doesn't find you too late, I see yours was posted in April, 2010.

Grey and Maina
T. Joy

Joined: Feb 03, 2011
Posts: 438
The kids and I would love to find a place to WWOOF in Mexico. If you are interested in hosting us we would be happy to come and work on whatever projects you've got going on from growing to building to any and every domestic thing. I have varied experience and am a tireless worker. Vegetarian too  .
Jeff Hodgins

Joined: Mar 29, 2011
Posts: 179
Hi My Name Is Jeff I am In my fourth year of astablishing food forest in Puebla Mexico and I am also starting a forest in Yucatan (near cancun). If anyone is interested in paying us a visit we have some extra rooms(3) and plenty of knowledge to share. All are welcome FREE of charge. My wife and I will feed you and teach you in exchange for a helping hand around the place. You can stay as long as you like. (if you pull your own weight). Feel free to Call  1 905 682 9594 or 011-52-248-482-7442
!!WE EAT MEAT!! and you can too. No Excesive Drinking, No Smoking, No Freaking Out.
Families are welcome.
PS. if anyone needs rare seeds I have many species for sale.

Joined: Jun 19, 2011
Posts: 18
I have a small eco-lodge and organic farm and ranch in a very safe area of Mexico. We would love some short or long term help from focused individuals -- in exchange for lodging and food in paradise. If you have experience in hospitality industry, permaculture or farming, course development and-or alternative building, your skills would be so appreciated. Our neighbors are mostly indigenous farmers and we are interested in both teaching and learning permaculture principles, depending on your level of knowledge.
Jeff Hodgins

Joined: Mar 29, 2011
Posts: 179
Can you meet us at the bus terminal? Or give me a phone number and address

Joined: Jun 19, 2011
Posts: 18
you can email us at
Willie Jay

Joined: Feb 11, 2015
Posts: 1
Hello My family (wife , baby and dog) are on our way to oaxaca area and feel the need to find a beautiful place to bee for a moment (2-3 months / years upon years). We have experience in sub tropical permaculture techniques and strive to eat from the fruits of the land and our labor. Our baby is 4 1/2 months old and very happy!! We speak spanish fluently and I have a great deal of interest in creating the infrastructure to bring food security and knowledge to the local communities and letting them teach me their wealth of knowledge. I'm certified in permaculture and have worked in the temperate and subtropics. also i have a digital archive of information half of which is for the sub tropics. Food forests along with a food forest nursery are among my top life priorities.
My wife is a potter and will continue in this work, hopefully finding maestras to teach her more and to expand on her wealth of ceramic abilities. She naturally weaves herself into the tapestries of nature and her hands carry the ability to give life to most all plants.

We are experienced in animal husbandry as well. Also, we are wanting to build with earth and have an opportunity to have a long lasting relationship with the place we settle.

I see these post are older, however if any of you are willing to offer a place to bee, work, and breathe. We would love to hear of it.

We are almost half way through Baja california and are making our way to oaxaca from there. 2/11/2015
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