FARM EXPERIENCE GUATEMALA
Our Eco-friendly farm in the heart of Guatemala is unique! Lush greenery and vibrant nature as far as the eye can see. Impressive and innovative ideas are creatively implemented here. We always admire the energy, love, and lust for life that the founder, his staff, and volunteers put into this magical place. The goal is to build a sustainable and viable farm, care for animals in need, and build a safe place for locals to gather with friends and family. On the farm, you can contribute your own strengths and interests and take on a wide variety of tasks. Realize art projects, help grow vegetables, practice beekeeping, or care for the cats and puppies. Fun and leisure time are not neglected here either – we cook together, laugh together and organize cool activities. You’ll never forget the community you’ll find here, and you’ll take the people of the farm to your heart forever.
Type of program
Location of the program
Start of program
10:00 am- 4:00 pm or by appointment
Every 1st Saturday of the month
English or Spanish
Like to be in the nature
Apartment or host family
Self-catering, cheap lunch on the farm
English speaking contact person on site
Mobile internet with SIM card from WanderWorld Travel
From 990,00 €
Type of program: Eco Farm
Program location: Antigua, Guatemala
Working hours: 10:00-16:00 or by appointment
Program start: Every 1st Saturday of the month
Duration: 1-6 months
Minimum age: 18 years
Language: English or Spanish
Requirements: like to be in nature
Accommodation: Apartment or host family
Board basis: self-catering
Supervision: English speaking contact person on site
Internet: Mobile Internet with SIM card from WanderWorld Travel
Price: from 990,00 €
Lisa introduces us to the Eco Farm
Our eco-friendly farm is located on the outskirts of Antigua, our favorite city in Guatemala – and makes the heart of every nature fan and creative mind beat faster. The farm has set itself the goal to establish a sustainable and sustainable agriculture and to grow and sell their own products. In the process, they also care for animals in need and foster puppies, horses and other animals. The farm is a place of community, a reliable meeting place and a safe workplace for many locals and volunteers. In this way, young Guatemalans in particular are taught skills that will then help them move forward in their own lives and in society.
The idea of self-sufficiency is implemented on the farm in a creative, innovative and modern way. For example, they grow and manage their own food and build a sustainable water supply system using rainwater and groundwater – all with the help of a specially created energy supply system using solar energy. In the long term, the model of the farm will serve as a model for other farms in Guatemala, improving the general standard of living of many Guatemalans through the creation of jobs and the sale of food.
Do you enjoy taking care of animals? Many animals such as horses, donkeys and birds, as well as puppies, are cared for and nurtured on the farm. In addition, there is a small apiary where you can gain your first experience in the production of honey.
On the farm, everyone can contribute their own strengths and skills, regardless of whether you are already talented at handicrafts or would like to learn something new. Creativity is often called for, as fascinating art projects are always being designed and implemented at the farm. The days fly by, and working together brings the farm community even closer together.
And not only that – the founders of the farm are also involved with socially disadvantaged youth and run a football club. Soccer is not only the most popular sport in Guatemala, but it also gives young people the chance to develop discipline and ambition. You like to play soccer yourself? Then you can certainly learn a thing or two here – or show the locals how it’s done. In addition to soccer, other sports are also in focus – volleyball tournaments are held regularly, and you can help organize them.
Besides your work on the farm you have the possibility to participate in different courses (e.g. yoga) or workshops and thus gain valuable experience, learn a lot and maybe discover a new hobby.
For us the farm is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Nevertheless, the farm lives on donations, investors and volunteers. Be a part of this great project! Embark on a journey to beautiful Guatemala and experience an unforgettable time at the Eco-Farm.
As a volunteer, you will not only positively change the lives of Guatemalans, but also your own. The experiences gained in this project are unforgettable and unique, and will accompany you for a long time in your life. You will work together with locals who earn their living on the farm. Here you will quickly make valuable contacts, enriching friendships and improve your Spanish skills.
The main task is the care and maintenance of the agriculture. Vegetables, mushrooms and many other plants are taken care of and the cultivation is constantly expanding. You help with the pulling and planting of new seedlings and finally also with the harvest. Here you also sometimes get your hands dirty and it can get exhausting.
In addition, various animals are taken in and cared for, often including puppies, which you can take care of. The newly established puppy sanctuary needs energetic support. The little ones need to be fed and cared for and are also happy to have a play partner. Besides the dogs, donkeys, horses, chickens and geese live on the farm, which you can take care of.
The farm runs its own food production and a small apiary. You can help out in the shop, selling the farm’s products and thus not only improve your Spanish skills, but also get in touch with locals.
Also, art projects are regularly implemented, for which your creativity is needed.
The tasks are very flexible and everyone can bring their own interests and skills into the workday. It doesn’t matter if you already have experience in gardening and farm work, if you like handicraft or creative work, if you prefer to deal with plants or animals – there is something for everyone and your help is very much appreciated.
Antigua is made for a work and travel adventure and makes the heart of every traveler beat faster. Not only the beauty of the city and the surrounding nature make the city so popular. Above all, it is the flair that prevails here. Antigua is a center of attraction for young people from all over the world – many of those who travelled here once, stayed right there. The owners of the countless restaurants, cafes, bars and hostels come from all over the world, so it is correspondingly international. In the bars you can hear 1,000 different languages and you quickly make new friends all over the globe.
Besides the work in the project, Antigua offers many possibilities for a colorful leisure time. Climbing the surrounding volcanoes is an experience you will probably never forget. Equally worthwhile is a weekend trip to Lake Atitlan.
For more information about Antigua, see here.
For the job on the farm you don’t need any special previous knowledge. You should have the desire to work in nature and the motivation to improve agriculture in a sustainable way. Also, openness to new cultures is especially important to us. Living in a foreign country always requires a certain willingness to adapt, which will be very rewarding for your development.
The national language in Guatemala is Spanish. You will be dealing with locals who do not speak English. Therefore, a basic knowledge of Spanish is of course an advantage, but not a prerequisite to participate in the project. You will automatically improve your language skills on site.
In order to acquire the necessary knowledge and to be well prepared for the successful execution of your project, we recommend that you take a Spanish course in advance or at the same time. The course as well as the accommodation during the language course are not included in the program.
A basic knowledge of English is essential for the communication between the volunteers and the management.
You can choose whether you would prefer to stay in a guesthouse or with a Guatemalan host family.
Our guesthouse is located on the outskirts of Antigua. Here you can choose to stay in a shared room with other participants and guests or in a single room. The shared rooms have a private bathroom, up to four single beds, a sofa and a desk. The single room shares the bathroom with two other people; it is located in the hallway right next to the room.
The guesthouse has a nice common area and a kitchen where the volunteers enjoy cooking together. The highlight is the large roof terrace from which you can observe the surrounding volcanoes.
The center of Antigua can be reached in a few minutes on foot. There are many restaurants, bars and cafés in the area. It takes about 30 minutes to walk to the farm.
Depending on availability, you will live in the guesthouse or comparable accommodation.
Our host families are personally selected by us. You live in a single room with the family and usually share a bathroom. Meals can be booked for an additional charge. All host families live in Antigua and the farm is within walking distance.
YOUR CONTACT PERSON IN GUATEMALA
Alejandro is Guatemalan and grew up in Antigua. That’s why he knows the city, the country and its culture like no other. He has a great passion for Germany, has visited there several times and speaks the language fluently. Alejandro is always open to your wishes and is happy to introduce you to his homeland. He is happy to organize city tours and weekend trips for our participants. You will never feel alone. Thanks to his history studies, he can tell you a lot about the history of Guatemala and the ancient buildings in Antigua. Ale will look after you during the introductory event in Antigua. If you have any questions about any matter during your stay in Latin America, a English-speaking contact person is available to you via WhatsApp in the same time zone.
SERVICES AND PRICES
- 1st month in start package: 1.160,00 €
- Extension month: 560,00 €
- As 2nd or 3rd program: 910,00 €
- 1st month in start package: 1.010,00 €
- Extension month: 430,00 €
- As 2nd or 3rd program: 780,00 €
- 1st month in starting package: 990,00 €
- Extension month: 410,00 €
- As 2nd or 3rd program: 760,00 €
- 1st month in starting package: 1.320,00 €
- Extension month: 720,00 €
- As 2nd or 3rd program: 1.070,00 €
Learn more about our benefits here.
“I can only advise everyone to embark on this adventure. Far too often, people stay in their familiar surroundings or don’t trust themselves to do something. I learned that it pays to jump over your own shadow.”
“Guatemala has inspired me and fascinated me again and again. This country has something magical and this feeling you will never forget. The people there have learned to be very happy with very little possessions and money and pass this feeling on to their guests.”
“People immediately welcome you with kindness and helpfulness, even if they haven’t spoken a word to you yet. I can’t put into words how much that has given me and how much I wish I could go back again.”
Our participant Liv was traveling with WanderWorld in Guatemala. There she visited the Eco Farm in Antigua and the Wildlife Shelter in Petén. In this video, we talked about her travel experiences. Among other things, she talks about what motivated her to go on this trip and what she can give to future participants.
Annika tells in this Live Q&A which exciting experiences she could collect in Guatemala and Costa Rica. In Antigua at the Eco Farm she helped for a month as a volunteer and in Costa Rica she worked at the surf school. Find out what she learned from her time and what the highlights of her trip were.