• Guatemala
    • Xela
1 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Host Family Tent
Small Group (1-15)


Starting Price
Price Details
The project is only at his start and needs funding to grow so we ask volonteers to contribute with 75 Quetzales/day which is close to 9 USdollars a day.

And from this they really make sure that you are as confortable as possible !

You would be hosted in one of the houses of the village with the other volonteers.
Depending on the number of people you can have a private or shared room.

You'll be feed 3 times a day with delicious homemade meals prepared with the produces from the farms.
Quixaya being a natural spring, you also have unlimited access to potable water and several natural swimming pools !
What's Included
Accommodation Meals Some Activities Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Domestic Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Aug 25, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
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About Program

CEPEK is an indigenous permacultural project located in the Mayan community of Quixaya near the Atitlan Lake. The name of the project stands for "Center of ecological production and education of K'xuya". The goal of CEPEK is to create a free center of formation for the local population in order to teach them ancestral permacultural technics of Guatemala and as so free their land of the seeds and chemicals products sold all over the country by big companies.

Volunteers are welcome to help and learn on several parts of the project :

- Work in the permaculture farms and learn about the amazing biodiversity of Quixaya
-Teach English to young people of the community
-Building new eco-construction and low-techs projects
-Help with the communication (translation of documents and Facebook posts, writing articles, realization of videos, finding partnerships with other places around the lake)
-Guide groups of tourists through the different permaculture farms.

New ideas are welcomed! :)

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Yes, I recommend this program

One of the best local projects I found in Central America.

I'm an eco engineer and was very happy with the treatment received in Quixaya by Cepek. I have travelled all over the world building things like vertical wind turbines, Rocket Mass heaters and solar energy absorbing installations. in Quixaya I was mostly busy building a hydro-electric turbine and before that on different sites in Guatemala I taught at different projects how to build a variety of appropriate technology installations. Quixaya is very recommendable particularly because of its permaculture operation and it also offers a variety of recreational activities. It is very safe and volunteers can expect healthy and well-balanced meals.
If you're wanting to help out on a well run by-locals-for-locals highly sustainable and well minded community agriculture and social project, you'd be hard pressed to find one better than this.

What would you improve about this program?
By doing all the things they're in the process of doing.
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