The chance of a lifetime to work alongside professional designers and builders implementing a truly regenerative homestead
large range of natural building techniques and design methods
organic market garden planning, maintenance, and harvesting
daily operations and management of a profitable permaculture farm
planning and implementation of swales, ponds, and other water harvesting systems
opportunities to assist on a range of permaculture and natural building workshops
permaculture based business management
Financial management and considerations for permaculture oriented business models
regenerative lifestyle design
Step by step guidance on designing and implementation of your own regenerative lifestyle model
coaching for personal projects
personalized coaching for your own building and land based projects
$200 per month ($600 total) for educational costs and teaching hours
Housing and meal plans offered at the Bambu Guesthouse at a discounted rate of Q80 per night and Q40 per meal at their organic, farm to table restaurant.
Or, free camping on the homestead site
We intend to start work early each day in order to avoid the heat of the afternoon. 0700 till noon ideally.
5 hours of work 5 days a week
1 hour of lessons or coaching each day
Showing up on time during the week, ready to work
Participation as a team member during the work day
pens or pencils
any necessary medication or supplements
Due to the nature of the projects and the duration, we will give first priority to students who are able to complete the full three months.
The apprenticeship is designed to be a full immersion into the initial implementation of a professionally designed regenerative small scale demonstration farm here in one of the most diverse and abundant bio-regions in the world. The highlands of Guatemala. Though the weather is mild, the sun can be very strong at this elevation and apprentices are expected to look after their own health needs.
FYI: There may be job opportunities or paid contract work available to qualified apprentices at the end of the program. These are not guaranteed and are dependent on the performance of the student and the availability of such projects at the time of completion of the program