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Sustainable Construction in Guatemalan Highlands Guatemala



We provide dynamic, place-based, and experiential educational opportunities to learn green-building design and construction methodologies. We are currently building an 18 classroom green school campus, the Centro Educativo Técnico Chixot (CETC), in an indigenous Mayan town in the western highlands of Guatemala using alternative constructi […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
1 week to 3 months

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+ (children accepted if accompanied by parents or in a chaperoned group with parental permission given)

US$75 per week or US$300 per month which includes a bed in our communal volunteer house, fresh bedding every two weeks, kitchen staples (drinking water, propane, cooking oil, salt, sugar, etc.), and on-site training. Approximately 50% of your payment goes directly toward project expenses including construction materials and labor. Homestay options are available for US$85 per week or the option of a local family owned hotel is avaiable for US$95 per week.

Other information:
The rainy season is mid–May to mid–October and construction tasks can vary depending on the weather.There are many hiking areas right here in Comalapa, and we offer different types of activities to do here during your free time. Tortilla making, weaving demonstrations, dance demonstrations are a few things available here. We also offer painting lessons with a local artist. There are many areas to visit in Guatemala as well, including Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Tecpan and Tikal. We can help you book weekend excursions as well.


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