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Rancho Sol y Mar
Rancho Sol y Mar
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Rancho Sol y Mar, Mayto, Jalisco, MX
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Alexander Duncan Gustavo Alcantar Imogen Semmler James Forth Jehan de Maille MADRIGAL LYDIA Patricia de la Garza Paul Tan Thiago Torres Valentin Grasso
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Rancho Sol y Mar

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Community, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Working, off-grid ranch, campground, and sustainability center located on the pacific coast of Mexico.

Project Description

At Rancho Sol y Mar we farm photons to create electricity, heat, pump and recycle water, run electric fencing, cook, and dehydrate the foods we grow using the power of the sun! We also have chickens, horses, a mischievous burro, an equally mischievous dog, and a rollicking herd of happy goats from which we produce artisanal cheeses for sale in nearby Puerto Vallarta. We build with adobe, compressed earthblock, stone, and other natural, locally sourced building materials.

We have recently joined with the nearby University of Guadalajara Turtle Research Camp to launch a regional plastics recycling program. We are an integral, well respected, and welcome part of the local community. 

Current projects (winter 2012/2013) include beginning our first PERMACULTURE FOOD FOREST and build-out of a compressed earthblock backpacker dorm building to house Wwoofers, interns and travelors. We are also continuing work on our tree planting initiative and general infrastructure. Increasingly Rancho Sol y Mar is becoming a fun, flexible, extended community. We have several options for volunteering or homesteading internships, as well as land share and purchase options for community members. We welcome all visitors but ask that you contact us ahead to make arrangements.

For visitors we offer small to mid-sized RV hookup and tent camping sites with the backpacker dorm expected to be online by the spring of 2013. There are also several reasonably priced accommodation options a short walk away on beautiful Mayto Beach!


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