Upcoming Projects

We are organising an eco-construction 3rd - 21st DECEMBER 2018. We will build an EARTHSHIP TYPE classroom/diner room for the children with a kitchen, showers. and toilets.

You can come to learn how to build and help the project progress. We will build a structure with re purposed tires, simple roof structure for water harvesting, earthquake proof and self sustainable. It will be an EARTHSHIP inspired structure, involving the same building techniques.

Alongside our crew, you will learn how to do tire walls, bottle walls, can and eco bricks walls, basic carpentry, water harvesting, simple roof structure, mixing concrete, using power tools and more! We are welcoming everyone!

It costs $ 750 USD to participate for the three weeks, that includes an AMAZING vegetarian LUNCH every work day and drinking water on site.

You can find many cheap accommodation in on the beach in Mazunte, the project is at 30 minute walk from the beach in the forest.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: info@joyaorphanage.com

Tires are ready! Come help us pound them and create a beautiful classroom for the children!

Tires are ready! Come help us pound them and create a beautiful classroom for the children!


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Previous projects:

The Aircrete Building

From 08 December to 18 December 2017, we held our first initial 10 day building workshop on the site to make the first inhabitable structure. With the help of the famous Aircrete company DOMEGAIA, and 34 amazing students, we built an AIRCRETE DOME. This structure will be the housing for the staff, that will look after the children.

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The Earthship inspired shed

In September 2017, we started working on the land purchased. With the help of some awesome people we already started to build a shelter.... 

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What we’ve accomplished in less than a year (December 2017):

1.

Made a road, clearing the land and making a comfortable place to camp for the volunteers coming to build of the first structure in December!

2.

Acquired a truck and important tools that will help, such as generators, water tanks, etc.

3.

Built a small structure with recycled materials to be used as storage.

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Built an Aircrete Dome as first housing structure

 

Built a camping ground with a kitchen, two water cisterns and a basic solar system

For more information, visit our blog in our NEWS section.

Some furnitures we built inside the Aircrete Dome

Some furnitures we built inside the Aircrete Dome

While working on the window inside the aircrete dome

While working on the window inside the aircrete dome

Building the Aircrete Dome during the workshop with DomeGaia

Building the Aircrete Dome during the workshop with DomeGaia

Agate, the founder painting with some children coming to visit the construction site

Agate, the founder painting with some children coming to visit the construction site

The amazing people that attended the Aircrete workshop in December 2017

The amazing people that attended the Aircrete workshop in December 2017