Currently, we are in the beginning stages of the reforestation and the renovation of the infrastructure. Food production from the land is limited to an abundance of coconuts (year-round) and a small quantity of mangos in January/February. Housing currently includes two bedrooms in the main house and a porch area in which one person can comfortably sleep in a hammock. Volunteers are welcome to set up a hammock between mesquite trees anywhere on the land – it rarely rains, and the biting bugs are few and far between for much of the year. There is currently electricity from the grid available via a single outlet at the house. We are looking to become energy-independent, so experience with installing/wiring solar panels is appreciated. The main challenges at this time are securing our day-to-day food supply by planting short-term fruit-bearing plants and developing the infrastructure and the soil so that we can begin planting long-term fruit-bearing plants (figs, dates, mangos…). At the moment, we are roughing it.
NOTE that the Cocolandia project is currently on hold due to multiple factors including lack of funds and lack of assistance. If you would like to donate to our fundraiser or Join Us and get the project started again, it would be greatly appreciated. To inquire about buying the land on which Cocolandia sits, contact us.