FINCA TATIN, jungle, Guatemala- At a cost of 0 dollars and 0 cents a day, my family now lives in a jungle paradise in the east of Guatemala. Chaya and I trade work for three solid meals a day and a good bed to sleep in. We now live very well in a truly beautiful place for an exchange that does not include money. Our travel funds now sit dormant, as my belly is full and my mind and hands comfortably occupied.
A month and a half ago I traveled to the Finca Tatin off of the Rio Dulce in eastern Guatemala. We were invited to return at the end of May to work. My wife, Chaya, and I accepted the offer.
After a $15 bus ride from San Salvador, we have returned. We have been at the Finca Tatin for around 5 or 6 days, we were taught the ropes, we now earn our keep by trading work for food and a place to call home in the jungle.
Photos of Finca Tatin, new home of Vagabond Journey