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Natural Living Intensive - Internship Program Winter Semester 2022/23

First Superadobe Course in 2011Be part of the Change! Come join us for this Natural Living Intensive at Finca Nuevo Mundo, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala where you will experience an ecological and zero waste lifestyle while acquiring skills to regenerate the Earth! This Winter Semester Green New World is offering three Internships in Permaculture, Appropriate Technology and Regenerative Specialty Coffee. The programs provide you with experience, skills and exposure to regenerative methods while being exposing you to a radical Eco-Lifestyle. For those interested to go deeper with their training we offer special packages combined with courses to complement the Internship program. Study material, meals and lodging are provided. Space is limited and early registration is advisable. Monthly contribution is US $500. Please send us a message for more information or to register.


Appropriate Technology Internship

Permaculture Design Internship

Regenerative Specialty Coffee Cultivation and Processing Internship


Appropriate Technology Internship - Energy, Water and Waste Systems

The Appropriate Technology Program focuses on building experimental and simple energy, water and waste systems. Interns will receive much knowledge and experience in the selected topic. The current internship program is dedicated to completing the modules for Project HOPE. Some modules like the biomass gasification require specific skills or qualifications. We are currently offering Appropriate Technology Internships in rain catchment, greywater filtration, solar hot water heating and biomass gasification. The internship duration is based on the demands of the project and may vary from 1 to 3 months. Internships in appropriate technology require careful planning and therefore we ask to apply well ahead of time to prepare for the project. Please inquire on the requirements for the project of your interest.



Permaculture Design - Regenerative Landscape and Watershed Internship

The Permaculture Design Internship is focused on regenerating landscapes. Land degradation accounts for one of the greatest challenges of our planet. On average every hectare of land loses one ton of soil annually to wind and water erosion. You will learn to analyze the landscape and apply Permaculture design to stop degradation and integrate restorative methods. This internship provides you with the skills on regenerating landscapes including nutrient retention and soil buildup strategies, sustainable water management with regenerative food production systems. A Permaculture Design Certificate or similar qualification is advisable as a prerequisite.



Regenerative Cultivation and Ecological Processing of Specialty Coffee Internship

This internship will expose you to regenerative carbon neutral Polyculture coffee cultivation methodology and ecological processing of Specialty grade coffee. Coffee contributes more than 1% towards the global CO2 emissions! With Permaculture Design we turn a problem into a solution.

Finca Nuevo Mundo's Award Winning Specialty coffee has set a standard for carbon neutral and environmentally friendly processing methods. The coffee is grown under the shade of a Polyculture food forest with numerous nitrogen fixing plants to provide nutrients to the soil to drive self-sufficient nutrient cycles. Wet processing of coffee is the most common practice in Central America.


On average, every kilogram (2.2 pounds) of coffee fruit processed generates 35 liters (9 Gallons) of nutrient rich waste water that conventionally pollutes the environment. We have established a model for coffee processing by treating the waste water with ecological methods while using the coffee mucilage to generate biogas. This Internship is only offered from December till March with a one month minimum duration.