Internship Program

Return to the Forest is a natural building school and a natural and sustainable design/build business based in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. It is a place where people from all over the world have the opportunity to learn and work alongside the local builders and craftspeople of Lake Atitlan. At any given time, there may be several active job sites where interns can practice a range of skills including carpentry, bamboo joinery, earthen wall-building, and earthen plastering techniques. For qualified interns, there is the potential to engage in the design process of new and existing projects. We also hold frequent classes on bamboo and earthen building, in which prospective interns with little previous building experience are encouraged to consider enrolling. Click here for more information: Internship.


The volunteer program has a minimum of 1 month. For more information contact us through our Contact Form. Thank you.


We accept qualified guests teachers. For more information please contact us.