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Welcome to Bees of the Indigo  Sacred Space

Currently in Villa De Elta, Oaxaca, Mexico

Previous location: Bakersfield, CA

- Artist Residency & Garden
Opens Summer 2024

- Ancestral Creative Camps
-Service Charity Projects

- Rent out Guest Room


 Workshops & Classes
-Healing Services
- Sacred Retreats & Circles


Gratitude to the ancestors of past, present and future. The legacy we leave.

The Bees of Indigo Sacred Space Oaxaca aka the Indigo House is a BIPOC ancestor house that centers on the healing arts, cultural learning, ecological preservation, ancestral demystification, creative research, charity, and alternative sacred practice that connects us all with the land (we occupy, migrate to or forced upon) in the connection through our ancestors and each other.

The Indigo House's mission is to support the collective call toward personal and community empowerment that moves us toward indigenous sovereignty. We believe in the vitality of community building through creative expression that creates and sustains learning environments to unpack history, decolonize oppressive frameworks, encourage healthier practices, bridge generational understanding, build tangible solutions through creative projects, and celebrate collective cultural diversities throughout our diasporic lineages.


At Bees of the Indigo, we work together as a community of local and international BIPOC creators to nurture foundational practices toward legacy sustainability and building better worlds for our generation and generations who will continue our movement towards liberation. We value justice against systemic oppression and the human right that every person should have access to proper living conditions, balanced nutrition and health, financial stability, wholistic survival skills, creative healing medicines, and a whole-person approach to education.

Through education, our guiding light is to build with communities to develop projects that support equitable development toward dismantling barriers that divide and disrupt our efforts toward personal and collective freedom. Through fostering education for holistic development, we use the creative cultural arts to expand opportunities that reduce disparities, encourage healthier lifestyles, and express as well as archive the powerful narratives of our people.

Through events, services, the garden, vacation/creative guest room rentals, virtual and in-person workshops, and the artist residency, our mission is to embody sacred learning as a thriving watering well for each one, teach one. These frameworks include brainstorming, researching, and exchanging the liberatory wisdom we are all learning along our personal journey(s) that nurture:

-New, Old, and integrated Cultural Traditions

- The rejuvenation of Joy and Rest

-The reclamation of Resilience and Integration

— Sustainable Innovative and Practical solutions


We believe that injustice will never prevail over the power of people working divinely toward a collective mission.


Welcome to Bees of the Indigo, community. let’s build together.

- Janaé “Jaee Honey” Sumter, Founder


The Indigo House

All programming at the Indigo House are creative fundraisers to support and provide sustainable need-based resources to local individuals and families in areas of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Upcoming Sacred Gatherings

            Check out our monthly calendar below!

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Hosting at The Indigo House

Alongside regular programming by the Indigo House, community creators, practitioners, and facilitators can reserve the space for gatherings, events, and workshops. There is a hosting deposit for events and gatherings.

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- Retreats 
- Healing Circles

- Creative Performances
- Cultural Dinners & Discussions

Accepting Gatherings & Events

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 -Intimate Sacred Medicine Ceremonies
- Ancestral Ceremonies
Weddings & Memorials


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- Land based Projects
- Camping & Meet Ups

- Art Exhibitions

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- Plant Medicine
- Literacy & Tutoring
- Survival Practices
- Foreign Languages


Accepting Classes & Workshops

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- Cultural & Creative Arts
- Financial Literacy
- Co-Ops

- Book Groups



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- Cooking/Nutrition
- Business 101
- Land & Home Ownership

- DIY 

Private Guest Room Short-Term Rental

Creative, Sabbatical & Vacation 

Elta De Villa, Oaxaca, Mexico

Looking to peaceful rent a room during your stay in Oaxaca, Mexico?

Looking for a break from the fast pace or in need of creative spark/research? 

Join us on this sacred land peace, abundance and creativity, 30 mins away from Central Oaxaca.

Per Night: $40 USD | 653.09 MXN

Month: $450 USD | 7,353 MXN 

About this place

The house is comprised of two petite adobe buildings wrapped around an inner courtyard and surrounded on all sides by land. There is the main space with a kitchen, dining and reading nook all in a shared space. Above the kitchen is a small loft bedroom in the attic. The house is off grid, located 30 minutes driving from central Oaxaca. Central Oaxaca is filled with museums, stores, cafes, restaurants, events, galleries and historical sites of cultural preservation. etc. 


Free parking at night within the facilities.

Shower and Bathroom

The house was designed by the owner with land stewardship and sustainability at the forefront. Adjacent to the meditation/prayer is the ecological toilet that creates zero sewage and turns waste into compost. Along onside of the courtyard are banana trees, loquats, ferns and sugar cane. The shower is outdoor, and the water used comes from a well on the land and as you shower that water goes back into the soil, watering the plants on all sides. All kitchen water is also recycled as is the water from the laundry machine on the land.

The Town

The House is surrounded by interesting places to visit! The town of Etla has a local food market about a mile away. You can get fresh produce here daily as well as crafts and delicious cooked local food.  Wednesdays are the best day to attend the market! It's lively and is a wonderful experience.  The town has a rich culture, and spiritual practices.


There is an unexcavated archeological site, ancient church and pilgrimage destination (5th Friday of Lent) called Las Peñitas. The oldest Zapotec ceremonial center in Oaxaca is located in this town surrounding villages are famous for their quesillo (Oaxacan string cheese) and queso fresco (farmers cheese) and you can get handmade tortillas daily in the villages.  Twenty minutes up the hill is CASA, the beautiful San Agustin Arts Center that hosts arts workshops, exhibitions, movies and events year-round.  

What the Indigo House Offers:


Private Guest Room 

Shared Space

1 bathroom with Dry Toilet

Outdoor shower

Meditation/Prayer Room


Open Land (for creative purposes or rest)


Furnished - WIFI - Laundry - Parking - Kitchen

Getting around

Having a car makes things easy here, but one of the wonders of Mexico is he abundant, cheap and frequent public transportation. The house is about a 10 minute walk on a peaceful road to the corner where you can get public transportation.

If you aren’t up for the walk, Tuk tuks (AKA moto taxis) can be called to pick you up at the house and take you to the market, the ruins or the corner where you catch the bus. There is also Uber and Didi.


The Indigo House offers airport pick-up and drop-off services. Jaee will get you upon arrival and drop you off time of your flight. Please inform Jaee about this time of your inquiry.

Booking Process

All Payments are made through Paypal. Email us with your interests. In your email inquiry please include a little about yourself, dates and reason for stay. We will try to respond within 24-48 hours. Once approved, we will send the Paypal link to secure the room. Once secured, please email use your travel itinerary for airport services. Based on our calendar, we will inform you whether the room is available for your interested dates.

Short Month Stays

Additional requirements. 

Volunteer at least 8 hours through facilitating creative or sustainability based workshops (workshops can also be paid opportunites for you), supporting the land or connecting with local artists/creatives to create a short service-based project. Proceeds support the land and local communities in Oaxaca with supplying need-based items and funding charity proje.


The Indigo House

Indigo Projects in Residence
More information about residency soon!

" transmuted Resurrections" Honor to our ancestors --- stereotypes."

Artist Jaee Honey Sumter

Video Summer 2023

Bakersfield, CA

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