If you want a quiet hostel where volunteer to work in everything related to marketing and reception, Come with us, welcome! in San Cristobal, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    ***Currently I am looking for a kind and honest volunteers with experience in hostels, reception, administration, publicist, social networks, platforms, reservations, and also yoga instructors or meditation in order to create a meditation center in the mountains of san cristobal

    Here you can take part of two projects :

    The main hostal, in the historical center, is a small and cosy place. Simple, nice, comfortable, with good "vibe" atmosphere, and quiet. Ideal for those who love nature, the meditative life, while all those whom we like to live in the HERE AND NOW, adapting and appreciating SIMPLE AND the WISDOM OF LIFE ITSELF. Learning and unlearning from EACH OTHER. It is a meeting place for national and international guests, to live, to share and connect or "disconnect" and discovery,

    And another place is about to be settled right now, closer to the mountain, like in a small village, 15 minuts from the center of San Cristobal. This is the place where I will settle now the meditation center, peacefull landscape, rustic house, really adapted for the activity, but with a lot of work to do again to make it ready !

    I created a place like a *small community .. * where people really feel like home, comfortable and free, where we were all ONE, amigos, partners, brothers and sisters, comradeship , where we could learn and support each other.

    I opened the albergue ie. hostel over 30 years ago. Modesty aside I was the first person the pioneer who opened a small space to share, to seat and rest, now called "hostels", with the concept of hostels Route Guides.
    The guide books from those years made reference to my "new place". It was famous in that humble beginning, in the rooms of my home ..I did not know I was creating this concept of hostels in Ruta Maya ..now I know..is a HOSTEL.before long time ago..I didn't know anything about it..I was sharing what I have.

    In those years , on this moments .. it was the result of a utopian dream..illusion .. a hippie, socialist and humanitarian concern to live, to eat, learn, to talk, to relax, to smile, to connect together with guests from all different countries, races, colors, customs, religions, genders, etc.
    Rooms and bathrooms were shared areas, gardens, so bigger colonial house, shared almost everything. :) My guest was my international and national family for my kids and me, thanks the universe.

    I am a single mother, grew up in such a way, educate my two young children and loved ones in this environment at that time was nothing common in places like this to find nuclear families living in the same hostel. (Much less in such religious city and elitist as it was this town).

    My Two children were born here, I needed some genius creativity to survive in order to give them a better life than mine in every aspect, so due to the needs and concern, I happened to go to the bus station at midnight to look for guests, no one else did it ..but other competitive hostels´ owners always interpret badly what I did to survive with my small children so I were criticized. People did not understand that I had to pay the rent and food etc. for my little family, I used to take my two children late at night to the bus station, one hand holding my son and the other with chal my baby daughter in my back shoulder..all this was criticized in those years, blocking "they" in a thousand ways, but today .. I have jobs and opportunities for many people, foreign and national who come early as 6 am to the bus station. Now everybody does it like a normal job.....

    The hostel has a furnished kitchen, a large garden (which is not unusual for a small guest house in the historic center of San Cristobal), common areas, terrace, fireplace, WiFi, BBQ, bathrooms, TV, stereo , DVD, play table, etc.,
    I'm starting a OSHO Meditation Center in CHIAPAS, and THANKS TO LIFE, the Universe, I was able to travel to different countries in the Orient. I'm also a certified massage therapist and studied in Thailand and India where in Pune where I did work on the Osho Meditation international Resort they give the license the premises to open the Osho center thanks the universe!!!, I was a retired teacher so I offer good Spanish classes. Now I also offer meditation, massage and,tours.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Above all, I am looking for basic handyman/maintenance help. The ideal volunteer is a single, responsible person (sorry, no couple please) to help me with maintaining and up keeping the hostel and the meditation centre (for example: small house repairs, help in the garden, painting, basic electric work, basic house fixing and cleaning (not included daily room cleaning). Part of the help is to support in hosting, including guest service based on guest needs (for example, information of the region/tours available, etc…). Experience in yoga and meditation classes or permaculture design would be ideal for contributing to the activities planned.

    In second place, I need also a (English/Spanish speaking) volunteer with experience in booking registration and network, to be in charge of the schedule and booking of guests and activities. So I need volunteers who have experience and knowledge in computing (also to help with online advertising) and who feel comfortable with organisation, answering requests online.

    I prefer a long stay (minimum 3 weeks), as you can easily imagine, it takes me a lot of time to explain things, so it is better for all of us :) .

    I hope for someone who is open minded, conscious, proactive, simple, mindful, intuitive, honest, responsible, without drama or complications with a good heart and good intention, with a sense of humour, respect, cooperativeness, gratitude, in harmony and consistency with the self and the universe. :)
    I have no problem if you want to go out and party, as long as you understand that we have a small guest house and Eco-hostel and one of the qualities of this place is that it can offer a relaxed and meditative environment. Therefore I wish us to have a warm connection to share a good work experience and cultural exchange.

    And please, I do prefer someone who honestly admits that he/she does not have a lot of skills but really would like to help/contribute than someone who apparently is on paper a Super-volunteer but is not willing to contribute to our needs, activities and future goal. We are here to learn together and share good vibes.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I offer a small rustic private cabin in the garden, a small private room inside the hostel or a bed in the dormitory for volunteers, depending on availability.
    If you like camping you can also bring your own tent and camp in the garden.
    I also offer continental breakfast and the use of the kitchen. The kitchen is for guests use too so please clean after yourself. Lunch and dinner on your own. The fresh market is only 2 or 3 blocks away, sells food, vegetables, and there is also an organic food market twice a week.
    Shared bathrooms with hot water, WI-FI, books, movies, games, music, TV. Garden, chiminea, pool, bbq area, big patio front the mountains, palapa, camping area, parking, kitchen, hammocks, etc.
    There are nice areas to watch TV plus chiminea and hang out, or roof terrace to relax and enjoy.
    Laundry service is very cheap and only 2 minutes walk away.
    The hostel has a large yard, hammock, fireplace and large terrace with a beautiful view of the mountains around the city.
     When I offer Meditations for guests or the public in general, volunteers are welcome to participate for free as you are part of the staff of the hostel.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The hostel is 4 blocks away from the center. We have a really nice location, because we are 2 blocks away from the famous Santo Domingo temple with the handicraft market. We are very close to the Zocalo (Main square). We are also very close (3 minutes) to the fresh fruit and vegetable main market and on the back the hostal is the organic market two days for week, also close There are bars, restaurants and shops close by and the city of San Cristobal in general has a lot to offer.
    San Cristobal is a very attractive and lively town and there is always something to do. There are various cinemas, art galleries and museum as well as a very active nightlife scene.

    San Cristobal is one of the magic towns of Mexico with a great colonial charm. The city has a very good location because we are on the Mayan Route with all the Ruins, also close by to the Guatemalan border and the Caribbean.
    We offer tours to Palenque, Lago Montebello, the waterfalls Agua Azul and Chiflon, the Canyon Sumidero and the indigenous villages We also offer connections to Guatemala to the Lake Atitlan and Quetzaltenango.
    And my new EcoHostal is on the mountains only 15 minutes from the historical center in Carr, also you can walk o take the transport collectivos front the door from the Ecohostal to the center only for 6 pesos . Also close there is the area the Mollie's, supermarkets and the new market , hospitals, and an area which shows a true feeling of small town Mexico province.
    Sorry my English is not good.. I hope I wish you will understand what try to mean.
    Thanks for your time.
    Gratitude and blessings

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours per day


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