Reviving a 1920s Colonial era casa in Centro Historico, Guadalajara, Mexico

  • Bisher 60 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 1 März 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    We are finishing up our colonial era casa modernization project and can use help with various odd jobs including maintenance, weather stripping, tiling, painting, building tables, furniture, and kitchen cabinets.

    This homestay offers a more relaxed and sane alternative to hostel dorm living. Guadalajara is a good choice for immersion language experience since very little English is spoken here on the street. As Mexico's second largest city, Guadalajara is a cultural gem.

    Eco-sustainable modern urban living. Our roof top rainwater collection system now provides 40% of our annual water use. In 2023, we eliminated all propane gas. Two new solar water heaters provide ample hot water. 55 sqm of new skylights provide an abundance of natural light. Adobe walls, enhanced passive ventilation , shading and new trees keep the interior spaces comfortable year round without air conditioning.

    I love living in Centro Guadalajara because:
    1). The year-round temperate and semi dry climate is just about perfect (8C-33C).
    2). The locals are patient, genuinely friendly, accepting, kind, and helpful.
    3). Guadalajara is vibrant and cosmopolitan with so many cultural events every week.
    4). The food is super tasty and fresh.
    5). Super easy to move around.
    6). I feel very safe at all times of the day and night.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Guadalajara is a young ,vibrant cosmopolitan city of 1.5 million people ( inside a 5-6 million metro area) and is an excellent place to immerse yourself in the Spanish language. Unlike other popular tourist destinations, relatively little English is spoken here on the street in Guadalajara.. You will be forced to practice and learn. Tapitios (Guadalajarans) are incredibly patient, kind, friendly, and helpful. If you want some more formal language training, there are several language schools close by. For intermediate and advanced level language learners, there are several English/Spanish conversation groups I can recommend.

    As the second largest city in Mexico, Guadalajara has many historical and cultural museums and cultural events every week.

    For sports enthusiasts, 30,000+ people participate weekly in the very fun Via Recreativa every Sunday when the major avenues are taken over by runners, bicyclists, and rollerbladers and walkers. We have two well-equipped gimnasios a block away that have inexpensive short term subscriptions. There are major sports teams that EVERYBODY follows with enthusiasm. The overall temperate year-round climate makes for excellent for walking and hiking in nearby nature preserves.

    Safety - I live in a safe area outside the "gringo" tourist bubble so you will experience daily life with middle-class and working-class Mexicans.

    Food safety is taken very seriously by everyone. You will immediately notice how fresh and tasty food is. It is fairly easy to maintain a vegan or low-carbohydrate diet. If you are a foodie or just want to learn how to prepare Mexican dishes, I can connect you.

  • Arbeit


    We can use help with various odd jobs including maintenance, weather stripping, tiling, painting, building tables, furniture, and kitchen cabinets. Bonus points for lite welding, tiling or carpentry skills.

    Always open to learning from travelers. Tasks are divided into realistic chunks. Please share your talents, experience and ideas about how we can do things better. That will be a win for both of us.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Gute Kenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I am a native US English speaker. In Spanish, I'm a B2 level working toward a C1 level. Any practice or guidance is always appreciated.

  • Unterkunft


    This is a homestay in the historic center of Guadalajara. We have two large private rooms available for visiting travelers. One has a twin (individual) bed and the other has a full (matrimonial) and twin (individual) bed.

    Based on past WorkAway suggestions we provide each volunteer 500 pesos per week to buy their choice of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, cheese etcetera at the mercado and prepare a healthy breakfast and lunch. We provide fresh eggs, butter and a few other basics. Travelers are welcome to use the kitchen. Current travelers are spending roughly 600-1000 pesos additional per week eating out at the thousands of local food stands, cafes, and restaurants. Plan on more if you are a foodie or crave anything imported.

    Purified water is always available. If you want to have beers, cokes, or eat out, you pay for those. Coffee is available at many nearby cafes that we encourage you to patronize.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We ask for a commitment of 22 hours per week Monday-Friday. Most travelers stay with us for 2-3 weeks

    Our provisional kitchen is up and running while we design and put together cabinets for the final version.

    The Guadalajara entertainment and social scene are vibrant. There are many bars and cafes around the University of Guadalajara about 2.5km away where you mix with students of all ages. Seasoned travelers will enjoy many of the networking meetups and events sponsored by the local Expats. Guadalajara is gay-friendly with many venues and options within walking distance. Something for everyone.

    Local transport is safe, super easy and frequent via walking , bus or Metro ( 10 pesos). The city center is surprisingly compact so distances are short and it's very easy to move around. There is also an extensive shared bicycle system that is inexpensive.

    Intercity buses are reasonably priced and very comfortable with frequent departures to cultural cities, pueblos magicos and beach towns a few hours away like Tequila, Chapala, Morelos, Manzanilla, Colima, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, Zacatecas, Aquas Calientes, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Queretaro, and even Mexico City (7 hours).

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Yes, most digital nomads enjoy working from our comedor which has windows, good lighting, and comfortable chairs. We have a 80 GB fiber optic digital connection. Speed and uptime has been good for most uses including video conferences.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    4.5 hours/day 5 days. Monday-Friday

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