Sustainable home renovation in historical Hércules, Querétaro, México.



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  • Beschreibung


    Hi! My name is Alejandro and I'm working on rehabbing my grandparents' colonial home in the city of Querétaro, Mexico. The home consists of about 200 square meters, plus a small workshop and orchard. We are located in the town of Hércules, which is about a ten-minute drive from the historical center of town. This area is known for the Fábrica, a former textile factory that has been converted into a brewery and commercial complex. That is located right across the street from our home.

    I'm working on making this property sustainable. I have already installed a water catchment system, water filtration system and solar water heater. Still to come are a biodigester to generate methane gas and a hydroponic growing system to start to produce some of our own food. We have a small orchard with about 8 fruit trees and there's room for either more trees or some other plants. We also have lots of wall space where we'd like to paint some murals or other creative ideas. Areas still to be worked on include the kitchen, one bathroom, and two rooms in the main part of the house. We have two bedrooms available for workawayers, which we also rent on bnb. We've got a cute little dog named Flaco who loves to go for walks and just to cuddle.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You can learn about sustainable systems like water catchment, natural water filtration, hydroponics, construction, and general maintenance. I'll tell you all about the history of this area and especially my family's role in the workers' union of the textile factory. I'm learning Russian and would love to practice that and learn about Russian culture. I can help you with your English and Spanish and teach you about Mexican culture and photography.

  • Arbeit


    We can use help in the following areas:
    *construction (if you have the skills or would like to learn)
    *cooking family meals ; We would love you to help with meal prep and grocery shopping.
    *mural painting and other art projects
    *maintenance of the water systems (we'll teach you!)
    *help with taking care of Flaco
    *other small maintenance projects as needed
    *language practice: English, Spanish, Russian

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Russisch: Grundkenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I've been studying Russian for two years and I want to practice conversation.

  • Unterkunft


    We have one bedroom available with one double bed with mosquito net and private bathroom. We would love you to help with meal prep and grocery shopping. The kitchen is a work in progress but fully functional.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Querétaro is an important city in the history of Mexico and you can learn a lot about the Independence movement here. The downtown is safe and charming and you can visit lots of museums and attend cultural events on the weekends. We are located in a canyon which is great for hiking and getting your exercise, and of course you can walk to the brewery in minutes to check out the local beer scene.

  • 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

    Internet is generally good and you can have a desk to work at.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    One small dog is ok.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 819763622952