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My name is Valeria and I live with my family of four in the Countryside of Puebla. We have 5 lovely doggies, 42 chickens and a little piece of land that always requires something to do.
My sister and her husband are traveling next November 2022 for three weeks and we require some responsible/independent helpers to take care to their house and their chickens while they are away.
We had some amazing experiences with workaway in the past and we are looking forward meeting new people and sharing our culture.
Help around the house
I believe that from everyone that crosses my path in life I learn something. If you share this idea, you will definitely benefit from staying with us. We love to exchange stories, views of life as well as any other knowledge.
Other than that you will spend a good time here with easy work, open-minded hosts and some adorable pets.
Besides, you will try delicious mexican food and experience what real Mexico is about. I could help you with tips of things to do around the state and how to move around. We have some archeological sites, museums and a historical hacienda near us.
Your main task is to take care of my sister's house/garden and the chickens. We are looking preferably for someone experienced with dogs/chickens (at least a little bit so you are not scared when the dogs bark or play, for the chickens if you have no experience we can teach you at your arrival). For the house you would be watering the plants regularly and keeping it clean. For the remaining time we may have some harvesting activities since we grow some of our food. For this I have to say we are not experienced farmers so we never do these activities for long. Some other activities you may perform are walking/ feeding the doggies, harvesting limes, helping us clean around the house.
We are usually very flexible regarding duties and schedules but because of the chickens you would need to have a fix schedule for your working hours at least for some time in the morning, since you would have to let the chickens out of the coop and feed them. For this I would suggest we make a weekly plan and use this as a base which can be adjusted flexibly -> Communication is Key!
If you have any other skills that you think we could benefit from, yoga skills, photography, piano, etc. please offer them to me, I am very open minded and eager to learn!
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You would have my sister's house for yourself. In there you will have your own bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and a small garden.
Bicycles available for use, Bus stop very near the house.
Generally, I love to meet new people, go on adventures, telling stories....
I also learned to enjoy the silence, whether it is alone or in company. I believe that there is nothing wrong with just cuddling yourself up with a good book or your favourite music and a hot cup of tea.
The most important thing for a stressless "Workaway" in my opinion is communication. With honesty and respect towards each other I am sure we will have a great time together. Whatever we do, we ideally make it out of self-motivation. Therefore I harmony best with independent individuals who look around and see what they can contribute (e.g. if you see the floors are dirty, or the garbage bin is full, you take care of it)
I describe myself as a very understanding and helpful person. So if you're having a bad day, just let me know and we can talk about it or adjust the plan. Please note that I don't enjoy making rules, I expect that everyone treats the other and his belongings the way he likes to be treated. However, after a few experiences I had to make some rules which I will tell you upon arrival or request.
Public Transportation is quite particular here in Mexico, it's extremely cheap but is not very reliable regarding time. The bus station is in 5 mins walking distance and you can use a bicycle to explore around.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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