House-sitting in a small Mexican town in Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico

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  • Last activity: 8 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    Experience small Mexican town living. This is good for a couple with 2 children and the weary traveler. You will be there on your own. Need someone to house sit and clean my parents home in a quiet small town in the Altos de Jalisco region. Town is called Pegueros. Peaceful living. You can take long walks throughout the town and can take a walk in the back of town that leads to many farms . You have two room available in the bottom half of the house. One bathroom. There are a lot of “ “cenadurias “ where you can eat out in the afternoons. There is a cafe bar in the center with a nice atmosphere and Christina the bar tender/owner welcomes you with a great smile and makes some great drinks.

    Please read below of list of work needed from you.
    town 1 hour drive from Guadalajara and is 15 minutes from Tepatitlan which is a bigger town almost like city where there are nightclubs shopping food market (make sure you try the “choco mil” shake ) a bigger social atmosphere. Yet it still holds its old values like mid day siestas! Can catch the bus many hours of the day or a taxi that is in town as well.
    Town people are very friendly.
    ** please be aware that I have a big family and in a family emergency we fly into town and occupy the bedrooms. You can still have your own room but may have to move to upstairs patio bedroom. **

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is an opportunity for you to rest for the weary traveler Might be tough if your on the move a lot and like to party this is a peaceful town. Days may seem long.
    Great for families with a kid or two. Teens also can walk around the town safely.
    The townspeople are very hard working and many work in their farms around he town and youth go off to schools many in college in Tepatitlan or work there .

  • Help


    Need help with deep cleaning the house. Sweeping and mopping upstairs
    Sweep and mop, stairway and downstairs.This Needs to be repeated as house gets dusty daily.
    Wipe down furniture and window sills as well
    Clean spiders webs along windows and doors
    Walk to farm on edge of town and clip huge weeds on half built home next to town cemetery

    Need the house to be occupied and being discreet about it. Absolutely no drugs -no marijuana- around the house and do not invite that type of atmosphere there by buying it ! With the drug situation in Mexico we do not want to attract that atmosphere especially in this neighborhood where residents know each other. Need help dusting the house. Sweep and mop upstairs and downstairs. Sweep and mop clean windows in the front porch as well.
    Clean windows Wash the dishes sweep and mop stairs. might be dusty when you arrive And that’s what we need help with cleaning. Might seem like a lot but you can do this at your own pace while you are there. Planning to rent the rooms. And I would like your opinion of your stay there. Clean the rooms and if it rents need you to wash sheets and towels.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You have the option of sleeping in the two lower bedrooms. Each one has a full size bed. Bathroom downstairs and a big kitchen , living room and dining room.
    The house is a big and comfortable place for a couple or family. The upstairs this is where all my family stays when we go. So you can sleep in the bottom bedrooms. Please respect my fathers house.
    ** No WiFi unfortunately all I can offer is to pay the electricity bill. You can buy a SIM card that is about 10 pesos per day very cheap**
    Please be aware that you must provide food for yourself. Shampoo soap and toiletries as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Like I’ve mentioned you have Tepatitlan which has big stores like Soriana, Market place. Electra and many restaurants. There is also many towns around where you can catch the bus they are very close by . and bus to Guadalajara, Tonala (craft and art area in Guadalajara. Only one hour away. I believe we have a bike or two in the garage And you are welcome to use it while you stay there.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    2 hours

Host ref number: 216114114137

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