Help with gardening, construction, plants, and animals in Xilitla, Mexico



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    My name is Imelda and I live in San Antonio Xalcuayo, Xilitla, San Luis Potosi. I run a little fonda in the heart of Xilitla where I make traditional huastecan home made food, most of my customers are locals, and a few tourists that come in from the hotel next door. I live with my partner Armando and Ana who helps me in the kitchen. I live in a very rustic house that is built on a piece of property 1.5 km away from the town of Xilitla. I have 8 dogs, 1 cat and a bunch of chickens. I love animals, animals rights, most of my dogs have been rescued from town streets. I care for the ecology and care for all things nature. Try to live a life of no waste. I would love to live a very sustainable life. In my property I try to compost and recycle as much as possible.

    Xilitla is a very beautiful town surrounded by beautiful communities where old traditions are still practiced. You will have access to creeks, caves and beautiful waterfalls.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will benefit from learning the type of cooking of this part of the country. Practice Spanish and Nahuatl. Practice their sustainable skills, gardening skills and any other skills

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    I would love to host people who are likeminded, have knowledge of gardening, construction, plants, love animals, do not mind staying in a place where there is no tv or wifi access. I have wifi access at the fonda but not at the house. People who would love to learn spanish, cooking, practice their sustaintable skills. absolutely love dogs and animals in general. My life is very simple and peaceful.

    I can host individuals or couples, they would have their own space with private bathroom. My land needs caring and work, Im 63yo and my partner is 64 yo and its getting harder for us to maintain our house and land. It is very peaceful where we live and surrounded by trees and nature. I only speak Spanish and my helper Ana speaks Spanish and Nahuatl if you are interested in learning and practicing those two languages. My kids are grown up and live in Mexico city and Queretaro and only come to visit two to three times a year

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I can host individuals or couples, they will have their own room with a queen size bed and their own private bathroom. They will have access to our kitchen in the house and they can come and eat at the fonda during volunteering hours. We do not have wifi or celphone coverage where we are, we have electricity, runing water, cold and hot, daily transportation to the town.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers will enjoy living in a beautiful region surrounded by green vegetation all year long, surrounded by water creeks, waterfalls and rivers, great hikes, great local food, vegetables and fruits. Exposed to indigenous cultures, great traditional huapango music and great coffee.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 222418457698