Help us with our dream of building a sustainable home in a small fishing community in los Tuxtlas, Veracruz

  • Mexico
  • Favourited 255 times
  • Last activity: 26/01/2023




  • Description


    We would like to thank all of our workaways for their big input into the building of our dream project, we have received more than 35 volunteers since 2015, and the communal effort is been the success of the beautiful results we have achieved.

    We would like to take the time to express our gratitude to our helpers, that not only have help us to achieve the building of the main house and the 2 casitas in the property- currently running as a Bed and Breakfast and a camp ground-but furthermore than that, it was the time that some of you guys volunteer into our community, which rarely ever sees a foreigner, thanks to Workaway!

    The Workaway Volunteers have acted as truthfully ambassadors from around the world with whom we and the locals have established wonderful relationships that continue to today.

    People who sought and helped to resolve our day to day challenges, the needs of our dogs, and even to set trends in the town, to all who have come this far and ventured into our humble kitchen, and our local tours; we hope that this pristine and unspoiled rain forest jungle community has helped you to fulfill your expectations of nature, adventure, culture, human relations and gastronomy ( for the ones who have tasted the neighbour’s cooking, while exchanging their work time doing local chores, like farming, cheese making, agricultural work).

    Having said all this, we continue to extend an invitation requesting dynamic, outgoing, all around strong-minded workaways who would like to get involved with long term projects such as running the property, as well as to give the last details to it, and several new projects to improve it.

    We need a carpenter, an electrician, gardener, and general helpers for light construction.

    We would love to have people with knowledge in marketing and social media , lingo savvy, web designer, people related to the tourism industry, go pro or movie aficionado able to edit videos for advertising, and all sort of ideas that can help this community to keep improving and become a stopover for world travelers.

    Only dog lovers, please.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We want to build this into a place that can always be shared by people like you and us, people that go around helping others, so manual skills will be useful.

    Gardening and light construction work( like tile laying, house painting and carpentry) will be part of the tasks.

    The place is a coastal environment with beach and rainforest activities, depends of the season of the year you come, we suggests to bring a raincoat, sturdy shoes or boots, and one warm change, we will discuss further upon acceptance.

    As we won’t be there all year long, we need to share it with others that will wish to keep on with the task of maintaining it, while we are abroad.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodations: Tent in our garden and patios, or hammocks, shared toilet and showers, full kitchen.
    Or share the main house as it is.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Vegetarians welcome.
    Chores will be shared for cooking and cleaning up.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live within the nucleus of Los Tuxtlas biosphere reserve , next to a beautiful creek, with a pond of clear, fresh water, and 100 mts. from the ocean.

    And within a day trip to a bunch of cultural, adventurous attractions such as: Catemaco ant it’s Lake, the lagoon of Sontecomapan, the biological research center of the UNAM, and a lot of pristine waterfalls and rivers, lagoons and estuaries to explore.
    Museums of history and archaeology, and picturesque small towns (San Andres Tuxtla, Santiago tuxtla, Tlacotalpan and).

    We are 3 hours from Veracruz city, the door of the conquest in Mexico, and the oldest Port in Latin America.

    We drive into town every two weeks, you will be welcome to come with us, to all explore a new place.

    This is a still undeveloped region in mexico, which means you are going to have an authentic experience of a jarocho (natives of the coast of Veracruz) fishing village.

    We suggest you purchase travel insurance for the time of your stay.

  • 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 249946578341

Feedback (11)



These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (4.0)

Cultural exchange: (4.7)

Communication: (4.7)

Help with our project in Oaxacan surfers' paradise of Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Help with home and animal care in Oaxaca, Mexico