Our family has opened an equestrian guest ranch on July 2015, located in the village of San isidro Chichihuistan, in Chiapas, Mexico, 45 min outside the turistic colonial town of San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Hidden in a valley, surrounded by forests of pine and oak, free of traffic and of magnetic waves (there is no coverage at the ranch internet or phone), the ranch opens up on to 100 acres of prairies.
We are dedicated to the improvement and protection of the land creating an ideal environment for organic gardening. The horses, cows, sheep and chicken are grass fed free ranged.
The animals are treated with respect and the horses trained with kindness maintaining their spirit intact and their magic unbridled. No animals are used for consumption.
We provide a place for great hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and birdwatching.
Our international family is composed of Samuel ( US ), Stephanie ( FR ), Zoe and Cheyenne ( MX home schooled ).
We speak English, Spanish and French.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We are located in a small village, a farming community, the people are friendly and very approachable. We are off the touristic track, yet not too far from San Cristobal de Las Casas.
We are looking for: willing hard working people with good carpentry skills, construction experience, auto-repair, basic labor.
. Experienced horseback riders to keep the horses in shape.
. Gardeners ( experienced ones than can help us maintain and improve our vegetables and plants and flowers gardens).. . . Teachers ( for at least 1 month. Any school material; music; dance; singing; yoga; martial art; gymnastic etc.) for our 2 home schooled daughters .
Bunkhouse with kitchenette. Basic goods are provided for cooking, meals in the ranch kitchen are additional. Fresh produce is available from our green houses.
If you have a sleeping bag, it would be a plus. Rubber boots or riding boots,
You can discover the colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas where you will find a mix of natives and foreigners from all over the world. Great town for culture and party.
Around San Cristobal are indigenous communities ( just 30 min out ) and further away ( 5 hours trip ) the jungle of Lacandona. 2 or 3 hours away in every directions you will find natural sites ( waterfall, lakes and rivers ). The public transportation will take you everywhere.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week