Help an ecuestrian Guest Ranch in Chiapas, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • 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

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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 .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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






















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