Help renovating an old Mexican town house with a panoramic view and huge garden in Guanajuato, Mexico




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  • Description


    We are a young and open-minded German-Mexican-Polish family with two boys (3 and 1 years old). We are renovating a beautiful villa in the old town of Guanajuato, Mexico and looking for helpers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can help you to learn Spanish, German, English and/or Polish and to get close to local Mexican culture.
    By participating in our project you will gain experience in gardening, maintenance, building and babysitting.

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    We are renovating a beautiful house in the historic down-town of Guanajuato. It's set in a small alley with a big garden and a breathtaking view of the city center.

    While most of the work (e.g. adding new rooms, new floors, renovation of kitchen and bathroom) will be carried out by a professional team, there is still a lot of things to do for which we look for helpers:
    Taking care of the big garden and patio (cutting back grass and trees, planting new plants, rearranging the footpaths, burning old wood and leaves).
    Giving the existing rooms a proper scrub and basic maintenance (e.g. repairing old furniture).
    Helping to tidy out some of the rooms.
    Babysitting our sons.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, German, English, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic

  • Accommodation


    You will be sharing the house with us. We will provide you with a private room with double bed, a wardrobe, a desk, and a chair. The bathroom(s), kitchen, living room, patio and the garden are shared. Free Wifi is available.

    We will provide you with a healthy breakfast e.g. fresh local fruits, cereals, eggs, bread, delicious coffee and tea. We can also adapt to your special wishes.

    Our house is very close to the local market and a main hub for urban buses which will take you anywhere around town.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are easy to get along with and curious about new people and places. We have always enjoyed co-living with international people all over the word while traveling and working abroad. We value mutual respect, compassion and open communication.
    As we have two young kids now, we have some new daily routines like getting them ready in the morning, preparing food or getting them to bed. But apart from the normal occasional crying of little kids this should not affect you too much.
    In your time off there are plenty of possibilities:
    The city of Guanajuato is an UNESCO cultural world heritage site with sights like the colorful colonial city center, old silver mines and delicous Mexican food.
    The city is renowned of its wide range of cultural activities like concerts, theater, artistic and musical workshops, cooking classes and Spanish language courses.
    You can also do a variety of sports like rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, Capoeira, Taekwondo, swimming, dancing, etc.
    Guanajuato is also close to the cities of San Miguel Allende, Dolores Hidalgo and mountain towns.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    About 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

This is us
The kitchen
The patio
A view of the garden from above
The staircase leading to the rooms in the 1st floor

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