Help me renovate my old families houses in San Juan and Bayamón, Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico


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    We are looking for workaways to help us with a few projects! Renewing old family houses and help cleaning and maintenance of bnb. The properties are in San Juan and Bayamon, PR. The task varies from painting, gardening, cleaning, flipping rooms etc.

    Minimun age 25 years old. We accept couples profiles. Previous work experience is a most. You need to have a USA visa to come to PR. We do not provide work visa.

    Depending of the task we pay a weekly amount for groceries.

    *️️️️️️️️️Two weeks minimun stay
    * You get your own private room with a fan and a twin (or full) bed.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️There are no minimun hours expected. We need help with tasks. We assign a list of task at the beginning of the week that have to be completed. What u do with the rest of the week is up to you! :D

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Because now there are three houses you may have a room in Bayamon, Santurce or both. The rooms are subject to availability. You may have to move to differents rooms during your stay.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ The bathroom and kitchen are shared with the guest.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We need people with experience in costumer service, construction, carpenters, organizers, clean freaks to help us setting up the rooms and organizing the library etc

    *️️️️️️️️Sometimes you are gonna be a live in co host. You welcome the guest, keep the bnb organized, flip rooms, cleaning and maintenance of the household.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Is very important that you complete the task on time. Failure to complete the task or to complete it in a poorly way may affect and in extreme cases end your stay*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    ******About your host*****

    I'm Alex an urban artist/Uber driver living in Puerto Rico.

    For the last 16 years I have travel the world staying in nice hotels, pensions, dormitories, students hostel, you name it. I've been around and had many good experiences.

    I would like to create an accommodation where travelers could enjoy the privacy of their own space and still get to interact with a host, other travelers, the location and of course the good price that they'll get for their room.

    Now that I'm finally back home I'm working on it and that's why I'm here at workaway. I'm renovating the house where I grew up to transform it in a colorful, good vibe, warm library/guesthouse. The books that my mom, my sister, my uncle and I have collected over the years are gonna be available for the workaways and the guest.


    Now there are three houses that need love.

    The Santurce house is a typical wooden puertorrican house with a front and a backyard, 3 rooms and a bathroom. Its in Santurce one of the main neighborhoods of San Juan , like 30 minutes walk away from the beach, 15min in a bicycle and 7 min by car.

    It's an old neighborhood the Barriada Figueroa. The Cervecería Corona (Corona Beer Factory) used to be at the beginning of the neighborhood.

    Description of the Santurce house ():
    Three rooms, the newly renovated restroom, kitchen/living room with tv and Netflix, fridge, electric stove and wi fii. There's no washing machine.

    Description of the Bayamón House:
    Three rooms, one restroom, kitchen/living room with 44' plasma TV and Netflix, fridge, electric stove and wi fii. Washing machine and closets.

    Description of Casa Rosa House:
    Two rooms (one w a/c, the other only with a fan) one restroom, kitchen/living room, individual feidge in the rooms, electric stove and wi fii.

    **We prefer people with previous job experience and able to follow directions.**

    We encourage workaways to be independent.

    If this is your first Workaway experience, the first time that you live abroad or the first time that you are on your own, this workaway maybe not be for you. We want workaways with experience and independent.

    Once you are done with your task you are free to explore, go camping, take a bus to the other side of the island, use the Workaway app to find others Workaways, sleep at the beach, skydive, rent a car to explore the island for 3 days, do whatever you want! I'll kidnap you every time that I can for tours or give u a ride anywhere when there's a sit available. I'll give u at least a 8 hours heads up!

    English or spanish is a most.

    Feel free to contact me for additional questions!

    Take Care, Alex

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Free acomodation 30 minute walk from the beach (or in the suburbs) , free internet, basic groceries, bicycle and free tours or transportation when avaliable.

    Sometimes I provide a bottle of Bacardi rum too!! XD

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Painting, organizing, gardening, cleaning, flipling rooms etc

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private (or shared) room with shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Its a tropical island and you will be staying in a private (o shared) room for free!

    Beaches, museums, street art, theathers, old san juan is less than 30 min away (by bicycle or car).

    Here in Puerto Rico everyday is a perfect day to go to the beach. It's always sunny, the ocean is a pretty clear blue and the water is warm.

    There are kite surfing, snorkeling, sightseeing, shopping, camping, salsa concerts, reggaeton, la placita bars, paint, surf, the rainforrest, take a ferry to Vieques and check out the bioluminescense bay or just enjoy the beach.

  • 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

    Depends of the rooms avaliable we may accept pets.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    There are no minimum hours expected. (max 25 hrs)

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Host ref number: 424278743862