Come and join us in San Cristobal de las Casas (Chiapas), Mexico



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  • Description


    Hello! we are Claudia and Hugo a young and adventurous couple, originally from Guadalajara and Mexico City. Our story began some years ago when we began to travel thru Mexico.

    We first visited San Cristobal de las Casas in 2014 and the city stayed in our hearts. We worked for many years in luxury hospitality; passionate about service we decided to start this wonderful project in April 2016.

    Now we have several vacation rental properties each destined to a different guest profile but all with the same warmth and simplicity that represents us. Our purpose as your hosts is not only to receive you in our house and make you feel welcomed, we want to be part of your journey thru Chiapas; offering you a different and unique experience.

    We are looking for enthusiastic people to come and share their knowledge with us, it's important to us that you can speak both English and Spanish (fluently). We hope to see you soon and to be part of your experience thru this wonderful state!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to learn new hospitality skills, meet people from many other cultures, practice Spanish and broaden your horizons. While volunteering, you will also have a lot of time to explore the region and experience life in the magical town of San Cristóbal de las Casas.

  • Help


    We are looking for 4 - 6 volunteers to help us with the following activities on a daily basis:

    - Guests needs and requests
    - Guest arrivals; welcoming guests and explaining a bit about the house amenities and city attractions (not always, we will let you know in advance if we need any help)
    - Guest departures; farewell guests, receive key and room check (inventory check in rooms)
    - Daily stock of house amenities and coffee station setup (confirm we always have: drinking water, coffee, sugar, salt and cooking oil)
    - Help with grocery shopping (when needed).
    - General maintenance of the properties (small gardening, painting, furniture making or maintenance)
    - Property care; daily basis (turn on and off lights, turn on and off heater, ect.)
    - Pet care; we have 3 dogs (Pia, Terry and Lu).

    Please note that if you come as a group YOU WILL NOT have the same schedules and that the days off will vary depending on our occupancy or needs.

    We try to receive most of our guest personally so we will only ask you to do so if we are not around or if the arrival time for our guest is late at night. In general the work that we require is very simple and you will have plenty of free time to enjoy the city and its main attractions.

    We will give priority to volunteers with the following skills:

    - Maintenance or construction
    - Architect
    - Social networks and Web page developer
    - Industrial, graphic or interior Designers
    - Illustrators and Graphic Designers who can paint/decorate our walls
    - Photographers, video editors and Travel Bloggers

    If you are interested in volunteering, please indicate in your email what your skills are and how these can help us, when you are available and for how long. If you send us clear dates and we have availability, we will take a look at your profile and write back. Also, please check our calendar for availability.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We offer you a small room that you will have to share with other volunteers (5 volunteers total). With a full bathroom inside, a space to put your things and a small desk. The room will have a small kitchen. You can also use the garden and patio areas that will also be shared with our guests.

    The room includes: hot water, WiFi, laundry service (once a week per person), fresh linens & towels (changed one a week) and 3 blankets per bed. It's important for you to know that San Cristobal is very cold and can be humid at times (this applies to the rooms since in México we do not have heating inside the properties like in Europe, Canada or the USA)

    We expect you to clean after your self and to be respectful of our guests.

    Volunteers are expected to help 5 hours per day with 2 free days per week on weekdays (schedule will be decided together, please note that if you are a couple or friends your days off may not be the same day and schedules will vary). Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks but we'd prefer longer. If your plans change we would appreciate a "heads up" about extending your stay or an early departure.

    We are looking for volunteers that are flexible and with an open mind.

    We offer a $150 pesos weekly budget for fruit & vegetables per couple (will provide this money at the end of each work week). You have access to a shared kitchen where you can prepare all your meals.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (2 days off)

Indigenous Communities living in San Cristobal
Casa Kukul (one of our properties)
Pedestrian Street "Andador del Carmen" (local attraction)
Kukul Studios (one of our properties)
San Cristobal Cathedral
Iglesia de la Merced (local attraction)
Hugo and myself, this is the house where we will offer you the accommodation

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