Escape Your Crappy Job, Learn Spanish, enjoy Mexican culture, live slow, happiness is a cool palm forest



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  • Description


    world traveler settled in Southern Baja 20 years ago, Mexico and Latin America expert, cultural philosopher, journalist and docu filmmaker, ideologically 100% off the grid - created a 2 acre palm plantation 10 years ago which I am now converting into a perennial paradise for temporary hermits, writers, composers, ponderers and busy brains.

    you need to be ready to spend 30 to 45 days here all April and part of May 2020.
    no shorter stays considered.

    you also need references and establish your identity as you will be trusted with the entire property for that period.

    this opportunity is located a few miles outside of La Paz, Baja Sur, 1 mile from the bay, no transport provided
    frequent and cheap public transport, bring your bike etc
    no food provided but depending on work arrangement, food budget would be allocated
    you can comfortably prepare your own meals in outdoor kitchen. basic stores in walking distance

    work on your novel, script, biography or 10th symphony (88 key piano provided)
    strong WIFI, both solar and grid power, osmosis water purifier, outdoor compost toilet
    outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen

    no hard work, but a couple of hours a day of pruning and palm care
    and obvious stuff, must appreciate and care for big dog

    reliable self motivated and self cleaning people

    good fit for single person who wants peace and quiet,
    balanced couple and young family

    perfect if you travel in your own vehicle, van, etc and
    just want to chill for a 6 weeks +/-

    please look up Southern Baja up on a MAP _before your start dreaming.
    this is a desert. This region is not like Miami or Montreal or Malaga

    let's discuss.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    happy to share my 20+ years of experience working in Mexico and Latin America, if you're interested -

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    PLEASE NOTE: You are your own boss here, you must be self-motivated, self-cleaning, self-reliant and sane.

    No couchsurfing, freeloaders por favor :)

    you must appreciate and care for a playful big dog

    good fit for single person who wants peace and quiet, balanced couple or young family

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, Italian, German

  • Accommodation


    glamping in restored, classic 1972 airstream and an artful palapa structure in the middle of the thriving palm forest.
    also hammock or tent available

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    please read this complete profile before responding and outline your general travel plans
    and how this opportunity would be a good fit for you. Gracias!

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    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

    2 hours a day of palm pruning - beyond that, food budget negotiable

Host ref number: 626724245523