Looking for a carpenter, and enjoy the beauty of non-touristy Campeche, Mexico

  • Mexico
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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description



    This project is on a virgin beach. It’s a none concrete situation a little rustic but some comforts from home like beds, screens and hot water.A km of beach front with the closest neighbour about five kms away. We are right off a main highway so we hear a little traffic noise if the wind is blowing from the road. We are about 8 minutes from a sleepy little fishing village that has everything we need. I am a carpenter,electrician and plumber. Canadian. Doing all the carpentry etc myself. I need a little help keeping the beach maintained to a nice neat standard. A few hours everyday does it. It’s a situation where you have lots of quiet time to yourself and the weather is always beautiful. The beach is one of the nicest in Mexico. I need someone here to help and to watch over things when I go into the city on business overnight. I’ve been here over one year and am very accustomed to living in the beach. It’s a great place to read relax and enjoy nature. Slow paced living at its finest.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a Canadian however I have a fairly good grasp of the language here and would enjoy helping someone to learn to speak Spanish as well. Also the Mexican people here are wonderful and the foods are quite delicious. It’s a dream come true for me and am sure you will enjoy the area. It’s defiantly NOT a touristy type of area( yet) which,I think,is why I enjoy it so much.

  • Help


    It’s pretty simple really. A few hours each morning tidying up around the uvas🍇 and raking up the beach. Super easy help in the early morning before it’s too warm. The uvas grow ocean side directly on the beach. There are about 1800 new coconut palms and I myself enjoy watering them with the garden hose. We have satilite and internet. Whenever we have guests I like to give them a hand if they need it and tidy up around the palapa when they leave. Right now I’m doing this with two Mexican gentleman and myself. He works from 6:30 -2. I putter away whenever I’m in the mood sometimes at the crack of dawn sometimes in the evening. It’s a tranquil lifestyle here. Keep the place looking nice and enjoy life type situation. This is new to me so I hope my details are fine enough. Also, if you’re interested I will be doing some carpentry and you are free to learn and lend a hand if you choose. Mainly I need someone to keep the beach looking amazing. Also I have a horse that loves to be taken out for a ride and bathed etc. Very noble and tranquil

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You’ll have a private cabin double bed. There’s a cabana beachside with a small kitchen and tv fridge and double hot plate. I lived there for the first six months. It’s perfect really. I eat breakfast every morning usually fruit cereal French toast yogurt and granola. Lunch is simple like a sandwich or a hot dog. Super I cook something nice. It’s my favourite part of the day. Eat together or alone. These are things I’m not sure about as this is a new idea/adventure I just learned of from a very nice couple from France.

    I am happy to provide food or 15 hours a week is fine. It will be something I’d like to work out with my guest as this seems a rather personal thing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are plenty of cultural things to do here in the area. It is rich with culture and history. The town has full bus service and it’s fairly easy to move around. The combi or bus both pass right by the property it’s about one Canadian dollar (15 pesos) to town. Calakmul is only about three hours from here and Campeche Campeche is a beautiful Spanish Fort a couple hundred years old. Well it’s a city now but the Fort remains and the walls still surround the downtown. Beautiful city with many European tourists visiting.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 627289415279

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