Mountain farmaway en route to San Sebastian del Oeste near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • Mexico
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  • Last activity: 26/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    We are an off grid farm in the Sierra Madre mountains approximately an hour outside of Puerto Vallarta. We could use help with lift off. If you have any skill sets around building, animal husbandry, growing plants, permaculture, horses, cows, chickens, or working outside and loving it, this is the place for you. More importantly it comes with a view, and a peaceful place to work, relax, interact with nature, animals, people and yourself.

    We'd love to help you fulfill your dreams while we fulfill ours. Down the road we also have the vision of building a center that will house a medical clinic and hands-on learning site for the community. Therefore any experience you have around this would be welcomed. The purpose of the community center is to support locals with low or no cost services to heal and empower.

    My husband is Mexican (Daniel). I am American. My English speaking friends call me Paige. My Spanish speaking friends call me Joy. We have 1 full time worker. Meals often include laughs and a discussion about the latest animal escape artist. Yes! We need help with fencing too. ;)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Come learn about rural living in Mexico. The locals are friendly. You can continue to improve your Spanish. You will definitely enjoy the scenery of the Sierra Madre mountains. Oh, a let's not forget what sustains us, food! You will enjoy fresh salsas, tropical fruits, and local cuisine.

  • Help


    Because we have a lot going on, we feel you may fit in quite well if you have experience in working outside, with animals, permaculture and/or building. This place is for you if you are low key as we aren't the place to provide night clubs closeby. ;) If you are a writer, reader, artist, naturalist, you'll get on well here.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Japanese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Comfortable spacious bunk room. If you are a couple, a king bed. If you are traveling but not as a couple we have twin beds. We have a nice bathroom. We have a full kitchen with a spectacular view and large porch. Our accommodations aren't opulent but they are comfortable, safe, and come with a lot of animal entertainment.

    We provide food so you can make your own meals. Part of this Workaway may include you making beans, rice, quesadillas to attend to our Mexican worker. Recipes/ how to can be shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When you are not working you can hang out- literally, in one of our hammocks. ;) If you feel more adventurous you can take a bus into Puerto Vallarta or perhaps catch a ride with us if we are running some errands. You may want to explore the magical town of San Sebastian del Oeste, and hike up to La Bufa and take in the amazing forest and views. If you are writing a thesis or dissertation, this would be a good place to hunker down to get that project done.

    We consider ourselves friendly people leading a full life working sometimes working between the farm and Puerto Vallarta. We are working to steward this farm, its characters, and other local projects. We enjoy learning from others' life experiences and hope to create a situation where you have good memories that last a lifetime.

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have excellent satellite Internet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You would NOT want to drove a motorhome up to our place. Promise. :) However if you have a sturdy campervan that can climb a bit it's a possibility.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 714546214673

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