Looking for Vegetarians who can really Cook in Mexico



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  • Description


    We own a small property in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, 20 miles/30km from Puerto Vallarta on the Bay of Banderas in Nayarit, Mexico,

    The property consists of the main house, plus 11 rooms for rent (2 mini apartments, 2 studios & 7 rooms) for long-term local renters (waiters, fishermen, teachers, etc.). Note: This is NOT a hostel/hotel. There are no guests to tend to.

    The population of La Cruz is a mixture between a Mexican village, a snowbird population of mostly US and Canadian retirees during the winter months, and year-round or part-time sailors anchored in the La Cruz Marina, which is very close to the house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Your Benefits:
    An inexpensive way to spend time in a tropical climate near the ocean
    Exposure to Spanish thru the host family, as well as in town
    Exposure to English thru the expat community living in the Bay of Banderas
    Exposure to German thru the host mom and a growing community of Germans in town.

  • Help


    My son and I, wannabe vegetarians, are turning our lives around and would like to learn to cook delicious vegetarian meals.

    We also need help renovating the house, with general maintenance, waterproofing roofs, maybe some carpentry work and more. The occasional cleaning of rooms when tenants leave, which includes checking if everything is working properly, retouching paint, and such might also come up.

    If you are a couple who can do odd jobs and are good cooks, we would love to welcome you in our home.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a single room with its own bathroom and independent entrance (no need to go thru the house).

    We offer:
    Free fast internet access
    Free drinking water
    Access to our family kitchen
    A 5-minute walk to the nearest beach (which is NOT a surfing beach)
    Close-by grocery stores (3-5 minutes)
    Close-by live music bars (only from November through April)
    Inexpensive local buses, that more or less take you wherever you want to go
    A 20-minute bus ride to the nearest surfing beach
    And so much more...

    We offer THREE vegetarian meals per day, which you will cook as part of the deal.
    You would stay in our guest room, which is small but nice.
    No air conditioning in that room, though.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a drug-free and mostly alcohol-free house. I absolutely DO NOT allow any kind of drugs in the house, and alcohol only in moderation as I have a 17-year-old son and don't want bad influences for him. However, there are plenty of bars and restaurants with live music to party in town.

    What to do locally:

    In La Cruz:
    Free movie night on Thursdays at the Marina (which includes free popcorn),
    Free yoga classes in the morning in the VIP lounge at the Marina on weekdays.

    In the Bay:
    There are many things to do in the Bay of Banderas, which includes: surfing, boogie boarding, windsurfing, surf kiting, fishing, turtle egg-laying watching, hiking, local markets, artisans, Huichol crafts, sailing, and whale watching (November till April) thru contacts in the La Cruz Marina.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 833959916962