Volunteer at the local dog shelter, and stay at my serene property in nearby San Marcos Pasajcap, Guatemala

  • Guatemala
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  • Last activity: 23 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hello traveller.

    The local dog shelter is a short tuc tuc (taxi) drive away. Dogs need care, walks, and attention.

    I have a lovely property nearby, at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. There are 3 buildings on this property. One of them can comfortably host a Workawayer or a Workaway couple. This building is the original building, and has a tiled floor and is made of adobe. Bathroom and kitchen are shared with me, the owner. The view from this casita is incredible, and awe inspiring. Lovely trees decorate the property and the view of the lake is nature as art form.

    My name is Krisztina. I'm a 55 year old woman who ended up in Guatemala, quite by chance, but have made amazing friends and had amazing adventures. And I'm not done. I would love to meet people from distant lands for cultural exchange, to work together, eat together, laugh together and to elevate our community.

    For 5 hours of work a day, I would provide meals and/or go shopping with you so you can pick what you want and I would pay for it. Based on current needs, the volunteer(s) would work 4 days at the dog shelter, and one at my property, or 5 days at the dogs shelter.

    If this opportunity speaks to you, kindly reach out! Many blessings.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    There are many like minded souls in this area, who wish to live sustainably on the land and also meet people from other parts of the world. People who are teaching their passion and giving people a space to relax and express creativity.

  • Help


    Hello friends. I have a property at Lake Atitlan Guatemala, with 3 buildings on it. I'm trying to renovate one building and the grounds to become a "sacred space" suitable for small events, ceremonies, yoga or therapies.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Cottage with full size bed, small kitchen with sitting area and full bath OR large tiled room with shared kitchen and bathroom. Depending on what is available.
    I will go shopping with the workaway people to get them food they like plus show them where they can buy what they need, and I will pay for breakfast and lunch for all their days and they can get dinner on their own.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a LOT to do in the area. From restaurants, cafes, classes, shopping, to healing and personal development seminars, retreats, facilitators, hiking, swimming, enjoying the amazing view of the lake. Travel around the lake on the public boat system to explore the many towns around the lake.

  • 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

    I have reliable Wifi 24 hours a day. Note, I'm pretty sure it is only 3G in this region, but I've never had problems.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    3-5 hours per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 914778591779



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