Hello! We are Caro and Marco (from Mexico & Switzerland), and together we've been traveling and working in hostels for 3 years in Central and South America. We recently came back to Mexico to start our first hostel together! We're so happy to be able to do what we love after experiencing the hostel life for 5 years now, where we had the chance to meet the craziest, creative and awesome people from all over the world.
We choose Puerto Escondido for this adventure, as this is a town that has a little bit of everything: Quiet life, beautiful beaches, lagoons, bioluminescent plankton, dolphins, whales, turtles, surf, nightlife, culture, and the most amazing sunsets.
We're located near to the center, not directly at the beach. It is 18 min walking to the closest swimming beaches, which are also perfect for beginners surfers. Our location is also close to the market, supermarkets, and the airport.
Our hostel is meant to be focused on backpackers and digital nomads. We're working hard renovating the house and making it the most comfortable possible for them, getting the best features and activities that a good hostel must offer. The place is a beautiful and huge Mexican colonial house, with a huge garden and three big mango trees that in the season we can enjoy literally every day.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
You'll experience the real Mexican life, living like a local, with all its idiosyncrasies and virtues. You might learn or practice your Spanish. You will also find the diversity of its beaches, people, nature and culture. All this in exchange for what you have to teach us.
As we are former experienced volunteers, we would like to have people with the same passion as us. We're looking for SOCIAL and OPEN MINDED people, who can help us with different activities:
***️️️️ General Maintenence. This is the most important activity. Having a spotlessly clean space is always attractive to everybody. The chores are cleaning (kitchen, bathrooms, house and garden), laundry, making beds, etc. Must be a committed person who understands the importance of this activity.
!! The following activities are NOT available AT THE MOMENT. hopefully we can offer it again after Corona.
*️️️️ Construction/Carpenteering. People who can help us to build furniture out of pallets. We are not looking for perfection, but initiative and creativity.
*️️️️ Art/Murals. The house's walls are the perfect canvas. We need help to project our Mexican folklore identity on the walls, floor, ceilings, everywhere!
*️️️️ Yoga Teachers. What better way to relax and to keeping the good vibe of the place with some yogis around? This is one of our most successful activities, and we're are constantly looking for amazing people who want to share their lessons with guests and friends.
*️️️️ Gardening/Permaculture. A huge space is ready to be used to grow lots of plants and trees, we just need the help of people who love to share their knowledge and talent, and most importantly, with the creative spirit to achieve it.
If you have some of these qualities, please apply! We're always looking for talented, fun, energetic, social and committed people. Please write us maximum 1 months ahead of your planned arrival date, as most of the time we don't know who/what help we need exactly.
==> Please write in your message for which position you are applying for! For example: "VillaMango-GeneralMaintenance" or "VillaMango-Carpenteering".
*️️️️ You will sleep in one of our shared bedrooms, with your own fan and universal/USBs plugs. The room with enough storage place and the bathroom is shared with other volunteers or travelers.
*** IMPORTANT: During high season, our volunteer might have to sleep in a tent, outside in our big garden. (December, January, February, March & April)
*️️️️ Food is not included.
*️️️️ You may use our laundry room as you need, and cook all you want in our spacious kitchen.
While you are with us:
*️️️️ You'll be treated like family.
In your free time:
*️️️️We will be your tour guides.
*️️️️ We will explain to you which are the best tours and surfing schools (with discounted prices!)
*️️️️ Bicycle for your use to go shopping and explore the area. It is quite easy and cheap to go around on taxis or colectivos.
*️️️️ Occasionally drinks and party with us.
*️️️️ Fun and laughs are up to us :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
15 hours per week
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