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  • Mexique
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  • Activité récente: 28 mars 2023



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  • Description


    Bienvenidos, welcome, willkommen!

    Starting MAY 1 for a month


    Currently LUCAS (in his 50s and from Mexico) is running The Place, with ULLA (in her 60s and from Germany) managing the workawayer page and communications.

    The Place consists of 11 apartments and rooms, a pool, lots and lots of plants, and a labyrinth of more rooms, stairs, decks, and passages.

    All are in constant need to be taken care of.

    Btw, this is NOT A HOSTEL, tho it looks like one!!!


    We offer you a guestroom with a shared bathroom, a shared kitchen, and a few spaces to hang out.

    Your regular workaway hours are:
    Mon to Fri
    830 to 1130 am.


    Our shared Kitchen is an open air kitchen, and it just gets dusty, no matter how much or how often you clean.

    Due to living in the tropics, we do have termites. We try to keep on top of them and erradicate them, but... they keep coming back.

    Oh, and our pool sometimes works, and sometimes it doesn't...

    If these are issues you can live with, or clean them to YOUR satisfaction WITHOUT COMPLAINING about it, then this is a good place for you.

    If these kinds of issues make you feel uncomfortable, then it might be better to look for a different host.


    Lucas is originally from Mexico City, but has spent decades living in The Bahia de Banderas.

    He is one of these guys, that can do anything he puts his mind to, and most of the time he does it well.

    He is very much an introvert.

    Also, he is in a relationship with Terry, but she is not directly involved in the running of The Place.


    The population of La Cruz is a mix featuring
    - a Mexican village,
    - plus a snow bird population of mostly US and Canadian retirees during the winter months,
    - plus year round or part time sailors anchored in the La Cruz Marina close to the apartments.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Travelers have the opportunity to live and volunteer in a complex environment:

    - there are Mexicans, Americans, Germans, and Canadians living on the property in the middle of a Mexican fishing village;

    - those of us living on and/or visiting the property range in ages from 2 till 75, tho most of us are in our 60s; and

    - we constantly switch back and forth between 2 languages (English, and Spanish) with various skill levels and improvisational abilities with some German mixed in there.

    Welcome to life in the midst of a Mexican fishing village with lots of visitors - all close to the Pacific ocean.

  • Aide


    We ♡love♡ INTROVERTS as most of us living here:
    . enjoy spending lots of time by ourselves
    . while being friendly with our neighbors, when we run into each other.

    We are asking all of our workawayers
    . to stay a MINIMUM OF 4 weeks and
    . to be available for the following tasks:

    1) WEEKLY CLEANINGS of the (big) public spaces of the property (including the Pool Bathroom, the Main Kitchen, several stairs, and lots of tiled floors)

    2) CARRYING 20 LITER / 5 GALLON FILTERED WATER BOTTLES (called garafons in Mexico) up and down stairs a few times a week as a service to our renters

    3) WALKING OUR 2 BIG DOGS 2 or 3 times a day (see picture below)
    . Mana is a Belgian Malinois, and she is 7+ years old,
    . Oso is a Labrador-Rottweiler mix, and he is 4+ years old.

    4) WATERING and taking care of our +/-180 potted plants

    5) HANDYMAN HELP, experience with cement construction, painting concrete, and ...

    6) HELPING with our weekly POOL MAINTENANCE (if it is in use)

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant

  • Hébergement


    You will be staying in one of our funky and creative rooms with a shared bathroom.

    In addition, we offer:
    - a fully equipped Main Kitchen occasionally shared with some of our guests/renters
    - filtered drinking water in both your room and the kitchen
    - WiFi
    - a 5 minute walk to the nearest beaches (which are not surfing beaches)
    - 3 - 5 minute walk to 2 grocery stores, 2 butchers, a taqueria, affordable local restaurants, and live music bars
    - inexpensive local buses, that more or less take you wherever you want to go in the Bahia de Banderas, and
    - our onsite host Lucas.

    The room does NOT have an AC, but we do have fans.

    We do NOT OFFER FOOD as part of the exchange, as we have a Main Kitchen, and food in Mexico is inexpensive, both in Mexican restaurants and if you prepare your own food.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are a (mostly) drug and alcohol free house. Yet there are a lot of options to party in the neighborhood.

    What to do locally:

    The Bay of Banderas offers surfing, boogie boarding, wind surfing, surf kiting, fishing, turtle egg laying watch, hiking, local markets, artisans, Huichol Indian crafts, sailing and whale watching (November till April) thru contacts in the La Cruz Marina.

    In addition the Bay of Banderas offers a network of very affordable local buses, that run every 10 - 15 min, both
    * south into Puerto Vallarta and its attractions as a major city with a population of 200,000 people, and
    * north into Sayulita (about 60 min each way) and San Pancho (about 90 min each way), which are 2 Mexican tourist destination villages on the Pacific ocean.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    15 hours a week (meals are not included)

N° de référence hôte : 154616445949

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