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***PLEASE NOTE!!! Any feedback before 2021 was from our previous location in Santiago, Chile. We relocated this year, 2021, to the city of Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico. Different location but same owner, same vibe and friendly dog.”
**we are currently seeking volunteers to begin in April and onward.
*We need help and suggestions for our amazing yoga studio overlooking the mountains, so If you practice daily yoga and meditation please let me know! We provide yoga matts.
I am a California surfer that opened and ran a popular boutique hostel in Santiago, Chile from 2012 - 2019. With a focus on the outdoors and adventure travel, we regularly received young backpackers and students that wanted to surf, ski, trek and tour Chile.
We recently relocated to MEXICO. The friendly people, the amazing food, the incredible history, the endless landscapes and cultural traditions. In July 2021 I found my new location - a large modern house in the lush magical hills surrounding the city of Oaxaca de Juarez.
This time, instead of a hostel, it will be more of a relaxing guesthouse eventually featuring weekly workshops from yoga and meditation to art to table making, etc… (if you have any skills you want to demonstrate or teach, let us know.) A beach themed alternative to staying in the busy city center, with a focus on mindfulness, creativity and Mexican culture.
I currently seek several outgoing enthusiastic volunteers to help with daily tasks and reception. Depending on sanitary restrictions the capacity will be from 10-16 people - social atmosphere.
A wide range of duties that include checking guests in and out, a bit of daily cleanup, help with taking care of the large gardens and assisting with trips to the artesanal markets.
We usually do 5 hour shifts, 5 days a week. 25 hours a week maximum.
There will certainly be many days where you will have nothing to do but go off and explore on your own. The schedule will be ever changing and very flexible so you have the freedom to explore and take day and overnight trips to the surrounding areas. I’ve traveled Southern Mexico extensively and can help direct you in your journey.
Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizadoProjetos artísticosAjuda em projetos ambientaisJardinagemProjetos de construção/faça você mesmoCuidar de animaisCriar/cozinhar refeições caseirasAjuda a cuidar da casaHotelaria/turismoManutenção geral
Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado
You’ll get to participate in a guesthouse/retreat being prepared from the ground up. I’m fluent in Spanish and can introduce you to the locals and show you around the nearby markets. Possible trips to the small surrounding towns, areas in the Sierra Sur and the coast that tourists usually don’t get to experience. I’ve driven from California to Oaxaca and can provide any knowledge you need.
Please include a short description of yourself, arrival date, and around how long you would like to help us. (I speak fluent Spanish but please write us in English since it is the most common language amongst our guests)
This is a large house with four bathrooms, 7 rooms, and a full kitchen. We have a 3 bed private room with bathroom for staff only.
There are two gardens to relax, 3 spacious balconies and a large common room overlooking the mountains. Staff will have access to a full kitchen and laundry machine.
***please note*** The house is 15 minutes by taxi from the city center. It’s a safe, walkable neighborhood with nearby restaurants, a vegetable market and laundromat. A 35 minute walk to a mountain overlook gives a great view of the entire city.
Oaxaca is in a state of slowly reopening from the pandemic. You won’t have to wear a mask in the house, but I ask you to respect the locals by wearing a mask when in shops or crowded areas, especially if you go into the zocalo in the center where it is required. The neighborhood is safe and walkable. There is a sports field across the street. I can easily arrange taxis, “mototaxiis” or give you a ride in my Jeep when I’m available.
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Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Pode hospedar nômades digitais
We have two routers from two separate providers and solid wifi.
Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?
Mais de 2
25 hours a week Maximum.
Perfect 2,5 weeks in Oaxaca!
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Perfect 2,5 weeks in Oaxaca!
I really enjoyed my time there, the place is so nice and Jhon really makes it very easy. Nice chance to practice my english also.
The house is a little bit far from the center but you can use the public bus which stops by very frecuently.
Oaxaca is a cute town with beautiful natural places that are worth to know.
Thank you so… read more
It has a great vibe and attracts very nice people, so no wonder I spent two months there. Jon is a great host, very generous, creative (look at his crochet and embroidery artworks) and fun. Sometimes he takes you on a trip to some places in and around Oaxaca or the supermarket. We always… read more
You will love the dog Duke even if you are not a dog lover.
I stayed here for one month and an half. If you start the experience at this place, you gonna probably stay longer that you were expected.
Thank you John for this… read more
Jon has a talent for picking the most amazing people and creating a great community in his guesthouses, so the place feels like home for both guests and workaways alike. He is a very kind host and you will probably end up staying longer than you expect.
The work at the hostel is fun and creative. We were… read more
As we were preparing for opening, our duties would include some cleaning, gardening and later some reception work.
My stay would barely feel like work as we had plenty of free time and also lots of freedom during our working hours. Jon is an amazing host with great sense of humour.… read more
Everyone who comes through here gets sucked into the vibe… read more
It was my first Workaway experience and definitely a great one.
Jon is a very fair manager, making sure I had enough time to recover after the long flight from Europe to Chile, as well as assuring that all the volunteers had the same amount of working hours and free time. As soon as… read more
Miss you guys, thank you for the fun time!
P.s.: if you like… read more
PS: dog lovers will be… read more
The work was a lot of fun, even in times we were short on staff. With bbq or free wine nights etc. Jon makes the guest come together… read more
Great place if you want to stay in santiago and meet people from all over the world. Great atmosphare and calm work!
Thanks Jon for hosting me!
Even in the off season John is still creating fun and having bbq's and bday celebrations etc Thanks so much for having me guys!! ☺ x
Objectivly, as you belong to the workaway community, you will appreciate the intercultural experience of being surrounded by people from all over the world everyday. I never felt like working even during some rush hours or on sunday mornings and I learned a lot about Chile talking… read more
I only can recommend this place to work.
I lived and worked 2 months in the hostal and only left because I found a fulltime job (but if I could I would be still living there). Such a nice and chilled atmosphere! It was awesome sharing wth guests and other workayers.. and doing hostal gossip between the staffs!
Jon is a sweetheart!… read more