Immerse yourself in the traditional Zapotec way of life!
Our house is located in the centre of Teotitlan Del Valle, at the foothills of Picacho Mountain. We walking distance to the morning market and hiking trails alike.
You will be living with a family a four, Leonor (mom), Mario (dad), Samuel and Celestino - not to mention our growing collections of animals including a blue heeler puppy (Dingo). You are free to spend your days exploring the area but you are also welcomed to be part of the family and to participate in daily life and a number of workshops.
Our stay with Samuel’s family was the highlight of our trip to Mexico. The people in the village are super friendly and the experiences provided by Samuel and is family are unforgettable!
We have a small farm area at home, with a dozen goats, a few sheeps, some chickens, a rooster and 3 friendly dogs. We have quite a fews cows and farmland, but these are a short drive away.
We have an open concept house, where all rooms face a central yard. There are 2 washrooms, both are shared by everyone - we have excellent water pressure and plenty of hot water! Washing machine is also available if you need.
Common areas include some outdoor lounging areas (couches, hammock and table/chairs), the kitchen and the rooftops make for good morning yoga or stargazing spots. The kitchen is a common area. Mom cooks daily meals and you can eat with us (100 pesos) or use the kitchen to cook your own food.
Please keep in mind that this is an operational farm, so we are up early, so are the animals, and we have a truck and tractor that leave the property each morning.
Our house is located in the centre of Teotitlan Del Vallee, at the foothills of Picacho mountain, 3 blocks from the town center.
We are a 45 minute drive away from Oaxaca city. You can get here by taxi, it will cost 200 pesos. Another option is to take a communal taxi which stops on the main 190 road in front of the bisbol stadium.View Map
Teotitlan has a great morning market where you can buy pretty much anything you need. Great already made food and ingredients if you want to cook for yourself!
You are always welcome to eat dinner with us, we charge 100 pesos and you can eat as much as you like.
There are a handful of restaurants in town if you want to eat out, read more on the Teotitlan page.
Our family’s first language is Zapotec and you will hear us speaking it around the house. We all speak Spanish as well. Samuel and Celestino are perfectly fluent in English, and if ever they are not around mom usually manages to communicate weather or not there is a common language between you!