Casa 1930 Guadalajara

This homestay is perfect for those looking for a more sane alternative to living in a bunk room in a hostel. Also a perfect opportunity to experience living daily life in a modern middle class bario in a culturally rich Mexican city. If you are looking for an immersive Spanish language experience, Guadalajara is perfect since very little English is spoken on the street. As a result, you will get a lot of practice listening to and improving your Spanish.

It's also perfect if you have an interest in how these very durable adobe casas were designed and constructed to last 100+ years and be extremely comfortable without air conditioning or heat. You will see first hand many "green" eco concepts that have been in use for 90+ years. The beauty is in the simplicity.

I love living in Centro because 1. The Climate is mostly sunny, dry, and extremely comfortable (10C-33C) year-round. 2. The local people are genuinely friendly, kind, and super helpful. 3. The city is vibrant and cosmopolitan with many cultural venues and events every week. 4. The food is super fresh and tasty. 5. I can walk or go anywhere by bicycle, bus, or the new Metro which is only 120 meters from my door. 6. I feel safe at all times of the day.

In May 2022, I moved into my modest 1930s-era adobe casa in Centro Historico about 800 meters north of the main Cathedral. We finished major construction in September 2023 and are in the final months of finishing details. I love being able to walk everywhere. I have traveled to 38 countries on 5 continents mostly on my own with little more than a backpack and a guidebook so I understand the excitement of discovering new places and the pitfalls of traveling alone long term. I am finally in a place where I am able to host and to pass forward the encouragement and hospitality that I have received during my travels. We will be working on most tasks together. Tasks into realistic-size chunks. We also look ahead and plan what needs to get completed this week in order to be ready for others to start their work. I want to work around your talents and goals and listen to your ideas about how to do something better. That will be a win for both of us. Open and frequent communication is essential.


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Staff & Host

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Hours & Tasks

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Hostel

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Learning & Fun

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Peru

5

Brian es un excelente anfitrión, desde que llegas a su hogar, te da las facilidades para que tu estancia sea lo mas cómoda posible, la ubicación del hogar es clave ya que esta super cerca de todo servicios que puedas necesitar.

about 1 month ago

Peru

5

Mi experiencia fue increíble, Bryan es una persona muy servicial , respeta el horario acordado laboral , te ayuda en las actividades que necesites en conocer lugares , una persona increíble de conocer y la casa está cerca a casi todo .

about 1 month ago


Brian replied

Gracias por tu ayuda y contribuciónes de obra a Casa426. Fue un placer a conocerles. Suerte en tu proximo viaje de exploración. Animo!

Mexico

5

La experiencia de voluntariado en la casona de 1930 fue increible. Brian es un excelente anfitrion! En todo momento estuvo al pendiente de que nos sintiéramos cómodas y seguras. Siempre nos ofreció opciones recreativas y nos recomendaba lugares para visitar en Guadalajara :)
Aprendimos mucho sobre diversas cosas, el horario siempre fue respetado y era flexible en caso de ser necesario.
Recomendamos mucho este voluntariado.
Muchas gracias Brian por recibirnos.

4 months ago

Costa Rica

5

This has been one of my best experience in my life,everything has been perfect,I am very happy to be here,Mr.Brian is an excellent person,I hope to return to Casa 1930 in the future,I recommend it to any Woldpacker

over 1 year ago


Brian replied

Everyone here loves workng with César here. Con mucho gusto recibirte.


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