Our guests can't wait to stay in our new rooms!My mom coiling yarn for her rug, she was determined to finish it that same day, which she did of course!
Dixza rugs and organic farm: chocolate room
Dixza rugs and organic farm: chocolate room
4 gosta
1 spavaća soba
2 kreveta
1 zajednička kupaonica
4 gosta
1 spavaća soba
2 kreveta
1 zajednička kupaonica
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Immerse yourself in the traditional Zapotec way of life. For an extra cost, join our workshops: rug weaving, natural dyes, Temazcal (authentic zapotec sauna), pre-hispanic cooking or learning our native Zapotec language. Explore the countryside and surrounding landscape on horseback riding or hiking. You'll stay in a large well lit room with rug gallery, book collection, fancy fan and a hammock. Join us for the numerous festivals and authentic traditions all year round in our village!

Prostor

OUR HOME:
A family of four: Mario is my Dad, my mom is Leonor, and Celestino also has access to manage this account when I am traveling to showcase our rugs abroad.

You'll be staying in the biggest room of the house, it has large windows and a nice hammock. We have a big house with a large patio where we keep some livestock (goats, sheep, horses, cows and free range chickens) you are welcome to help feeding them ;-) we are just happy to share our culture and meet people from all over the world, you'll get a chance to live the Zapotec culture, enjoy listening to our native language, going shopping to the local farmers market and joining many of the village festivals and traditions.

Zapotec architecture is centered around the household activities, the house is huge and spread around a central patio. There is a separate room for everyone. You are welcome to use the kitchen, we will make a hot drink and offer sweet bread for breakfast. The bathroom (for some) is inconveniently located at the back of the house (blue room) so expect to walk around the patio a lot (good exercise).

THINGS TO DO:
As part of your stay we will show you how we make our rugs; we grind some cochineal to show you how we get different colours from the bugs, my mom is very good at spinning wool and very patient if you would like to try it, we even teach you the very basics of weaving on the looms if you are up for it. In one of the rooms we have a large gallery with a varied collection of rugs, bags, textiles and other small crafts that my family makes. Feel free to take as much time as you like to do your shopping while you stay with us ;-)

You are welcome to join us at parties or festivals in the village if there are any during your stay. My aunts run a shop in front of the local market and every morning ladies meet for shots of Mezcal and other spirits before going to the market for grocery shopping; you are welcome to join in and learn about the many varieties of Mezcal and the way in which it can be drank for fun, healing or spiritual purposes.

HIKING:
There is a trail that goes to the sacred peak in front of my house (picacho) this is where legend has it that our ancestors first arrived to. The great spirit manifested itself in the great sky in the form of a huge beautiful bird accompanied by the seven pleyades. At the top of this mountain, the great spirit gave all the land that the eye could see to the Zapotec people for them to care and live. This why private property was and it is still not entirely part of the view of life in Zapotec communities. We recommend doing this hike early in the morning or in the afternoon, it takes 1 hour to reach the top on a steady phase.

WORKSHOPS:
Workshops are not included in the airbnb price, this are sold separately. We run them everyday when we have guests.

NATURAL DYES. Learn how to dye using cochineal (Dactylopius Coccus) a bug that growns on nopal cacti and that changed the way Europeans saw color and did business in the 16th century. We would also dye with another local and seasonal plant to explain how to achieve color variation and fix the dye. All materials are provided and you get a skein of yarn of every color died. The workshop lasts around 4 hours and the next day we take out the died yarn. It costs 1,000 pesos per person.

WEAVING. You get access to a warped loom and materials to weave your very own rug with our coaching. You get 6 hours of coaching per day and all the materials and tools you need to weave. Depending on your weaving skills and the pattern you would like to learn you can make a simple stripe rug in a day or a basic pattern rug in 3 days. The cost is 1000 pesos per day. 1,800 pesos for two days. 2,400 pesos for three days.

COOKING. Let us know if you would like to cook a prehispanic Zapotec dish with us. Cook mole from scratch, learn how to make hand made tortillas, sopa de guias (tender squash leaves soup), segueza (cornmeal soup), atole or champurrado. We will discuss the recipes according to the season and dietary requirements. The cost is 1000 pesos, all inclusive (ingredients and teaching).

HORSEBACK RIDING.
My brother Celestino could arrange horse riding sessions for one or more people to explore the country side, ride on the foothills, enjoy the landscape of agave fields or stop at the local damn where migratory birds arrive. You can tailor your ride according to your interest.
1 to 2 hours ride: $600 pesos per person.
2 to 4 hours ride: $1,000 pesos per person
4 to 6 hours ride: $2,000 pesos per person

TEMAZCAL. We can also arrange the traditional Zapotec Temazcal with an experienced lady healer; she has been healing people for over 20 years and is well renowned in the area. The temazcal is a small adobe room which is layered with healing herbs and then steamed from the hot rocks on the fire pit. You entern the temazcal naked (optional) and lay down on the floor. The healer will use a bouquet of herbs and plants to bring the steam on your body, then you will start to get hot and to sweat. You tell her to stop any time and take a break inside or outside of the temazcal. You can go in and out as many times as it pleases you during the session. The idea is that when you crawl out of the Temazcal you are being born again, this time from the womb of mother earth. The family prepares a hot drink made with toasted corn kernels for you to drink after the experience.
The temazcal session lasts up to two hours and it costs $350 pesos per person, payable up front. Check availability in advance.

We accept credit cards and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) for all your purchases during your stay. There are no ATMs in the village, the nearest one is 20 minutes drive away in Tlacolula.

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Dostupno gostima

Guests have access to all common areas: kitchen, weaving room, patio, farm site and rooftops.

Ostale napomene

Just bear in mind that this is an active farm, there are animals and a tractor. Farm animals do make noise (specially roosters) so bring earplugs if you are sensitive to this. Our tractor and big truck will only be a bit of a noise disturbance when we are maintaining it, but generally it just goes in and out to the fields when there is farm work. Our farm is not the tidiest of places but we make sure that all guest areas are clean and organised.

Traditional Zapotec architecture builds rooms surrounding the patio; each room is an individual building next to each other, whilst this gives plenty of open space and privacy, it also means that the toilet and shower room are at the extreme end of the house.


Sadržaji
Kućni ljubimci dobrodošli
Internet
Besplatan parking u sklopu smještaja
Kuhinja

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Raspored spavanja
Spavaća soba 1
1 bračni krevet (1,4x2)

Kućni red
Vrijeme dolaska je fleksibilno
Odlazak do 12:00

We have an our house if your house philosophy (mi casa es tu casa); just be friendly and respectful of the guest access areas.

Dodatne napomene
U kući žive psi

Otkazivanja

27 recenzije

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Profil korisnika Jacinto
Rujan 2017.
Our stay at Dixza Rugs wasn't long enough. My girlfriend and I could have stayed much longer than the 3 nights that we spent there! We felt we received an authentic and warm experience of Zapotec culture from Samuel's whole family, including the dogs. We happened to be there during the town's annual Virgen De La Natividad's celebration. It was 3 days of fireworks, traditional parades of the townspeople in traditional dress, dancing, and live music. We felt incredibly safe and welcomed by people throughout the town. Several of the town's residents approached us to explain cultural aspects of their dances and traditions. We were even given free food and drinks by the townspeople during the main celebration. We took a traditional Mole Negro cooking class from Samuel's mother, Leonor and highly recommend it or other available services offered by Samuel and his family. While experienced the colectivo taxi system while taking a trip to nearby Hierve el Agua and felt it was one of the highlights of our trip to Oaxaca. Gema and I hope to return and spend more time to do things we didn't have time to do on this trip such as hiking, rug weaving, horseback riding, and exploring Teotitlan and its neighboring towns.

Profil korisnika Linnea
Srpanj 2017.
Samuel accommodated us quite last minute and was very communicative. The room was clean and a short walk outside to a communal bathroom. The town is incredibly cozy and picturesque in the mountain landscape and we very much enjoyed the delicious local food and beautiful woven craft. Samuel and his mother were so friendly and walked us through the weaving process and embedded symbolism of the traditional patterns. So fun! Thank you

Profil korisnika Soren
Travanj 2017.
This is a real working farm so expect animals, a family is living their lives there, taking care of the animals, cooking, etc. but they are definitely willing to take time to help and show you their way of life. We took advantage of the horseback riding and were lucky enough to help heard their cattle through meadows and agave fields. We also had a friend do the weaving workshop and were surpised to see that they could actually make a small carpet with their help in the timeframe they had. It was great to experience a different way of life and get into it a bit, especially for my 18 year old daughter. I'd definitely recommend Dixza Rugs & Organic Farm for anybody wanting a unique experience and to see how other folks live with more of a connection to the land and their traditional culture.

Profil korisnika Sam
Ožujak 2017.
This place is really special. In our brief stay, we rode horses into the mountains, observed the weaving process intimately, and thanks to Celestino's reccomendation, had one of the best meals of our trip at a little roadside cafe called Jaguar. Teotitlán De Valle is a really tranquil place and everyone we encountered was lovely. Climb to the top of the cathedral if you can. The view is spectacular. Teotitlán De Valle is a short cab or collectivo ride (40 or so mins) from Oaxaca centro. We had no trouble getting there or back very easily and cheaply. Would absolutely recommend adding this stop to your trip if you're looking a some remote time on a farm at the base of a mountain with a great family.

Profil korisnika Alan
Ožujak 2017.
I stayed four nights with a friend. We were sorry to miss Samuel as he was in the U.S. but were welcomed by his mother. To be honest, we were disappointed in being confronted with such a rustic, dusty and busy farmyard. (Maybe this says more about me and some middle class sensibilities). The room was spacious but hot with no way to get cross ventilation. The communal bathroom at the end of the yard was adequate but not what I would expect. The family is finishing two new rooms to offer to more guests and my advice is that they upgrade the bathrooms first. One other negative is that we met some tourists who were staying in more beautiful rooms with gardens for about half the price. On the positive side, the family was so gracious and welcoming. They included us in a family meal and made us feel right at home. This is a great opportunity to get to know an industrious and friendly Zapotec family, and their culture, and their way of life. On our exit, when the taxi driver failed to show to take us to the airport at 4:30 am, Celestino got up and got one of their cars running to give us a ride so we just made our flight.

Profil korisnika Marcus
Ožujak 2017.
Great place with a friendly family. It is on the rustic side but the room was cozy clean had 3 beds and a table. The family was super nice and made us feel at home. My girlfriend made her own rug. They have 3 cute dogs, goats, chicken and sheep. There is limited cell service in the town so screenshot directions before heading there.

Profil korisnika Katie
Veljača 2017.
Fabulous stay. The family is so welcoming, accommodating and generous!!

Teotitlan del Valle, MeksikoČlan od Svibanj 2015
Profil korisnika Samuel
Interakcija s gostima

We are happy to help and interact with you as much as you would like during your stay. My brother Celestino and I, both, speak English fluently but my parents only speak a few words and phrases. Although, having said that, my mom has managed to communicate with people from all continents!

We are happy to include you in all the daily activities and family socializing if you are interested :-)

If you would like to join our family meals we charge a flat rate of $100 pesos per meal, eat all you want.

O domaćinu: Samuel

I am a Zapotec from Teotitlan del Valle, I grew up herding a flock of goats or else helping my family at our rug making workshop and also farming our land. I've always been in contact with nature and doing outdoor activities, I can say I know every square mile and every path in our village from the northern montains, the low pasture lands and the cornfields.

My weaving skills lead me to get a bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering; I always liked the production aspect of rug making. After finishing my degree I realised that the industrial production system needed to turn 180° to become more sustainable. I did not hesitate to apply for a scholarship and become an agent of change pursuing a PhD on Sustainable Manufacturing at the Liverpool University in the United Kingdom.

After almost a year working at a University near Oaxaca city, I've decided to close the circle and return with my parents helping them in their farm and weaving workshop. I think that farming and weaving are elementary skills that make us human and I would like to share that with the word whilst finding new ways to make the industrial production system more sustainable.

Jezici: English, Español
Stopa odgovora: 100%
Vrijeme odgovora: u roku od sat vremena

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