Help on a Project to Create a Self-Sustainable Multicultural Community in Mendoza province, Argentina's wine country

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We're taking the first steps toward creating a self-sustainable, multicultural community in Mendoza province.

    We want to create an environment where people can live in harmony with nature, with permaculture and natural building techniques.

    The location we've chosen is ideal for the creation of an ecovillage:

    - It has virgin and very fertile soil, which is excellent for organic agriculture
    - We have multiple sources of water, including a mile of river running through the 321-Acre farm.
    - There’s plenty of sand, clay, and other natural materials to replace cement in building.
    - The community of General Alvear, where we are located, has an exceptional environmental awareness, and a history of struggle to defend the environment and protect natural resources.

    Currently we are in an advanced stage of building the first EarthShip-inspired home in the farm. “Earthships“ are a type eco home – developed by the architect Michael Reynolds – that are 100% off the grid and fully self-sustainable. They produce their own energy, capture rainwater (and reuse it 3 times), produce organic food and are mainly composed of natural and recycled materials (tires, bottles, cans, etc).

    The project has received a lot of support from local community, which is providing most of the recycled materials used for the construction, through its recycling plant.

    The house currently being constructed – based on the concept of “Earthships“ will be used to accommodate more volunteers and allow us to expand the eco village.

  • Tipo de ayuda.

    Tipo de ayuda.

    Jardinería
    Construcción
    Ayuda en una granja
    Otra
    Ayuda con un proyecto ecologico
    Ayuda con animales
    Ayuda con idiomas
    Projecto artístico
    Ayudar con Computadoras /Internet

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Our main focus right now lies in planting trees.
    Most of them will be grown from seed so it is a longterm project which will take many years.
    The province Mendoza is connected to a canal system which is providing us with water.
    For the planted trees to grow it will be neccasary to connect each to a branch of the canal that we need to dig by hand.
    We also have plenty of other projects such as finishing our Earthship inspired building or continue building a home out of clay and a stage based on tires used for concerts.
    A sheep and a goat, chickens, dogs and cats are living on the farm as well and love to be around people.

    There's a lot to do and we're always open to new ideas and projects visitors may bring!

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    There's a lot to learn in terms of sustainable building, farming, and from the cultural exchange with people from all over the world, including learning/improving language skills, etc. As the community is accepting new members, visitors may also be able to get a piece of land to build their own eco home and become part of the eco village.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Idiomas hablados

    We speak English, Spanish, German, and Japanese

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We currently have a house with all the basic services (hot water, internet, etc) where the volunteers can stay.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The weekends are off and can be spend together at the farm with an asado and many nice people and animals.
    The farm is sorrounded by a lot of nature, we have a lake and a river running through.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Aceso a internet

    • Aceso a internet limitado

      Aceso a internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 729762226666