Permaculture and organic market garden project in the forested foothills of the Chilean Andes.



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  • Description


    Hidden away in the forested foothills of the Andes, Tumuñan Lodge has a vineyard, pool and hiking trails in the woods.
    The pandemic has meant the lodge has had to undergo some drastic changes. We no longer offer restaurant and bar service, an area in which volunteers were keen to help in. However, we are open on a self catering basis and availability at the lodge is in high demand!

    We have been focusing more and more on the vineyard and wine making, an area which in the past was secondary to the lodge. Help is urgently needed in this area. especially in the vineyard. Tasks vary depending on which time of year you are here.

    We have two friendly dogs and a cat, I am British, but have lived in Chile for 22 years and have two children aged 16 and 13.

    The property is a place where you can also enjoy unique days of hiking and fly fishing in the unrivalled Chilean countryside.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in the Chilean Andes with contact to local herdsman and woodsman . You will get a chance to learn Spanish by speaking them and other employees.

  • Help


    We are looking for dynamic people between the age of 25 and 35. We need setting up a vegetable garden, maintaining fences, gardening and help in the vineyard. There are self catering cabins that need to be cleaned and prepared for guests.

    We are looking for someone to spend a whole season here, maybe longer!

    There is a cabin, 3 bedrooms, a beautiful river and waterfall where you can swim and fish.

    There is a bus service that gets you to the cabin and from San Fernando (nearest city, 33km away, 80,000 people)

    If you looking for peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings, this might be the place for you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A cabin designated for volunteers and helpers. It has a living area, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and shared bathroom. Extensive garden, barbecue and right next to the stream.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We need tough and strong people for outdoor work. Digging ditches, building fences, cutting brush and weeds.
    Indoor help is also needed, with website design, promotional offers and cleaning and laundry help.

    Please remember that we are in a remote rural setting and you should be comfortable enjoying past times such as hiking and reading

    We´re looking for helpers over the age of 23. Hopefully with experience using a chainsaw and weed whacker.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours

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