Hello volunteer people.
We are Fernando and Liesbeth. We are a couple of Chilean and Dutch, with no children living anymore with us.
We love to enjoy life, share with friends, travelling, getting to know new places and, of course, giving ourselves the space to chill and relax.
Fernando is a marine biologist of the region of Aysen Patagonia.
Liesbeth is a mime artist who lived in Chile for 35 years and worked for the UN (UNESCO)
two years ago we bought a country house in Algarrobito (5300 meters square) at the beginning of El Valle de Elqui.10 km from the La Serena city. We also have a swimming pool.
Our intention is to have 1 or 2 persons who will collaborate in our project. We are looking for enthusiastic people; professionals or technicians, like carpenters, agricultural technicians and theatre people. Especially carpenters and painters who can help us, .you only need to be able to work with a shovel, hammer and so on.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
The volunteer can discover the beauty of the Elqui valley
and visiting the lovely places as; Pisco Elqui, Discovering the mystic of the place Cochiguaz
visiting the Artisan village Alcohuáz and Horcon, surfing in the Puclaro embalse, visiting the grave of the Nobel winner Gabriela Mistral in Monte Grande, Observatorio Astronómico Cerro Mamalluca, Observatorio Astronómico Cerro Tololo, Paihuano and de little place Vicuña.
Knowing artists from the region.
Watching closely the Latin American reality in Chile.
walking, swimming in our pool and of course learning dutch and spanish
We are Interested in people arround 30 years or older who have worked in country and construction.
we need people who help us building a tarrace around the newly built small theater.
A lot of work has to be done in the garden, in the house like painting doors and so, and around the house, on the land.weeding, cleaning the garden etc.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We prefer that volunteers. Minimum stay 1week or 10 days.
We offer per week 2 days off, the workday hours will be 5 more or less.
Helpful is if you:
Speak English/Spanish/German – other languages are also ok.
Are open-minded and enjoy working with us
Enjoy country life.
Have creative ideas
What we really don´t like:
People who depend 100% on technology, so they will never connect with the place.
People who do not use their common sense as much.
Of course the accommodation includes breakfast and lunch, a single (depend of another volunteer) or shared room. sometimes you have to sleep in the theater (on stage) because of the possible guests we have in our own house.
Bathroom and shower with hot water are available .
All areas of the (big) house are shared with the owners and common activities.WiFi etc.
The joy a Pisco Sour or a glass or wine, so if you also do, we can share the cost, or bring your drinks is not a problem.
There are fireplaces for BBQ and the swimmingpool of course.
You will have the chance to do laundry.
There is no fix agenda. It will depend on what we have to do that day.
During days off, the volunteer can use one of our bikes, to explore the valley and try one of the Pisco distilleries. There is "colectivos" ( shared taxis that leave you very close to our house).
Taxis and buses are also available for a low cost. We are located 10 km from the city of La Serena and from the beach (La Serena ).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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