Help with organic farming and eco construction in the natural paradise of Villarrica

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Chile

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family with of four Juan Mapuche father, Rosario, Chilean mother immigrant of the capital, Wenewen, our 5 years old son, Mariantu, our 3 year old daughter. We live in the midst of nature, on a hill surrounded by native forest where we build our house, a nursery of plants, a greenhouse, chicken coop and pottery workshop, offices in which we work. We have a cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants wich John used to make essential oils through artisan distillation. In the greenhouse we make plant propagation and also have a family garden for our feed. We practice organic farming and are open to continue learning the most balanced and respectful ways of working with nature, our real home. We are also learning and practicing the pottery for which we have a small workshop with project to extend and improve it. John, as Mapuche leader, participates in local development organizations. Rosario, educational psychologist by profession dedicate myself to raising our children in the home and the various household duties, as well as pottery. Also learn and practice natural medicine. We live in a very simple and austere way, always as natural as possible, we believe in human relations of cooperation and mutual help, always within the truth and mutual respect.



    Somos una familia con dos hijos una niña de 6 y un niño de 8 años. Vivimos en medio de la naturaleza, en un cerro rodeado de bosque nativo donde contruimos nuestra casita, un vivero e invernadero, gallinero y taller de alfareria, oficios en los cuales trabajamos. Tenemos cultivo de plantas medicinales y aromaticas y una huerta familiar. Practicamos la agricultura ecologica y estamos abiertos a seguir aprendiendo las formas mas respetuosas y equilibradas de trabajar con la Naturaleza. Practicamos la alfareria para lo cual contamos con un taller aún en construcción natural. Practicamos y aprendemos tambien la medicina natural. Vivimos de una forma muy simple y austera, siempre lo mas natural posible, creemos en las relaciones humanas de colaboracion y ayuda mutua, siempre dentro de la verdad y el respeto mutuo.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We need help in all of our chores: taking care of plants, despastar, pruning, transplanting, propagating and harvesting, working in the greenhouse, nursery and orchard; build and make different arrangements of construction, with a workshop to improve and other planned construction, as well as the realization of fences. It also helps in the care of our animals, dog, cats, chickens, sheep. Help in the preparation of the clay to work in the shop, and also in the preparation of pieces. Help in manufacture of essential oils and derived products such as creams and soaps among others.

    Nesecitamos ayuda en todos nuestros quehaceres: cuidar plantas, despastar, podar, transplantar, propagar y cosechar, trabajando en el invernadero, vivero y huerta; construir con barro y hacer arreglos diversos de construccion, con un taller a mejorar y otra construcción proyectada, asi como la realizacion de cercos. También ayuda en el cuidado de nuestros animales, perro, gatos, gallinas, oveja. Ayuda en la preparacion de la arcilla para trabajar en el taller, y tambien en la confeccion de piezas.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    español, ingles, portugues

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our house is tiny so we offer tents for accommodation in a clean, safe and beautiful environment. Only in case of heavy rain, we can accommodate them into our home. We have a dry toilet and shower with hot water. We have solar panel for charging cel and notebook. We share the wood stove and offer breakfast, lunch and snack with homemade bread . Our feed is simple, natural and holistic.

    Nuestra casa es pequeñita por lo que ofrecemos carpas para el alojamiento, en un entorno limpio, seguro y hermoso. Solo en casos de mucha lluvia, podemos acomodarlos al interior de nuestro hogar. Contamos con un baño seco y ducha con agua caliente. Tenemos un panel solar para energia de 12 volts apto para cargar celulares, sin electricidad.Compartimos la cocina a leña y ofrecemos desayuno, almuerzo y merienda. Nuestro alimentacion es simple, natural e integral.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Villarrica and surroundings is a real natural paradise, being a domestic and foreign tourist destination in high demand. Therefore the Turim is the main source of income for the area, being born more and more experiences eco tourism and ethnic tourism, it is also a region where the Mapuche people is the majority and is in recovery from his ancestral culture, which happens also in our home where we value and practice the Mapuche culture. There are many beautiful national parks to visit, with lakes, rivers, volcanoes and ancient forests of native species. The climate is quite balanced, in winter it snows only a couple of times and the minimum not drop below -4 in spring everything springs back so it is a beautiful season and besides with lot of work as it is when the land is prepared and sow. Summer is hot, exceeding 30 degrees some days, with an average of 28 approx. The place where we live is privileged, with expansive views in all directions, which contemplates the dawn and dusk, and a vast starry sky, and where you feel the silence and movement of nature. We have had good experiences with volunteers in previous years, where there is good contact, support and mutual learning.


    Villarrica y sus alredededores es un verdadero paraiso natural, siendo un destino turistico nacional y extranjero con mucha demanda. Por lo mismo el turismo es la principal fuente de ingresos de la zona, naciendo cada vez mas experiencias de eco turismo y etnoturismo, pues es tambien una region donde el pueblo mapuche es mayoritario y esta en recuperacion de su cultura ancestral, lo que sucede también en nuestro hogar donde valoramos y practicamos la cultura mapuche. Existen muchos parques nacionales bellisimos para visitar, con lagos, rios, volcanes y bosques milenarios de especies nativas. El clima es bastante equilibrado, en invierno nieva un par de veces y las minimas no bajan de los -4, en primavera todo brota de nuevo por lo que es una bella estacion y ademas de bastante trabajo pues es cuando se prepara la tierra y se siembra. El verano es caluroso, sobrepasando los 30 grados algunos dias, con una media de 28 aprox. El lugar donde vivimos es privilegiado, con una vista amplia hacia todas las direcciones, donde se comtempla el amanecer y al atardecer, y un vasto cielo estrellado, y donde se siente el silencio y el movimiento de la Naturaleza. Hemos tenido buenas experiencias con voluntarios en años anteriores, donde reina la buena convivencia, la ayuda y el aprendizaje mutuo.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Max 5 hours a day, 5 days a week - 5 horas diarias

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