Hola! My name is Jose, i'm a climber and ski intructor from Chile, living with my wife and baby in the andean paradise of Las Trancas Valley. We live and work here because our love for the mountain and sports.
Our home it's in the forest under a 100 meters height rock wall, so we start climb the wall and set up sport climbing routes. After 4 years and a lot of work with locals climbers, there are 95 routes on the wall and a lot more to come.
Now we are starting with the camping and the climbing and yoga school so we need help.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
I would say that nature is the main thing, as an amazing place to practice sports or as an even more amazing place to contemplate beauty and find yourself.
We are part of a small but great community of people who left the city to make their life in the mountain looking for a simpler way of life. You can always find a partner to go skiing, mountain biking or climbing and get the opportunity to know people who are living the change they want to see in the world.
Particularly here in the camping we have this awesome climbing spot, so you can learn a lot of this sport. Beside we try to live as environmentally friendly as we can and we have some knowledge to share.
we need help with the maintenance of the place, clean new spots for tents, some landscaping, gather fire wood and some others camping duties like clean the bathrooms or receive the guests. we have a lot of wood to build so woodworking skills are more than welcome.
We just became parents so we also need some help watching the baby.
Because this is a camping we can offer a great spot in the woods with a tent and a cozy mattress. Last summer I finish the bathrooms and I'm proud to say they are five stars camping bathrooms. one hot shower per day.
we are located in the Km 62 from Chillan to Las trancas, there is a bus every couple of hours and one direct from Santiago once a day.
We provide 3 meals (or food to cook) a day, sometimes we cook for all of us and sometime volunteers have to do it for themselves. we go down to the city once a week to do grocery shopping, you can come if you want.
Also because this is a camping we are expecting helpers to come in spring, summer or fall. winter can be really cold and sometimes wet, if that is not an issue to you, you are more than welcome.
there is many thing to do around, helpers can go hike, ride a bike, skiing (spring), climbing. there are hot spring and an active volcano.
we have bikes available for transportation around the valley or for ride a trail.
there are many workaway's host in the valley, and people come here from many different parts.
my wife is a yoga instructor, and we try to practice every day, helpers can join us when they want.
Around mid September weather is nice for camping and there is still good skiing up the mountain.
The rock wall overhang so the bottom doesn't get wet and you can climb in rainy days.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week