Help at our farm near Coyhaique, Chile

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to our fundo ! Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer with us. The farm (fundo) is 1000ha of which half is beech forest and the rest is rolling to hilly pasture. We run about 1500 sheep (Corridale and Multi Purpose Merino) and cattle (depending on the time of year)

    We are available to show and explain all aspects of Holistic Management, from the Holistic Context and Grazing Planning through to the practicalities of electric fencing and stock movements.

    Who are we? We are a family starting out on our own farming adventure, a husband and wife team. Jose Manuel is a trained veterinarian who specializes in ovine production and reproduction through his business in Punta Arenas . Elizabeth is originally from New Zealand with a background in dairy farming. Together we purchased our fundo in 2013.

    Jose Manuel has two kids, Jose Ignacio (13) and Magdalena (11) who join us on the farm during school holidays. We also have a daughter, Sara (3) and Benjamin who was born at Christmas 2017.

    This year we are up scaling our horticultural production growing vegetables and selling (mostly) salad vegetables and strawberries to restaurants and lodges in Coyhaique. We also sell to families who appreciate the sustainable, chemical free, style of production.

  • 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
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We work with Holistic Management and are happy to share with you our experiences. We are also learning about Permaculture and implementing some of these concepts.
    We like to do things as naturally as possible and our diet is loosely based on the concepts of the Weston A Price Foundation.

  • Help

    Help

    Plans change from day to day, but you might be asked to help in any of the following!
    •. Taking care of 700 laying hens, feeding, cleaning, collecting eggs
    • Cutting, washing and preparing vegetable for sale
    • Weeding, seeding or transplanting in the greenhouses or garden
    • Preparing for and attending tourists/visitors (cleaning, preparing breakfasts, washing dishes, changing sheets etc)
    • Delivery of products to clients
    • Stacking and chopping firewood
    • Moving mobs of animals on foot or horseback
    • Preparing meals, washing dishes or helping in the farm house
    • Seasonal work such as shearing, lamb marking, artificial insemination of the sheep, weighing cattle etc
    You do not need to have experience in any of these areas – only a willingness to learn and work hard!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on the time of year and availability you might stay in a tent, a small room in the sheep shed or a rustic hut.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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













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