Come and help us to build our ecological house in Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Uruguay

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    10/03/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a house built and self-built by us, it is our house of mudd. An ecological house. We use the oldest construction technique: the cob, the same technique used by the horneros (native birds).
    We are in continuous growth and construction. We make green roofs, reciprocal ceilings, carpentry works ... constructions in mud ... trying to live in harmony with the environment, trying to follow the principles of permaculture.
    We live 100 m from the sea in the beautiful beaches of Punta del Este in Uruguay and we also have a bar on the Garzón Lagoon where water sports are practiced: surfing, kite, windsurfing.
    We alternate work with passion for the sea and horses.
    We are a family: Jesus, Didi and our children Dolphin and Noah. Also live with us our dog Jagger and our four horses: Amiga, Florencia and Jampuy (mares) and trotecito (pony)

    Es una casa bioconstruida y autoconstruida por nosotros, es nuestra casa de tierra. Una casa ecológica. Utilizamos la más antigua tecnica de construcción : el cob, la misma técnica que utilizan los horneros (pajaros autóctonos).
    Estamos en continuo crecimiento y construcción. Hacemos techos verdes, techos recíprocos, trabajos de carpintería... construcciones en barro... tratando de vivir en armonía con el entorno, intentando seguir los principios de la permacultura.
    Vivimos a 100 m del mar en las bellas playas de Punta del Este en Uruguay y también tenemos un parador sobre la Laguna Garzón donde se practican deportes acuáticos:surf, kite, windsurf.
    Alternamos el trabajo con la pasión por el mar y los caballos.
    Somos una familia: Jesús, Didi y nuestros hijos Delfín y Noé. También viven con nosotros nuestro perro Jagger y nuestros cuatro caballos : Amiga, Florencia y Jampuy (yeguas) y trotecito (pony)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    The travelers who visit us learn to build with natural techniques, they learn that every man can build his own house. We share a way of life in harmony with the environment, we respect and know the native fauna and flora. Our garden is full of birds.
    It is an experience with family and friends.
    Whoever wants it can go surfing with us, to listen to candombe (typical Uruguayan drums) at fairs and events in the area, to meet gauchos and local people.
    We create a school for our children with other parents, where we often take travelers to share experiences or knowledge with the children.

    Los viajeros que nos visitan aprenden a construir con técnicas naturales, aprenden que todo hombre puede construir su propia casa. Compartimos un modo de vida en armonía con el entrorno, respetamos y conocemos la fauna y flora autóctona. Nuestro jardín se llena de aves.
    Es una experiencia en familia y amigos.
    Quien lo desee puede ir a surfar con nosotros, a escuchar candombe (tambores típicos uruguayos) a las ferias y eventos de la zona.
    Creamos con otros padres una escuela para nuestros hijos donde muchas veces llevamos a los viajeros a compartir experiencias o saberes con los niños.

  • Help

    Help

    We always receive travelers to exchange learning, culture and family.

    The jobs we share with travelers are:
    - In natural construction with mud and wood.
    - In carpentry recycling windows and doors.
    - In gardening, planting trees and handling compost.
    - In the creation of a pond to clean the gray water.
    - In the kitchen preparing food and cleaning.
    - In the handling of horses.
    - Care or company of children (5 and 8 years old)

    Recibimos siempre viajeros para intercambiar aprendizajes, cultura y familia.

    Los trabajos que compartimos con los viajeros son:
    - En construcción natural con barro y madera.
    - En carpinería reciclando ventanas y puertas.
    - En jardinería plantando árboles y manejando el compost.
    - En la creación de un estanque para limpiar las aguas grises.
    - En la cocina preparando alimentos y limpiando.
    - En el manejo de caballos.
    - Cuidado o compañia de niños ( de 5 y 8 años)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We host the volunteers in tent.
    We can offer our tent with mattres.
    Sometimes we have place in our little mud house.

    Alojamos a los voluntarios en carpa.
    Podemos brindar nuestra carpa con colchón.
    A veces podemos alojar en nuestra casita de barro para invitados.

  • 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

  • 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


Host ref number: 184543431637