Help out with our green project, a 1924 vintage lodge in montevideo, Uruguay

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Uruguay

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  • Description

    Description

    update dec 17 message us for the link to our youtube channel if you are interested! :)

    update july 2017

    thank you all!! who were here and those who requested to come.

    we received around 160 requests , 120 thru WA and 40 others in the past 9 months since october 2016 when we joined the site. we accepted 15 people , 12 with good to excellent performance, 3 not so good but lessons to learn.

    in april as 40 ppl wanted to come and we could not generate so much work, we offered lodge w 50% discount to cover costs and free activities, workshops, etc. more than 10 ppl came and we enjoyed some days together until now, and we are always open w the offer, come join the green in uy! :)

    in winter until september-october - too cold to work outside - we are focused on`promoting the project in social networks etc trying to generate a more responsible tourism

    PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE read carefully our profile! hope to see you around some day soon,
    saludos desde montevideo!! carlos

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    - we are a green project in montevideo, a 1924 workers house, opened as lodge in march 2015 with many energy efficiency design features set when renovated that year, probably unique in uruguay.

    - owned and managed by carlos, a uruguayan-italian architect/engineer w studies in mvd,uy and berlin,de.

    - we promote green practices and sustainability adapting them to uruguayan culture, including thermal confort thru energy efficiency, an organic orchard upcycling and repurpose workhshops etc. we receive students long term from march to december, normally a semester, and tourists in summer from december to march.

    ++ NOT a normal hostel, only 5 rooms, your hostel experience is only partly useful in summer DECEMBER TO MARCH! :-)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    see the benefits on the description of tasks above :)

  • Help

    Help

    the more you can do, the best chances to be chosen! :) we had 75 interested people in 6 months! (on WA since oct 2016)

    online presence, social networks, proactive attitude are most welcome! documentation w pics and videos too!

    general cleaning, baths, kitchen , etc. theres a cleaning lady once a week. preparing rooms, only 5 rooms, 12 beds, no biggie, as most people stay for a week during summer, and for months the rest of the year, meaning an average of only 4 to 6 people.
    apart from these basics that sould take between one and two hs a day, planting your own food at the orchard if wanted. promoting it with neighbours, organizing collective compost, street actions, etc.
    as a green art lab, we upcycle garbage to furniture, devices, etc. flexible.
    we build little models w recycled materials, like 1 sq m of wall w tetrabricks.

    we encourage an artistic view, pics and videos welcome. online presence helps a lot. practice of language w a multicultural changing tribe. in 18 months people from 20 countries!
    update:, 26 countries in 23 months :)
    update, 30 countries in 26 months!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    spanish, english, , german, italian, portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    shared 2 or 3 people room. total in the house average 6 ppl. in 5 rooms. 2 bathrooms. free use of the kitchen, washer, etc. patio with uy bbq - parrilla, garden w. fire-place-sunny terrace.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we think of a flexible 4 hs a day occupation, 5 days a week. lots of time to visit downtown <20 min bus or bike>
    the beach <15 min walking> and others - architecture tours, museums, etc

    ABOUT FOOD: for different reasons, we cant assure offering 100% of your meals. still we have a bread machine, so theres bread as healthy as it gets, and the basic ingredients for a "students diet" (for the ones who need it!) *️️️️️️️ like pasta, rice, etc, sauce, oil, butter, all seasonings, etc.
    NORMALLY theres a good ambience and guests cook together and share food, but its spontaneous and not programmed.

    *️️️️️️️as a humble social project in the "third world" we encourage pèople from strong economies to care about their supplies thank you! :)

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

having lunch at the beach. super quality and price!
room 3 beds, upcycled sewing machine as desk
upcycled fridge of 1950 as cupboard, flat tv
access hall in 2015
first version 2016 vitraux 3D with school of art upcycled garbage
rocket stove mass heater, 224C in 10 minutes! 3rd built in uruguay! spares 80% of firewood!
access hall - corridor
front garden very sunny in winter!











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