Your creativity is needed for the orchard and greenhouse! next to the Maipo River in Chile



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    I live in a beautiful"parcela" located in the heart of the Central Andean Mountain, in the Metropolitan Region. It is just one hour far from the capital of Chile, Santiago, in the town of San Alfonso, known for its environmental awareness and its affable, artistic life. It is an energy spot because of the andean range and the San José Volcano. My house is on the higher banks of the Maipo River, classified as a grade 4 of difficulty for rafting. I take care of the fruit trees which are of different types: apricots, pears, apples, almonds and nuts. These need conservation, harvest, pruning and irrigation. The place is beautiful and very quiet, suitable for meditation, and empowering your dreams; but it is also fit for adventure. Being close to the San José and Tupungato volcanoes, there are nearby hot springs, and beautiful paths for trekking, which we can practice together or take my visitors to some amazing places and then go and fetch them. I would be very grateful for help in the maintenance of the land, simple carpentry in the house, greenhouse construction, starting an orchard and any idea that can improve the garden. I also practice meditation and it can be a very enriching experience to share this universal prayer listening to the Maipo River.

    Vivo en una parcela enclavada en el corazón del cordón Los Andes central, en la Región Metropolitana, a una hora de la capital de Chile, Santiago. En el pueblo de San Alfonso, conocido por su conciencia ambiental y por su vida afable, artística. Mi parcela es de 2.500 metros está a orillas del Río Maipo, clasificado como un flujo bravo para el rafting. Me ocupo de los árboles frutales de distintos tipos: damascos, peras, manzanas, almendras y nueces. Estos necesitan conservación, cosecha, podas y riego. El lugar es precioso y de mucha tranquilidad, apto para la meditación y el encuentro consigo mismo; pero también está cercano a los Volcanes San José y Tupungato, por lo que hay termas cercanas, a los cuáles ofrezco llevar a quienes me ayuden en la mantención de la casa. carpintería sencilla, construcción de invernadero, inicio de una huerta, proyecto de arte en pisos y cualquier idea que tengan para mejorar el lugar. Practico meditación y puede ser una experiencia enriquecedora compartir este rezo universal.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    I can show you some awesome and hidden places of the Andean mountains, for I have walked them for many years. I will present you some local arrieros (horsemen) that have a particular and beautiful philosophy of life. You can also get to know a mountain town that has a diverse multicultural population and we can visit an amazing and powerful, though small, waterfall. We will go to the thermal waters and to visit the artists of nearby localities. You will also learn how to prepare different products with the apricots and the nuts. Some days will be Santiago cultural days, and we may visit the winery in the nearby town called Pirque. You will get to know the REAL Chile, it's mountains and customs.

  • Help


    I would be very grateful for help with the care of the fruit trees which are ancient and of different types: apricots, pears, apples, almonds and nuts. Also in weeding the garden, starting of an orchard and simple carpentry in and around the house. The trees need conservation, harvest, pruning and irrigation. Also with the construction of a Greenhouse and any idea you have to improve the place. ¡All ideas are welcome!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will be a host in my house of two rooms. There also is a chimney for the winter and an american kitchen, which you are entitled to use at all times.

    All food is provided and cooking creativity is encouraged. It is mainly a vegetables and grains type of meal, but chicken and fish are also included

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Cajón del Maipo is a well known area for its bird sightseeing. It is the home of majestic condors and small hummingbirds. It is also very fit for photography and we usually go for photography tours and rallys in other nearby places. you will get to know the most amazing and live river.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 194433316953