Live with an artist beside Calafquen Lake and help us develop our Eco-Lodge in the beautiful Lican Ray, Chile




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    Hi !😁 we invite you to share with us in our beautiful home, immerse in the Challupen forest at Calafquen Lake where we live in harmony with nature and art. We gather and collect natural elements and materials from the forest, lake, mountain, volcanoes that are for later use for our artwork or building. We are also in process of development and construction of a Eco-Lodge. So those two task, are the main ones that we are working on right now.

    The house is built around a truly living rock at foots of Calafquen Lake and Villarrica Volcano, in the Araucanía Region, South of Chile. The closest town it's called Lican Ray, which is about 5 kms from the house. This area is famous for outdoor and adventure activities. Because is rich in natural elements such as volcanoes, lakes, rivers, hot springs, national parks, ski parks and only 2 hours away from the beach.

    Our way of life is an expression of art, deeply connected with nature and we would be glad to share it with other people. Also it's worth mentioning, We love surfing and we often organize surf trips to Mehuín or Carelmapu to enjoy the waves that our Pacific Ocean give us 🤙🏻🌊.

    If interested in join this project and way of life for a little while don't doubt to contact us !!


    Hola 😁 te invitamos a vivir en nuestra casa de lago en donde vivimos en armonía con la naturaleza y el arte. Nos dedicamos a recolectar elementos naturales para luego crear nuestras obras. Estamos en proceso de desarrollo de un Eco-Lodge. También somos amantes del surf, en donde organizamos excursiones a Mehuín o Carelmapu a disfrutar de las olas que nos da nuestro Océano Pacífico 🤙🏻🌊

    Nuestro hogar esta a pies del Lago Calafquen y el volcán Villarrica en La región de la Araucania, es una zona de volcanes, lagos, rios y termas. Muy reconocida para realizar deportes outdoor y de aventura.

    La casa esta creada alrededor de una roca viva sumergida en un bosque en la ladera de la montaña en plena comunidad Mapuche (nativos) que encara de frente al atardecer del lago. Estamos a tan solo 4 kms del pueblo de Lican Ray, 5 kms del pueblo de Coñaripe, 18 kms de Villarrica y cerca de Pucón.

    Nuestra vida es una expresión de arte y conexión con la naturaleza y nos sentiríamos muy felices de compartirlo con otras personas.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about the integration of art in Nature and sustainable life, bio-construction, surfing (if interested) and to appreciate and enjoy the simple things in life 🤙🏻

  • Help


    Help the artists of the house in the search, selection and collection of natural materials provided by nature with a high energy level. Bioconstruction work, forestry maintenance work, helping with the greenhouse and contributing with new projects and ideas for our beautiful land and community.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation in our own house and cabin, the volunteers will share in bedrooms with two-beds with shared bathroom. The rooms are nice located on the first floor of the house with a beautiful view to the forest.

    For the 3 meals, there always be basic food and ingredients at disposal for the workawayers to use for cooking, which includes bread, fruits, coffee, cookies, cereals, jam, butter, rice, spaghetti, vegetables and other ingredients that will be changing according to seasons.
    Also we organize barbecues and pizza nights quite often with family and friends !!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would love to offer the volunteers the opportunity to see and explore the area. So we are very flexible with the work schedule, always willing to modify the work days and hours so the workawayers can travel around much as the want.
    Just bellow the house, on the road, there are buses that can take you pretty much anywhere you wanna go. Lican Ray, Coñaripe, Villarrica, Pucón, Calafquen and other villages and national parks of the area.

    La idea es que los workawayers que acojamos tenga la oportunidad de conocer y explorar la zona. Por lo que somos muy flexibles en cuanto a los días de trabajos para que puedan recorrer tonto como quieran.
    Justo debajo de la casa hay una estación de buses que te puede llevar a Coñaripe, Lican Ray, Villarrica, Pucón, Panguipulli, Calafquen y todos los pueblos y parques nacionales de la zona.

  • 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 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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