Join us in being guardians of a piece of nature in rural Cañada de Alvarez, Argentina

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Argentina

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple, Magali & Hector, who have travelled their fair share, and since a year ago we have made the leap from nomad to being guardians of a piece of nature.

    We live in a rural area called Cañada de Alvarez, at the south end of the Calamuchita Valley, which is part of the Sierras Comechingones, in the Province of Cordoba, Argentina.

    Our farm has 4has, with a stream, and a lot of free space to reforest, which is one of our main goals. We are close from a really nice river to which we can go for a swim, and several hiking spots.

    As for our long term project, we would like to develop an activity around medicinal & aromatic plants (cultivated and foraged).

    Our livinghood is very simple, and for the time being we are making baby steps towards our autonomy. For the time being we are autonomous in terms of veggies, and we'd like to add chicken and goats to the mix soon.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay
    Other
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have both been certified in Permaculture (in France) and Magali is a licensed organic agricultural farmer, with a specialization in medicinal & aromatic plants, so in our farm you can learn techniques for producing your food in dry places.

  • Help

    Help

    The biggest help which we're seeking involves natural building, more specifically, for the restoration of a couple of "adobe" (clay) traditional buildings which are present in our place. As we don't have much experience in this we are looking for experienced people to guide us.

    We're beggining to build a subterranean winter house, so we need to make a lot of clay bricks and to dig deep.

    We'd like also to build a mobile chicken house.

    Plant native and fruit trees and take care of the one already planted.

    Controlling exotic and invasive plant species is another big thing for which we could really use a hand.

    Gardening is also part of the everyday life and soon we'll start to plant a field of lavanda.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish French English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a spare room with 2 beds. Mainly food is vegetarian but we are not strict about incluiding meat in the menu from time to time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a lot of books so reading and "siesta" is part of daily life. From here you can go for a hike or a bike ride.

    There are no buses around, and the nearest village is at 12km, so if you decide to visit we will be probably picking you up at a village bus station (Berrotaran, La Cruz, Embalse i.e.).

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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



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