Help in our horse ranch near Mendoza, Argentina

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We live in a horse ranch, which is located about 10 km from the city center of Mendoza, in the countryside, at the foothills of the Andes. Mendoza is the centre of the largest wine region in Argentina. It welcomes tourists all year long and offers plenty of activities and touristic attractions.

    Our team loves working with horses in the Argentinian tradition. We offer to the (local & international) tourists horse rides, that end with the typical local barbecues (asados).

    We have about 35 horses, but also dogs, rabbits and chickens.

    Javier (41 years old, Argentinian) has grown up in this countryside and has worked for the past 18 years offering horse rides. Caroline (39 years old, Belgian) has helped him in his project for the past 10 years. They both speak Spanish, English and French. They have a 7 year old girl, Emilia, and a 4 year old boy, Diego.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    • Discover the countryside lifestyle and care to the animals
    • Cultural and linguistic exchange (we speak Spanish, English and French)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    • Help in the daily tasks of the ranch: maintaining it clean
    • Help with the animals: feeding, clean the paddocks, repair fences, etc.
    • Help with the touristic activities: clean and saddle the horses, receiving the tourists, prepare some meals and drinks, washing dishes
    • From time to time, we ask a little help taking care of our kids

    We are looking for dynamic and proactive people!

    We work with volunteers for periods of 2 weeks (not less, not more).
    Please don't contact us too much time in advance! We only book 1 month in advance maximum!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    • All food and drinks included (except alcohol) during the whole stay
    • Bed in a two-people dorm
    • Shared bathroom
    • We like to run the house as if we were all a big family, and not a hotel: preparing the meals and maintaining the hygiene in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms is a shared reponsibility
    • Access to swimming pool (in summer)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    • Is there electricity? Yes, through solar panels (limited use).
    • How is life in the ranch? Preparing the meals and maintaining the hygiene in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms is a shared reponsibility.
    • Is there public transportation? We are 3 km away from the closest village and bus stop (the trip to the city centre takes about 20 minutes); from time to time, and when you anticipate it, we can drop you at the bus stop if needed. You can also order a taxi (about 5 dollars to the city center).
    • What do I have to bring? Take comfortable clothes and shoes.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5d/week.

Host ref number: 228892198776

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