Help with a bio-construction project in the Delta del Parana, near Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Description

    Description

    We are taking volunteers now during all June! Apply now

    We are a family of three. Frida from Sweden, Franco from Argentina and our 7 month old baby Milo. We have been living and travelling in Europe for the last year and a bit, and are now returning to our little house in the delta of Buenos Aires for a few months. There we have a lot of projects planned. We want to build raised beds where we can grow veggies and herbs to eat, and we want to build a deck and insulation around the house, add two rooms to the house and build a tool shed. For the most part the plan is to use a natural construction way. We want to make mandalas or other decorations in mosaic and in any other forms available to us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • 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

    The place where we have the house is very beautiful. It is one hour into the river delta by boat and since there is no other way of getting there, it is peaceful and green - very different from the city life of Buenos Aires. There are two kayaks that we are happy to lend out if anyone is interested. Franco is a skilled builder and is now doing a course in Bioconstruction to learn more about natural ways of building. Frida is a yoga teacher and a massage therapist and interested in all kinds of healing work. We have also both been travelling for years, mainly in communities, so have picked up quite a lot during the way. And we love to share our knowledges and to learn from our visitors as well.

  • Help

    Help

    If you have any skills in construction, or earth ship building specifically it would be a great help for us. Also people interested in gardening, permaculture, mosaics, arts or babysitting are very welcome. We want to point out that we welcome not only people with specific skills, but everyone interested in learning and sharing. We met travelling and have been volounteering a lot ourselves so we are very open to cultural exchanges of all sorts!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At the moment the house only contains one room so our plan is to put up tents for the helpers in the beginning. But since the plan is to build two more rooms we will hopefully be able to offer indoor accommodation soon! The tents are only for sleeping, all meals will be shared and the house is for everyone to enjoy at any time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The delta is a popular getaway for people living in Buenos Aires and even other parts of the area. It is peaceful and beautiful and quite unique since it is only reachable by boat and is a big network of rivers. There is a floating shop that passes the house each day and where basic foods and necessities can be found. There is also a floating bus that passes a few times a day and that takes you into Tigre in about an hour, from there it is not far at all from the city center of Buenos Aires. We also have a motorboat that we use to go and come back into town. Two kayaks are available to enjoy the surroundings with.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
















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