Stay in beautiful Puerto Octay and help our family with our farm

  • Chile
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  • Last activity: 21 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    We are a family farm located six kilometres from Puerto Octay, with a fantastic view of Lago Llanquihue and 4 volcanoes . We own an authentic Chilean-German restaurant where most of the food is made with the ingredients from the farm. We also have a vegetable garden where we could use some help. All of our vegetables and meat, as well as marmalades, jams and juices, are produced organically.
    The farm is 350 hectares and we have cows, sheep, horses, donkeys, pigs and alpacas along with dogs and cats.
    We are always trying to reuse (after reducing), for example using glass bottles for part of our greenhouse, therefore any help here would be greatly welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Summer time is keeping the garden, planting, harvesting.

    We always need help harvesting some produce, cleaning wheat, making the boxes.

    There is some work to do in our barefoot path.

    We are also looking for a long term volunteer who is willing to learn how to manage a vegetables garden and greenhouses from october to march, to help with our employees, cleaning, weeding, planting, colecting and harvesting, and for the farmers market and other customers, and to keep track of what we produce.

    During easter and christmas, we help with the organization of Puerto Octay´s museum to host fairs where local craftsmen and producers sell their products as a way to promote the town and all thats being produced there. So we use all the help we can to help installing stands, keeping the garden, babysitting, entertaining, etc.
    This is our way of giving back to the community.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A separate house for volunteers, 500 hundredmeters from the restaurant, bedroom and shared bathroom for volunteers.
    Lunch at the restaurant. Breakfast and dinner is at the house (with everything provided).
    Bring a flashlight for the walk home at night.
    Plase try to arrive from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 hrs

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Picturesque Puerto Octay is one of the best-kept secrets in the region and one of the most charming towns in the Lake Llanquihue District. Situated on the north shore of the lake, it was once a major lakeside port. Today, time seems to stand still in this peaceful town full of German colonial style buildings, many of which operate as inns. They are the legacy of the immigrants who founded the town in the early 19th century.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Tenemos Fibra Optica en el restaurante , por lo que puedes trabajar en ese espacio.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    En nuestro campo hay muchos lindos lugares para estacionar y vivir en tu caravana

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

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