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



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    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • 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
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A separate house for volunteers, one kilometre from the restaurant, with three bedrooms and shared bathroom for volunteers.
    Lunch and dinner is normally taken together with the family at the restaurant. Breakfast 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

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    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.

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      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

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

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