Franco-Chilean couple building a home, organic garden and orchard in the village of San Fabian, Chile




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    We are a Franco-Chilean couple living at the foothill of the Malalcura Mountain, in the village of San Fabian, 5 hours south of Santiago and 1 hour up to the Andes. We recently bought a land with wonderful native forest and we are still thinking about our project. We want to build our home there and an organic vegetables garden and orchard. We are mountaineers, Kor work in tourism with local horseman and Chalo in wildlife conservation. We have a kid (Mateo) who has two years old, and understand french and spanish, ride his bike, and love the little cars. We know almost every corner in the region, and we can take you in a beautiful trip in the mountains. We love food, as good French, Kora have a magic recipes book from her grandmother with delicious dishes you can try if you work hard!!

    For us it is very important to live in a natural and healthy way, we eat almost everything organic. We are not vegetarians, just because the local goats bred in the mountain are so good!!

    Come and enjoy with us the nature in San Fabian!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    We are agronomists, and we work on tourism with local people from the mountains. Kora is a botanist with a wide knowledge about native flora (she discovered a new genera of plant here in San Fabian!), and Chalo is a conservation biologist specialized on bats. With us you could learn about our wildlife, and meet local horseman from the Andes, go to climb or to hike the mountains surrounding the village...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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    We are still thinking about our project, for instance we have a lot of blackberry to cut and remove, we built a huge compost place, we built a cellar where we stock our tools and firewood. We need to open some path into the native forest, We already have three bridges to cross a little river and a dry toilet...

    At this momment we are building a little house to receive YOU!! so we need help there. In 2021 we will start our house.

    Around the year we need help in the garden in diferet ways (the garden is huge!!).

    Autumn: Help to trim the fruit trees of the garden, and to plant new trees.
    Winter: Cut some trees (exotic pines) to saw them in order to obtain wood for our house.
    Spring: Take care of fruit trees, mow the grass.
    Summer: Watering plants, mow the grass and make bales, build little dams in the river,

    You only will need energy and good vibes!!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    For instance you could camp in our land, or stay with us in the house, we have a room with two beds and everithing you need to sleep well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The village of San Fabian is located in the Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO) "Corredor biologico Nevados de Chillán, laguna del Laja". You will be atonished to find beautifull landscapes and local people. The Ñuble river is perfect for rafting and kayaking, there are some tourism agencies who can take you on a trip, Kora has her own agency.. At the marketplace you could find delicious honey, organic vegetables, handcraft, blue eggs and many other local products.

    from santiago you can get to San Carlos by train or by bus, it takes 6 hours, and then you can take a small bus or hitchhike to San Fabian (45km). We can go for you to San Carlos if we need to go there.

    During your free time, you can go to the river to swim, you can take a horse ride in the mountain, or hike to the top of the Malalcura to get a magnific view to the Andes.

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    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

    We have a room and we pay an internet connection (50 Gb / month), it works well, but sometimes if it is too windy the conection is intermittent .... but normally it is ok

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a land 2.7 hectares where you can park your campervan, there is a dry toilet and potable water. Otherwise you can park in our house (where we live actually) and stay there or in the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours / 5 days

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