Building a mountain cabin by the lake in Patagonia, Argentina



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  • Description


    Everybody calls me Toti, it might be easier to pronounce than Jorge.
    I'm a craftsman, i work with wood from Patagonia Argentina.
    With my father we work in Villa Traful, a little town by the lake.
    Now we are building our new workshop and house with local wood, milling the logs and all!
    It's been hard work for a couple of years now and i think is time to get some help.
    If you are intrested in learning about wood in general, wood houses, construction, crafts in a place that looks like heaven this is for you.
    A friend of mine once said that my main job is to live here so if any of the tasks that i mentioned seem hard for you there is allways lots to do arround like picking the plumbs in march or mowing the lawn every five minutes.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There's a lot to learn about wood building and wood working and practicing spanish as well.
    Also Traful is a great place to explore nature, hike, swim in a cristal clear lake, maybe yo can borrow a kayak.

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    We'll be building a wood house so handling tools and power tools is a must. Good will and a taste for work are even more important.
    But don´t be scared, ther´s a lot of gardening to do and other light tasks, also we don{t have a tight schedule

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, spanish.

  • Accommodation


    You'll be staying at my father´s home, is just the two of us in the house.
    Workawayers will stay in the atic bedroom and will be sharing the life of our home wich includes making your bed and helping with the regular tasks of the house. We cook and share all meals. That's on us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The place were we are building our house is a dream. There are lots of outdoor activities to do, a cristal clear lake in a valley in a national park.
    It snows in the winter (July in this side of the world).
    I imagine this experience to come as a friend making situation, sharing work and time off aswell. Life in comunity is something I like.
    In the other hand there's my father... he needs his space.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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