Hey everyone, just last minute notice, since there are still some odd times with all the covid; and i have a warm house and starting the garden cycle already, i could take in a brave volunteer or a couple to help out.
HI, I'm Adriana, 34, and got these three hectares for myself in october 2018! I am so excited about it! This is my greatest dream come true. Of course there is lots of work to do. But nothing more pleasing than putting your hands in the dirt and getting the most delicious veggies out of it! I got some chickens, two dogs (one of them that travelled with me around europe) and two ewes with their lambs. Plus my new fresian ewe lambs. The orchard has lots of peach trees, but also apple, cherry, and quince-trees, and native berry-trees like Maqui and Berberis. There are two houses (the second one is not really suitable for living though it can become a great destruction/recycling project) and a spare room in my house with bunkbeds. I am building furniture with pallets and designing ways to get hot water. very basic in some ways but definitely an adventure.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Volunteers will get to enjoy the beautiful chilean countryside, very peaceful and green. I would gladly share with you all the knowledge i've gathered this past years as a volunteer myself, from permaculture to biology, to gardening and farming. I'm also always open to new knowledge and eager to learn more about anything. there is a car available, so if you can pay for the fuel you are very welcome to use it for trips and outings if you have a valid license.
As i said before there is still lots of work to do, from organising the garden, to fixing sheds and shelters, chopping wood, weeding, pruning, feeding hens, herding sheep, fixing fences (the typical farm stuff) to cleaning and organising the house and spaces, building benches, furniture, you name it. The house is very old and wasn't very well mantained but it's at least dry. there will be times i need to travel for paperwork or event related to farming in which case i might need people to do a bit of farmsitting for me.
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Accomodation might be very basic, cozy room for yourself and maybe one other volunteer in the main house. Shared meals, and bathroom. Internet is awful here so extremely basic (probably just whatsapp and mails on the hill) Hot water on the way. PETS and CHILDREN welcome!!! under your own responsability.
This place is located in agricultural area but only half an hour away from very beautiful Villarrica, with astonishing sights to vulcanoes and lakes and mountains. there is also the andes maybe two hours away if you want to organise a weekend hike or go to the freezing cold pacific ocean less than two hours away. there are lots of places to walk, go fishing, birdwatching, or if you want to take a whole day out, you can spend your day on the beach or even hike up a vulcano! If you'd rather spend a day in town or in a city you can get either to villarrica or Temuco in less than an hour. I would take you to the main road where you can get buses every 20' to either city. If you have a valid driver's license there would be a possibility to borrow my car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
acces in rainy months is difficult but otherwise there is enough space
as long as they are well educated and can be at peace with all my other animals
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week