Help out on my eco house project in Patagonia, Argentina



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    Hi Everyone!
    I'm Julian and I want to invite all those interested in having a working experience in Patagonia, to come help me out by finishing my eco-house, which is placed in the outskirts of the city of Bariloche, Argentina.
    Allow me to introduce you to the concept of sustainable building, known as Earthship Houses. These houses use the thermal mass concept for heating. Also, rain harvesting and indoor gardening are key to the functioning of such houses. Thus, I am recruiting people to help me with the finishing phase of the construction:
    We need hands for tire pounding and thermal wrap installation.

    For your information, I am an an extremely eco-frendly Electronic Engineer, and before starting my eco project I've participated in the Earthship Biotecture Academy with the Architect Michael Reynolds, creator of the Earthship concep, from Taos, New Mexico, USA.

    So, I believe I can teach you some advanced notions on eco construction techniques, while speaking Spanish, French and / or English, surrounded by a spectacular landscape and natural environment.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about Argentinian Culture, asado, mate, dulce de leche.

  • Help


    Help to finish tire pounding for my EarthShip house in Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina.
    I need to pound 450 tires in south wall of the home. You can learn eco techniques for building while speaking Spanish, English or French. I work in the office during the week so we can work togheter during weekends.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, French

  • Accommodation


    Two options: sleeping athe working site, the eco house, with one room ready with big bed. Solar power. Fire place. bus stop is 800m from eco-house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During the rest of time you can visit everything near the house. lakes, mountains, trekking. climbing, rafting, bicycle, etc.
    Ski center is 10 minutes from house. We can do some car trips around the national park if we don't work that weekend....

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    2/3 hours per day/5 days a week

I need help lifting the tire wall behind the house.. 12 rows only, 2,4mts hight. after that the thermal wrap will be instaled,
me and my brother
the eco house (the working place), behind: the ski center!

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