Earth constructions and organic farming in the mountains in Anquincila, Catamarca, Argentina



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    We live in northern argentina, province of Catamarca in the Mountains, in 1000m height 10km from the next very small village Anquincila.
    It is a big space, we have 20ha. We try to live in harmony with nature.
    Life is very basic.
    The next very small village is a 10km away, to get to catamarca, the capital of this province it is a 2h bus ride.
    Our food is vegetarian. We don't welcome alcohol. Kids are welcome.
    You would learn to make earth-constructions, and organic farming.
    We also have an initiative going with people from this region.
    We speak Spanish, English, German and French.
    You need a tent, sometimes we have a space in a house which is not finished yet, so it is not really comfortable
    There is space for camping, there are showers, there are no toilets.
    There is only emergency internet, and if you climb up a hill there is a weak phone signal.
    Just get in contact with us if you are interested.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • 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

    it depends a bit on the season what you can learn, but as winter is not too strong there´s always something to learn about growing vegetables. you have to learn improvisation! all the things you need to work as you would like to do it are usually far may learn to love simple life or you may get mad about it...listen to the sound of silence... and all the lessons that sharing other peoples lives in their ways may teach you. by now there´s always much to do in eco- construction.
    i usually try to give each person the tasks she is interested in.

  • Help


    earth-constructions, organic farming, wood-production, water reservoirs

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, German and French

  • Accommodation


    tent needed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    this region once has been habitated by the diaguitas, an inca related tribe. there are caves with paintings, fossils, you can see their former presence in a lot of places.
    Although this mountain formation does not belong to the andes, the west of catamarca province is high mountains of the andes, with 10 mountains above 6000m only in this province.
    Transportation is fair, there is a good bus connection to catamarca throughout argentina, and there is also an airport connecting to other major cities in argentina.

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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?

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    Hours expected

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

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