Hi we are looking for a couple to stay while we go visit our family in Argentina.
We can recive you 2 or 3 days before to explain the system of the house, garde,..etc.
We will leaf in the house food for you and we will ask you to do little works like watering plants, feed animals( dog and cat), and take care of small trees. The work will take you 2-3 hours per day.
We are an organic Farm in Rocha (200 km from Montevideo)
We are a family of 4, Juli (mom, Argentine, 32years old) Libre (dad, uruguayo, 28 years old) Indi (4 years old)
We started four years ago. We are building our house which are three geodesic domes connected together. We use bio materials like clay, sand, straw and wood for construction. We live near a community, where there are around 25 families. There are beautiful buildings and nature to discover.
We plant many different types of trees, for wood and also for fruits.
Our garden is about one hectar, we try to plant everything but specialise in some crops.
We have two gentle horses. Arthur is 7 years old and helps us with many activities. Bianca is two years old and is learning the basics.
We are very happy sharing our place with travellers, sharing the work and the daily routine. We want volunteers to feel as comfortable as possible. We hope to exchange some knowledge, with the possibility of experimenting in different activities, which you are interested in and can contribute your best.
We usually organize the day in this way:
7 am - We serve breakfast and we talk about the activities for the day
8 am - We start with the activities
12: 30 am - We serve lunch (mostly vegetarian)
In the afternoon, you have time to rest, visit some places and do what you want. Also we can offer extra activities.
Sometimes during sunset, we do some garden activities.
At night, volunteers cook in their kitchen with wood fire, you will have all you need for delicious food.
This schedule changes depending on the weather and the type of job.
About language we don't have any problems. We are very patient to communicate, and if you want to learn spanish we are glad to help.
Our source of energy comes from solar panels, we really like alternative energies.
On Sundays, we go to Rocha to sell plants, trees, vegetables and craft.
We have one dog and two cat s. Both are very nice.
We harvest honey from our bees.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
For us this adventure is from the begining a exchange in many ways.
We are sure that in both ways there will be many learnings.
We can say that here you will be able to experiment with building, gardening (this is a whole item, many activities inside), horses, ect.
Living here is a lerning, many thing are diferents, alternative way of living the daily
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Volunteers will be able to work :
- Organic garden
- Tree care
- Work with horse
We have a litlle cabin inside the forest.
There is nice shadow from big trees, so you will be protected from weather.
There are a fire pleace to cook and hit water to take shower.
The toilet is a comon drytoilet, where we make compost.
We like voluntier feel this plase like own.
Rochas is 200 km from Montevideo, capital of Uruguay. Our place is 20 km from Rocha.
We can go pick up you if we coordinate this with time. Then you can take a taxi is about U$S 20 or hitch-hike (is secure here)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4-5 hours- 5 days (max 25 hours/week)