Come and help on our old fashioned farm near San Rafael, Argentina

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Argentina

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, we are a Dutch-US couple who live and work in the southern part of the province of Mendoza, near the town of San Rafael. We live in a rural area surrounded by vineyards and orchards. We run a small vineyard-orchard and we grow apricots, peaches, plums, grapes, and quince. We sell our crops locally and we make preserves and can our fruits. We keep bees for the production and sale of honey which is harvested several times a season.
    Our newest project is the building of a passive solar house, a project we have started at the end of 2017.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get an idea of old fashioned farm life and caring for orchards and vineyards. Depending on the time of year you may participate in harvesting, learn how to can fruits, make yoghurt, bake bread, work with farming tools, burn weeds in controlled fires, beekeeping and/collect honey. Then there is music, yoga and cooking to participate in.
    For the construction of the passive solar house we will use alternative building techniques with materials readily available naturally in our area.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help on the farm, in the yard and in and around the house. Even though we hire local workers, we can always use extra hands! With the summer here we have the gardens, orchards and vineyards to care for. Mostly that consists of weeding, mowing, moving branches and back-up help with any harvests.
    We have started the construction of our passive solar house. At this point we need help with plastering the walls, a job that is easy to learn.
    We have other work to do, keeping the household running, cooking for several people etc, and maintenance of house, barn and gardens. There are a variety of chores to do!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a traditional farmhouse to which we have added modern amenities. An apartment attached to the house serves as a guesthouse and it will be used as lodging for workaways. It has its own private bathroom and entrance. A smaller room is available if we host more then 2 workawayers, which we sometimes do. In case we have more than 2 workers, the bathroom is shared. We work and live as a family which means we cook and eat together, clean-up together and spent time together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 37 km (20 miles) from San Rafael. We have bus service in front of our house 2x per day. We go to town several times a week and we take along whoever needs a ride. There is a small hamlet 3 km from our house where local shops serve the community for its daily needs. We use mountain bikes locally.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Making music
garden
Peach trees in moonlight
Guest room
View of vineyard
Our patio in summer

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