Help at a sailing lodge on Isla Tenglo, Patagonia, Chile.



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    On the Isla Tenglo we have a lodge where we receive guests between the months of September to April who want to know the area, sailing on a sailboat or land routes. For this we have two cabins, games room, pool, hottub and a house with three bedrooms.

    Our family is responsible for addressing and receiving guests during their stay and navigation.
    I am interested in receiving volunteers and very cheerful spirit of social cooperation, willing to help the local people, sharing with them and knowing their customs and realities, so that they can also help improve their living conditions. Our work area extends from the Lakes Region to Chiloe. Land and sailing trips, from one to five days. Preferably we receive young men and women to respect the normal rules in a family. Fitness and health should be compatible with outdoor activity and water sports. The high season is from Sept to April..

    If you believe that you can cooperate in this initiative please contact us to arrange dates that you need for it.
    We appreciate all the help, advice and experience that you can provide us.

    Living in Tenglo Island will allow you also to learn about the customs and local cuisine, visit in your free time, nearby places like: Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Frutillar, Chiloe Island, Lake Llanquihue and Todos Los Santos.
    Climb the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes and rafting or fishing in Petrohue River.

    This season Sept 2017- Apr 2018
    We are looking for either a couple or two persons to help during the season from September on.

    Task 1. To take care of the transportation of guests from the island to the continent and back to the island when needed, in a motor boat (6 minutes trip), also to help with the cleanning of the beach, gardening and general maintenance.

    Task 2. To help with the daily management of the hostel, meaning cleaning, serving breakfast, some cooking and assist guests when needed.

    Volunteers need to be social, assertive, joyful and active. Your main task will be to take care of the guests and be there for them whenever they need you. We request a minimum stay of two weeks.

    En la Isla Tenglo tenemos un Lodge en el que recibimos huéspedes entre los meses de Septiembre a Abril que desean conocer la zona, navegando en un velero o en recorridos terrestres. Para ello contamos con dos cabañas, salón de juegos, piscina, hottub y una casa con tres dormitorios.

    Nuestra familia se encarga de atender y recibir a los huéspedes durante su estadía y navegaciones.
    Me interesa recibir voluntarios alegres y con mucho espíritu de cooperación social, que estén dispuestos a ayudar a la gente local, compartiendo con ellos y conociendo sus costumbres y realidades, de manera que puedan asi ayudar a mejorar su condición de vida. Nuestra área de trabajo comprende desde la Región de Los Lagos hasta Chiloé. Paseos terrestres y en velero, desde uno a cinco días. Preferentemente recibimos jóvenes de ambos sexos que respeten las reglas normales en una familia. El estado físico y la salud debe ser compatible con la actividad al aire libre y deportes náuticos. La alta temporada es desde Septiembre a Abril.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Los voluntarios conoceran las costumbres de los habitantes de la isla y en general la forma de vida, su gastronomia y podran convivir en medio de una naturaleza maravillosa.

  • Help


    Maintenance of the garden, beach cleaning campaign of domestic waste management, helps as crew of a sailboat, bilingual tour guide, cleaning cabins and main house and general maintenance.

    The maintenance should be done throughout the year. The gardens from September. The sightseeing from September.

    Mantención del jardín, limpieza de playa, campaña de manejo de basuras domiciliarias, ayuda como tripulante de un velero, guía turístico bilingüe, limpieza de cabañas y casa principal y mantención en general

    La mantención se debe hacer durante todo el año. Los jardines a partir del mes de Septiembre. Los paseos turísticos a partir de Septiembre.
    Ayuda en huertas de hortalizas.
    Participar en un proyecto de enseñanza en el tratamiento de las basuras.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom cottage and attached to the main house building.

    Cabaña y dormitorio en edificación anexa a la casa principal.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Isla Tenglo, Región de Los Lagos, Chile, South America, immediately to the city of Puerto Montt, located in northern Patagonia of Chile, it is seven kilometers long and only 500 meters at its narrowest part. From the mainland only one D channel 400 meters wide.

    Isla Tenglo, Región de Los Lagos, Chile, Sudamérica, inmediata a la ciudad de Puerto Montt, ubicada en la Patagonia Norte de Chile, tiene siete kilómetros de largo y solo 500 mts en su parte mas angosta. La separa del continente un Canal d solo 400 mts de ancho.

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Day sailing and relax
Captain Bar
Volunteers in Puluqui Island
Chilean Dolphins ( Toninas)
The red house
Tenglo Channel and Tenglo Island
Rio Petrohue
Puerto Varas
Isla Tenglo
Rendevouz in Puluqui island.
Cap. Christian and Cap. David in " Tiare"
Tutil beach in Chiloe
Tenglo Island

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