Help in a small farm, close to the ocean, Uruguay

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Uruguay

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    18/09/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    Pines, acacia and grass on sand dunes, wetlands, a beautiful and undeveloped area of farms and small summer villages, cattle and turism being the main activities around. There are very lonely, empty, extensive beaches nearby, the finest in Uruguay.

    It is about half an hour walk from the Atlantic ocean and fifteen minutes from a pond. There's a small clay pond close to the house, which is sorrounded by forest. Some wild animals, insects, tall grasses, birds, etc.

    We built a wood, adobe and thatch roof house. There's a green roof using old moto tires and plastic bottles as an air cushion for the stratus to be detached from the waterproof tarp. Or the fire oven that, while cooking, heats water for kitchen and bathrooms and for a radiant floor in winter. There's also a wetland for sanitation of dirty waters from the house. There's constant plans for eco-construction, trying to arrive to the best housing solution, thinking of using it in the land and also in the area, both to offer an easy eco-house for turism and social housing. The vegetable garden is being redone.

    Usually during the week it's just me and during weekend family visits. This is a lonely and quiet place for living with instrospection, in harmony with nature. Problems are daily and solutions have to be created. It takes invention and effort to solve things.

    Please provide a contact in Whatsapp or similar to talk, go over details and get acquainted. If in Uruguay, we can also talk on the phone. We can only receive people we have spoken with and have sound medical insurance.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Things can be learned anywhere you go, every combination of place and time creates difference and opportunity for learning.

  • Help

    Help

    *️️️️*️️️️*️️️️*️️️️Main task needed now: finish details on an exterior roof made of raw eucaliptus wood from own land, tied with wire and/or nailed, cured with old motor oil, covered with transparent policarbonate. Ideally a ninja able to walk smoothly on roof to drill screws on aluminum flat bars, silicone policarbonate joints and set membrane patches. Also: deploy floor made with pine stumps and clay under this roof. Stumps are heavy but they roll, patience is needed to level them. *️️️️*️️️️*️️️️*️️️️

    Daily, simple routines: firing up the oven, gathering firewood, sorting trash and compost, picking manure, pine cones and needles, recycling, feeding cats, dogs and chickens, watering, weeding, gardening, mulching, cleaning. etc.

    More specific permanent needs of some knowledge: Engineering of all sorts. Mechanics. (1996 LR Defender, 1996 miniExcavator, 1977 HondaATC, etc). Welding. Electricity. Chainsaw for firewood. Carpentry. Clay, wood construction, shoveling, etc. General maintenance. Networking, web. FCPX. Baking. Yoga, phisiatrics, fitness. Eco-development plans, financing, etc.

    Keeping order and cleaning are very important.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Fluent spanish, english. Light italian, french, portuguese.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    ROOM with BATHROOM.

    SubTropical climate. Winter June-August @10C, can eventually get to 0C at night.

    Fine cooking and eating. Vegetarians and Vegans welcome. Meats not necessarily everyday. We share our food with you at our house. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cleaning help is expected.

    WiFi is limited. Only for important usage.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On Ruta10, between AguasDulces and Valizas.

    Distances:
    AtlanticOcean1km. Aguas Dulces3km. Valizas7km. Cabo Polonio20km. Castillos11km. RochaCity70km. Montevideo290km. PuntaDelEste150km. Chui,Brasil80km.

    Close visits:
    AguasDulces, Valizas, Cerro Buena Vista and Polonio. High season is Dec-March. Off season is very quiet.

    BUS:
    RutasDelSol (can stop at the door, between AguasDulces and Valizas), COT and CYNSA (up to Castillos)

  • A little more information

    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25/hours/week)










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