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

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Uruguay

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    29/01/2021

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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. Sometimes volunteers can stay on their own, if we work it out. 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.

  • 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
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • 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

    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. Some of these tasks need to be done everyday, before or after work.

    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, and are things that shouldn't need asking.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    ROOM with BATHROOM. There's also a tent in the woods with dry toilet, and space for setting up tent or sleeping vehicle.

    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. SantaTeresa park. High season is summer 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

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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)












Host ref number: 392281855665