Family self-building their house on beautiful land in the mountains near Rocha, Uruguay



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a family self-building their house in a wonderful and beautiful land at the foot of the mountains, surrounded by a magical stream. Everything is ahead. Plan the design of the territory, plant wind curtains, fruit trees, build the house. We are doing it slowly and with joy.
    The land is really beautiful. Deers, Capybaras, Rheas and othe wild animals walk around freely.
    We drink pure wáter that comes from a natural well in the middle if the mountain.
    We are two adults, one girl of three years old, a dog and two cats.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The land is a paradise for walking, bathing in the river, climbing the mountain, watching animals, learning from the native forest. In addition, the Sierras de Rocha are mainly populated by different families who live in a community climate, where there are many social, artistic and exchange experiences. We are building a house and designing a global project in the territory based on respect for nature, with which we also work on ideas of permaculture, edible forest, agroforestry, residual water treatment and other issues related to bio-construction.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We want people to help us build our house out of wood and clay. For now it is carpentry work. There is also work to make pits, trenches, hauling stone and wood material. We are interested in both experienced people and people with the will to put energy and ability to keep up with the work that we are proposing.

  • Languages

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

    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


    We actually live in a house we rent, two km away from our land. Volunteers are invited to live in a little cabin builded next to our house. Is a little, tiny and very nice place with a kitchen and a room for two, surrounded by native forest and fruit trees.
    We are moving ti our land on december 2020. Both we and volunteers Will live un tents under the forest.

    We offer meals and accomodation. We are vegetarian.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The place is ideal to enjoy nature and disconnection. The neighborhood also has a great social life, with cultural, artistic events, meetings, artistic workshops and permacultural training. Good vibes and young people reign to bond. Nearby (40 km) are the beaches of La Paloma and La Pedrera. When it's hot, the stream is also a magical place to bathe and rest. And the mountain is always waiting for whoever wants to climb it.

  • 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

    We have wifi!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We live in a natural reserve, full of Wild and beautiful animals. We receive travellers with dogs if they are not usted to tu after birds, deers, foxes and any Wild animal. At night, they must be tied ir sleep with their owners. We have one dog and de love them, it's just necesary to look after them

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 411916659931