We, veronika and Ingmar with their seven children ( in total 10),recently bought a little farm close to beautiful palena. It’s located in a picturesque little valley in southern patagonia.
We keep milking goats, chicken, horses, depending on season also pigs, and are building up our self sufficient ecological farm. Trying to produce as much as possible ourselves( all kind of diary products, bread, jam, sausages, pate, ham, all kind of fruit wines and so on), this means establishing a vegetable and fruit garden, greenhouse, stables etc.. other projects would be repairing fences, making firewood, cutting construction wood, as well as building a new house to live in. Furthermore we appreciate very much help with homeschooling or playing with the kids or taking care of them ( fishing, exploring the surroundings, riding as for the outdoors, as well as inside activities like playing chess or any instrument, and much more). Also helping in the household is always welcome.
Be sure to experience a great variety of tasks and impressions, also learn a lot about living self sustaining and running a big family without much money!
Being with us means back to basics!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We are germans but partly live the chilean way of life. since we produce jam, sausage, wine, bacon, cheese etc according to the season helpers can learn a lot about self sufficient lifestyle. Also how to run a big family without much money...
they will experience how to survive in the patagonian countryside without electricity and internet.
back to basics!
Female volunteers usually prefer helping veronika with the children, taking care of the youngest in the morning hours (if possible outside exploring the Woods, playing at the river, watching the animals etc) while the elder ones do homeschooling, or also help homeschooling in the morning (except january and february ->summer vacation and high season on the farm). In the afternoons they help with the household or garden or animals or farmwork.
Male helpers can do the same like female or preferable do hard physical work on the farm, depending on the weather and season this can be: making firewood as well as construction wood, doing all kinds of maintenance work on fences, buildings, machines etc, cleaning the pastures, helping with the animals, harvesting....
at the Moment tent, later own little cabin/ room with possibility to cook etc
Helpers should like simple life close to nature, back to basics. We offer varied work, life within our family on an organic farm in one of the world`s most beautiful environment. We would prefer workers with some experience in at least one of the following labours: childcare, teaching, manual labour, carpenters, mechanics etc.. Minimum Age 20, minimum stay 2 weeks, absolutly prefering Long term helpers to 2 weeks helpers!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
maximum 5 hours per day 5 days per week