Help a young family with 10 children on their farm in the beautiful south of Patagonia, Chile



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    We are a young family with 10 children, living in the beautiful south of Patagonia, Chile, close to the capital Coihayque, but remote and calm. We came from Germany 9 years ago and built up a selfsufficient little farm, producing jam, ham, milkproducts, wine etc.. We do homeschooling with our Kids.

    Wir sind eine 12köpfige Familie die vor 9 Jahren nach Südchile, Patagonien, ausgewandert ist, um sich dort einen Selbstversorgerhof aufzubauen. Unsere 94 ha große Farm liegt ruhig und idyllisch am Ende des Valle Rio Claro, ca 20 km von der Bezirkshauptstadt Coihayque entfernt. Wir suchen ganzjährig Helfer/Innen für Kinderbetreuung und Mithilfe auf der Farm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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!

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    Female volunteers usually help us 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 farmwork.
    Male helpers can do the same like female or preferable do 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....
    Update for November 2018 and months ahead: we would love to have preferably a couple staying with us and taking care of the farm with our eldest Children while we have to do some short time trips being away from the farm for a few days with the little ones.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    eigenes kleines Gästehaus, own little cabin close to the mainhouse, wood fire ofen, some basic food supply

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!
    Please keep in mind that we live kind of remote and our internet access is bad on the farm. So sending us your application write some information already given in your profile, since we often can just receive textmails via email program and have no access to your profile. We try to answer as soon as possible, but sometimes it takes some time! also WhatsApp possible with mobile number.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    maximum 5 hours per day 5 days per week

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