I am a Canadian - Chilean translator - teacher living in Chile for 16 years. After many years of careful reflection, I decided that I needed to leave city life and relearn those lost skills required to survive and live well in rural surroundings. In a valley in the northern Patagonia, I have 2 hectares of land. This valley has only recently been connected by road to the closest town (La Junta) and has no internet, no telephone, no television and no electricity whatsoever. It is the perfect place to disconnect from certain modern trappings, hike, fish, run, read, write and see the nighttime sky as it was meant to be seen.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Travellers will learn about local culture, language, food, plants, animals, local dendrology (trees / shrubs), Hugelkultur, earthbag construction, fence repair :)
At the end of 2016 I finished digging out the rock trench foundations of a 6 x 6 m off-grid hybrid earthbag / stick frame cabin planned for completion by March - April 2017. We are currently on the 6th course of earthbags and cutting frames for future windows and doors. We would love to get some extra hands to get this beast of a cabin up to the sky. WE are immediately accepting robust persons who would like to detox from technology to help with constructing the earth bag walls for this cabin, shoveling, collecting / splitting firewood, cooking and other activities. I offer space for camping, 3 vegetarian (or pescatarian) meals a day - breakfast, lunch & "onces" (as is custom here in Chile), chemical free water, air and good vibes.
English, Spanish, some French
Tent accomodation. Extra bedding available if required.
I am fluent in English and Spanish and understand and speak a little French. A healthy lifestyle is important to me physicaly, spirtitually and mentally. I like to run, enjoy heavy music, writing and reading. In accordance with my personal beliefs and lifestyle, this project is 100% drug free. Moreover, I do not drink alcohol and I ask that you respect this and refrain from drinking while working to avoid accidents with barbed wire, tools etc.. drunkeness and agression will not be tolerated.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week