Help restore an old mansion and run a conservatory, enjoy music, fine arts, dance and yoga in Patagonia



Favourited 297 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends


  • Badges

    Facebook verified

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    This is the recently opened school for music and fine arts in the vibrant city of Puerto Varas, a touristic hub in Chile’s picturesque Los Lagos region. Located in a beautiful old mansion with lake view, our conservatory strives to combine classical education with a multi-faceted modern approach to teaching. With an emphasis on classical music we also teach other musical styles as well as composition, painting, different types of dance, and yoga. We strive to be a “learning institution” both in the sense of offering an environment built around the students’ needs and interests as well as a place where everyone involved is constantly sharing knowledge and learning at the same time. We’re looking for volunteers who cherish the stimulation of an artistic surrounding and want to share their own organizational, manual, cooking, gardening and/or service skills in the administrative and marketing area.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The conservatory is situated in a prime location of Puerto Varas, just a few meters from the lakeside and surrounded by green areas. Space allowing, volunteers can participate in group classes only when the class is not full. Attendance of all concerts offered by the conservatory is also free for volunteers.

    All the activities in the conservatory are currently different because of the COVID, so when is allowd to open our space we are taking all the sanitary measures, and the group classes with a maximum of people allowd.

  • Help


    The conservatory is set up in a typical old mansion that we have been restoring little by little during the last few months. We need daily help with maintaining rooms and public areas, keeping the fires going in the stoves, preparing classrooms before lessons, and cooking (vegetarian) meals for our team. The mansion has a big garden that needs some love as well if you want to be part of that.

    Currrently we are looking for volunteers who can help us in administration, marketing a media producer.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We offer volunteers a private room inside of the conservatory. There is only one room for accomodation in the music conservatory, so you will be using the facilities at nigh just for yourself.
    We have one bathroom and kitchen for the use of the volunteer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are looking for committed people who are passionate about music and the arts in general. Some of our values are respect for the environment and healthy nutrition, so we prefer volunteers who share these values. Minimum required stay is one month. Basic spanish is a plus.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 458935971967