Watering plants, feeding cats and enjoying an amazing permaculture center away from the city, Maldonado Uruguay



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    This is an educational project of permaculture and related trades such as agroecological crops, bioconstruction, bioclimatic, solidary economy, efficient technologies and water and waste management. In addition to providing workshops and courses, volunteers from around the world can come to live in permaculture and participate in collective work with prior coordination.

    We also provide the space and its network of contacts to receive events related to the care of the environment and growth and personal and collective care. Our organisation has a headquarters and a demonstration place that, in addition to generating paid work for neighbors and teachers during courses and workshops, provides a space where volunteers can learn experiential field tasks related to a more sustainable and healthy life. In the space we have been working for 7 years and we have a food forest integrated to the native trees with good production, cabins for students and a classroom with kitchen for courses and workshops. We also have appropriate technology systems such as “Horno Chileno”, solar oven, Muro trombe, solar dryer, Russian stove, dry baths, rainwater collection and gray water treatments among others.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Visitors can stay in our cozy cabins and study in our classroom that has a library with several permaculture books and related topics and internet. They can set up in a permacultural environment with a forest of food integrated to the native forest, several systems of alternative technologies, such as rainwater storage, photovoltaic energy, Chilean furnace, Russian stove, roket stove, dry bath, gray water treatment, furnace solar, boiler for showers, greenhouse, solar sacdero and more.

    Los visitantes podran quedarse en nuestras acogedoras cabañas y estudiar en nuestra aula que tiene una biblioteca con varios libros de permacultura y temas relacionados e internet,. Podran a prender en un entorno permacultural con un bosque de alimentos integrado al monte nativo, varios sistemas de tecnologias alternativas, como almacenamiento de aguas pluviales, energia fotovoltaica, horno chileno, estufa rusa, estufa roket, baño seco, tratamiento de aguas grises, horno solar, caldera para duchas, invernaculo, sacadero solar y mas.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    At this time the school needs people to care for and maintain the place. Tasks include feeding several cats a dog and watering some new plants when there is a lot of drought. Minor maintenance tasks are also needed, such as collecting firewood, electricity, sanctuary, etc. Also, keep the place clean and in order and cooperate with the other volunteers to maintain harmony.

    En este momento la escuela necesita personas para cuidar y mantener el lugar. Las tareas incluyen alimentar a varios gatos un perro y regar algunas plantas nuevas cuando hay mucha sequia. Tambien se necesita tareas de mantenimiento menores como recolectar leña , electricidad , santitaria etc..Tambien mantener limpio y en orden el lugar y cooperar con los demas voluntarios para mantener la harmonia .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Clay huts shared by volunteers with room for 5 comfortable people. Mattresses and bed cover. Light, internet, large kitchen (does not include food), hot showers and dry toilets.

    Cabañas de barro compartidas por los voluntarios con lugar para 5 personas comodas. Colchones y abrigo de cama. Luz, internet, amplia cocina(no incluye comida), duchas calientes y baños secos.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In free time, students can read, exercise, enjoy nature, dedicate themselves to art (we have several instruments) and work online. You can also visit aigua a very beautiful city of 3000 inhabitants which is 15 km. To move we recommend that you have a vehicle although you can take a trip with one of the neighbors.

    En el tiempo libre los estudiantes podran leer , hacer ejercicio, disfrutar de la naturaleza, dedicarse al arte(tenemos varios instrumentos) y trabajar en internet. Tambien pueden visitar aigua una ciudad muy bella de 3000 habitantes que esta a 15 km. Para trasladarse recomendamos que tengan un vehiculo aunque pueden agarrar viaje con alguno de los vecinos.

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    • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 1-2 hours a day, 5 days a week - no meals

Host ref number: 466567878127