Enjoy the beauty, peace and tranquility of nature and help build a sustainable mini farm in Valdivia Chile



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    I'm zoologist, working in wildlife conservation, especially with endangered species such as some South American aquatic mammals.
    I live in a small house that I am building with my own hands on the mountain, which dominates the Corral Bay, several rivers and the sea. My house is located in the town of Niebla, 18 km from the city of Valdivia. My children live in Spain, so I live alone.
    I worked many years in an NGO dedicated to the conservation of nature and now I try to combine my work in wildlife conservation proyects with rural development projects, as renobables energies and sustainable use of natural resources at the household level.
    I get volunteers who are interested in knowing the wildlife of south of Chile and also support rural development projects in local communities. I prefer volunteers to be at least a month to teach the job, know the culture and show other places in southern Chile where I do my conservation projects.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    They can learn about ecological construction, about Chilean wildlife, culture and improve the Spanish language

  • Help


    General support for different projects in alternative energy, sustainable family production methods of salmon, many small family businesses in coastal communities and the Andes in the Region of Los Ríos.

    Also, support recreational fishing of sea. These activities include work as crew maneuvers the boat for arrival and departure from the port and assistance to tourists during fishing trips (maximum excursion tourists 4-5). Assistance to tourists and recreational fishermen means deliver fishing equipment and provide drinks and food during the fishing day.
    Work is relaxed and reveals dferentes places in the area.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    The house is small and is in the construction stage but comfortable and has all the basic requirements to live comfortably in it. The visit has its own room. It also has internet, telephone (only mobile) and only sees two TV channels.
    Hot water shower. Rustic solar eater water.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The hause is 1.300 m. from the bus station .
    I am interested in hosting people who are of cheerful, positive, open minded and willing to learn the lifestyle of southern Chile.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 516823415114