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.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
They can learn about ecological construction, about Chilean wildlife, culture and improve the Spanish language
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4-5 hours/day, 5 days/week