Help in the garden building a wood house in Patagonia, Chile



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    We are a young artist family from Germany starting a new way of life in Chile/ Patagonia. We have a beautiful, huge piece of land surrounded with old native forest, crystal clear springs and rivers, a waterfall and the stunning mountain scenery of Patagonia.

    Update March 2020
    For the month of March/ April we are looking for some handyman/ handywoman to help with some building and instalacion work inside the new house, for example: installing the kitchen, creating furnitures or putting on ceramics. Whoever feels comfortable and experienced in that type of work is very welcome 😊
    Also we need some help with painting the house and to maintain the garden.

    Also we are always interested to take people that can teach playing the harp or like to introduce some instruments to the girls.

    As we are still in the process of building our house we are also always interested to take carpenters or people that are experienced in working with wood for making some furniture and some interior.

    We are looking for open minded, motivated people which enjoy sharing work with us and like the outdoors.

    We have plenty beautiful and cozy spots to put up your tent and we are cooking all meals.
    You work 5 days in a row and than have 2 days of, where you should care for your own food.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn how to live a simple life close to nature, how to maintain a campo and a garden, how to ride or how to catch fish in the nearby river. Depending on your job there will be Spanish, English and German spoken and we are happy to help you with learning these languages.
    If there is some spare time we can also teach you how to juggle or you can maybe climb the beautiful rock face next to our building place.

  • Help


    We work every working day around 5 hours in a project, like painting the house, doing firewood etc. Beside that we appreciate it a lot if you also give us a hand around the kitchen and in the garden (watering some plants) during the day.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    german, english, spanish

  • Accommodation


    We have plenty beautiful and cozy places to put up a tent and you can use our facilities around the house. We can provide you a tent, matress and a few extra blankets. But you need to bring your own warm sleeping bag.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Although we are in the middle of nowhere, you can enjoy many outdoor activities just in front of our door: fishing in the river, horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking in the mountains and showering under the waterfall. Friends of us are organizing boat trips and rafting on the river not far from our land. But most of all this area is a location for nature lovers because you find a lot of untouched and unexplored nature to relax.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Patricia y Tomas
Building the roof
the main construction, still missing the veranda
Rio Palena, the little beach at our place
the stones mark where the timber house will be build
relaxing at the Rio Palena

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