Help us build an Earthship-inspired adventure hub in heart of Patagonia

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Chile

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi and welcome!

    We're a Czech couple who love nature, camping, and adventuring. That's why we're building an Earthship-inspired adventure hub in Patagonia so that we can help others to rediscover nature in its purest form.

    This is a 30ha property with its own rock-climbing crag with about 30 routes set up. Both local and international climbers have been coming to this magical valley to climb and hang out with like-minded peeps.

    We're now working on setting up a proper campground for all the visitors using Earthship building principles to ensure minimal impact of our operations on the environment and we're looking for help with the project. We started building in January and have the base of the first Earthship finished. Please see photos for more info. Our plan is to build a common room with a rocket stove, and bathrooms with solar-powered showers using rainwater. There will be an adjacent private bedroom for a caretaker.

    We have a lovely couple looking after the property until tge end of 2018 as we have a small addition to our family at the moment. We’re looking for volunteers to help them around the property. There will be a mix of maintenance, construction, and gardening work needed.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Sustainable living
    Learn more about Earthship building principles and get a proper live-in experience. Work on your own project and get the opportunity to try an off-grid living.

    Spanish & English
    We're bilingual in both languages and so are most of the people coming to the campground so you'll have a chance to practice your language skills.

    Patagonia
    Experience Patagonia at its fullest - meet local climbers, explore our place and its beautiful surroundings, eat local food, learn Spanish, get to understand the local values and culture.

    Community
    Our place has a great community spirit where people come to share the joy of nature and adventure. Meet like-minded people from all around the world and swap stories by the campfire.

  • Help

    Help

    The help consists of looking after the property, helping with construction projects, as well as helping climbers and looking after the campground facilities.

    We're also still finishing our Earthship so anyone interested in sustainable construction design is more than welcome to come and learn :-)

    If you love rock climbing, adventures, and mountains and are looking to learn more about eco construction, this might be a great opportunity for you!

    Please note this is a rural area, about 15 minutes drive to the nearest town.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Russian, Czech, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Camping in tents - shared bathrooms and kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our campground is in a lush green valley full of majestic trees where you can listen to the sound of rustling leaves and soak up the sun. We have a mobile phone and 3G coverage on the property.

    Patagonia is the ultimate adventure place. Just to list a few epic adventures that await you:

    Climb the crag
    We have over 30 rock climbing routes on our property.We have some gear to share as well but bring your own if you can.

    Lago General Carrera
    We’re 10 mins drive from the biggest lake in Chile, a home to the stunning Marble Caves you can explore on a boat or kayak.

    Cerro Castillo
    Explore the world-famous Cerro Castillo circuit and hike through rugged peaks and turquoise lagoons of the National Park.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours/week-food provided

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