Maintenance and small construction at off grid olive farm in Rocha, Uruguay



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    Hi there! Hola! Hallo! Bonjour!

    We are looking for someone who can help us for +/- 4 days with some small construction work and maitainance at our olive farm.

    We are also looking for a couple to house sit for about 2 weeks in March, April, May or July. In this case a drivers license is needed.

    Construction will consist of helping with mixing concrete (we have a mill) and maitainance at the farm will consist of mowing between the trees (with a motor trimmer) , pruning and applying leave fertilizer with a pressure pump.
    You will stay at a cabin on the farm with your own bed. We love to cook so you won't be hungry! The farm is 12 km from the closest village so if you have special needs, bring them on your arrival. We can pick you up from the Village castillos and bring you to the farm.

    Preferably the day of arrival would be on Thursday and leaving on Monday morning.

    Hope to see you soon!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    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

    Learn about olive trees, enjoy nature, learn how to live off the grid (which is not bad at all, we have fridge & internet) ;)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    For this experience, taking care of the animals, house and farm. So cleaning the chicken coop, pad, feed, walk the two dogs.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Off the grid farm, two single beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The coast of Rocha, hop on a bus and discover Cabo Polonio, horseriding, make a trip to Punta del Diablo (45 minutes by bus) visit a gaucho party, go fishing or just enjoy one of the most milky ways of the world.

  • 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

  • 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

    We have a huge farm, so there is always a spot to park your van. You can easily do some nice day trips from here, eg Cabo Polonio, Barra de Valizas, Punta del Diablo, sierras the Rocha, laguna negra and bird spotting at the Rocha lagoon. We also have two cabins at the beach, if you like to stay there, ask us.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have two easy going dogs, a car and about 18 chickens walking freely around at the farm. So your pet must not chase chickens

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

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Host ref number: 552223984765