Enjoy a beautiful valley in southern Chile in a Eco-project




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    We are four families that share a beautiful land located in the Ñuble valley, where we’re developing permaculture projects, and building our homes with natural building techniques. We also have a small homeschool project, with children ages 1 to 6.
    We like to experiment and learn to make our life easier and more comfortable, in a sustainable way. Also we like sharing and enjoying in a healthy and joyful way: music, games, healthy food, good talks, fire, books, getting lost around, etc.
    We are located near the small town of San Fabian, six hours south of Santiago (by train), in the beautiful Ñuble valley surrounded by mountains, rivers, lagoons... It’s not a popular touristic spot but you’ll be totally surprised. There are many trekking nearby, you can arrange a horseback riding tour, also take a bath in the river, or even do some rafting. We are located walking distance from San Fabián, where you can enjoy local organic food, crafts and culture of south central Chile.
    You’ll become part of our community, working and participating in the different projects, but also you’ll have time to discover the nature that surrounds us and enjoy this beautiful place.

    Family – Child friendly
    Music friendly
    Vegetarian friendly


    Somos cuatro familias que compartimos un hermoso terreno situado en el Valle del Ñuble, donde estamos desarrollando proyectos de permacultura y construyendo nuestras casas con construcción natural. Además tenemos un pequeño proyecto de escuela alternativa, con niños de 1 a 6 años.
    Nos gusta experimentar y aprender para hacer nuestra vida más fácil y cómoda, de una manera sustentable. También compartir y disfrutar de manera sana y alegre; música, juegos, comidas ricas, conversaciones interesantes, fogatas, libros, etc.
    Estamos ubicados cerca del pueblo de San Fabián, a seis horas al sur de Santiago, en el hermoso valle del río Ñuble, rodeados por hermosas montañas, un lugar muy poco conocido turísticamente pero sorprendente! . Se pueden realizar caminatas, trekkings, paseos a caballo, además de bañarte en el río, incluso bajar el río en rafting. Estamos ubicados a unos pocos kilómetros del pueblo de San Fabián de Alico donde se puede disfrutar de comida local, artesanías y cultura del centro sur de chile.
    Te integrarás a la vida comunitaria, participando en actividades y trabajos, pero también tendrás tiempo para descubrir la naturaleza que nos rodea y disfrutar de este hermoso lugar.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    We like receiving volunteers, we value the cultural and knowledge exchange and also the help we receive with hard work, because there’s always so much work to do! Always in a friendly and relaxed way.
    We like to share our knowledge and experience with whom decides to visit us: music, astronomy, nature, loving childcare, healthy cooking, reiki, organic farming, bee-keeping and much more!
    Also visitors can learn about permaculture , natural building and low-tech projects.

  • Help


    We need help to build and maintain our community project. We are now building two houses using natural building techniques and low-technologies. We also need help to work in our land, gardening, landscaping and general maintenance.
    Our kids are an important part of our community, so we need help taking care of them and keeping them company. They will be the happiest with your visit, because they are very curious and sociable, and also enjoy talking very much so you’ll be able to practice your Spanish!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You can stay in our community dome or in a tent, with access to the common bathroom (composting toilette and sun heated shower)
    You’ll be part of our community life, sharing lunch together (usually vegetarian) and will be able to cook your own meals. You can join us in our social activities (celebrations, hikings, picnics, etc)
    You will work a maximum of 5 hours per day, 5 days a week. And we will try to give you work according to your interests and skills.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We’ve had great experiences with visitors in other opportunities; they enjoyed nature and sharing with us, also learned about building and permaculture.
    We hope that visitors can collaborate with our project, enjoy themselves and share their interests and skills with us.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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