Help to finish an eco house in Laguna Verde/Valparaíso/Chile

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  • Description

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    Hello, I am Udo and my eight years wonderful son Aoni.

    I have now for almost four years a very very nice project...but first i have to warn you:

    BE CAREFUL...this is not a common project...this is a outdoor project for tough girls and cool boys who stand out a live without civilisation...if you need comfort, wifi and civilization please check the projects of hostels or baby sitting in Valpo !!!!

    If you decide after reading that to come you are tough girls or cool boys ...and you are very welcome!!!

    I am meditating by singing mantras and we started to do this together in the groups...as the hard work of building the house is done this is getting more and more important...in two days you can get from cero into a nice and deep meditation...that is a new element that I like to hold on with (if there is any interest of your side of course, if not i meditate on my own :)

    The things to do?I
    In first place protect the house and be present...finishing the guest house (a house for my volunteer family)...missing only the furniture inside...the sleeping floor is approved and in function! It is equipped with 3 sleeping matras and you need only a good sleeping bag!
    And beside that... the daily routine that is to make...firewood, cook, make bread, clean, wash, cuddle the dogs, cuddle the puppies, firewood, firewood, firewood, firewood, and...and...and...

    there is no civilization, no shop to buy things, no televisión, no electric light, no wifi, no nothing...just a nice forest we are living in...
    you are living in the new guesthouse, sitting at the night at the campfire looking at the stars at the sky (ore inside the house beside the indoor-fire if it is raining :O)...it is a magic place and we have a lot of fun and very but very good vibes...

    I have a big demand for my project, so PLEASE, if you think to sign in make YOURSELF SURE that you will really come. I trust on you if you tell me that you will come! I have to plan the team during the months and block by your reserve other volunteers that will come!!!

    I need now a new group and you can postulate for the standby list if it's fully booked for the following months :o)

    AND I REPEAT :
    BE CAREFUL...this is not a common project...this is a outdoor project for tough girls and cool boys who stand out a live without civilisation...if you need comfort, wifi and civilization please check the projects of hostels or baby sitting in Valpo !!!!
    ..............................................

    the review...years ago:

    OK...
    Now we have the first, the second and the third floor ready! The roof is on top, all the walls are filled with adobe and the windows are in.
    I had the most lovely christmas (2015) of my live, the new year's party is over and I am so glad of the nice big family of travelers helping me! And all the volunteers who joined my proyect are so nice people working very hard, using their brain and laugh with me together at the camp fire. So I decided to go on with a small group terminating the infinitely work the rest of the year :O)

    My father is from Germany and my mother is from North-Norway.I am living for eleven years in Valparaíso/Chile and was traveling around here for a long time. Now my son is going to a kindergarten in Valparaiso and that was for me the impulse to make roots here in this lovely place. Because of this I started in October with my new job at the university Santa Maria as docent in technical drawings and CAD.

    For this project I need now a cool small group of you helping me with everything from construction via cooking up to child- and dog care.
    The place is a paradise with a own stonebeach and a good infrastructure like energy generators, hot water shower and a dry toilet. If you come with your own sleeping bags and head torches would be great.
    As I am a mechanical engineer don't worry, I have all the plans and the ideer how to make the house ready. I only need a lot of hands to fix all together, cook the meals and help with everything of the daily live.

    I am speaking german, english, norwegian and of course, spanish.
    Waiting for YOU !!!
    :O)


    Release TWO...the show goes on...
    14.12.2016 - 30.12.2016
    ...with the guesthouse and a incredible nice new team...
    the good vibes never stopped!!!

    01.01.2017 - 20.01.2017
    growing the walls of the guesthouse

    21.01.2017 - 15.02.2017
    guiding the house while I was in vacations

    16.02.2017 - 30.04.2017
    filling the walls of the guesthouse with mud, annexing a bathroom

    01.05.2017-31.05.2017
    windows and doors

    01.06.2017-12.07.2017
    the biiiiig front diamant window at the main building...yeeeaaa...finaly!!!

    .........................................................................................................................

    Review Release ONE:
    08.12.2015-03.01.2016
    I have found here a soooo nice team of six volunteers helping me incredible growing up the house.

    04.01.2016-14.01.2016
    The second cool team for the period from the 3rd to 13th january 2016 arrived.

    15.01.2016-31.01.2016
    I am surprised and happy to see that there is no difference in between the big volunteer-family!
    You are all so cool !!!
    People come and go and the project is full power active! And we had a so nice vibe up to now...it is wonderful!

    01.02.2016-29.02.2016
    As said, the wonderful vibes are going ahead. I had volunteers from all over the world, learned so much about humans and I am so happy of the project and the advance of my house!
    The hardest work is done and we start now inside the house with all the details. So I will go ahead with a small group of volunteers.

    01.03.2016-04.04.2016
    Not only the new volunteers are cool, the "old ones" who were here come back...for something! I had a lot of the first groups who came here again, celebrating their birthdays or just to stay a little more time in this magic place.
    The roof is closed and we fabricate at the moment the windows and build the third floor.

    04.04.2016-30.04.2016
    We passed now the first weekends with rain...and that inspired us to make the first housewarming party. By the way I understood now what the word means...and we had a so nice and warm house :O)
    AND...we slept the first time after five months of building inside the house...

    01.05.2016-20.06.2016
    We have the windows in...the wood oven is working...the kitchen is fixt...the third floor is ready...we started to make firewood...the hard work stopped and we are now in the milion of details and the daily routine of cooking, baking, cleaning water installation, electric installation, and so on...

    20.06.2016 - 01.08.2016
    The last step of a french engineer fixing the main door, the bathroom and the indoor dry toilet...
    and a lot of meditation...

    02.08.2016-13.12.2016
    Winterbreak
    (There was a young, big and tough german girl making Firewood...)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can inspirate yourself how to build a house with alternative materials of the environment, recycle and be conscient. You can learn about the value of water, and you can learn to cook at the camp fire, live a live far away of the civilization without electricity and other commodities.
    Back to the roots!

  • Help

    Help

    Work hard and have a lot of fun!!!!(this is not a joke :)
    AND I REPEAT :
    BE CAREFUL...This is a hardcore outdoor project for tough girls and cool boys who stand out extreme situations, hard work and does not matter to get dirty...if you need comfort and civilization please check the projects of hostels or baby sitting in Valpo !!!!

    Would be nice if you can stay for a longer period...

    I have a big demand for my project, so please, if you think to sign in make yourself sure that you will really come. I trust on you if you tell me that you will come! I have to plan the team during the months!!!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, german, norwegian, swedish, spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have tree sleeping places in the new volunteer-house that I built 4 you!!! Please bring your sleeping bags AND HEAD-LAMPS with you!!!
    I can as well offer tents, if someone needs his own private place .
    I will offer a good breakfast, at midday recording to the culture here bread and palta and at the evening we are cooking together a tasty dinner.
    The costs of Beer and wine we share in between all!
    Other wishes like tabak or whatever you have to organize on your own cost!
    The rest we can coordinate personally or by mail!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Valparaíso is one of the most interesting city that I have seen in my live! The new year party was incredible in this town!
    I can give you a lot of good tips for your journey. We are in the middle of nowhere with a lot of nature and possibility to see sea lions and make trekkings. Super save place without danger of thieves. There is NO bus to come into the city, but there are always possibilities to drive you by the car to the bus stop (20 min by car, 1hr by foot) where you can get to Valpo (in 50 min).

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours/week :O)

Release TWO: Starting the volunteer house
Release TWO: And finally the frame for the FRONT window
Release TWO: The back window
Release TWO: Dirty boys and girls
Release TWO: Growing up
Release TWO:Having fun
Release ONE: the roof
Release ONE: nice vibes
Release ONE: walks and works
Release ONE: relaxing
Release ONE: the walls
Release ONE: the very beginning
Release ONE: the palet dream team
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