We´re looking for help with building our new home in the chilean Patagonia, Chaiten, Chile



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    We live in the city of Chaitén, the entrance of the Carretera Austral. We started our business in January 2015 and now have a food truck and a tourism agency. We are a german-chilean couple. Both of us studied tourism and we are realizing our dream to live in the chilean Patagonia. After the high season we bought a second food truck,well a bus:-) and we have to convert it into a food truck. we are building our house close to the most beautiful beach of the whole Patagonia! so we need help with the construction of the house and converting the food truck. we are looking for carpenters or volunteers with experience in building. :-)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In exchange we offer you food and accommodation, to have a great time, a lot of BBQs and fun. Also tours in sea kayak in the ocean (with dolphins and sea lions), tours in the Pumalin Park and tours to the hotsprings.

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    We bought a land close to the beach of Santa Barbara, the most beautiful Paradies-Jurrasic-Park-Beach in Patagonia and we want to build our house and convert a bus into a food truck for the summer season. this requires constructing a bathroom, flooring, building furniture, planting trees, building a fence, planting flowers, building a greenhouse and so on. :-)

    So we need strong, creative and motivated volunteers that are willing to be part of a wonderful new eco-tourism project in the most beautiful part of the chilean Patagonia.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We are renting a house in the city of Chaitén, with a private room for our volunteers. There is a spacious kitchen, a nice living room and a bathroom with a hot shower. Outside we have a nice garden with space to lay in the sun and read a nice book, enjoying the sound of the birds or have a nice chilean BBQ. We have two dogs, two cats and sometimes a visitor horse that comes to eat some grass :-)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Chaitén is a beautiful city in the south of Chile. You can only get here by ferry, airplane or through Argentina but its definitely worth it. Its surrounded by marvelous mountains and the ocean, lakes and rivers. Its a quiet village with about 2000 inhabitants but in summer, loads of tourists are passing through. If you like to enjoy nature and the Patagonian relaxed lifestyle, Chaitén is the place for you. You can climb the Chaitén volcano, go fishing some tremendous salmons, do kayak in the ocean next to dolphins and sea lions, go walking through the Patagonian woods with huge trees and waterfalls, go to the hot springs or go horseback riding through the mountains or at the beach.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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