Join us on a small family finca southwest of San Rafael, Argentina




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    Thanks for your interest.

    American expat who has a family finca (farm) in San Rafael, 3 1/2 hours south of Mendoza city, with Olives, grapes, apricots, pears, apples, and plums; as well as few other fruits for personal use. We are located just Southwest of San Rafael surrounded by vineyards and fruit orchards. It is easy access to various tourist attractions like Valle Grande, the wine tasting tours, biking, horse back riding, swimming, etc.

    Please note: we do NOT accept smokers, vegetarians or celiacs. Also, since English is the common language amongst the travelers, you must be able to communicate and follow instructions in English. So please send your request in English so I know you speak and understand English. We do speak English in the house.
    Thank you for understanding.
    We require a minimum stay of 2 weeks, but prefer 3.
    We do expect volunteers to help conserve water since we have to have our water brought in by truck. Volunteers must clean up after meals which is not included in "work hours". And mostly, we expect table manners, no eating with your mouth open and smacking of lips will be tolerated.
    PLEASE bring your own towel and toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, tooth paste, etc).

    If you are accepted please note that you will need to provide an email and /or whatsapp to communicate and coordinate your arrival.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    There are museums locally, there are the local farm workers to talk with, there is one of the best tourist attractions in Western Argentina here called "Valle Grande" with lots of touristy things to do but also lots of geological formations and lots of nice views. Volunteers will also be able to Practice English (we speak English at home since it the common language amongst volunteers, so please be able to follow instructions in English) and Spanish, learn how to prune grapes as well as some other types of fruit trees, Possibly learn about harvesting and also making wine, depending on time of year.

  • Help


    We still have some projects that we need help with , such as garden prep, repairing irrigation gates, pruning the grapes, planting new vines, replacing broken support posts, installing an irtigation system, cutting firewood, whatever happens to be a priority at the time.
    There is also a bit of repair work to be done in the guesthouse.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    The guest room can hold 2 guests at a time, but just to note, it is not a hostel and we do not place opposite sex travelers together (unless they are a couple), so if we have a couple of girls volunteering, we will not accept a guy until after they leave.
    Continental breakfast is provided, if you require a full breakfast then you will have pitch in to pay for it through extra hours or money, as well as a good lunch of sandwiches and soup or salads (or left overs from the previous night's dinner) and a complete dinner. Food provided is enough for the average person, ***so if you eat like a bottomless pit you will need to pitch in some food costs or work a little extra to make up for it*. Food is not "free"; it is partial compensation for the work done and food costs keep climbing due to the poor exchange rates.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    San Rafael has a number of wine tours that are free to the public, there are also over 50 tourist agencies that can put together any type of excursions, such as traveling through the canyon, doing white water rafting during the summer, bike tours, etc.

  • 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

    There is plenty if space to park a camper.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 614642711115