Learn and help to build with natural materials in a sustainable farm in Chile

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Chile

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a young couple from Chile and Germany. The diet on our farm is mixed, with 3 meals a day. On the farm there is no electricity but we have a small solar charger for mobile phones and only in certain spots mobile network available. As we are well travelled and open minded, we expect our visitors to be the same. Our aim is to build a farm according to Permaculture principles. We have established a small vegetable garden for home consumption and have a small flock of chicken as well as five honey bee hives. We also have cats.

    Somos una pareja joven chileno-alemana. La dieta en nuestra granja es mixta con 3 comidas al día. En el lugar no contamos con electricidad, sólo contamos con un cargador solar chico para teléfono móvil, y con conexión a internet sólo en algunos puntos de la propiedad. Somos de mentalidad abierta, por lo tanto esperamos que nuestros voluntarios lo sean tambien. Nuestro objetivo es construir una granja bajo los principios de la permacultura. Hemos establecido un huerto para consumo doméstico, del cuál obtenemos la mayoría de nuestras verduras, así como tambien contamos con gallinas para la producción de huevos y abejas para obtener miel. Tambien tenemos gatos.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects

  • 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

    Guests have the chance to learn about local customs and Patagonian slang, enhance their knowledge in building and share views and knowledge with us and neighbours.

    Los visitantes tienen la oportunidad aprender sobre las costumbres locales y jerga Patagonica, mejorar su conocimiento en construcción natural y compartir vistas y conocimientos con nosotros y los vecinos.

  • Help

    Help

    This summer season (from october 2021 until february 2022) we are going to be building with natural materials, mainly completing an earth flooring, plastering, rock foundation establishment, mud brick preparation, brick laying etc. We'll be mainly in the need of people with knowledge and experience in stone laying (masonry), at the same time we are going to need volunteers interested to help us with diverse mud work. Bear in mind that this is heavy work which requires perseverance and fitness.

    Esta temporada de verano 2021-2022 queremos seguir construyendo con materiales naturales, principalmente nos gustaría terminar un proyecto de piso de barro, establecer un cimiento de piedra, preparación de adobes, albanilería, revoque etc. Principalmente necesitamos a gente con conocimiento y experiencia en construccuón con piedra (masones), así como tambien necesitaremos voluntarios para distintos proyectos relacionados a la construcción con barro. Por favor considerar que este tipo de trabajo es árduo y requiere de perseverancia y estado físico.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation is in a tent, which we will provide, and we will cook together in our small hut. Showers outdoors and shared dry toilet.

    La estadía es en una carpa que nosotros proveemos y las comidas las cocinamos y compartimos en nuestro pequeno refugio. La ducha es outdoor y los banos son secos y compartidos.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Preferrable you are a couple or two best mates with some knowledge or degree in the fields of building, agriculture, permaculture, alternative therapies, and similar.
    You will be in the heart of Patagonia, on the shores of Lago General Carrera and Rio Aviles, so bring a rod if you are interested in fishing. There is a public bus service to our village from Chile Chico twice a week (CLP 1200/USD 2), where you'll find public and tourist services. It’s also possible to be dropped off along Carretera Austral on the way from Chile Chico to Puerto Guadal, 6 km. from our farm. We are looking forward to meeting you!

    De preferencia nuestros voluntarios deben ser una pareja o tambien 2 buenos amigos, con experiencia en construcción, agricultura, permacultura, terapias alternativas y similares.
    Estamos ubicados en el corazón de la Patagonia chilena, a orillas del lago General Carrera y cercanías del Río Aviles, asi que trae tu equipo si estas interesado en la pesca.
    Contamos con servicio de transporte público hacia nuestra localidad 2 veces a la semana (CLP$1200, USD$2), También es posible llegar al lugar con servicios de transporte que van hacia otras localidades y que paran a 6 kilometros de nuestra ubicación.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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



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