Help with gardening and work in our brewery in the Mountains near Samaipata

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi we are David, Melanie, our 2 kids (6,3)!

    The place is located in the Bolivian mountains at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level and 6 km outside of the village Samaipata. We live on about 7ha land, where a big part is left naturally and forest. There is a little waterfall with climbing wall, fruit trees and a panoramic view to the mystic pre-inca ruins “El Fuerte”. We strive a life in harmony with Nature. Our houses are built mostly with natural materials like mud bricks with straw and wood from our forest. We produce and sell organic mandarin juice and home-brewed beer. “Fuerte Bräu” and the juice “Liquid Sunshine” is sold at our Beergarden and in a nice Pub at the main square in the village.
    We are one of the few places where you don’t have to pay for labor. We reward effort and motivation with rich vegan food, knowledge sharing and nice accommodation in private rooms (a rebuilt truck, a tower and a room). According to feedback from our previous volunteers the pure vegetable based food was a delicious and inspiring experience.

    We have electricity but not in all of our houses and rooms so its good to bring a torch or candles.

    A big part of work is our garden. We try to use different permacultur methods (like hot compost) but it is still a lot of learning by doing and trying for us as well.
    Another big part of our work is maintaining our property....cutting gras, bringing it in, mulching trees.....!

    Also since we are selling beer and juice and reusing the bottles, we always have to wash bottles on a regular basis. And if you stay long enough you can also be part of the brewingprocess.

    The working hours depend on the weather. Sometimes on a sunny day we work more then 5 hours, but if the weather is bad it can also be less. But basicly we are looking for people who want to share our way of life and be a full part of the project.

    Please contact us when you know when you will be in Samaipata (maximum 1 month before). The minimum stay is 14 days.

    We look forward to your visit

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    The main work changes depending on the season and the projects we have started.
    Gardening, building, maintenance of the land, washing bottles.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Nice accommodation in private room (up to 3 people), camping caravan (up to 2 people), tower in a room and a deck on the second floor.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Max 5 hours, 5 days per week

Host ref number: 647895236757

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