We need volunteers to build up a tourist place hidden in the Nahuelbuta mountain chain in Curanilahue, Chile



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    We are a grown-up couple that is about to realize its dream to live a lonesome, quiet life in the forest of the Nahuelbuta mountain chain.
    This year we won an aid fund to raise a place of refuge to build up our own turistical business. Therefore we need volunteers to help us to realise this project. We would like to share our experience and lifestyle in exchange for creativity and motivation.

    We live apart from our sons (we've got two), that study in Concepcion, but sometimes they pass by. My husband and I, we are vegetarians and Adventists, but we will offer meat from sustainable cultivation sometimes and we are very open-minded for everyone! There is four dogs that live with us (but outside) and we have a huge garden where we grow vegetables and medical plants. Apart from that, there are more opportunities around the house to gather fresh fruits and vegetables of the forest. Every saturday we take a day of rest, that we use e.g. for family activities and recreation. We prepare every meal freshly and consume it later together. The house does not have an permanent access to electricity, but there is some, and we also have running water.

    In the near future we would like to host volunteers to help us building up a swimming pool, an observatory, a bonfireplace,....and many more things. Besides we would like to learn (or rather improve our) English.

    We are always happy to receive motivation letters, best in spanish (or partly), because our English is very poor. We try to answer as soon as possible. Apart from that we are excited to share our time with you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • 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
  • Help


    As we have written, we need volunteers to build up a turist place hidden in the Nahuelbuta mountain chain. Therefore we need some help in the garden, with decoration and construction. Therefore we prefer persons with a spirit of innovation and creativity, that get involved in our project. Our place is a biosphere reserve and we support the concept of sustainability. We need someone with ecological conciousness and the ability of rethinking. We also apreciate to receive students of turism to improve our concepts.
    The working hours are flexible, we expect at least 4 to 5 hours every day (except the weekends of course).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We offer two shared bedrooms with each 4 beds, there is one shared bathroom (4 more bathrooms in construction). The accomodation is within our house, so you will be part of the family. Furthermore we have a huge kitchen and and a shared living-room with an open stove.
    We offer you breakfast, lunch and dinner (all familystyle).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is about 45 minutes from the next town, which is called Curanilahue, where there is supermarkets, some restaurants and a bus terminal (buses leave e.g. to Concepcion, Cañete, Lebu,...). Furthermore there is hospital, a bank and a post office in the city center.
    There are some nice places to visit in and near by Curanilahue, e.g. waterfalls, rivers (with riverrafting!!!) and museums.
    Around the house there possibilities to hike, to fish and to enjoy the beautiful nature up there. We also offer some card games, books and help whereever it is needed.

    Apart from that, there is a possibility to do a practical training in a chummy NGO in the City Centre.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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