Hello there! My name is Agustín, I am host and owner with my sister and her husband of a small bed and breakfast and farm near the Chile - Argentina border. The house is an historical building that used to be the Chilean Custom Office from 1700 to 1910. The place is beautifull, also very peaceful and quiet. We are settled in the Rio Colorado valley, 17 km from Los Andes. Also we are near some of the best vineyards of the Aconcagua Valey.
We have a 5 hectares plantation of walnuts. Horses, chickens, cats and dogs are part of the farm.
We mostly need help with maintance and gardening at the hostel. In the farm we mostly need help at our vegetable garden and feeding animals. While you are staying with us, you can stay/help at the farm and the hostel, depending where we need help and your skills.
We would appreciate a lot pro-active, extroverted, funny and comunicative people that comes to help us with this wonderfull proyect and be part of our daily lives.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We are an Chilean family who like to socialize and love to teach you about the Chilean culture and traditions. We love to cook typical chilean food and are very interested in other cultures. We will make you feel as comfortable as we can and welcome you to enjoy the chilean countryside way of life. Also we like to share experiences and know about different cultures. Of course, always witha good glass of wine!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We need help farming the wallnut trees, cuting wood for the chimeney, cleaning tasks like room, common spaces and kitchen. gardening the patios, landscaping, general construction. Cooking can be a very good skill also!
Feeding aninmals, cleaning of common areas, work at the vegetable garden, landscaping and, if its on seasson, harvesting and picking walnuts. [we have 200 trees :) ]
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
You will share a room depending on how many people its working with us, we have a very nice room with 1 bunk bed and nice view to the garden. We have a pool with natural water from the mountain, big common spaces, hamcocks and we are surrounded by high hills and mountains with a los of trekking routes.
We provide food and sticking to the 36-hours working week.We are mostly vegetarians, but opened if anyone wants to cook their own meet.
Our home is perfect if you are looking for a peaceful and quiet place. It takes 20 to arrive to the nearest town (Los Andes) and 1:30 hrs to Santiago.
During your time off you can use our premises (pool table, swimming pool and all the common spaces in the house)
In the summer months, the place is good for swimming, fishing, cycling, hiking, relaxing.
In winter you have Portillo and El Arpa Ski Center if you are into Ski or Snowboarding you can have a lot of fun in your free days. Lots of nature around.
We like to have a friendly win-win situation, and our workaways are supposed to have a good time here : )
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 5-6 hours a day, 5 days a week
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