Help build a rustic base camp at the gateway to Patagonia, Chile



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  • Description


    We are a couple living in Chile for 5 years with a small cabin with river frontage surrounded by native forest. Not quite off-the-grid, but that is the direction we would like to go. The area is a popular tourist destination near Puerto Varas with volcanoes, rivers, and lakes, but the property is quiet and secluded.

    We are looking for help to build cabins, decks, trails, etc. to start a small scale tourism project and bakery with a park-like setting.

    The property is a short walk to bus access and all the activities in the area.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Outdoor activities: Rafting, trekking, mountaineering, fly fishing, bird watching.
    Opportunity to learn about local flora and fauna of native Valdivian forest.
    Learn English
    Aprender Español

  • Help


    General construction: framing, concrete, masonry, and general labor. Prefer persons with experience, but not required. Also general household chores, gardening, chopping wood, clearing brush, etc.

    Also help with bread making, pastry's, and other homemade foods for delivery.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    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.

  • Accommodation


    Private room in 2 bedroom cabin, shared bathroom.
    As project advances, private cabin.
    One hectare for camping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a flexible schedule to allow for guests to explore the outdoor activities in the region.

    Public bus access is 500 meters from site.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 714759296458