Come to our sustainable project in Cunco, Chile and learn more about native species of the region

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Chile

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    19/10/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Javier (29 years old) and Tamara (28 years old). Anthropologist and Designer respectively. We share life with our dog Pewen and our cat Malu. A couple of months ago we decided to embark on the adventure of self-sustainability and get away from the city a bit. What we like most about this trip is the connection with nature, its colors and sounds. We are also passionate about the challenges towards self-sustainability. Our project is very recent, so we have many goals to achieve. We plant an orchard, we build a carpentry workshop, we are enabling a chicken coop and we have two cabins that we rent to tourists.
    We started this adventure in the commune of Cunco, La Araucanía region. It is a beautiful field, crossed by a river, lagoons and a lot of vegetation native to Chile. On clear nights you can enjoy a populated starry sky. It is close to the Conguillio and Huerquehue National Park, as well as lakes such as the Colico and Caburgua.

    Somos Javier (29 años) y Tamara (28 años). Antropólogo y Diseñadora respectivamente. Compartimos la vida junto a nuestro perro Pewen y nuestra gata Malú. Hace un par de meses decidimos emprender la aventura de la auto- sustentabilidad y alejarnos un poco de la ciudad. Lo que más nos gusta de este viaje es la conexión con la naturaleza, sus colores y sonidos. También nos apasionan los desafíos hacia la auto - sustentabilidad. Nuestro proyecto es muy reciente, por lo que tenemos muchos objetivos por alcanzar. Plantamos una huerta, armamos un taller de carpintería, estamos habilitando un gallinero y tenemos dos cabañas que arrendamos a turistas.
    Esta aventura la comenzamos en la comuna de Cunco, región de La Araucanía. Es un campo hermoso, atravesado por un río, lagunas y mucha vegetación nativa de Chile. Las noches despejadas puedes disfrutar de un poblado cielo estrellado. Está cercano al Parque Nacional Conguillio y Huerquehue, además de lagos como el Colico y Caburgua.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Hospitality/Tourism

  • 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

    Here you can learn to work wood and make furniture in our carpentry workshop. You can also learn garden management, knowledge of native species of the region (flora and fauna) and venture together to build chicken coops and other spaces to enable.

    Javier is a musician and there are many instruments in our house, so we can have a good time together. Tamara likes to cook and share what she does with those around her.

    We have a lot of flexibility to coordinate work schedules and times so they can get to know the surroundings and tour the area. If conditions permit, we can all go out together.

    Acá podrás aprender a trabajar madera y fabricar muebles en nuestro taller de carpintería. También podrás aprender manejos de la huerta, conocimiento de especies nativas de la región (flora y fauna) y aventurarnos en conjunto a la construcción de gallineros y otros espacios por habilitar.

    Javier es músico y hay muchos instrumentos en nuestra casa, por lo que podremos pasar un buen momento juntos. A Tamara le gusta mucho cocinar y compartir lo que hace con quienes la rodean.

    Tenemos mucha flexibilidad para coordinar los horarios y tiempos de trabajo para que puedan salir a conocer el entorno y recorrer la zona. Si las condiciones lo permiten, podemos salir todos juntos.

  • Help

    Help

    We currently have an orchard and a carpentry workshop. We are enabling a chicken coop and a composting space. This is why we need help with garden maintenance, grass cutting and irrigation. We also need help in enabling the spaces we are building. Make fences, paint. You can also help us in the carpentry workshop learning and manufacturing wooden furniture


    Actualmente tenemos una huerta y un taller de carpintería. Estamos habilitando un gallinero y un espacio de compostaje. Es por esto que necesitamos ayuda en mantenimiento de la huerta, corte de pasto y riego. También necesitamos ayuda en la habilitación de los espacios que estamos construyendo. Hacer cercos, pintar. También podrás ayudarnos en el taller de carpintería aprendiendo y fabricando muebles de madera.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our house is comfortable and spacious. It has two rooms in addition to ours. Two bathrooms. We are building our kitchen furniture. We have hot water and very bright spaces, in addition to a beautiful view of the second floor. Our cat Malú lives inside her.

    You will eat with us. We have a balanced diet. If you are a vegetarian or have a different nutritional need, we have no problem adapting. What you should keep in mind is that, as we live in the countryside, sometimes it is not so easy to stock up. That is why we must adapt to the distance we have with businesses to buy. We make bread almost every day, and the food is fresh.


    Nuestra casa es cómoda y amplia. Tiene dos habitaciones además de la nuestra. Dos baños. Estamos construyendo nuestros muebles de cocina. Tenemos agua caliente y espacios muy luminosos, además de una hermosa vista dede el segundo piso. Nuestra gata Malú vive al interior de ella.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hay buses inter urbanos a cinco minutos de nuestra casa en vehículo, y a unos 20 minutos caminando. Los buses se demoran aprox. 30 minutos a cunco (el pueblo más cercano hacia la cordillera) o 30 minutos aprox. a Temuco. La capital regional.

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    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

    Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

Host ref number: 735271287478