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Collaborate with us on our permaculture project at beautiful San Luis, Argentina

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello everyone and welcome.
    If your goal is to experience a simpler, more gratifying life in tune with the environment, you´ve come to the right place.
    Our place is a 70-year-old olive grove.
    We´ve just moved 3 years ago and we are working to create a Permaculture farm.
    We lead a simple lifestyle, respecting and cooperating with nature and our neighbors in pursue of a healthier humanity on Earth.

    As it is a rather young project, there is plenty to do and we need people willing to help.
    We have done a permaculture design that we are in the process of implementing (swales, ponds, reforesting, etc)
    We already have the organic veggie garden planted, the chicken shed built (wood and cob), the compost area done and we are working on building outside compost toilets.
    We also grow edible mushrooms with our own recycled logs.
    The options on tasks are varied: from the basic structural building to the delicate creative decorations.
    We appreciate everyone’s skills and advice.
    We are happy to help and learn from each other.

    My name is Gustavo and at the moment I live by myself in a recycled cob and concrete house. Most of the time, there are friends or other volunteers staying with me so it is a dynamic environment.
    I have a horse called Blacky, a friendly dog called Pepa, a cat called Minina and a bunch of happy chickens. We all live alongside the local fauna. Bird watching and fox sighting can be delightful here for Nature lovers.
    There is a room in the house to share among volunteers and plenty of space to camp under the shade of old trees.
    Basic facilities like a shower with an electric water heater, electricity, drinkable water from a well and compost toilet are available.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can experiment living in a rural area in Argentina, learning Spanish and getting to know the real Argentinean culture, far away from the big cities.
    Permaculture and Ecobuilding techniques and many Argentinian style creative ways of problem solving.
    You will also see how a simpler lifestyle is actually possible and easier to achieve than expected.

  • Help

    Help

    Tasks depend on the season. We appreciate everyone’s skills and advices

    - Helping with the veggie garden
    - Feeding the chickens
    -Olive harvesting
    - Composting
    - Eco-building
    -Opening water channels and swales
    -Pruning trees
    -Chopping wood
    -Knowing and harvesting of native plants



    We offer 3 daily vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in exchange of 5 hours, 5 days a week.

    We advice to bring:

    -Sleeping bag or sheets
    -Torch
    -Protective shoes
    -Hat/cap and any protection from the sun you might consider necessary
    -Gloves and working cloths.
    - Snacks, if you need to eat between meals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a room into the house to share between volunteers and plenty of space to camp under old shady trees.
    Basic facilities like a shower with an electric water heater, electricity, drinkable water from well and shared compost toilet are available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located 4 Km from the San Francisco del Monte de Oro town, in the hill area of San Luis province, a very quiet and peaceful area surrounded by farms and native forests. There are two pristine fresh water rivers close-by where you can have a swim or start a trek to the “sierra”.
    Weather is mild the whole year, always pretty sunny and dry with good rain only in summer.

    There is mobile reception at the farm, free Wi-Fi a 1,000 m away and a groceries store 400 m from our place.
    No TV. Smoking is only allowed outside.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 748594567436

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