Looking for cool and responsible people interested in permaculture to help with garden, fruit forest and our land near Santiago, Chile

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Chile

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    10/03/2020

 
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  • Description

    Description

    We're a small immediate family but with lots of extended family and friends.

    There's one of us there most of the time, theres a hired local worker who lives in his own land nerby.

    Our house is at the top of a hill, but the place is very private and the view of the countryside stunning. There's a couple neighbors about 10-15 minsthey're

    Located 1-1.5 hr from Santiago.
    30 kms from the coast (Matanza, Pichilemu, etc) at the limit between RM and O'Higgins (aka 6th or VI Region).

    We tend organic (non certified) avocado, lime and orchards and other bunch of fruit trees (stone fruit, pomes, berries, prickly pear, and nut trees too.. also a rotating veggie garden.. legumes.. etc..
    Except for the first 2, the rest is of the crops are eaten by us, or processed to conserve them.
    The plan is to expand the production and be able to hire more people by designing and building propper facilities, expand within the permaculture principles

    Looking for cool and responsible people who enjoys solitude and reflection (perfect spots for meditation and a good 70% of the work permits so)

    Being creative and hands on is a big bonus.

    Interest in eco building and permaculture

    We got plenty of tools, they're available for any pep project too.

    There's 2 pups and a bunch of cats, some a bit feral, others very friendly.

    We used to have sheep and would like to get alpacas, pigs and chickens.. but it's a lot of work (but mostly being there or having someone 24-7) that we can't cover right now.

  • 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
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Lots.. as described above.

    Plus we'rea really nice family, my dad retired and spends time there more now, you'll love not much english but that's better so your spanish will have to get better.
    My mum and sister are also nice, they don't come as often so it's my dad and/or me.

    I'm a "Agronomo" or agronomist.. I work for an exports company and spend time (4-6) months in Toronto working for an exports chilean company, planning to "retire" and go live at this paradise that Santa Filomena is for me.

  • Help

    Help

    Help with usual fruit orchard and veggie garden labor like irrigation, weeding, planting, prunning, harvesting, other maintenance.. fences, roads, forestry, composting etc.

    Building things (machines, contraptions, structures, etc).

    Help in the house shores (bring in firewood, cooking cleaning, vacuuming, etc)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 1 spare room with a tiny bunk and a bed to share im the family house but want to start building a workaway'ers/visitors quarters asap!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are on the comuna of San Pedro (Chile's strawberry unofficial capital), Melipilla province, Region Metropolitana.

    Just 15-20 minutes from "Central Rapel" a dam on the artificial rapel lake.

  • 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

  • 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


Host ref number: 778229878388