Help us to build a sustainable hostel-farm in Rocha Lagoon National Park, Uruguay




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  • Description


    We are a couple (Nacho and Mile) and we got the opportunity of our lives! And we are going to need your help! A nice lady (Maria Clara) offered us to build in her land (by the beautiful Rocha lagoon) a sustainable project thats is going to have, vegetables production, beekeeping, dary, fauna and flora reserve and accommodation and food (with our own ingredients) for tourist.
    We are working in restructure an old building, planting, building a green house, milking and doing dairy products, fencing to keep parts isolated. We are also thinking about (and working on) becoming independent on all sorts of energy.
    During our free time we enjoy this beautiful place, helping each other, enjoying and respecting nature, playing football, fishing, singing and playing instruments, talking with the chickens, picking up mushrooms, birdwatching, cooking....if you think you can help us, you have a proactive attitude and you love nature and you want to learn of teach something come to work with us

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With Nacho and Mile you will learn about Uruguayan music, costumes and food (even with Mile been Argentinian). You will also be able to learn how to use our natural resources to eat, stay worm, and build. Also you will be able to learn to do dairy products, recognize mushrooms, and birds.

  • Help


    Everyone can help and learn! We need help in gardening and building (experience people needed , carpenters, builders, plomers), renewable sources of energy, taking care of animals and vegges (farmers, vets needed, etc) and during summer (December to March) helping with tours and tourists, reception, website and social network (Spanish needed) photography, also any type of artist!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers are staying in the house that we are working on, it has a fire place that warms it up, nice beds but is not finish yet. It has a little kitchen and a bathroom. We are finishing with the second bathroom now. Also there is a huge place to camp.
    There is not internet, there is not electricity (so you should bring your torch).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Did we tell you already that there is a beautiful lake with the best sunset in Uruguay? We are situated in Rocha Lagoon Protected Landscape, the place is amazing for nature lovers.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

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    • 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

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 821851775824