Sustainable community project in Uruguay

  • Uruguay
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  • Last activity: 26 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    An experimental project involving organic agriculture, construction using natural and recycled materials. We have a strong interest in bringing forward the organic seed exchange (you are always welcome to bring some seeds and we are happy to exchange). The project started in 2010 and is developing step by step - learning by living with nature in a very precious place. We invite you to go back to the roots, to work and create with us. We are not directly connected with public transport and the next city is quite far away. If you are interested we tell you how to get there.

    In this moment we are only around 4 people (we have a baby) living here as well as 3 little dogs, a cat.... we ask you to stay at least 10 days

    Un proyecto experimental que involucra agricultura organica, construccion con materiales naturales y recicladas. Participamos de una red de semillas organicas (estan bienvenidos de traer semillas para intercambio). El proyecto fue iniciado en el 2010 y se sigue desarollando paso a paso aprendiendo a convivir con la naturaleza en un preciado lugar. Les invitamos a participar de crear con nosotros en este proyecto. No estamos directamente conectado con transporte publico y la proxima ciudad no queda muy cerca. Si estas interesado te contamos como llegar.

    En este momento somos 5 personas en la familia principal (2 adultos, 3 niñes), 2 personas más instaladas desde hace más de un año. 3 perras y un gato... viviendo aquí
    Estadia minima: 2 semanas

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    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 learn to life away from city noices and hectic lifestyle, be active and use your hands to create; Live simple with very little "tecnology", connectes to nature.

    Puedes aprender de vivir fuera del rumbo de las ciudades y estres. Te invitamos de estar activo y usar tus manos para crear. Aca se vive sencillo y con muy poca tecnologia.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Most tasks are outside and are physical: collecting firewood, helping in the veggie garden, take care of trees/ plant trees, helping with adobe construction and recycled materials, maintain household (cook, clean...) etc.

    La mayoria de las tareas estan al aire libre y requieren fuerza fisica: recolección de leña, cuidar a los arboles/ plantar arboles, trabajar en la huerta, ayudar construir con barro y materiales reciclados (construcción de baños secos...), mantener la casa (cocinar, limpiar...) etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    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


    There are shared bedrooms for volunteers. The kitchen is shared and we preferebly cook with wirewood. There is one shared bathroom with a water toilet (there is also a compost toilet). We have a firewood stove to heat the water for the shower :)

    Hay cuartos compartidos para los viajeros. La cocina es comunitaria y a leña y baño con caldera a leña tambien. Hay baños secos.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mate, cafe, fruta comprada no incluida

  • 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 a day

Host ref number: 865941589998

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