Learn some real-life and functional sustainable architecture and construction in Patagonia, Argentina



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    *️️️*️️️*️️️We are looking for 2 dynamic volunteers to help us this spring/summer season, starting this or next month . Skills required are dedicated to cleaning and details of a hostel, and at least basic english & spanish communication (written and verbal). Accommodation is rustic and the team is awesome!*️️️*️️️*️️️

    *️️️*️️️*️️️Buscamos 2 voluntarios dinámicos para ayudarnos en la temporada primavera/verano, empezando entre agosto y septiembre. Se requiere con ganas de ayudar limpiando y cuidando un hostel, y un nivel básico de inglés y castellano (escribiendo y hablando). Alojamiento es rústico y el equipo es genial!*️️️*️️️*️️️

    NOTE: We are building a new commun area with kitchen and a room on top. We need volunteers for the final help with the mud of the walls, carpenters for the floor, furniture and small details.

    We are looking gardeners, carpenters / fix-it types, and cleaners.

    We are a tight knit international group looking for enthusiastic, creative, and healthy volunteers to help with different aspects of our ecologically focused tourism project! We grow vegetables and keep chickens, use solar panels and passive solar design, and teach ecological design and lifestyle techniques to locals and tourists.

    Help is needed with a large organic garden/vegetable orchard, grounds maintenance, events planning, and administration/ guest relations.

    Each Workawayer will have a main focus while on-site, though we keep an open and flexible policy. For example, we sometimes ask gardeners to help with guest relations, help to prepare breakfast, etc. At the end of the day, we work together to complete all of our tasks, while having a good time, eating good food, and enjoying this beautiful part of the world :)

    AVISO: Estamos construyendo una nueva área común con cocina y una habitación en la planta de arriba. Necesitamos voluntarios para el trabajo final de barro en las paredes y para las tareas de carpinteria en en piso, muebles y pequeños detalles.

    También buscamos gente para ayudar en la huerta, carpinteros, y ayuda con la limpieza.
    Somos un grupo tipo familia de todo el mundo, buscando gente buena onda con entusiasmo, creatividad, y buen humor para ayudar con varios aspectos de nuestro proyecto de eco turismo! Tenemos una huerta grande, gallinas, paneles solares, diseño pasivo solar en la casa, y enseñamos diseño ecologico y habitos para vivir una vida más sostentable a traves de practica, a le gente local y turistas.

    Necesitamos ayuda con una huerta organica grande, limpieza, administracion, y atencion a huespedes.

    Cada voluntario enfocará en algo especifico con nosotros, mientras somos flexibles y esperamos que seás tambien! Por ejemplo, aveces pedimos que jardineros nos ayudan con limpieza o la cocina, etcetera... Es que decir que trabajamos juntos para lograr todas las tareas para el funcionamiento del lugar, mientras pasarlo lindo, comer rico, y disfrutar esta zona increible de la Patagonia!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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
  • Help


    We are an international team working on an exciting ecological travel option and learning center for travelers of all backgrounds! We have a beautiful "Earthship" sustainable house. We worked with Michael Reynolds and Earthship Biotecture in March of 2015, building the house with 70 volunteers and students from around the world!! We have solar power and solar hot water systems installed, we used many recycled materials in the building (including car tyres, bottles and cans). We also have yurts and a tipi that we rent to travelers, a kitchen to prepare meals for ourselves and guests, and are in the process of growing workshop and excursion options for locals and guests. The accommodation is in a space place just for volunteers, next to the kitchen but when we are plenty of people some of us use our tent on the property with gorgeous Andean views! Oh, and we also do awesome communal food. We cook only vegetarian meals, primarily with ingredients from our own garden :) As well, we practice yoga, meditate, and are open to learning new healthy ways of self-care!

    If you want to learn some real-life and functional sustainable architecture and lifestyle techniques while helping with guests and property maintenance, you may want to spend some time with us!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    All volunteers will be on a room next to the kitchen with wifi, bathroom, and a hot shower. It is preferred if you bring your own tent and sleeping bag because depending on time of season (usually summer) we are full!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Patagonia is a magical region at the southernmost tip of South America which stretches across both Argentina and Chile. El Bolsón is a small town, south of Bariloche in Argentina (about 42 degrees south of the equator) with a population of approximately 15,000 people. El Bolsón is located in a beautiful, fertile valley nestled at the foot of the Andes mountains, which has long been a center for alternative environmental lifestyles, organic agriculture and ecotourism.

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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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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