Help on my homestead in Southern Chile.

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Chile

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  • Description

    Description

    I have a Homestead at the beginning of the south of Chile (pre Andes), South America where I need help to maintain the place, from November to April. i have a large orchard, small vegetable organic garden, some sheep, dogs, trees..Lots of things to repair, trees to prune, prepare for winter.
    I need people who know how to work in the country, age 30+ Intelligent, clean, good worker, conscious about environment, interested in the culture of my country. For me this is a cultural exchange plus a tremendous help to me in my homestead.
    This is not a holiday place . It is an interchange. I don't give wine, cigarettes, coffee, expensive foods. We eat very well but simple foods.(2 meals a day+ lodging),
    If the voluntarios need specialty foods, they can bring them (no smoking in the house or workshop) The work is 5 hours, depending on the job. 5 days a week, but if the voluntario wants to go camping, or get to know the area, they can take 2-3 days off. I don't give food when they go to do this...of course.
    I give a clean bed and large room. Even though the place is humble i expect the voluntario to leave it clean and the bed made when they leave. It is a lot of work for me to have a voluntario so I expect help. I can not teach how to garden or do anything. I can train and the volunteer will work with me or/and my workers who is great.
    Please tell me if you have any allergies. We have animals and a lot of grass.
    I show the volunteers my town and surrounding area and whatever is going on culturally that might be of interest to them. It is a gorgeous area with mountains, lakes, rivers and very pastoral.
    I prefer to receive planetary conscious volunteers.
    A volunteer for me is a person who is interested in my culture. Please respect our culture and don't judge.
    We start at 8am.
    Please do not ask to go to town every day.
    Thanks

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They can learn about our geography, environment, foods, art, the way people live. We have fun

  • Help

    Help

    repairs, maintenance, garden work. Some construction. Reparing road. Pruning. Cutting a tree here and there, fixing road after a rain, etc.
    Whatever is going on in my place
    I have a worker who works 8 hours a day and if we have a project we finish it. I work too and i am 70years old. The volunteers can go and visit the surrounding area any time they want. I live 6kms from town which is not far but it is quite a bit of walking
    Also it takes some time to train a volunteer . A volunteer should be a help, not a burden
    Please don't contact me if you are not going to participate in our way of life. Thanks

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a workshop where i do art where volunteers sleep. It has a bathroom. Cold shower. Hot 3 min shower in my home
    I cook mainly vegetarian meals. For sure 2 meals a day
    If i am not present, the volunteer can cook by him/herself
    I have a permanent worker who does the main work.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I prefer people who are conscious about the Planet and its beings.
    I am an environmentalist and in some measure I work for the planet and its beings.
    Please be a good worker. It is unsettling to have my worker busy and the volunteer stop work every half an hour.
    Please do not give my worker alcohol
    I could have a person or couple for 1 year
    Thanks

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5-6 hours, 4-5 days a week maximum 25 hours a week






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