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.
DIY and building projects
They can learn about our geography, environment, foods, art, the way people live. We have fun
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
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.
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5-6 hours, 4-5 days a week maximum 25 hours a week