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Come and help our young family in Mendoza, Argentina

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  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

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    June 2024 Update:
    We're planning two trips, one in August and another one from mid October and whole November), and we are seeking volunteers to stay in our home during these periods. The help needed will be focussed mostly on Animal Care. Even when our pets require minimal care (feeding them twice daily), general companion is very much appreciated (not all day of course, but that presence that animal lovers can naturally give them). So, it's crucial for volunteers to love animals. If you have references related to animal care (and are flexible with dates), that would be even better.
    Please read our whole profile before contacting us. Thanks!
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    Please check calendar availability and take the time to read our profile before contacting 🙏
    Thank You!

    Hi there, we are a young couple living in Mendoza (18km from the city). We are a violin maker and a software engineer, and we have 6 cats and 2 dogs, no kids. The idea of helping and cultural exchange sounds like an interesting idea for us. Please note, even when we don't have a lot of experience with workaway, we do have experience hosting people (from France, Canada, Switzerland, US, Colombia, México, England, Italy, Germany, Luxemburg, Brazil, Argentina)... We have been hosting for a while and it has been such a wonderful experience! but now we would like to know more about workaway world too... So, please, contact us if you are willing to help somehow. We would like to know proactive and collaborative people.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be in a relaxed environment. We are flexible, so if you need to take 3 o 4 days off for some reason (travel?), we can reorganize the work in a way that can suit you and us.
    In your free time, you can practice Spanish.

  • Help

    Help

    The specific tasks will depend on the moment you arrive, there is a lot of stuff to do, which may include:

    - Pet/house sitting: if we need to travel, we will need you to feed our pets and take care of them. Watering the garden would be good too! This shouldn't take more than 2-3 hours a day, all the days we are not at home. You can still do whatever you want during the rest of the day (go for tours, etc). We prefer volunteers to arrive at least 1 or 2 days before we depart, so there is time to meet each other (also meet the pets!) and there is plenty of time for any question it may come up.

    - General maintenance: there is a lot of unfinished stuff (painting, small construction stuff, etc), a pool that needs to be cleaned sometimes, general house cleaning, etc.

    - Gardening: we have a big garden that needs maintenance, especially in summer.

    - Preparing meals: as we don't like to cook, cooking for us sometimes would be nice, especially dinner (cooking for yourself is a must).

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    - Small room with two beds (bunk, please see the picture).
    - Shared bathroom right next to the room.
    - Free WIFI.
    - You can use the swimming pool in summer.
    - You can use the washing machine.
    - Some food ingredients: you can use whatever is in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you like wine, Mendoza is all about wine (even when we don't drink much wine and don't use to have wine at home), specifically the tasty Malbec that the surrounding valleys are known for producing. With more than 1200 bodegas (wine cellars) in the area, you’ll have your pick of vineyards and wineries to visit. You can book tours to explore them, rent a bike, go to the near mountains, etc.
    Available transport? You have a bus stop 60mts from our house, it is not very frequent but it is still an option (the frequency is about one bus every half hour). It takes you to 'Chacras de Coria' where you can rent a bike, take a winery tour or make some shopping. If you want to go to Mendoza city, you can take another bus from 'Chacras de Coria'.


    ***Please notice***
    - Food:
    *we eat meat. Even when lately we are trying to eat less, is one of our favorite meals. So take it in mind if you are vegetarian/vegan.
    *we have small groceries stores in the neighborhood, but if you can't get what you need here, you would need to use the bus for going to a bigger store/supermarket. If we are available we can go by car but this may require organizing in advance (if we are on busy days).
    *even when you can use whatever is in the house and we usually try to have stored food for some days, take in mind that some days maybe there is not too much in the house. Of course, we will buy/share as much as we can, but you would be the main responsible for your food and cooking for yourself, especially if we are on busy days.

    - We have very basic cooking equipment, you would have to adapt to it.

    - We have 6 cats and 2 dogs, even when there is a lot of space outside, some of them sleep inside. If you don't like cats/dogs or you are allergic, maybe you won't feel comfortable.

    - Maximum stay of helpers: it would depend of:
    *at the moment: how many tasks to do there are. We don't usually have long-term projects on home-related stuff. We usually decide on the way according to our resources at the moment.
    *on how we feel each other sharing this experience.
    Let's say 1 week and then we can talk according to the situation but stays usually are not longer than two weeks (unless we have a planned trip longer than that). This period has worked perfectly for us so far, and we look forward to keeping a balance between enjoying help and cultural interchange and being by ourselves too :)

    - We are simple and flexible people. Be responsible and don't abuse in any way and we will be all happy :)

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Right now we are testing a new (better) internet provider. So far so good, but still in the testing period. So, if you need constant high speed for working, just take this into account. If you have a question about this, just ask.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of physical space (to park, to camp, etc)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Take into account we have 2 dogs and 6 cats. Even when we are open to receive your pets, it can be hard to handle sometimes. So let's talk about this in more detail if this is the case.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (or 25 hours a week, schedule to coordinate)

Host ref number: 897872919684

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