New Eco Surf Camp in Arica, Chile !!

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Chile

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  • Description

    Description

    We just opened a new hostel wishing to boost the touristic activity in the north of Arica. Located in Villa Frontera (Gallinazo or Chacalluta), 10km away from the city center but close to the beach ! Owned by a classic 'Ariqueña' surfer family, so if you want to learn to surf or to live this local lifestyle this is the place for you!

    I have an hydraulics and environmental engineer degree so I'm wishing to get a good team of conscious people to work with. The projection of the hostel is to be sustainable in solar energy, organic food, good use of well water and reciclying. We want to show local people that sustainability is posible !

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Arica is a highly cultural place, theres a coexistance of different communities: aymara, quecha, afro, peruvian, chilean. There are frequent andine festivities to go, the biggest one the carnival "Con la Fuerza del Sol". We have the oldest mummies in the world, from Chinchorro culture, you can visit them in different touristic spots. From our close friends you can learn about local surfers life and how it has been growing the last 10 years, turning Arica the city with more national surf champions (Yeah, a lot more than Pichilemu!). Our dry and sunny days make Arica a perfect spot to enjoy the beaches in the day and to observe the sky at nights!

  • Help

    Help

    The main help I need are carpenteers for working with recycled pallets and artists to paint murals. All the volunteers need to help with the cleaning and maintenance of the place. If you have artistic talents to make our day to day living better u are welcome to !

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english and spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a private room for the two volunteers staying longer and a shared room for shorter stays. You will be provided with breakfast and total use of the facillities of the hostel: kitchens, bathrooms, swimming pool, barbeque places and entertaining zones. For more than 2 weeks stays we offer free surfing sessions (wetsuits and surfboards/logboards for free !)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To get to the Surfcamp there is public transport from Av. Santa Maria (bus 1 that says Villa Frontera) and Uber works well. I can give you rides to the beach or to the centre whenever I can !

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

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