Help build a sustainable farm near Coyhaique, in the heart of Patagonia, Chile

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  • Last activity: 21/01/2023




  • Description


    Hi, I´m Diego. Born and raised in Patagonia,I grew up working at my family´s fishing lodge.Now,I work as a Tourist guide all over the region of Aysen and I live on a piece of land which we want to transform into an ecological farm, using as much recycled materials for construction as we can. As i spend a lot of time out of the house due my travelling, I need people who help me maintain the place and take care of the animals as well as improve it with their own ideas. You should enjoy spending your day outside with the animals and be creative and responsible when it comes to work.
    My house stands on a piece of land near Coyhaique which we share with a pig,a horse,some chicken and a happy family of dogs- so far,as the place is growing and we are planning to bring more animals. We also have greenhouses and a garden which we build with the help of our workawayers only a couple of months ago,and we can already eat our homeground food.

    Besides helping me with my farm, I want you to experience Patagonia in every sense. this means working the earth with your hands and improvising a lot , but also relaxing together afterwards while having some mate cups or one of our famous barbecues. Wherever you go around here,there are beautiful landscapes awaiting you and I will be happy to help you if you want to travel around the region.
    Work here is very diverse as we are still constructing the place. Everyone has to help wherever is needed, but don't be shy to come forward with your own ideas.
    The most important tasks of every day life is taking care of the animals and plants (watering,picking weeds,planting),then there is always some building or fixing work to do. We also recycle bottles which we turn in to glasses ,lamps,ashtrays or whatever might occur to you!
    We take care of the cleaning,cooking and maintaining of the house together . Everyone needs to help, so everybody can enjoy sharing this experience.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our Family is been part of Patagonia since always. You will learn everything about our culture, language, customs, life style, food and many others. You will be spending your time volunteering and helping us and free time with locals.That will give you the chance to enjoy the insides of patagonia like nobody else.

  • Help


    We are looking for help building a sustainable farm near coyhaique in the heart of patagonia; Our idea is to introduce volunteers in the patagonian life style to get them involved with our traditions and culture and us to get help in the construction of our vegetables gardens and others that will help us to achive a more sustainable living.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    we have a nice cabin with two rooms and one bathroom, american kitchen and a nice living room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You guys can do many things on your free time!
    There are plenty activities to realize and you will recieve all the info you need from our organizers. we have 20 nationals parks! so you have a lot to see! also you can do kayak,rafting,trekks,bird watching,city tours, night tours, biking, fly fishing,horse rides and many others.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 916925196197

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