Hello! Mi name is Lorena. We live in the town of Pisco Elqui in the Elqui Valley in Chile. A place well known for being within the area of the clearest skies on the planet, with observatories like Mamalluca and also for being an energetic place, for its mountains full of quartz and magnetite.
We have big plans for this summer to restore our garden and some extra hands in other jobs.
We would love to host people to be involved with building and gardening.
I live with my 2 daughters am an an Artist and Jewelry Maker, she live with her 2 daughters.
We absolutely love traveling and meeting new people from anywhere and everywhere.
Will be great someone who speaks French or teach us , but is not a must.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Massage and Holistic Therapies
Best Info about the tours to do here.
Projects involving children
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Help us to make improvements in our house, mostly patio, orchard, on the edge of the mountain with the clearest skies in the world to observe the stars
Ayúdanos a realizar mejoras en nuestra casa, mayormente patio, huerta, al borde de la montaña con los cielos más despejados del mundo para observar las estrellas.
This host offers a language exchange
I would like to learn French or English.
The accommodation is camping in the patio with a tent, but you can occupy the kitchen, shower, etc. inside the house.
We live 3 minutes from the town square of Pisco Elqui, a very quiet place, but quite touristy because it is the valley of the stars.
We include 3 meals.
What else ...
In Chile’s Elqui Valley, Intergalactic Sightseeing Is the Star
Vineyards and orchards along the valley floor eventually gave way to cactuses stippling the flanks of steep ridges. The region has long been a getaway for Chileans, who flock to a string of small towns filled with centuries-old Spanish churches and distilleries that produce pisco from local grapes. After dark, however, attention turns to the skies.on the edge of Pisco Elqui, it would have been hard to imagine a more brilliant sky. Several miles outside town, near where this leg of the Ruta de las Estrellas dead ends against the vertical wall of the Andes
How to Get Here
The city of La Serena, gateway to the Elqui Valley, is a one-hour flight from Santiago or 6 hours in Bus.
From the La Serena Airport, you can rent a car and follow Ruta 41, part of the Ruta de Las Estrellas, which extends east to Vicuña (a roughly one-hour and a half drive)
or By Bus is around 1hour and 40 Min (from the bus Station in La Serena to PISCO ELQUI.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4 hours a day