Help a family with farming and drying algae on the island of Cahuach, Chile

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Chile

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    25/08/2020

 
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  • Description

    Description

    Workaway note: Please contact this host in Spanish

    We are a family living on Cahuach Island, Chile dedicated to the activities of agriculture, fisheries and temporary summer jobs in drying and marketing of algae. We have highly commercial purposes, the work is to be self-sustaining based as a family. Three children (two men 35 and 29 and a woman 32) in addition our Father and Mother form the core of this family, we have farm animals, seedlings, boats, pets and an extensive area of land for cultivation. We are friendly, respectful and eager to learn.

    Somos una familia que vive en la Isla Cahuach, dedicada a las actividades de agricultura, pesca y trabajos temporarios en el verano en secado y comercialización de Algas. No tenemos fines altamente Comerciales, el trabajo es en base a ser autosustentables como familia. Tres Hijos (Dos hombres de 35 y 29 y una mujer de 32) además de Padre y Madre, forman el núcleo de esta familia, tenemos animales de granja, sembrado, lanchas, mascotas y un extenso territorio de tierra para el cultivo. Somos simpáticos, respetuosos y con ganas de aprender.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    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

    Travelers must be willing to learn from the culture that they visit, as well as be sociable people, who constantly communicate, who can ask anything, can talk, that they are not sensitive on issues related to work nor be of ill will or follow bad habits.

    Los Viajeros deben tener ganas de aprender de la cultura que visitan, así como se solicita a personas sociables, que se comuniquen constantemente, que pregunten, que hablen de si, que no sean delicados en temas relacionados con el trabajo ni poseedores de malas voluntades o malos vicios.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help for various tasks in agriculture, with the animals, home and maritime activities.
    Agricultural related: growing potatoes, garlic, vegetables and greenhouse maintenance, weed cutting and preparation of soil with compost works.
    Animals: Making fencing for animals (cows, sheep, pigs, poultry)
    Home: Work at home (Optional).
    Maritime Activities: Collection of Algae for land preparation, planting seaweed, dried seaweed in the sun, fishing and cleaning of marine species taken on our boat.


    Necesitamos ayuda para diversas labores en agricultura, animales, hogar y Actividades Marítimas.
    Agricultura: trabajos relacionados al cultivo de papas, ajos, verduras y mantención de invernadero, corte de maleza y preparación de suelo con abono orgánico.
    Animales: Realizar cercado para animales (Vacas, ovejas, cerdos, aves de corral)
    Hogar: Labores en la casa (Opcional).
    Actividades Marítimas: Recolección de Algas para preparación de terreno, siembra de algas, secado de algas al sol, pesca y limpieza de especies marinas extraídas por lancha de los anfitriones.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the family home: wooden house, with shared bathroom, shower with hot water, by the sea.

    En casa familiar: casa de madera, con baño compartido, ducha con agua caliente, a orillas del mar.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on an island, therefore it will be necessary that volunteers inform themselves in advance of the area and the local culture. To reach the island will need to take a boat from the port of Achao to Cahuach, route takes 1 hour and a half. Electricity exists on the island, also drinking water, the water is very good and drinkable, there are plenty of natural resources and marine fauna (fish and seafood).


    Vivimos en una isla, por lo tanto será necesario que los voluntarios se informen anticipadamente del lugar que visitan, la cultura del sector. Para llegar a la isla será necesario tomar una lancha desde el puerto de Achao hacia Cahuach, recorrido que demora 1 hora y media. Existe Luz eléctrica en la isla, también agua potable, el agua es muy rica y bebible, hay gran cantidad de recursos naturales y fauna marina (Peces y Mariscos).

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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



Host ref number: 948112875788