Help to recover our sustainable house project in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, we are Angel and Vale. In 2016, after joining experience putting hands in several houses, we started our sustainable house project in San Carlos de Bariloche. We use wood for the structure and recycled materials for filling the walls. Mud and sand and clay plasters. We build the whole project with the help of many helping hands.
    Unfortunately, on July 20, 2019, a large tree fell on our house during an intense snowstorm, destroying our dream completely. We lost everything; the house, the greenhouse, the pond ... even our oldest dog.
    Today, after an intense job of cleaning the land and a lot of help, we are building a new house with the same philosophy and materials as the previous one. We rely on self-construction, the use of recycled materials and collaborative work.
    There are still areas of the land to recover so the project is not only the house but also gardening, soil recovery and gathering of firewood among other things.

    Update 2021: The structure of the house is complete. We only need to finish the roof (sheets and thermal insulation) then, the ground floor is almost closed, we only need to install 2 windows and make plasters. The upper floor needs to be finished filling the walls, mud and plaster. We are also putting together the electrical installation of the house. And there is water inside and a full bathroom.

    The ground floor is already closed and although the plasters are not finished, the space is habitable. We have a wood stove for heating and electric light with a good amount of lights and plugs. There is a refrigerator, a kitchen and a full bathroom with an electric bucket and a traditional toilet. We are waiting for the weather to improve to continue construction work.


    Hola, somos Angel y Vale. En 2016, luego de juntar experiencia metiendo mano en varias casas, iniciamos nuestros proyecto de casa sustentable en San Carlos de Bariloche. Usamos madera para la estructura y materiales reciclados para el relleno de las paredes. Barro y revoques de arena y arcilla.Todo el proyecto lo armamos nosotros con la ayuda de muchas manos amigas.
    Lamentablemente, el 20 de julio de 2019, un árbol de grandes dimensiones cayó sobre nuestra casa durante una intensa tormenta de nieve, destruyendo nuestro sueño por completo. Perdimos todo; la casa, el invernadero, el estanque...hasta nuestra perra más viejita.
    Hoy, luego de un intenso trabajo de limpieza del terreno y mucha ayuda, estamos construyendo una nueva casa con la misma filosofía y materiales que la anterior. Confiamos en la autoconstrucción, el uso de materiales reciclados y el trabajo colaborativo.
    Actualización invierno 2021: La planta baja ya está cerrada y si bien no están terminados los revoques el espacio es habitable. Tenemos una estufa a leña para la calefacción y luz eléctrica con buena cantidad de luces y enchufes. Hay heladera, cocina y baño completo con ducha eléctrica e inodoro tradicional. Estamos esperando a que mejore el clima para continuar con los trabajos de construcción.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Vale has a degree in physics and works at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development. Research on rational use of energy and energy efficiency.
    Angel is a teacher and studies the degree in letters. He also writes poetry.
    Both offer to exchange their personal knowledge in addition to knowledge in sustainable construction, use of recycled materials, artistic creations (mosaicism, painting, etc.) native gardening and vegetable garden.

    Vale es licenciada en física y trabaja en el Instituto de Energía y Desarrollo Sustentable. Investiga en uso racional de la energía y eficiencia energética.
    Angel es docente y estudia la licenciatura en letras. Además escribe poesía.
    Ambos ofrecen intercambiar sus conocimientos personales además del conocimiento en construcción sustentable, aprovechamiento de materiales reciclados, creaciones artísticas (mosaiquismo, pintura, etc) jardinería autóctona y huerta.

  • Help

    Help

    We invite you to participate in the construction of the house and cleaning of the land to recover the garden, orchard and greenhouse. We use clay and recycled materials to fill the walls. We also work with natural sand and clay plasters. If you are interested in learning, you can collaborate with the installation of the home electrical network and wastewater treatment system.

    Invitamos a participar en las tareas de construcción de la casa y limpieza del terreno para recuperar el jardín, huerta e invernadero. Utilizamos barro y materiales reciclados para el relleno de las paredes. También trabajamos con revoques naturales de arena y arcilla. Si están interesados en aprender puede colaborar con la instalación de red eléctrica domiciliaria y sistema de tratamiento de aguas residuales.

    Actualización invierno 2021: dado que el clima no es amigable para los trabajos de construcción estamos solicitando solamente el trabajo de cuidado de la casa mientras no podemos estar. Estimamos retomar las actividades de construcción en octubre aproximadamente,

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    español ingles Italiano

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    On the ground floor there is a finished and equipped room (bed, mattresses, wardrobe) and in the living room there is a sofa bed. We have a gas stove, table and sink (only with cold water). There is also a bathroom with a toilet and shower. Hot water is only available in the shower with a small electric heater. We offer a pantry with some basic foods, some fruit and vegetables.
    We offer some meals especially during heavy work days.

    En la planta baja hay una habitación terminada y equipada (cama, colchones, ropero) y en la sala hay un sofá cama. Tenemos cocina a gas, mesada y pileta (sólo con agua fría). También hay baño con inodoro y ducha. Agua caliente sólo hay en la ducha con un calefón eléctrico chico.
    Ofrecemos una despensa con algunos alimentos básicos, algo de fruta y verdura.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bariloche is a beautiful city for nature lovers. There are several lakes with accessible beaches and also mountain shelters. There are many things to do for those who like trekking, biking and outdoor life.
    We will gladly advise you on the recreational activities you can do in the city.

    We ask that volunteers who want to participate in our project be careful and responsible with their care for COVID. We are far from the hospital and we do not have the means to assist people in case they get sick. We ask that they have their own means for medical expenses or more suitable accommodation. We also request that they have the solvency to return home and secure return tickets.

    Bariloche es una ciudad bellisima para los amantes de la naturaleza. Hay varios lagos con playas accesibles y también refugios de montaña. Hay muchas cosas para hacer para quienes gustan del trekking, biking y la vida al aire libre.
    Con gusto los asesoraremos en las actividades recreativas que pueden hacer en la cuidad.

    Pedimos que los voluntarios que quieran participar en nuestro proyecto sean cuidadosos y responsables con los cuidados por COVID. Estamos lejos del hospital y no contamos con los medios para asistir a las personas en caso que se enfermen. Pedimos que cuenten con medios propios para gastos médicos o de alojamiento más adecuado.

  • 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

    Hay buena conexión a internet. Sólo se puede interrumpir si por condiciones climáticas se corta la luz.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Máximo 4 horas al día, 5 días a la semana



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