Learn about life on an organic duck and poultry farm near Casablanca, Chile

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! We are Cecilia and Alvaro, and we own an organic poultry farm outside of Algarrobo and Casablanca Chile. We also have 2 wonderful female dogs, LouLou, & Gala ; Hugh the father of Loulou and partner of Gala recently passed away from natural ageing , we are very sad for his loss he was a beautiful kind soul .
    We´ve owned the farm for about 12 years and have been welcoming helpers to our farm for the past 5 years , we have had many wonderful experiences.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    We love sharing and learning from our volunteers. We spend a lot of time together in the kitchen, so bring your recipes! We cook from whole ingredients (and are very accommodating with dietary restrictions), and eating and drinking well is very important to us. Cecilia can teach you many traditional Chilean recipes, as well as many others from her giant collection of recipe books collected over the years.

    We can help you learn Spanish, and during your days off we can suggest and indicate the good and interesting places to visit i.e. towns, cities, and beaches that surround us. It is safe and easy to hitch hike back and forth from our place to town and beaches .It is the cold Pacific Ocean don’t imagine the tropics , it is quite beautiful though.

  • Help

    Help

    We are a real productive farm, and will require help caring for the ducks, chickens, and quails. This includes cleaning penns and equipment .Other than caring for the birds, our volunteers work in the garden, take care of the dogs, help to maintain the property, also help with construction and other tasks if their skills are aligned.

    We look for independent reliable volunteers who we can trust to work on tasks we agree upon on their own if we are away from the house. We often make trips to Santiago (1.5 hr away) and Valparaiso (45 min away) and depend on our volunteers to be responsible and capable.

    We have an expert employee, Roxana, that works 5.5 days a week that will be there to guide you along the way. It is a real productive natural farm so all the life cycle goes on . Be prepared to experience real farm life ,the concept from farm to table.
    The business part is also important , we selll all our produce to the best restaurants and hotels in Santiago and in our region .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At the farm we have a separate cabaña for our volunteers, with 2 twin beds and 1 double. It has a complete kitchen, bathroom, and fireplace for staying warm in the cool nights and is very comfortable. We often cook together for lunch and dinner in our house up the hill, but you´ll be on your own for breakfast. We have plenty of eggs, oats and tea and coffee for you to enjoy, though. Life here according meals is flexible so some of the time you will be on your own doing the cooking and being neat and caring of your cottage and ours . We have laundry facilities available.

    We have a family orchard filled with citrus, peaches, apples and few avocado trees, as well as berrines and produce growing our vegetable garden wich is next to your cottage and will be responsible of weeding and watering . Some evenings we´ll collect a few limes to squeeze to add to whatever cocktail we´re drinking that night.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Getting to the farm is quite easy. We can pick you up from the bus stop in Casablanca, easily accesible from Valparaiso/Viña del Mar or Santiago, and provide transportation there and back on your days off. On those days you can visit two of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda´s houses in Valparaiso or on the coast in Isla Negra, or see our beautiful secluded beaches 15 minutes away from the farm.

    We have had dozens of positive experiences on a similar work exchange (HelpX) and are looking for interesting, inquisitive people from all over the world. We look forward to hearing from you. At present due to the pandemic we look for volunteers who are able to spend 3 months with us, so they can really get settled in.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have enough space close to the volunteer’s cottage.

  • 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

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