Learn about the traditional Chilote agricultural system in the Lake's Region, Southern Chile



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  • Description


    Our place is located in the northern part of the great Chiloé Island in the Lake's Region, south of Chile.
    It is a piece of land with native forests, pastures and gardens. We seek to restore the traditional chilote agroecological system and introduce innovative sustainable technologies.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    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

    By working here, you can learn everything there is to learn about the traditional chilote agricultural system, which is organic and diverse. You can learn form the team here, and also our neighbors with whom we are in permanent collaboration. Depending on what you want to focus your time in, you can learn about wood construction, restoration, rainwater farming, animals and plant. You will be surrounded by sea, forest and farms, which are the centre of chilote culture.

  • Help


    We need help in several aspects of our project, all of them related to in-site manual work.
    Farming: taking care of the chicken farm daily (currently 10 birds), and improving their infrastructure. Taking care of the horses (2 mares). caring for the cats and old dog. Working in the garden, greenhouse and the apple orchard.
    Building: we need to restaure and/or deconstruct and rescue pieces for reusing, of two traditional wooden buildings (one large barn and a small bonfire kitchen. We need to organice and improve perimetral fences. We need to build rainwater harvest solutions, bio-filters, and equipe a camping spot.
    Forest: taking care of the native forest, in terms of harvesting exotic species for firewood and building.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We offer accommodation in a beautiful house, shared only with other workawayers or volunteers, in case there are any.
    The house has two bedrooms, with a double bed in each. One toilet with shower and bathtub. And a living room / dinning area with integrated kitchen. It also has a small room that you can use as an office.
    It is right next to our house, so it is independent, but also very much integrated for sharing and helping you getting adjusted.
    This is an absolutely tranquil place. Our rooster will be the only noise that will get you up in the morning, right in time to harvest some eggs and start the day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located only 25 minutes away from Ancud, one of the main towns in Chiloé. It is surrounded by several beautiful beaches and sites. You can either stay in the farm, walk uphill to see the sights, or walk 5 minutes downhill to the main road and catch a bus or a ride to any of the local attractions (such as: the fort, the lighthouse, the beaches, monumental wooden churches, etc).
    We have one car, in case of emergency we reach town in 15-20 minutes. We go to the market every week, you can also join those trips (help us bring the fish, the mussels, the fruits, etc), and we also like to go out and listen to music in a local pub every now and the. But mostly, we enjoy lighting up a fire, singing, playing guitar, or listening to music, inviting friends over, and enjoy cooking in the fire (we are not vegetarians, sorry, the meet in Chiloé, is very local, healthy and we mostly get it from our neighbors, whose animals, we've met).

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    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

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Host ref number: 991884332475