update march 2022
people from 40 nations stayed ay home, even with "pandemics" :(
opened 2015- 300 people ca. asked to come thru WA. we selected 30 from ca. 10 countries. experience was great or good in 80% of cases. /pareto s law
update july 2017
thank you all!! who were here and those who requested to come.
we received around 160 requests , 120 thru WA and 40 others in the past 9 months since october 2016 when we joined the site. we accepted 15 people , 12 with good to excellent performance, 3 not so good but lessons to learn.
in april as 40 ppl wanted to come and we could not generate so much work, we offered lodge w 50% discount to cover costs and free activities, workshops, etc. more than 10 ppl came and we enjoyed some days together until now, and we are always open w the offer, come join the green in uy! :)
in winter until september-october - too cold to work outside - we are focused on`promoting the project in social networks etc trying to generate a more responsible tourism
PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE read carefully our profile! hope to see you around some day soon,
saludos desde montevideo!! carlos
- we are a green project in montevideo, a 1924 workers house, opened as lodge in march 2015 with many energy efficiency design features set when renovated that year, probably unique in uruguay. (like thermal insulation in all walls and ceilings/roof and even 1 bathroom on the floor!)
- owned and managed by carlos, a uruguayan-italian architect/engineer w studies in mvd,uy and berlin,de.
- we promote green practices and sustainability adapting them to uruguayan culture, including thermal confort thru energy efficiency, an organic orchard upcycling and repurpose workhshops etc. we receive students long term from march to december, normally a semester, and tourists in summer from december to march.
++ NOT a normal hostel, only 5 rooms, your hostel experience is only partly useful in summer DECEMBER TO MARCH! :-)
Trabajo de caridad
Práctica de idiomas
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cocinar para toda la familia
Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
see the benefits on the description of tasks above :)
the more you can do, the best chances to be chosen! :) we had 75 interested people in 6 months! (on WA since oct 2016)
online presence, social networks, proactive attitude are most welcome! documentation w pics and videos too!
general cleaning, baths, kitchen , etc. theres a cleaning lady once a week. preparing rooms, only 5 rooms, 12 beds, no biggie, as most people stay for a week during summer, and for months the rest of the year, meaning an average of only 4 to 6 people.
apart from these basics that sould take between one and two hs a day, planting your own food at the orchard if wanted. promoting it with neighbours, organizing collective compost, street actions, etc.
as a green art lab, we upcycle garbage to furniture, devices, etc. flexible.
we build little models w recycled materials, like 1 sq m of wall w tetrabricks.
we think of a flexible 4 to 5 hs a day occupation, 5 days a week. / 20-25 hs a week
we encourage an artistic view, pics and videos welcome. online presence helps a lot. practice of language w a multicultural changing tribe. in 18 months people from 20 countries!
update:, 26 countries in 23 months :)
update, 30 countries in 26 months!
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shared 2 or 3 people room. total in the house average 6 ppl. in 5 rooms. 2 bathrooms. free use of the kitchen, washer, etc. patio with uy bbq - parrilla, garden w. fire-place-sunny terrace.
ABOUT FOOD: for different reasons, we cant assure offering 100% of your meals. still we have a bread machine, so theres bread as healthy as it gets, and the basic ingredients for a "students diet" (for the ones who need it!) *️️️️️️️ like pasta, rice, etc, sauce, oil, etc.
NORMALLY theres a good ambience and guests cook together and share food, but its spontaneous and not programmed.
*️️️️️️️as a humble social project in the "third world" we encourage pèople from strong economies to care about their supplies thank you! :)
lots of time to visit downtown <20 min bus or bike>
the beach <15 min walking> and others - architecture tours, museums, etc
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
ppl say wi fi is great, and we now get 240 down 120 up Mbps with optic fiber /march 2022 (extra cost 12 usd) wifi 45 down 50 up
street free parking, no service
15 hours/week- no food, 25 hours/week- food