Join our adventure in sustainable living outside of El Bolson, Argentina



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    We are an evolving 23 hectare homestead situated in Mallin Ahogado, a rural area located approximately 15 kilometers outside of El Bolson, Argentina. Our property is largely forested and leads down to a stream, perfect for cooling off on hot summer days. Mountain peaks and friendly neighbors surround us on all sides.

    Our homestead is an ongoing experiment in sustainable living fueled by our innate desire to live in greater harmony with our natural surroundings. I am a French Argentine woman (Susana) living here along with another family and our dogs, cats and horses. We currently have two fully functional vegetable gardens and are in the process of creating a bio-dynamic apiary. All of the buildings on the property have been constructed with locally sourced wood and/or adobe.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Entretien général
    Aider avec des éco-projets
    S’occuper des animaux

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    This is a hands-on experience in sustainable living here in Patagonia. An opportunity to put your hands in the dirt, develop a deeper connection with the nature that surrounds you and learn Permaculture techniques. Learn from us and teach us what you know.

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    We share daily chores between residents and volunteers and are looking for individuals and/or couples who are willing to help us with tasks such as watering and weeding the garden, picking vegetables, mowing the lawn, gathering firewood, lending a hand with natural construction projects and doing general maintenance around the property.

    In addition to helping with daily chores, we are looking for volunteers who are able to take INITIATIVE and preferably have PRIOR EXPERIENCE living and/or working on a farm, or are otherwise knowledgeable about gardening, farming, natural building, etc. We want to learn from you as much as you want to learn from us and encourage volunteers interested in proposing and pursuing independent projects to get in touch with us.

    We ask that all volunteers make a MINIMUM 3 week commitment, however we do prefer LONGER STAYS.

  • Langues parlées

    Spanish: Courant
    French: Courant

  • Hébergement


    We have a cozy house exclusively for our volunteers with its own kitchen, dining area, shower with hot water and shared bedroom. There is a composting toilet located just outside the house. Volunteers should bring their own sleeping bag and towel. Prior experience living with others and/or in community is recommended.

    Most days, we take turns preparing lunch and eat together as a group at midday. Food for breakfast and dinner is provided but typically prepared and enjoyed independently by the volunteers.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Please keep in mind when making your plans that we are located in a rural area 15 kilometers from the nearest town (El Bolson). There is a public bus that makes daily trips to El Bolson, and ride shares are usually possible 1-2 times per week with us or one of our neighbors.

    ***We speak very limited English (we had a friend translate this information for us!), so please contact us in SPANISH or French. In order to make communication smooth for all involved, we do ask that all of our volunteers have at least an INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OF SPANISH (or French). ¡Gracias!***

    In your spare time, you can relax under the trees or go for a swim in the nearby stream. On days off, you can go trekking or explore other outdoor recreational activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, rafting and mountain biking. There is a network of hiking trails and mountain huts that can be accessed on foot directly from the property. In downtown El Bolson, you can visit the Feria Artesanal Regional or enjoy the lively arts and culture scene.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

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