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Welcoming you to our projects in an isolated farm at the end of Lago Rupanco, Chile
NOTA: por favor díme si prefiere esta información en español. La tengo lista pero solo pude ingresar la descripción en uno idioma. Pero guardé la versión en español para poder enviársela sin problema.
Everything we use must be delivered over a long, gravel road, and then across the lake, and then up the hill on an oxcart. That makes for apt conditions to learn how best to build and live with the materials and foods of the site.
How can we best utilize the fallen native woods, bamboo (quilla) and soils to provide building materials, as much as possible.
For October and November we will be focused on buildings, finishings, road improvements and new eco-constructions in early design. We will also be planning a greenhouse, improving fencing and water systems.
We will be welcoming volunteers to arrive Starting in the end of October.
If you are passionate about gardens or earth constructions or anything else, we can chat it up and describe better what we´ll be doing (or trying) so you can know if it aligns with what you hope to learn and practice.
There are around 40 hectares. We have worked on a cabin, built bridges, water systems (river capture/ gravity), fencing/ gates, and improvement of the community road and other dirt paths for walkers and horses. There is always maintenance work to be done and a lot of it is physically demanding, Because of the lack of a road, it is incredibly peaceful and natural. There are great views of mountains and the lake, and the Puntiagudo volcano.
Located on the northwest side of Lago Rupanco. It is a very remote sector with no road. Access is by boat. It is complicated until you learn the details. Then it is not so hard, especially once you learn the schedule of the public ferry. Otherwise there are paid speedboats.
Let´s spare the full access directions until we connect.
REF Location: 40°52'03.4"S 72°15'20.2"W
The planting season here is generally May and June. It rarely freezes. There is abundant water and mulchable materials.
The cabin is basic and comfortable. There is hot water, electricity, and the internet.
It could use the attention of someone who likes to make small furniture, cubbies, curtains, countertops.
About 3 km away there are natural hot springs. If you want to come and have a good time in the countryside, overlooking the lake, enjoy the lake and its surroundings, do not hesitate to contact us. Please tell us about yourself. Please don´t ask me about your visa or entry testing or covid commentary. I´m sorry but I really don´t know and if I did it changed, so, not very helpful in that regard. I have helped plenty of people connect with other points in Chile but ya gotta get in on your own. ; )
I'm Daniel - from Texas, in Chile for 9 years - working here and managing the project around 8 months per year. I´m looking for friendly, positive people who have a degree of physical stamina - 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. If you are a carpenter, or a masterchef, or have any specific skills, please tell us about that.
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Aide dans une ferme
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Accueil / tourisme
It is a very quiet place, with little noise apart from the birds and animals. If you like you can enjoy fishing, stargazing, and limitless trekking options. There are natural hot springs nearby.
You will be able to learn about country life in Chile, animals, building, wood harvesting, Spanish, and permaculture (not that we´re experts). And you will have wonderful views and learn about a beautiful, natural part of southern Chile.
People who come here tend to learn about farm life, resources, building, animals and cooperation. When we do well together it is because we are all patient and tolerant, get up early. I like to help neighbors and work in community projects, not just private efforts.
And take time to learn from each other. It's very important to be mutually considerate. I´m an open book if you have any questions.
There is also a group page for the sector on social media if you would like to connect on whatsapp or facebook.
Construction, cooking, cleaning, fences, greenhouses, gardening. Seeking a "homo faber" who can make things work with what we have in a rural environment... where it is not quick nor simple to get more materials delivered. So most of our projects have a very necessary element of local sourcing and sustainability, not just an idealistic and conceptual one.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.
The cabin has three bedrooms, one with a double bed, and serves well for one person or for a couple. Another with a bed and a bunk bed where 3 or 4 can sleep. At this time, we can accommodate up to 8 people, not including campers. We have a spacious bathroom with shower and hot water, and a wood stove that serves as a kitchen. There is a refrigerator and pantry and basic supplies.
If you want to camp and bring supplies, have at it. November through February or March it is easy to camp comfortably. The rest of the year it is colder and rainy, and you'd have to be hardy and resourceful to do it.
For transportation there are established schedules for the public ferry and the bus that arrives at Puerto Buey. Vehicle parking is also available.
Access by a car is OK but roads are rough in spots. Access by bus is not "difficult", but it requires a degree of focus and patience. You have to coordinate with the schedules, and all public options are not available every day of the week.
From Puerto Buey, the nearest city it is approximately 2 hours of travel to the city of Osorno, but it could be 3 or 4 hours depending on the route and how well it is planned. Buses to/ from Entre Lagos and Puerto Octay are also feasible but only at very specific hours/ days of week.
And then the lake must also be crossed, which can be done by a variety of boats, some big, some small, and some free and others with a cost. We´ll explain this better when we get there.
Very good place to be quiet, relax, enjoy good barbecue, nature walks, waterfalls, streams, swim/snorkel in the lake, spend time with animals, etc. I highly recommend it for those who want fresh air and a new perspective. My hope is to meet people who are kind and trying for good, and will stay for a month or even longer. But initially it is best to commit to only two weeks and see how it goes.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
There is an antenna and dedicated router/wifi modem in the cabin - movistar 3g - the best option here. This is separate from my cell phone, it is always on and available. The internet works OK most of the time. Occasionally there are outages that last a few hours (around once per week). Email and voip are always functional. We play video, movies, youtube, with little or no buffering. The main LIMITATION is for live video conferencing. I have had many zoom/ whatsapp video calls with no problems, but not guaranteed- depending on the time of the day and month of the year, sometimes might be useless beyond audio-only mode.
There is no road to this side of the lake, but there is a safe place to park at a friend's house very near to where the boats cross.
There are pets, and there are pets. We´d need to talk about this, make sure it is something that won´t get complicated.
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