Join our project of sustainably integrating architecture in Futaleufu, Chile

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  • Description

    Description

    Our Story

    We found this piece of land where clock runs differently. Where difficulties give us strength...
    We arrived here in 2014 and since then we've been working on upgrading the infrastructure, building our cabins, starting an organic garden with the permaculture fundamentals and learning from the land. Since the beginning things are happening naturally and we are focused on respecting nature and sustainably integrating architecture, art, photography, gastronomy we want to be able to broaden and exchange our experiences and knowledge.
    We are a family of 4 and we live here with 3 other full time team and we also count with the help of locals as well. However due to the low number of inhabitants, collaborators are not always dependable.

    We are looking for:
    We currently need help with organic vegetable gardens, flower gardens, construction, maintenance, and team cooking. We ask for a 6-week commitment. Also be aware that the work here can be physically demanding therefore not suitable for people with back problems, injuries, or any serious medical issues.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We come from different backgrounds and are long time travelers just like you...

    We found a place to connect, charge our batteries, learn and ultimately grow.
    I have a successful career in photography and can share some of my expertise with you.
    My wife is a model and has an eye for arts, language, mindful living and is the curator of future workshops.

    The collaborators, they have many skills of their own and its a sure win to exchange some ideas with them.

    The skills combined of the main elements are: architecture, arts, photography, sustainable living, permaculture, eco tourism, language, water sports, yoga, international gastronomy, entrepreneurship, marketing, literature and all the other good stuff!

    you can enjoy lake access for water sports, access to our stand up boards, bikes, and 6 acres of land.

    There is a bus stop right in front of our farm and it can take you to nearby towns and parks.
    We have weekly drives to the city and you can join us.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Since we are still on the construction fase of the project, any kind of help is welcome! More specifically; gardening, digging, renovation, maintenance, construction, landscaping, cleaning of guest cabins and common areas, road maintenance, light carpentry/painting/plumbing/electrical depending on your skill! Preference is given to experienced volunteers who knows about permaculture fundamentals.

    On fase 2 of the project volunteers will be asked to help out mainly with gardening and cleaning of common areas and we need your help to get there!

    Our usual help hours are in the mornings, Monday to Friday Hours consist of about 5 hours a day, 5 days a week with 2 days off. Where you are encouraged to explore the surroundings!
    We require a minimum of 4-week commitment. We ask all our volunteers to commit to staying for this period as we feel it takes this amount of time to fully integrate into this environment and for us all to have the best possible exchange experience.

    Your stay can be longer than the 6 weeks if by mutual agreement and depending on our mutual experience and on the degree to which initiative, quality of help and commitment has been demonstrated.

    To apply, please try to contact us in advance and let us know your arrival date and travel plans, how long you would like to stay for, what your skill set and abilities are, why you would like to volunteer here and what help related areas you would most able to help us with.

    Please let us know if there are any health concerns you would like us to be aware of. We are 15 min drive form a hospital, however, it doesn't have an ER and all emergencies are by a helicopter flight away from here. If you need any medicines, please ensure you take enough for the duration of your stay stay. This is a remote location with the nearest town 12km away.

    We prefere if you arrive on a weekday, since the town is closed on weekends due to Covid and we can easily arrange to pick you up in town. If you are coming from out of the country, be aware there will be a mandatory quarantine of 10 days and a PCR test taken on the 7th day of your arrival. Please inquire about your options of quarantine.

  • Langues parlées

    Portugais: Courant
    Anglais: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Depending on the time of the year we have 2 types of accommodation for our volunteers:

    You can either be sharing a beautiful and modern home (Cordillera) with 2 other collaborators. (see pictures bellow!)
    The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, so you will have to share a bathroom, pallet heater, hot showers, beautiful views, a deck and easy access to the road and trails, it counts with a full kitchen where you can prepare your own breakfast (basics provided like bread, milk, coffee, tea etc...) lunch is served at our home in communal style where we will have time to share a meal and stories. Unless you prefere to eat on your own the shared word is respect. Dinner, you can cook at the guesthouse (a full gourmet-communal-kitchen), although if not occupied with guests.
    All volunteers are provided with 3 meals to prep and in addition you can have lunch with us!
    Ah and high speed internet!

    Second Housing option
    You will be in a guest cabin in the woods with lake view sharing a bathroom, set up with 2 single beds for friends share or a full bed for couples, and a tiny kitchen for small easy prep meals. (no heavy cooking will be allowed at this cabin).

    If you think you would like more privacy, we recommend you bring your own tent (ground sheet, etc) as camping is available near the entrance. Even if you bring your own tent, you will still always have a bed available.

    Although we have many commodities, we practice mindful living respecting the environment and future generations. We spend most of our time outdoors and disconnected from the habitual city life.

    A washing machine and hand wash buckets are available.

    We have weekly drives to town where you can pick up anything extra you may need!

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    As we are opening our home to you, we want to receive volunteers who have a commitment to a healthy and holistic approach to life and who truly appreciate the beauty of nature.
    We have our children living with us and want to set example of healthy living, therefore we have zero tolerance for:

    - Theft
    - Drugs
    - Alcohol abuse (socially is ok)
    - Dishonesty
    - Poor timekeeping
    - Wastage as in the misuse/neglect of our property and littering (we value and preserve all that is here)
    - Excessive noise and behavior (let's enjoy the sounds of nature and the tranquility of this sanctuary)

    This is fundamental to us and we are committed to our policies. We reserve the right to ask you to leave should you have difficulties in aligning with our policies.

    So that I know you have fully read our profile, please include “I have read your profile thoroughly” when messaging us!

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    Love

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We're RV friendly !

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hrs a day


N° de référence hôte : 815966543667