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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 46004
Country: Chile

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Last Updated: March 25, 2019

WE LOOK FOR HELPERS THAT CAN STAY IDEALLY A MONTH OR LONGER STAY ,that really want to experience farm work .

Still have availability ALL APRIL and MAY ONWARDS


We are an organic poultry farm. We mostly breed Barbarie ducks, quails and creol chickens for restaurants and hotels.

The birds are free range and free of any pharmaceuticals ,antibiotics or hormones ever.
We have a small fruit orchard that asks to be nurtured with manure and compost and one third abandoned vegetable garden always in perspective of designing, improving and caring.
We highly appreciate people that are gentle with plants and animals, es have some experience and if not are willing to learn to be a good gardener ,farmer and vegetable grower.Our present agriculture farming practice regarding gardening ,horticulture and fruit growing is permaculture and no dig .

The farm is located 1.5 hours from Santiago and 45 minutes from Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.

Algarrobo, a near by holiday beach resort one of the
beautiful beaches near our farm i.e. El Yeco, Mirasol and Tunquen , are 15 minutes to 30 minutes away .Litoral Central also close by , has many beach reasorts including Isla Negra where one of the Literature Nobel prize Pablo Neruda's house is.It's a museum and can be visited previous reservation. Casablanca a small rural town is surrounded with coastal vineyards best sauvignon blanc
and pinot noir is only 20 minutes from
us. Lucky us !

We are a married couple with 3 Akita dogs : Hugh , Gala & Loulou . Cecilia speaks English and Spanish. Alvaro speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

We enjoy cooking and mostly use ingredients grown on
the farm.
Food is a way of life in our daily life, enthusiastic
in cooking , sharing learning always happy to teach
what we have acquired in life.


Of course the length of stay will depend on mutual accordance.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteer workers that wish to learn simple but gentle feeding and care taking
of our fowl (poultry). Carpentry,masonry,plumbing,horticulture, gardening passion and cooking knowledge and passionate to help
on the farm in many and varied ways.The duties are :
Feeding and caring of the birds,dogs ,mainly gardening chores improvements in the grove , orchard and designing a vegetable garden.Cleaning the poultry pens and incubation rooms.
General house keeping duties as well as maintenance of the house and property .
Cleaning and doing car wash is also another activity you may be asked to help with.

We will provide a lift to the nearby bus stop . Hitch hicking is also an alternative to go to the many nearby beaches and towns.
From there you have access to Santiago, Viña or
We are very well connected to the rest of the world from the main 68 highway.
There is open LIMITED Wifi available for our helpers to keep up with their travel plan ,family and friends, morning, evening and free time in our cottage and terrace. People that are addicted to internet could be healed . We ask respect and awareness in the internet use . We have had bad experiences with young people that have no awareness of LIMIT USE.

It is not the fastest though the best we can have in the area and we ask to make conscious use of it because is limited .If you are addicted to the web and social media THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO BE . You need more and faster you can go to one of the close towns to many cafes that have open WiFi for customers.

We have an independent cottage with two rooms with 2 twin beds in one and the other a double premium bed , a full bathroom and kitchen, no fridge for the time being in this cottage.
You are asked to clean and maintain the cottage in premium conditions regularly .
The volunteers will work 6 days 6 to 8 hours daily and then have 2 days free to travel or go site seeing in the district. They will be required to work at least 1 week end,depending on the stay . We ask flexibility and offer also flexibility regarding working schedule.
Breakfast will be prepared independently by you in the cottage you are staying, lunch most of the time will be
cooked and shared with the owners and dinner time is
a free space in the little cottage you will be staying. We provide simple pantry for meals prepared on your own.
It is mandatory to clean and tidy up with high standard and to care for all kitchen and house equipment , appliances , furniture and so forth.
We are enthusiastic people passionate in what we do and where we chose to live and expect to share with people in the same vibration that really like and love farm life which is quite demanding but offers many beautiful experiences that city life has totally forgotten.
So you are welcome to be part of this farm in Maquehua , Algarrobo.

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