Live in a small cabin on a lovely wooded lake in Patagonia and work about 10 hours per week in exchange for housing/utilities - Patagonia, 1.5 hours from BBA airport

Live in a small cabin on a lovely wooded lake in Patagonia and work about 10 hours per week in exchange for housing/utilities - Patagonia, 1.5 hours from BBA airport

Posted: 10/12/2017 - 10:37 pm

Might you like to spend at least a year in Patagonia, Chile, very remote and beautiful? 

Help finish the interiors and solar power system of the small, off-grid home where you will live on a lovely remote, forested lake with mountain views, and live rent and utility-free year round.  Must enjoy solitude and be able to live completely off the grid without TV or addictions of any kind, and be willing to confront very occasional trophy trout poachers within the Chilean law.  Spanish proficiency extremely helpful.

Must have the means to buy most of your own food from Coyhaique, 2 hours distant, four wheel drive transportation, and other necessities.  We will supply building materials and help with construction of interiors and solar electric system.  We live here from Oct thru April and in Chicago during the winter, but need someone to watch our 90 acres of land and yurt plus 95 acre lake, tend fences, trap mink,  when we are not here. Small salary (enough to feed yourself) plus earned bonus will also be provided to care for about 24 llamas and alpacas and greenhouse, yurt, barns, etc during winter (May-Sept).  To heat your home and provide cooking and hot water, you will need to gather and split fallen trees from the nearby property and be able to drive and maintain small boats with outboards.  Bridge players (or those willing to learn to play bridge) are encouraged during summer!  Extensive vacations during summer, start date, some salary and duties are negotiable, and we are reasonable, pretty self-sufficient, sane and fun to be around.  We volunteer nearly full time for an educational non-profit utilizing BGAN satellite internet; we believe cell/internet service will be available by February 2018, although we can't be sure.  We love it here and are looking for another independent, mature, friendly couple who will love it, too! 

 

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