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Farm Valdivia, Chile

23 reviews23

Multiply and cultivate ornamental plants in Chile!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
A traveler recommended this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We reproduce and research ornamental plants, specially the native ones. We've got 30 years of experience and 4 permanent workers. The farmer is agronomist and researcher. We're 5 km away from the touristic city of Valdivia, close to national parks and other attractions. Accommodation in two rooms, with shared bathroom/kitchen. Come help us with different activities in our vivero. :)

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Fluent English
  • Between 20 and 55 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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23 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

3 Get in touch with nature

1 Meeting locals

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Immersing in the local culture



It's very nice. The host is very reserved a person, but he's kind and is never annoyed. We have a nice accommodation, good quality ingredients to prepare food, which are provided without limitation within the list of available goods. We're somewhat far from the city, as it's a countryside establishment. That means we're never in the mood of going out after the work shifts. As to the region, it's very humid, and I had the experience of coming in the winter, so it's been cold and raining for 95% of the period. Nevertheless, it's a perfect interaction with nature.




It was an amazing experience, I have learned a lot there. Everything was offered exactly as described at the opportunity description. The host Gonzalo, the other employees ,the tasks and work environment are amazing, I totally recomend it!




Very organized host, you choose between varied tasks that can be done at your time, in the sun, in the shade or covered. It's a relaxing, easy and introspective work. Good accommodations that respect your privacy. You choose your foods on a weekly list for cooking. The place is beautiful and just 6kms from the center of Valdivia and the Botanical Garden and museums that can be reached by bike or taxi. Don Gonzalo studies and works over 30 years with plants and loves to share his knowledge, very calm and kind with volunteers, always asks you if you are happy! Host five stars




Volunteering at Vivero La Huella was an amazing opportunity to learn lots, meet awesome people ( and a dog), and connect with nature. Gonzalo is a wonderful host! He was kind, generous, and provided me with lots of food every week. He is someone that we can learn a lot from. Elia and Daniel - that work there - were super helpful and always had a smile on their faces. The cabin I stayed was cozy and I had bicycles available . The tasks were pretty easy to do and the working time is fair. I felt as I was doing something really meaningful while volunteering there. I really recommend this place!




I had a great time volunteering at Vivero La Huella. The place is beautiful, and the duties are interesting. Gonzalo is a great host, he’s always worried about our needs. The work time is fare and easy to accomplish. The cabin for the volunteers is comfortable, the weekly food list provided is generous, and we had bikes to ride to places around. The vibe at Vivero is peaceful, and I enjoyed meeting the people that work there, they're very kind, easygoing and helpful. I recommend this volunteering for whom would enjoy a quiet place to reload the energies, and learn more about plants and nature.


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Hosted by GONZALO

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