Farm Valdivia, Chile

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Multiply and cultivate ornamental plants in Chile!

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Connect with nature
15 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
8 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
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.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Building & Repairing
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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
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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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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. Minimum stay 4 weeks and positive covid test.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 25 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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52 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 15 Get in touch with nature
  • 8 Developing environmental awareness
  • 7 Meeting locals
  • 5 Learning about sustainability
  • 5 Immersing in the local culture
  • 3 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 1 13. Climate action
  • 1 15. Life on land

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I had such a good time at the farm. Gonzalo, the host, is more then generous and is happy to help with anything you need. The cabanas you stay in are very well kept and homely with a good kitchen area and shower (which does get cold). I would fully recommend the farm to those who are invested in gardening roles and taking care of nature - and who don't mind getting their hands dirty.

7 months ago



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.

about 4 years ago



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!

over 4 years ago



Amazing 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

over 4 years ago



Volunteering at the farm 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!

almost 5 years ago

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