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Eco Lodge Bariloche, Argentina

8 reviews8

Outdoor work

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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 painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We have lots of fun outdoor work, for example we are Filling Gabions with rock, finishing a stone wall next to the tire wall, carving a staircase on the rock, pounding tires, finishing the first grey water planter, renewing the dock on the lake, etc. Once every couple of weeks we do some community work as well, since I'm teaching locals to recycle. You should apply for this position if you like nature and are not afraid of heights.

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteers contribute $5 per day to cover expenses for food, mantainance, and/or finicing our organization


  • Over 21 years old
  • Be from outside Argentina
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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1 week

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8 Reviews


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Eco Lodge


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What J provides is an amazing opportunity to learn about Earthships & sustainable living in a beautiful location. Also, he freely shares all his knowledge and was invested in helping me experience different aspects of life in Bariloche.
J expects work to be done and volunteers to be independent and proactive, so this experience would be great for so. who is interested in the project, understands the requirements, and is not simply looking for cheap accommodation.
I had a great experience, I'd definitely recommend.

about 2 months ago



I think Jonathan is an egocentric person. Empathy is not in his vocabulary. The tasks I tried to fulfill were never good enough (whenever he checked on me, he would frequently tell me to handle the task differently from his previous explanation, giving me the feeling I was doing it wrong) and it seemed as if he expected that a volunteer's motivation should be as high as his. He is very dominant and not interested in other opinions or persons. He even ditched us on a night in town, not mentioning up front that he might not give us a ride back home, I think that is very rude. Don't go!

over 2 years ago

Jonathan replied

Janine, I think you were obviously more interested in a free stay in Bariloche instead of helping in our project. You are super egocentric, selfish and insulted and said awful things about latin american people, and on top of it you fought literally with all the team members at the time, so I think your evaluation shows who you are, and who's exactly not empathetic but your self.
Don't want to get into details here but since you brought it up free rides were never implied, and if you want to go into town the bus stops on the regular by the main road. If we happen to go into town because you were going to meet with your tinder match, I have no obligations whatsoever, in your free time you are free to do whatever you feel like, and me too.
Hope you learn to be more empathetic, and respect your peers!
Best of luck with the rest of your travels!
I wouldn't recommend you to others either, very sad but true, you didn't even know how to cook a meal, or do anything but fight period. Horrible experience!



It is not easy to describe the whole experience. I can start with the place, quiet, peaceful, natural and heavenly; followed by the hospitality of Jonathan who includes you in his daily life as if you were a friend. Continuing with the project, in which you learn many things, not only things of natural construction, all sustainable, taking care of the environment, but also to recycle and dispose of materials that many consider waste. If you want to learn, help and enjoy a beautiful place in good company, this is the place!

over 2 years ago



Jonathan es un tipo muy copado, me encantó la idea del proyecto, el voluntariado requiere bastante esfuerzo y compromiso, pero el lugar y la buena onda es increíble!

over 2 years ago

Jonathan replied

Gracias Joel por tu buena onda también! Saludos



Una muy buena experiencia, que a nivel personal me ayudó mucho, aprendí muchas tareas y además el liderazgo de Jonathan fue estupendo. Mil gracias a todos por todo! Y de nuevo gracias por las recomendaciones.

over 2 years ago

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