Permaculture project Barker, Uruguay

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Ayúdanos con bioconstrucción =)

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Help a sustainable project
10 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Learn about sustainability
17 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Connect with the locals
15 travelers recommend 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.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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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 will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
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.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Stay at least
10 days
Stay up to
2 weeks

The Experience

Estamos autoconstruyendo nuestro espacio con técnicas de bioconstruccion, necesitamos ayuda para finalizar algunas cosas en la casa y para seguir con otros espacios que queremos construir.

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  • Between 23 and 80 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers
  • Be from outside Uruguay

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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23 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Permaculture Project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 17 Learning about sustainability
  • 15 Meeting locals
  • 15 Immersing in the local culture
  • 14 Practicing Spanish
  • 12 Get in touch with nature
  • 11 Developing environmental awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 8 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 8 15. Life on land
  • 7 13. Climate action
  • 5 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 3 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 2 2. Zero hunger
  • 1 1. No poverty



My time at the project was amazing. Damián and the project are so caring and nice, and really prioritize the well-being of their volunteers. They always treated me like family, and were there to help in any way I needed. I'm going to miss their 4 dogs so much, they were so sweet. The house is beautiful and amazing to see as someone who loves design and sustainability. The work was fair and doable, and we had plenty of downtime every day to relax. The food was incredible! I would highly recommend this workaway to anyone looking to learn bio construction, sustainability, and Uruguayan life.

4 months ago



The experience was incredible, Damian and the project are fantastic hosts, welcoming and kind. Here you can learn a lot about bioconstruction, basic woodwork, cheeses, Uruguayan culture, and anything else, cause Damian now how to anything you ask. It's amazing all the process of helping them to build their home, you see walls raising, the reflection of the sun on the bottles of the wall, and the incredible spirit of community in the area. Besides that, trough my stay the food was amazing and delicious! I mean it very much!! As my first worldpackers experience, I couldn't expect more!

about 1 year ago

United States


Our time with Damián and the project was amazing. We really felt like we learned a lot about Uruguay and the process of building a home out of mud. We had fun the entire time we were working and really feel like we made friends. Damián and the project took us to several places around the area and to the carnaval festival during our stay. We 100% recommend volunteering with them if you want to learn more about Uruguay, spend time in the countryside, and work with your hands to build something environmentally friendly!

over 1 year ago

South Africa


It was an absolutely amazing experience. the project and Damián are absolutely wonderful host. I felt like I was part of the family. Not just did I learn how to build a Bio-constructed house. I also got to learn how to make Colonia cheese & Mozzarella. The best cheese I've ever tasted in my life. I also learned how to make the best yogurt in the world. I fell in love with the Uruguayan country side and it people. Disfruté mi experiencia

over 1 year ago



Damián, el proyeto y Amaru son una familia preciosa, te hacen sentir como en casa desde el momento en que llegas. Llevan varios años trabajando en distintas técnicas de bioconstrucción y tienen su vivienda muy adelantada. Están permanentemente abiertos a solucionar tus dudas, a acompañarte y a enseñarte, no solo sobre bioconstrucción sino sobre cualquier duda que tengas. Me dieron herramientas suficientes para iniciar un proyecto de bioconstrucción por mi cuenta. Fue una experiencia inolvidable. Cocinan muy rico también. ¡Muchas gracias por todo!

about 2 months ago

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