Type: Agriculture / Forestry, Environment & Wildlife Conservation,
Become an active member of a horse ranch in Argentina, in the midst of the breathtaking Andes, and experience an adventure you will never forget. Surrounded by pure nature you will get to know a self-sufficient lifestyle and acquire valuable skills in horse riding and handling, agriculture of fruits and vegetables as well as daily ranch work. Since the ranch regularly hosts guests you will also develop relevant qualities demanded for good guest service. Experienced service staff will support and share their knowledge with you. Travel to South America with NATUCATE and spend eight weeks in Argentina’s unique wilderness.
As an intern you participate in all aspects of daily life on the ranch – helping with the horses, milking the cows, cooking and cleaning, digging in the garden, and chopping firewood. Due to frequent ranch visitors you will also learn to appropriately welcome guests and provide a pleasant stay by assisting in guest service activities from time to time.nch team does not operate on a fixed schedule; workdays fluctuate with the comings and goings of guest groups and the various happenings around the ranch. The team works long days, but follows the tradition of the siesta, often breaking for several hours during the hottest part of the day. Ranch activities sometimes dictate that you’ll begin your work in the very early morning, or work beyond nightfall. You’ll often put in a long string of workdays and then get several days off. Other times you may have a period of relatively less work. Care is taken to ensure that everyone is getting the time off they need. During the two months participants learn:
The ranch is a remote, 100,000-acre guest lodge and working cattle ranch nestled in the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. Staff housing is communal – most rooms are bunkhouse style, with a shared kitchen and bathroom. The buildings are rustic but comfortable. Couples can get a private room, but will still share a bathroom. Hot water for showers is heated in wood-fired hot water heaters. For a shower, wood must be gathered and chopped and a fire started – it takes about 45 minutes to get a full tank of hot water. There is power supplied by small hydroelectric turbines. Small loads like lights, laptops, and speakers work fine, but the system doesn’t support higher draw items like hair dryers. There is a washing machine available at the staff house. There are several kitchens in the staff/intern housing area. Each is rustic but functional.
Telephone 1: (+49) 241-91 99 43 57
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