Join an amazing project - help to finish our sustainable farm-hostel and enjoy this magical mountain in Fusagasuga, Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a typical family living in a paradise, come and enjoy it with us. This green farm is located in the countryside, in the middle of a hill that is half jungle and half production farm. A real colombian experience in the mountains. We own this farm 22 years ago. It is in Fusagasuga (Fusagasugá), Cundinamarca. About 2 hours from Bogota (Bogotá) going to the south of Colombia. This is a beautiful traditional small town that has amazing weather conditions. The farm or "finca" is 30 min away from Fusagasugá (also named Fusa). Is about 5 hectares (50.000m2) of exhuberant nature with unique landscapes, lots of birds, palms, ornamental and fruit trees. This place has a house of three floors of about 600m2. Our project is to transform it in a coffee farm hostel with high industry standars. Thinking and developing everything with sustainability and permaculture principes.

    I'm Sebastian, a political scientist and a jungle soul of 23 years old living with María (my sweet mom) in the main house. We have a lot of family living in Fusa. My native lenguage is spanish, I'm fluent in english and can speak portuguese. Now we have two colombian workers, a couple, living in the secondary house. They are doing animal and plants care and general mantinance.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Jardinería
    Construcción
    Mantenimiento / bricolage
    Ayuda en una granja
    Otra
    Ayuda en proyecto ecológico
    Ayuda en casa
    Ayuda con animales
    Turismo
    Ayuda con idiomas
    Projecto artístico

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    -Cultural experience with my family and me. And incredible contact with the countryside people.
    -Connect with 90's classic colombian arquitecture.
    -Be in a natural-jungle place while enjoy a comfortable stay.
    -Experience the colorfull Fusagasugá, the "garden city of Colombia" and the close towns.
    -Practice Spanish with one of the easiest accents of the country.
    -Learn to dance traditional latin rhythms.
    -Learn about farm process. make cheese, milking a cow, fishing mojarra (typical fish) in our lake, while you involve with us in the coffee process, literally from the roots.
    -Go whenever you want to our mountain jungle to do trekking.
    -Experience colombian nature, the second most biodiverse country.
    -Slackline classes.
    -Help us to research and develope permaculture techniques.
    -Discover the real colombian history told by people that lived it, not by a tv show or film.
    -Enjoy unique landscapes of the southern Cundinamarca department.
    -Discover how to live in peace with nature forces.
    -Learn about water cylce starting from mountains.
    -Disconnect you from the world.
    -Organic and self growned food.
    -Try exotic fruits that grow in every farm corner, and experience the ones tha dont grow here. (exotic fruits of warmer weather )
    -Have two national natural parks in less than 40 minutes away. And also experience them in your daily landscape view. Quinini Hill Natural Park and Sumapaz National Natural Park, or "Páramo de Sumapaz" the biggest natural water fabric of Colombia and the world. An unique ecosistem that you have to see.

  • Help

    Help

    We need to improve our proceses and make a big orchard for the house. Also the diversification of the gardening, flowers, germining seeds and taking care of baby plants. Dare to do the biological research if you like.

    Helping us on the planting of arabic coffee beans for the project (with the help of our team). We want to improve our water supply system, that is based on mountain spring water. (we are not connected to the rural service, we bring the water from the mountain and preserve it). Help us to make a water filter.

    Thinking new spaces and walking trails like if you were the tourist, and capturing all kinds of content as photos and videos of the evolution of this space. Implement some permaculture principes that will be the center of the strategy, that way you will be able to learn or to teach to us. Take care of nature is our mission. Also we would like you to give us advices about marketing and social media management.

    If you are up to, we also can build small structures using bio construction techniques and help of professionals. We don't have any tourist yet. We want to make and change small details to put our place in internet platforms and start bringing national and international visitors. The space is 80% ready to do it.

    You also can propose something according to your background and experience. We are open to share ideas. We are flexible.

    Different Opportunities for:
    -Biologist and environmentalist.
    -Experienced from the tourism sector.
    -Marketing, content development and social media.
    -Architects and designers.
    -Artist and filmmakers.
    -Craftsman and woodworkers.
    -Builders and Ecobuilders.
    -Nature caretakers.
    -Social sciences and languages.

    yes :) every background could help us!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, Portuguese.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation description.

    -Our house have six different bedrooms, every with one or two beds depending on the room. all with its own bathroom.
    -You can stay in your own room alone or with your couple or a friend. we have hot water in the showers.
    The house is big, almost like a villa. i'm going to resume it to you:
    we have the kitchen full equiped to all your needs. and also a services room with a laundry machine. we dont have drying machine.
    -In the first floor there is also a dinner room and the main living room with a smokestack for the cold nights.
    - In the second floor there is the TV room and four of the rooms, every connected with a big hall. Also the main two terraces.
    -In the third floor there is a lounge-study room with other two terraces and the last bedrooms, there is also four backyards near to the house.
    -we have five dog outside the house.

    We have WiFi :)

    Food and supplyes.
    -Full equiped kitchen to make desserts, meal, and all kind of crazy stuff you preffer.
    -Alternative grill and wood for cooking.
    -We can provide beteween 2 and 3 daily organic eggs (from our henhouse )
    -A lot of whole milk of our cows and the milk subproducts we could make.
    -We can give you the breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner) in exchange of less than 15 hours of work per week. OR three meals for more than 15 hours. It depends on you.
    -You can eat all the fruits of the season that are growing here.
    -There are two grocery stores in 500m away from the finca. for your personal needs, beers and munchies.

    Not incluyed.
    Trasport from "La Finca"to Fusagasugá and Fusagasugá to"La Finca". The bus goes everey 30 min and is about 1,12 USD per way. if some friend or family come, you can ask for a ride. We can't because we don't have a car.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I grow up in this beautiful place and my dream is that all the generations of my family and friends could experience this and become sensitized thanks to the nature arroud. I also lived in "La finca" as a child while Colombia was going on it hardest time of his history. Colombia has drastically changed 20 years to now. Now we as all colombians want to show the world the real face of this piece of land. This project is the realization of a dream that still in our hearths.

    Come and experience the perfect weather (between 15℃ and 23℃ all the year). The carismatic people of Cundinamarca and Fusagasugá. Cause the fact we are so close to the capital, you will be able to find everything in here, big markets, restaurants of all kind, party, hospitals, easy transport to Bogotá and southern Colombia. "Fusa" has four differents thermal floors on its geography from cold places to warmer places. And becuase the weather doesn't change dramatically, we have a big variaty of nature, ingredients, landscapes, and plans and trips to do.

    Help us to improve the demand of tourist in this region of Colombia by improving a little bit the offer. help us to tell the world the amazing experience they can live here.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week





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