Happy and energetic people to help on a massive property that is bordered by several hundred meters of river, Santa marta, Colombia

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Colombia

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    19/06/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    This place opened in 2017, it consists of a large white villa situated on a massive property that is bordered by several hundred meters of river. It has utilised certain aspects to ensure everyone can enjoy a relaxed environment such as the various large hammocks and swings located around the property. The property is laid out into three levels:

    Level 1 - Upon entering the property on level 1 you shall find the reception at the front of the house. There is a cool lounge area there which is a really good place to socialise with existing and arriving clients. Also on this level you will find the restaurant as well as a communal kitchen which also has a brick BBQ. Inside the house there is a television room that has access to Direct tv and also Netflix.

    Level 2 - Here you will find the 30m long pool equipped with a swing rope. The bar is located next to the pool which creates a fun and social environment. Adjoining the pool is 90 square meters of decking which is a great place to sunbath, enjoy a beer/cocktail, read, play some cards, do yoga and/or meet new people. Running parallel to the pool is a custom built hammock which is where everyone tends to lay back with a good book or have a snooze in the sun. On special occasions this is the area where local bands can come and play live music for our customers.

    Level 3 - Welcome to the jungle... this level contains countless fruit trees including mangos, oranges, lemons, avocados, guanamanas, pomerosas, lulos, bananas, plantanes and others. throughout the third level you will find tree swings and hammocks including a swing mounted hammock that swings over the river. With such a large property we often see toucans, hummingbirds, snakes (including Coral, snakes, fake corals, blind snakes and the world famous Fer De Lance), spiders (including Tarantulas), fire flies, armadillos and much much more. Once you finally reach the edge of the property you are greeted by several hundred meters of river.

    Being such a new hostel it is important to all of the team to improve and one of the best ways to do it is to have a wide range of people from different backgrounds be involved in the project.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Currently we are doing a language exchange between staff where the Spanish and English speakers all have the chance to work together thus improving learning another language. We are always looking at becoming more environmentally friendly hence we work together with the community to recycle and re purpose anything that could get a second or even third use. The employees have experience in several areas such as eco tourism, hospitality, survival training, biology, bar tending, construction, adobe building, permaculture, indigenous medicine retreats.

  • Help

    Help

    The positions we have available can vary from construction, yoga/meditation, language exchanges, gardening, meeting and greeting customers to assisting the staff in the various sections. The most important pre-requisite is that people are happy and energetic that like to socialise with people from all over the world. In this social environment it is important to communicate, give information and advice to locals and tourists alike. Being able to speak 2 languages is preferable but mot essential.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, spanish and german

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The type of accommodation will vary between hammock or dorm accommodation depending on the duration of stay, availability of beds and amount of hours available for work. The accommodation will be located in the main house which is the same area as the clients accommodation. Food is provided to all for the days that you are helping. There is also a restaurant on the premises and alot of restaurants within walking distance.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Minca has alot of great things for tourists to experience. Each experience could be talked about in length but for convenience the following is a list of several options on what to do in Minca

    Waterfalls
    Hiking
    Horse riding tours
    Coffee Tours
    Abseiling
    Quad bike rentals
    Down hill cycling
    Great restaurant and cafe scene
    Local french bakery
    Artesenal beers made at La Victoria
    Local coffee
    Bird watching tours
    Traditional indigenous medicine retreats
    Language exchanges
    Local language tutors
    Survival tours
    Adobe building
    Permaculture
    World class views
    World class flora and fauna
    The highest coastal mountain range on Earth
    and so much more.

    Minca has a tendency to make you want to stay longer. Here you will meet people who came as a tourist for a few days and have now established themselves a life here.

    Minca does not disappoint.

  • 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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