A community project teaching low income Colombians to cook healthy food recipes from around the world, and to create unique businesses selling the food at local prices. It is a personalized training program that helps participants learn to manage their business and life priorities, with a space to sell their products learning in practice, not just theory, and they use our equipment while they earn and save for their own. We look to create organic rooftop gardens, training and transforming organic produce into delicious products, then back into compost to start the cycle again.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
I have travelled to more than 70 countries as an international volunteer before creating this project in Medellín, and I'll be more than happy to give others the opportunity to add experience to their CV working with an international NGO, while providing the most hospitable, fun environment possible. And you'll be eating delicious food for lunch on a daily basis while contributing to the sustainability of our project, working in Spanish and English or even some French if you prefer!
We will need carpenters to install roofing over parts of the green rooftop terrace; urban/eco designers to help with the design of a rooftop garden; gardeners with experience in rooftop gardens, including weatherproofing and installing infrastructure that can support small fruit trees and vegetable/herb gardens; welders who can help build a metal roof structure on parts of the terrace; tradespersons who can help preparing the walls, tiling the floors with ceramics; chefs and bakers who want to do an ethnic culinary exchange; there are a lot of ways to help make the training centre great with technical expertise!
We receive a large number of requests, so if you send a generic message that does not show you have read our profile completely, expect us to do the same! ;)
English Spanish French
The accommodation will be in private bedrooms for guests on the second floor with private or shared bathroom (the centre has 2 private bathrooms and 1 shared bathroom with shower, plus 2 additional bathrooms without shower). If we receive a number of requests for the same time period, we could decide to have multiple beds in the same room, but this would be communicated/negociated ahead of time; no surprises! It's a unique building that has recuperated 80+ year old doors and windows from homes that have been demolished during the city's renovations, now considered part of the city's heritage. We don't always eat breakfast here, but a delicious lunch is guaranteed!
We are walking distance to all types of cultural activities in the heart of the city centre, and we can help you enjoy the variety of events that the city has to offer. The new modern tram runs in front of the centre, with the station 2 blocks away; easy access to anywhere! We look for a balanced work/life relationship, and have spent a lot of energy building this project from below the ground up. We look for passionate people to help us continue to grow! We are not a hotel or hostel, and as I live in the building and also need some time to myself for various tasks and to wind down from time to time, we look for guests to enjoy the city outside of the project with some of their time, and to not think of their room as a private hotel where they never leave the house; we don't leave anyone alone inside, and we need to get out sometimes too! :)
Another important point is that there is no Internet access in the house: a park 3 blocks away has free Internet access for up to 2.5 hours per day when you need to connect (I even download movies from there!).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week