We are settled in the Beni Department of Bolivia, home of the famous "Cru Sauvage" chocolate. Tranquilidad is an agro-forestry and small cattle estate between Huacaraje and Baures. It was build by Volker in 2003 from the ground into a native forest, holding 300 hectares of wild cacao stands. It is well established and has all basic facilities.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Wild Cacao harvest management will be practiced here and in surrounding forests. You should be willing to help at every step. We are looking for help on the daily help and during harvest time from December to February. He or she can pick tasks on the farm that best fits to the skills. We are not processing chocolate, besides some once in a while for our home consumption. Our cacao get exported to produce our own Tranquilidad chocolate that is made and marketed in the US.
The volunteering experience will give deep insides into the livelihood of amazon natives and how to run a farm far away from big cities. The traveler will learn, during harvest season from mid December to February, how cacao is fermented and dried and can experience simple chocolate making, of one of the best cacaos in the world. There is also possibility to do some help in the community, but basic Spanish speaking would be required!
German, Spanish, English
The farm houses have two individual rooms for couples and one three bed room. There are also two tents available each with two camping beds. Low Internet reception and phone on the farm. Since 2017 it works somehow better.
We had several students before doing their thesis. They all loved it. You will learn about little town activities of Baures and Huacaraje deep in the Bolivian Amazon.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week