I am Louisa and I live in Pijao, a small Town in the center of the coffee region of Colombia. The town is located only one hour from Armenia (capital of the Quindio region, 6 hours from Bogotá).
The town has long suffered from the guerrilas and also from a earthquacke that has hit us in 1999. Fortunately, they came up with a project called “Cittá Slow” which aims at developing a favourable environment for all the inhabitants of the city and its nature. Pijao is also the first pueblo in Latin America that entered the Worldwide “Cittá Slow” movement. This gave a new birth to the city and it has now become one of the most attractive pueblos of the region. Indeed, the central park is crowded with nice little coffee shops where you can enjoy one of the best coffees in the world. There are also a lot of ecological trails in the region to go for hikes. There is also a beautiful river crossing the down where you can go bathing on sunny days.
As I grew up in the region I saw the transformation of the town. Having a small finca there, I started to dream about an organic farm where I could have some rooms to host tourists. Today, as a young graduate I decided to make this dream come true. In order to do so, I really need your help!
My first language is Spanish, I understand Basic english but I am sure we can figure out a good deal to understand each other!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
I have different projects going on were I could need your help:
- There is a small “cabaña” with a bathroom that needs to be finished
- I need help to plant the vegetables in the garden to be 100% self-sufficient
- I would like to build my own compost pile
As you can see, I need plenty of your help!
I have a room available with two private beds. There is also plenty of space for camping if you bring your own tent!
The central park is crowded with nice little coffee shops where you can enjoy one of the best coffees in the world. There are also a lot of ecological trails in the region to go for hikes. There is also a beautiful river crossing the down where you can go bathing on sunny days.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week