Experience a Wellness & Permaculture Center in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Santa Marta, Colombia



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    We are an off-grid, solar-powered wellness and permaculture center in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Santa Marta, Colombia. We are a one-hour walk, or 3.5 km, from the village of Minca. Ours is a magical place with a little creek flowing through, lots of land to explore, birds, bees, monkeys and kind people aplenty.

    We are Jesse, Tala and Nacir. Nacir was born in our bamboo home in autumn of 2017. Jesse is from the USA and practices acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, meditation, music and Zhong Xin Dao. Tala is a sound therapist, professional vocalist, rockstar Mama and chef of delicious foods. Nacir is pure love. Our project is in its infant stage; currently we are planting a cacao food forest and preparing to construct a chicken house.

    Quite full of life here we are, taking care of Nacir, overseeing construction projects, planting a permaculture forest of cacao and fruit trees and so on. We are off-the-grid with solar power, have limited wifi in the main house/cafe, and strive for living a balanced life led with love, integrity and principles of unification and sustainability.

    We are excited to meet some wonderful workawayers who align with our flow, so come on up to our mountain land if you feel the call!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A workaway stay here offers opportunities of learning about permaculture, wholistic medicine and either practice your English or Spanish language skills. Our finca is a place for exploring consciousness, where growth and peace are easily found. One can learn about music, voice, permaculture, acupuncture, qi gong, zhong xin dao, sound healing, meditation and off-grid living. One can also receive therapies in acupuncture and sound therapy. You will have the opportunity to know your self a little better, to know nature a bit deeper and to practice just BEING you without judgment - and without too many outside distractions:)

    Tambien, you could practice your English with us or your Spanish with our wonderful workers!

    Our meals are mostly vegetarian, super yummy food and we even have homemade kombucha!

  • Help


    We are consistently looking for someone who is comfortable around babies and lending a helping hand where it is needed. Be ok with holding a baby and changing a diaper. Experience with with young children (within the last 5 yrs) is a +, although not mandatory. Basic help in the kitchen and around the house. Help in the garden could be good, as well.

    Another possibility is if you happen to be skilled with web design/programming, we would like some help building our website! We currently have a website on squarespace, but would like to transition to one either on wordpress or thegrid.io

    Skilled carpenter/natural builder, we could always use help on projects. Building a swimming pond, solar hot water system. solar deyhydrator, a chicken house, a tea house..... there is always something to be making!

    We require a minimum stay of 4 weeks, working 25 hours per week, 5 hours a day. The only exception to this is for web design help, in which your stay can be as short as it takes to create a new website for us!

    We provide 3 meals per day on your working days. You are responsible for providing your own food for your days off, and snacks through out your stay.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Arabic

  • Accommodation


    We have a large, 3-bedroom tent for you to stay in. Each room has its own entrance. The roof is tall enough to stand up in. Right now there is just one room with a very comfortable bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are remote and a 3.5 km, or about a one hour walk from Minca. The hike to our Finca consists of a bit of an up hill climb, crossing of the Arimaca River, and during rain season the road is very muddy. However, it is a beautiful walk. You can always take a moto from Minca to us.

    The beautiful cascada marinka is a 20 minute walk. Rio Arimaca and another small creek border our property, providing healing water to listen and lay in if you desire. There are all kinds of hiking possibilities, to different farms and places of interest such as Finca La Victoria (oldest Colombian coffee plantation), Los Pinos and Finca La Semilla.

    THIS IS NOT A PLACE TO MAKE PARTY. Smoking, alcohol and drugs are absolutely NOT permitted. No judgment, this is simply not the place for those things.

    While there IS a lot to see and experience, it is quite important to realize we are a place of peace and tranquility, located a good ways from the business of cities. Please consider this and be prepared to immerse yourself into the nature a bit! To have good conversation, spend quality time with one's self and other good people, to ponder, to create, to share good food and to simply BE..... this is the place we are creating!

  • 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

    5 hours, 5 days a week

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