Help us to build our home and acheive self-sufficiency, in an eco-village in Santa Sofia



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    We are Beatriz y Silvio , a couple that since 2000 we are committed to sustainable lifestyles, we have been founding three ecovillages and a permaculture project and pilgrims for over three years by several countries of Latin America.

    Beatriz has been co-manager since 2000 of an Ecovillage Network, a Council of Sustainable Settlements of the Americas, a network of permaculture and the Colombian network of women´s circles.

    Since 2014 we began a new phase, the consolidation of our land and building our ecological home in an ecological village, a cohousing model, located in Santa Sofia - Boyacá, 18 km from Villa de Leyva, one of the most tourist sites of Colombia.

    The Sacred geometry, octagons built in wood, clay and straw; cord wood walls, living roofs, self portable roofs, mandalas carved on the walls, decoration with recycled bottles, recycled windows and doors, energetic self-sufficiency, harvest rain water dry toilets, floating floors and more.

    We are part of a project, so you will have the opprtunity to share also with the group of volunteers helping in the whole project, not only in Amandaris.

    Somos Beatriz y Silvio, una pareja que desde el año 2000 asumimos el compromiso con estilos de vida sustentable, Hemos sido fundadores de tres ecoaldeas y de un proyecto permacultural y peregrinos por mas de 3 años por varios paises de latinoamerica.

    Beatriz ha sido co-gestora desde el 2000 de una red colombiana de ecoaldeas de un Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de las Américas y de una red colombiana de permacultura y una red colombiana de circulos de mujeres.

    Desde el 2007 represento en Colombia a la ONG.
    Since 2007 I represent in Colombia to the NGO .

    Desde el 2014 empezamos una nueva etapa, la consolidación de nuestra parcela y construcción de nuestra vivienda ecologica en una villa ecológica, un modelo de cohousing, ubicado en Santa Sofia, a 18 km de Villa de Leyva, uno de los pueblos mas turisticos de Colombia.

    Geometria sagrada, octagonos construidos en madera, barro y paja; techos vivos, techos autoportantes, mandalas esculpidos en las paredes, decoracion con botellas recicladas, ventanas y puertas recicladas, autosuficiencia energética, cosecha de aguas lluvias, sanitarios secos, pisos flotantes y mucho mas.

    Somos parte del Proyecto, asi que tendras la oportunidad de compartir con los gestores del proyecto y los voluntarios que apoyan el proyecto en su conjunto.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project

  • Help


    Volunteers participate in the work of biobuilding: walls with different construction techniques with clay, straw and sand; installing doors and windows, roofing, plastering, decorating, carpentry. We are starting our family garden, plus participate in rotating work preparing food, cleanliness and order, together with volunteers from other buildings and the communal area of the ecological village in general.

    Volunteers share with volunteers worldwide, vegetarian food is cooked for us all, rotary service to meet community needs. We are heading towards self-sufficiency, experiencing an alternative lifestyle.

    Los voluntarios participan en las labores de bioconstruccion: paredes con diferentes tecnicas constructivas con barro, paja y arena; instalar puertas y ventanas, techos, revoque, decoración, carpinteria. Estamos empezando nuestro huerto familiar, ademas de participar en las labores rotativas de preparación de alimentos, aseo y orden, conjuntamente con los voluntarios de las otras construcciones y de la zona comunitaria de la villa ecologica en general

    Los voluntarios comparten con voluntarios del mundo entero, la comida es vegetariana cocinada por todos nosotros, nos rotamos el servicio amoroso para cubrir las necesidades comunitarias. Estamos caminando hacia la autosuficienca, viviendo un estilo de vida alternativo.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Español, English

  • Accommodation


    Carpa, tan pronto esté habitable alojaremos a nuestros voluntarios en ella.

    Tent, as soon as our home will be able to live, we will host our volunteer over there.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In their free time volunteers can enjoy community recreation, film forums, chats, bonfires, visiting nearby tourist sites as well as the town of Villa de Leyva, one of the most important tourist destinations in Colombia.

    There is public transport from Bogota to Santa Sofia and from there you can walk -50 minutes- or take a moto taxi or a private car to the Villa.

    En los tiempos libres los voluntarios pueden gozar de actividades recreativas comunitarias, cineforos, tertulias, fogatas, visitar los sitios turisticos cercanos asi como el pueblo de Villa de Leyva, uno de los mas importantes destinos turisticos de Colombia.

    Hay transporte público desde Bogotá hasta Santa Sofia y de alli se puede llegar caminando -50 minutos- o tomar una moto taxi o carro particular hasta la Villa.

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    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 a day, 5 days a week

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