Join our inspiration project - focused on a conscious and nature connected lifestyle in the middle of the Sierra Nevada - Minca



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  • Beschreibung


    The main objective of the project is to inspire a sustainable, conscious and joyful life with/in nature, while learning from each other and preserving a beautiful piece of land in the Sierra Nevada, 20min walking from Minca.
    My name is Izabela, I am from Europe, 37 years old and I founded this little project January 2017, as sub project of an organic/vegetarian Finca dedicated to sustainability.
    The aim is to practice and experiment with sustainable construction, landscaping and handicrafts, offering playful workshops and activities for our regional community but also for travelers...and in future also for children, based on Forest School principles.
    ...trying to be the change I want to see in the world...with the lovely extra challenge to work and live without electricity, only using manual tools.

    Following the Permacultural principles, we apply bio construction techniques using, reusing and recycling local and natural resources very consciously. Always motivated to experiment and find new solutions and create a space as an inspirational - collaborative exhibition.
    Passionate about clay, bamboo structures, bicycle machines, experiments, music instruments, tools, toys, handicrafts, animals...trees...waterstreams.. bonefires and magic sunsets, being early birds, sleeping in hammocks or tents, loving the bush crafty outdoor life in the middle of the magic Sierra.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    As our focus is to fuse the best elements of traditional, conventional and innovative building techniques, we collaborate with people from different professions and cultures, as well as locals and our indigenous friends from the wiwa tribe, all learning from each other! :-)

  • Arbeit


    We are looking for volunteers who want to join our little playful project, being creative together and enjoying the peace and sounds of nature with stunning sunsets and sea view, surrounded by the sierras amazing flora and fauna.
    Between January and May we are mainly working on the preparation and organization of our monthly bio construction workshops and events, paralel fixing and building creative roofing for the next rain season...building furniture out of pallets, clearing paths and camp zones from the very fast growing grass, upgrade of showers and compost toilet, lots of nice clay work, taking care of the garden, compost, artesanal activities, research and building of brain stimulation games&toys&instruments ...making fruit juices on our bicycle blender with sea view and much more! :-)

    During the 1 -3days workshops, it is crucial to be a flexible and creative problem solver, with lovely communication skills :-), you have the possibility to participate the classes between your shifts. But don't worry if you miss a part. We will take time enough to explain and teach everything you want to learn during the preparations and/or after the workshop.

    Volunteers should enjoy outdoor life and be prepared for diverse, but also physical work, as we live in the middle of the beautiful sierra were walking up and down is part of our life.
    Sometimes we will work and enjoy together as a team (between 2 and 5 people), but you also will have the opportunity to work independent on tasks, depending on your interests and skills. Also sometimes volunteers have to organize themselves on site when I am not there due to weekly food/material shopping in St. Marta or computer work in village.
    Experience in Permaculture, natural building or any other environmental sustainable technique is very welcome but not necessary. You will learn a lot here! :-)
    Skills in construction, carpentry, handicrafts, recycling or gardening very appreciated!
    Medium spanish level required, as we collaborate sometimes with locals and indigenous people, so communication is crucial.

    And please consider that we don't have electricity and love it!
    Anyways Minca is just 20min walking distance, so easy to charge batteries and connect to wifi there ;-)

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Polnisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    If you want some privacy, bring your tent and we can accommodate you in beautiful shady spot, with awesome view.
    But you also can get a hammock in our shared Clay Hexagon Building. In any case bring a sleeping back, as nights can be a bit windy sometimes.

    On the 5 working days coffee, panela and alimentation for 3 vegetarian dishes is provided, prepared in shifts between us in our outdoor kitchen on fire or gas. The 'cook' is very welcome to bring special herbs, cheese, eggs, sweets or whatever you want to pimp your recipe sometimes! ;-) We have drinking water!
    On the 2 days off, which will allow you to explore the beauty of the Sierra Nevada, waterfalls, other projects, as well different beaches on the coast, food is not provided, but of course you can also stay and use the kitchen and basics like oil and salt.
    1 x per week we can have delicious vegetarian dinner together in the Finca Restaurant 40min up the mountain, getting to know the founder and team there, visit the organic gardens, exchange, chill during sunset and have a beer at the bar (wifi available).

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We invite you to visit the Finca 40min up the mountain, and get to know our Permaculture, Natural Soap or Bee specialists, as well as give you contacts of other Sustainability focused projects in the area
    or walk 15min to Minca village, where you will find a cashmashine (with extra fee, so better get cash in
    St. Marta), electricity, wifi, loundry service, little shops, cafes, bars and transport by moto taxi or shared cars to Santa Marta.

    Important to bring:
    Valid visa and health insurance, flashlight!!! and proper shoes to avoid unfriendly meetings with night active snakes in the jungle...sombrero, sleeping bag, repellent and natural soap/shampoo, as water goes into our garden!
    and positive vibe and big love for nature and animals!!!

    Nice to bring:
    Music instruments, games, organic seeds, sometimes beers...;-)
    As the site is our home-sweet-home, but also exhibition area for visitors, we ask you to treat the space and tools with love and care. Together we always have an eye on, so it stays clean, lovely and representative.
    If you have read all this, please implement the words "Amo la naturaleza" in the beginning of your mail ;-)

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Dieser Gastgeber ist bereit, Reisende mit Haustieren bei sich aufzunehmen.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    5 hours a day, 5 days a week + household shifts

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 151357474329