Join us in our home and help create a community space in Rio Ancho, Colombia

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  • Last activity: 12 Apr. 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hello :)
    My name is Olivia and my partner is Ben - We are both Minnesota born and have traveled around Latin America for a handful of years. Ben landed in Colombia in 2018 and deemed it his favorite, leading him to the long search for our little slice of heaven in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. We are both very passionate about tending to the land, reforestation, permaculture, cultural preservation, community, and happy healthy food. The space that we are creating will not only be our home, but also a space for community events, classes, retreats, rentals and more! We are so thankful to be able to tend to this land and we are excited to share it with you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our property is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range on the coast of Colombia - There is a waterfall on the land that offers us hydroelectric opportunities, swimming, and running water. We have many opportunities to learn about coastal plants, planting techniques, permaculture, and cultural experiences with our native Kogui neighbors.

  • Help


    We are looking for help with planting, erosion control, path building, chicken and sheep tending, garden planning and plant propagation.
    This includes: digging holes, filling large bags with soil, weed-wacking & machete work, transplanting, hiking, moving rocks & more.
    We are also looking for specialists in hydroelectric and erosion control/maintenance

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer hammocks in covered areas as well as one bedroom option or also a covered porch space by the waterfall.
    There is an outdoor kitchen you will have access to, clean running water, a full bathroom (with an incredible view!), court yard and waterfall access. We also provide transportation from rio ancho the town at the base of the mountain property and then also back to this town when your stay is over. We also have several amazing spaces you could pitch a tent if you brought your own!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    While you are here on the coast there is so much to explore from Caribbean beach vibes, deep jungle hikes, hot springs, fishing, surfing, river tubing and more!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    So we do have star link and it works great. We use a combination of hydro and solar energy.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    If you have 4x4 you can make it no problem.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    No issues with pets but they must be friendly.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 651119513152

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