British owned Horse Ranch and Guest house in Central Colombia

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Kolumbien

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Hello Workawayers!!!

    Are you looking for a home away from home where you can enjoy being around nature, animals, and relax in a fun atmosphere on a farm outside one of Colombias most beautiful towns?


    Come and join us for an awesome cultural exchange! I am a British lady that travelled South America on motorcycle and (to cut a long story short), in 2016, bought a hacienda (big country house) with a 4 hectare farm in the stunning mountains of central Colombia and opened a guest house and horse trekking stables.

    Since we opened our time here has been epic and we have been delighted to host a whole bunch of fantastic people through the workaway programme, many of whom are now firm friends.

    It has been a while since we last hosted, but we are now ready to offer new cultural exchanges in return for help on the farm (check out our old workaways reviews). The feedback from past workawayers has been great.

    Everyone loves the homely facilities on the farm, the friendly animals, horses, Netflix, wine nights, and being surrounded by nature but with the comforts of a big home with spacious areas to relax.

    We are close to the traditional coffee town of Filandia and very central to a whole range of awesome places to visit (cocora valley, hot springs, awesome hiking routes, hidden waterfalls great resturants and bars).

    We have created a whole book on all the local activities to help you get the most out of your stay with us!


    ........What we are looking for.......

    1. Horse Riders and carers!
    Can you help excercise our horses and help with the adventure horse tours?

    2. House sitting, dog sitting and receptionists
    Are you able to lend us a hand looking after the place when we are away?

    3. Can you help with making promotional videos or taking professional photos of the farm and our horses?
    Do you have a drone or professional camera and the ability to help us make a cool video for the website? Here we only have our samsung phones and they dont quite cut it! we are looking for someone to help make some short promotional videos that we can put up on instagram, facebook and our website!

    4. Can you help us with marketing?
    We are learing all about facebook advertising, google analytics an SEO. Do you have any experience with any of these? Can you help us get our heads around it?

    5. Can you help us in the garden?
    We have lots of gardens and are contantly battling the with the weeds. We would love to turn our untamed jungle into some pretty gardens. For this we need people who have expereince in gardening, are handy at using local tools and can tell the diference between a common weed and my favorite flowers!

    6. Anything else?
    what are your skills and your passions? we have had some great workaway exchanges in the past with Chefs, carpinters, electicians, gardeners, Spanish teachers, curtain makers, photographers, artists and many more!

    We are looking for workawayers who want to add value and help us make this farm a special and welcoming place for everyone here.

    ........How to Apply..........
    we receive a lot of requests from workaways... daily multiple emails so please tell us what skills you have in your message rather than replying (in spanish) with "hey, look at my profile". Make your application stand out by telling us what experience you have and how you will be able to help us. If you have an instagram account or examples of your skills please show us!

    Secondly, if you have simply run out of money then this is not the place for you. Our Colombian friends occasionally will invite us and our guests to a social event where you will be expected to pay your own way. It will be nothing fancy and of course you do not need to attend but if you do and don't have 20,000 pesos (6 USD) to contribute (as is the Colombian way) to a meal in a restaurant (not us!) to cover your food and beers then we are not the hosts for you. We have had workaways stay on the property for 8 weeks without ever venturing into the town 1.5km away nor visiting Cocora valley, Breman National Park or going out for a walk... which tells us there is no interest in a cultural exchange (what workaway is all about).


    ..........More Info........

    You will not find our hostel on booking.com because our ethos is not to pack people in and make them spend as much as we can. If we wanted to make money, we would still be in the UK working for various corporations.

    It's nice to be able to say that we are in regular contact with all the workawayers who have stayed with us, and would definitely grab a beer with them if ever visiting their home countries!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kunstprojekte
    Sprachpraxis
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Unterrichten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Our farm is located in Quindio, at the heart of Colombia´s Traditional Coffee district, an area designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site for its historic coffee farming tradition. By visiting this area you will feel as though you have stepped back in time. The town is rich in culture and the local people are proud to show you their local tradition´s, such as the way coffee is grown and processed, how to dance salsa and how to drink aguadiente (the local alcohol).

    There are many things to do in the local area whilst you stay at our farm. Including:
    ·Visit Cocora Valley cloud forest and see the incredible 100ft high palm trees.
    ·Hike through the Barbas Bremen National park to search for Howler Monkeys or visit the butterfly sanctuary and botanical gardens.
    ·Walk to local waterfalls near the farm.
    ·Visit our neighbour’s coffee farm and see for yourself how Coffee is produced.
    ·Horse Riding or walking to explore the beautiful local countryside.
    ·Enjoy eating both local and international foods in some excellent restaurants in town. There are also a number a bars which get very lively at the weekends!
    ·On our farm you are welcome to use all the facilities. We have Netflix, wifi, hammocks and plenty of places to relax and animals to play with (3 dogs, 1 cat, chickens, pigs and 3 horses). Depending on the number of guests we have at the time, we cook family style evening meals, host BBQ nights, Pizza nights, Tejo tournaments, Movie nights and Mario Cart racing on the N64!

    We have lived in Colombia since 2016 so have knowledge of the local area and Colombian Friends who live here and can help with whatever you may need. There is plenty of opportunity to practise the language and get the opportunity to explore the area.
    We are travelled around South America and south east Asia extensively with and without motorcycles so can advise based on our experiences.

    Help us create something truly special for travellers who want to stray from the beaten path.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    We are looking for people to help us out with our Christmas celebrations, gardeners, photographers, people who know about marketing, and people who love to cook!

    If you would like to help out here it is essential that you have the following:

    Common Sense,
    You can work unsupervised.
    Your own health insurance. We are a working farm, with lots going on!
    You can speak English (sorry we are still learning Spanish).
    If you aren’t a trade person but have lots of common sense and work experience please also contact us and let us know how you think you could help!

    We are still learning Spanish, so think it best for the technical help we require that anyone staying with us have a good level of English.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    You will be staying with us on our large country house. The property is built on a hill with 360 degree views.

    We have hot showers, netflix, wifi, indoor fireplace, washing machine, hammocks, cell phone signal, radio, bar and some items for sale.

    We have different room options available depending on what help you can offer and the skills we require at the time(private rooms and shared rooms). We typically ask for a minimum of 4 hours of help per day in return for free accommodation and breakfast. We only ask you to help us for 5 days of the week so that you can have 2 days a week free to explore or relax.

    We have a guest kitchen for you to use or, if you want, you can choose to join us when we cook family style meals for our guests (usually a few times per week). We also often have BBQ's at the weekend.

    We have various fruit trees including papaya, oranges, limes, lemons you are welcome to enjoy as well as orchids and other flowers and many beautiful birds (including small toucans and parrots) visit the gardens.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The locals are all really friendly and there is beautiful hiking in the area with several waterfalls closeby. We are 15minutes from Bremen national park which is filled with Howler monkeys. Filandia is famous for its traditional architecture, cooler climate, colourful buildings and coffee farms offering tours. There are many other activities within this area including paragliding and horse riding.

    Transport links to and from Filandia are great. Busses are low cost and run regularly. Salento is 20 minutes away while Armenia is 45 minutes with busses every 30 minutes or less.

    We appreciate all ideas and input from perspective of a potential guest balanced with the view of an owner.

    We have 3 rescue dogs including ¨Benji Sanchez¨ a well travelled street dog, we found dieing in the gutter (and riddled with maggots) somewhere around cartagena. She loves motorcycles and an opportunity to put on her doggles. Pets are welcome providing they are equally non threatening to everyone and everything on the property.

    We also have 6 horses for riding, and 16 chickens for free range eggs.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have a fast wifi connection on site with plenty of areas across the property to work on line. Message us for more details!

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We are also an overlander campsite so have lots of space for your vehicle.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Depends on the pet, but message us with your questions!

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

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

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