We are an intercultural and interracial couple. My Girlfriend is an Afro-Colombian from the cost and I am a retire Swiss.
We are located in the heart of the coffee region “Eje Cafetera. Our pueblo “Marsella Risaralda” is one of the most beautiful traditional coffee villages of Colombia. Our Finca is a traditional coffee farm with 50’000 coffee trees on 10 cuadras (70’000m2). It climbs from 1400 meters above sea level 100 meter higher up to 1500 meters above sea level. Now we are converting it in a more natural place with lots of fruit trees, native plants, large completely natural spaces where one can watch birds and other animals, hiking trails, a camping next to a bamboo-forest.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
Not only can one get to know the Colombian coffee culture, but can also carry out a wide variety of creative work depending on one skills and interests.
Colombia has just little local culture to offer, since in general the population does not cultivate its traditions very much. But the Colombians' share abundantly their virulent zest for life and their cordial openness with you. One is treated everywhere immediately like a friend or a family member.
Some of the things in which you could help us:
Creating nature trails, constructing fitness equipment
Build seats and simple constructions from bamboo and wood.
Creating and maintaining paths in the terrain
Building a natural pool in a stream
Building a solar water heating system
Building a bread and pizza oven
Build nests and feeding places for birds, bees and butterflies.
Building furniture from wood and bamboo
Creating lamps, decoration, paint
Planting and cultivating organic crops
Planting trees and shrubs in the field
Reforest the protected natural zone.
Catalog herbs, document healing effects
TOURISM, SOCIAL MEDIA, MEDIA
Advertising on the Internet
crowdfunding for special projects
Establish and maintain contacts with foreign coffee importers.
- WORKING CONDITIONS -
We don't work with the clock and we don't impose a job on anyone. There are a lot of different things to do here. Depending on your abilities, you can choose something that suits you well and divide your working time yourself.
In a separate room.
Food will be provided. We cook every day and we have lots of fruit here.
The village is 2km from our Finca. There is no frequent public transport.
From the village go buses every 20 minutes to the City PEREIRA in the department RISARALDA.
There are lots of famous touristic sights in this zone but not closed to our village.
But you will find a lot of very beautiful hiking path nearby which you never will find in common tourist-informations.
If you want come to my Finca write as headline:
A stay at the Finca in Marsella"
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FOOD AND ALLERGIES
We have cats, dogs and chickens.
We can cook vegetarian food if needed.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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