We are an intercultural and interracial couple. My wife is an Afro-Colombian from the cost and I am a retired Swiss.
We are located in the heart of the coffee region EJE CAFETERO. Our pueblo MARSELLA-RISARALDA is is not so wellknown as Filandia or Salento, but it is indeed also one of the most beautiful old coffee villages of Colombia. Our Finca is a 10 cuadras (70’000m2) large traditional coffee farm with 35’000 coffee trees and 600 plantain-shrubs . It climbs up from 1400 meters above sea level 100 meter higher unto 1500 meters
We are converting the finca 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. Also we We are pursuing various projects. Recently we started making wine and vinegar from oranges and the pulp of the coffee cherries. Their rich flavours are surprising.
DO YOU HAVE PARTICULAR SKILLS? See below what we are about to do.
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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
- remodeling the residential building.
- a earth house
- a natural pool in a stream
- a solar water heating system
- a bread and pizza oven
- nests and feeding places for birds, bees and butterflies.
- Covered viewpoints made of bamboo
Building furniture from wood and bamboo
Creating lamps, decoration, paint
FOOD AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
making wine and vinegar from oranges and from coffee cherries
Bread from plantains without gluten
Wine from coffee cherries and fruits
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 importers of speciality coffee and other products
- 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 2 km from our Finca. There is no frequent public transport.
Buses leave every 20 minutes from the village to the City PEREIRA-RISARALDA.
There are lots of famous touristic sights in this zone, some are closed to our village.
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"
So I will know that you really did read my profile.
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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
We have Internet access, but only by mobilnet.
We can manage all needed. Theres enough space
We have a male dog and 3 cats ourselves. There is no guarantee that it will go well together with them.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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