Come and help turn an old coffee finca into an ecological farm in Marsella Risaralda, Colombia

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Colombia

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    11/09/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    HOLAAA

    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

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    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 poor 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.

  • Help

    Help

    Some of the things in which you could help us:

    CONSTRUCTIONS
    Creating nature trails, constructing fitness equipment
    Build seats and simple constructions from bamboo and wood.
    Creating and maintaining paths in the terrain
    Building:
    - 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

    CREATIVE WORKS
    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
    Natural soap
    Bread from plantains without gluten
    Wine from coffee cherries and fruits

    AGRICULTURE
    Planting and cultivating organic crops
    Planting trees and shrubs in the field
    Reforest the protected natural zone.
    Harvest coffee
    Catalog herbs, document healing effects

    TOURISM, SOCIAL MEDIA, MEDIA
    Advertising on the Internet
    crowdfunding for special projects

    BUSINESS CONTACTS
    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.

    COVID VACCINE
    Unfortunately, since people who have received the experimental transgenic injection excrete toxic spike proteins, we cannot host them.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    In your request, first write the sentence: "I would like to come and help"
    This way we know that you have really read our profile. Thank you

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In a separate room.

    Food will be provided. We cook every day and we have lots of fruit here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    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.
    IF I DO NOT SEE THIS SENTENCE I WILL NOT ANSWER

    FOOD AND ALLERGIES
    We have cats, dogs and chickens.
    We can cook vegetarian food if needed.

  • 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

    We have Internet access, but only by mobilnet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can manage all needed. Theres enough space

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, but.. we have a male dog and 3 cats ourselves. There is no guarantee that it will go well together with them.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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