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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    08/12/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    Hola
    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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 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.

  • Help

    Help

    Some of the things in which you could help us:

    OUTDOOR CONSTRUCTIONS
    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.

    CREATIVE WORKS
    Building furniture from wood and bamboo
    Creating lamps, decoration, paint

    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 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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Spanish, French, Italian

  • 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 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.

    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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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