Join us in restoring a cloud forest in Pacho, Colombia

  • Colombia
  • Favourited 95 times
  • Last activity: 01/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    A process of restoration and conservation of the Andean high cloud forest hand-in-hand with permaculture processes, food crops, implementation of clean energy sources and sustainable use of raw materials from the site such as timber, stones, clay and organic fertilizers. We like to promote creativity and we try to have all the necessary materials for various initiatives available, including the kitchen, which we have equipped with spices and non-perishable products in addition to the current harvest.
    We have one on site employee in addition to the owner and host.

    Un proceso de restauración y conservación de bosque de niebla alto andino a partir de la transición de la ganadería a la restauración de acuíferos. Paralelamente se están trabajando procesos de permacultura, cultivos de pancoger, implementación de fuentes de energía limpia y aprovechamiento sostenible de materias primas del sitio como maderables, piedras, arcilla y abonos orgánicos. Nos gusta promover la creatividad y procuramos tener disponibles todos los materiales necesarios para diversas iniciativas incluyendo la cocina, que tenemos equipada con condimentos y productos no perecederos además de la cosecha del momento.

    Por el momento contamos con un empleado, además de la dueña y afintriona.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    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

    A place where you can hear the flow of water all the time, walk for hours without meeting anyone, bathe in a waterfall, sit under a 300-year-old giant tree and humbly feel part of a wonderful world and it's biodiversity.

    Un lugar donde se puede oír el fluir del agua, caminar por horas sin encontrarse con nadie, bañarse en una cascada y sentarse debajo de un árbol de 300 años, o varios, y sentirse humildemente parte de un mundo maravilloso y su biodiversidad.

  • Help


    People interested in building alternatives from a deep connection with nature, simplicity and creativity. Ideally they know what they can offer and what they want to learn.
    We need help with household and garden chores as well a mantaining the hiking trails and gathering seeds, caring for seedlings and planting trees.

    Personas interesadas en construir alternativas desde la conexión profunda con la naturaleza, la sencillez y la creatividad. Idealmente que tengan claro lo que pueden ofrecer y lo que quieren aprender.

    Por lo general necesitamos ayuda con labores domésticas y en la huerta, también con el mantenimiento de senderos ecológicos y con la recolección de semillas, el cuidado de las plántulas y la siembra de árboles.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    French: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom with shared bathroom, hot water and self-service kitchen, lots of space for camping.

    Dormitorio con baño compartido, agua caliente y cocina autoservicio, mucho espacio para camping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    All the water is drinkable and comes straight from the paramo. Within the reserve, travelers will find ecological trails of different levels of difficulty, from 1 to 8 hours of hike, with inclination of 2/5 to 5/5, two of which lead to waterfalls where they can bathe under a jet that comes straight from the mountain. There is also the possibility of horseback-riding inside and outside the reserve. In addition, Pacho (the town) is very special because it has three thermic floors, which means that we can change climate, vegetation and food without leaving the town. We have allies in other parts of the town, including the lake, which makes it easier to get to know the municipality beyond the farm. Finally, we like to eat and cook, and although we do not offer restaurant service but we have spices, ingredients and good cooks, who especially like to share what they prepare and eat in community, and who greatly appreciate all the help that can be provided. We are omnivores but we accommodate the nutritional needs of the volunteers.

    Toda el agua es potable y viene derecho del páramo.
    Dentro del predio de los viajeros encontrarán senderos ecológicos de distintos niveles de dificultad, entre 1 y 8hrs de trayecto, con inclinación de 2/5 a 5/5, dos de los cuales desembocan en una cascada donde se podrán bañar debajo de un chorro que sale directo de la montaña. También existe la posibilidad de hacer cabalgatas dentro y fuera de la finca.
    Además el municipio de Pacho es muy especial pues cuenta con tres pisos térmicos, lo que quiere decir que podemos cambiar de clima, vegetación y alimento sin salir del municipio. tiene aliados en otros lugares del pueblo, incluyendo el lago, lo que facilita conocer el municipio más allá de la finca.
    Por último, nos gusta comer y cocinar, y aunque no ofrecemos servicio de restaurante si contamos con condimentos, ingredientes y cocineros de nivel, a los que les gusta sobre todo compartir lo que preparan y comer en comunidad, y que agradecen enormemente toda la ayuda que se les pueda brindar. Somos omnívoros pero nos acomodamos a las necesidades alimenticias de los voluntarios.

  • 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

    Internet a base de Datos, necesidad de velocidad y cantidad de datos incurre costos adicionales

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Hay perros y preferimos mascotas bien educadas, solo entran a la casa de noche.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

Host ref number: 149354465224

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