Work, enjoy and travel!!!

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Colombia

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    17/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi Workawayers.. I am Daniel from Bogotá, Colombia... I used to work in a consultant company and I am environmental engineer... I quit my job on November of 2016 to start a new project in my live according to the things I love the most (nature, yoga, climbing, bike, travel, permaculture and agriculture) ... I began traveling by bike through Colombia, from Bogotá to San Agustín and in this travel I started to work the soil and prepare some organic fertilizers and insecticides. Also in this trip I helped building some cob houses and dry toilets... After this trip I enrolled as a volunteer for almost 4 months in a village close to Bogotá, in a organic farm where I had the opportunity to work with more volunteers of workaway and had an amazing time there!!
    I was working and living in my friend's farm in Guatavita for two months helping in a eco glamping project. Then I worked in a beautiful farm in Neusa reservoir close to Bogota planting some native trees and nowadays I am working in a familiar farm located in Pacho Cundinamarca!!

    So my mom and some aunts bougth together a farm in Pacho, Cundinamarca. We are starting a project there where you will probably give us a hand and we will share experiences while you stay here... The main idea is to develop a permaculture environment ... nowadays this farm has oranges, plantain, banana, avocados, guanabanos, someand mangos and Guadua and the idea is to have lot of fruits and vegetables there to provide us some organic nice food!

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    Hola viajeros!! Soy Daniel de Bogotá, Colombia. Soy ingeniero ambiental que trabajó en consultoría de ingeniería por seis años y ahora me he retirado del empleo como consultor, para vivir de una forma más natural y en armonía con el medio ambiente... Fui viajero en mi burrita (bici) por casi tres meses y estuve desde Bogotá, Ibagué, hasta San Agustín, Huila... durante este viaje tuve la oportunidad de hacer voluntariados y trabajar con permacultura y agricultura orgánica... Y me enamoré aún más de la tierrita... posteriormente fui voluntario- a través de Workaway durante casi cuatro meses; posteriormente abrí esta página para trabajar la tierra de un amigo y empezar un nuevo proyecto de Glamping en Guatavita... finalmente mi mamá y unas tías decidieron comprar una tierrita en Pacho, Cundinamarca... donde quiero llevar a cabo un proyecto de permacultura... Así que los espero por aquí ... Bienvenidos!!

    XD

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    You will be able to interact with Colombian people who love nature. I am a Yoga teacher who practice daily (or almost daily) so we can do some yoga together, cook some vegetarian food, travel around Pacho spots and enjoy the nature landscapes around the area. We can exchange ideas, experiences and help each other to live in a better world where all of us can live as a happy family!!!

    Cob construction.
    Wood construction.
    Organic and happy farm ;)

  • Help

    Help

    Travellers who came to Pacho can help me: organizing the space, building some eco-buildings like dry toilets, gardening, farming, among other duties that the farm needs to be developed... Also for being in this amazing area, we can hike in the near by areas so you will enjoy an amazing landscape of the mountains where some native indigenous used to live!

    Also I am into a Teaching program about familiar constellations.. kind of an alternative therapy so I have to travel to Bogota every week and some weekends. So I need a hand of volunteers to take care of Chico (my doggie).

    In this new project in Pacho we will need help building a cob house, some dry toilets, green energy design, basically you will help us in lot of things!!

    The project is really important for us and the environment itself because its a beautiful and quiet spot where the species needs this kind of projects to be developed so they can continue living among us. With this project I want to show locals how they can live in a friendly activity and have their "pancoger" or their "autonomy" so they can start their own vegetable garden and start growing a local market!

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Nowadays as the project is just begining you will need to have your own tent and preferible a sleeping bag too. The three meals are going to be included and we can cook for each others!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Workawayers can do some trek around the area, enjoy nature, go to Pacho town and surroundings, etc..

    There are three buses that come here everyday ($6.000 COP) ... one came at the morning, the other at miday and the last one at the evening... i will be there with my moto and when my mom and aunts arrive (around August 2018) here we will have a car available!

    :D Thanks for applying and if you have any questions don't hesitate in writing me!!

    Cheers!!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week













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