Traditional Farmhouse - Permaculture, conservation and natural tourism project in Salento, Colombia

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Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a civil engineer with a master in urban water engineering. Worked on designing and building green infrastructure in Bogota for more than 5 years. Did the PDC in permaculture in Thailand and decide to start this project with my girlfriend who is studying medicinal plants, crystals, and flowers for human welfare.

    Permaculture Master Plan guides our sustainable productive models of crops of medicinal plant, native tuber, vegetable orchard, flowers, fruit forest, composting, worm farm and forest-pasture systems of animals. The projects that need help are the medicinal plant beds, the food forest, organic waste composting and the garden around the house.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Farm within the nature reserve Barbas-Bremen, surrounded by nature, waterfalls, water springs, a variety of birds, native forest, ecological trails, organic crops. Typical house of the coffee region with more than 50 years in "bahareque" of wood and tile in mud, the stove works with wood, in the house lives a traditional local farmer family with which space, its customs, and culture are shared. It is an ideal place to disconnect from the city and meet nature and its essence.

  • Help

    Help

    1. Picking the fruits and food every day from the food forest, orchard and nursery.
    2. Picking up manure and other elements around the property to produce composted soil.
    3. Daily routine activities like cutting herbs, applying organic fertilizers to crops, pruning among others.
    4. Taking care of the animals like putting to them water, food, taking the milk from cows, collecting eggs among others.
    5. Preparing new land to plant new crops.
    6. Since we are a starting project we have plans and lots of projects that we need extra hands with.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Part of the experience at Reserva La Rivera is not having electricity, which makes it an exotic, different and special space, the nights will be unforgettable looking at the stars around a fire. The house is inhabited by the family of farmers with whom you share the bathroom and the kitchen, this with wood and gas stove, dining room, stone laundry, table and chairs, hammock in the corridor, garden with swing and chairs outside. There are coffee and medicinal plants available to drink. It is a magical place to go back in time and live in the midst of simplicity, comfort, and nature.

    The house has 3 rooms. 2 of them with 2 single bed each and another with a double sofa and bunk bed with 2 single beds. If there are less than 2 volunteers each may have a private room. If there are more volunteer interested and they agree can share the room.

    I will give the 3 meals and accommodation for 20-25 hours help a week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are several touristic towns nearby called Salento and Filandia.

    The farm is 4km away by unpaved road from the highway that joins Armenia with Pereira. One way to get to the house is on a Willys or a contracted transport from Circasia, Salento or Filandía (Request us for contacts).

    You can also get there on the bus from Armenia or Pereira to the restaurant Parador Los Robles del Quindío and then walk through an unpaved road 4 km (around 1 hour) to the house.

    The owners of the project are constantly between the farm and Armenia and we can arrange to pick up or bring down to main towns.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week


Host ref number: 169278558454