Stay in a dome house on our farm and help with permaculture projects in Santa Marta, Colombia

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Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hola, or Hello, ou Coucou!

    English :)

    We are situated in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the carribean coast, and manage a Permaculture project.

    Since a couple of years, the project focus on:

    1) Apiculture with Native bees (Angel bees)

    2) Creation of natural products: Natural soaps based on achiote seeds and bee wax, liquid shampoo, Esencial oil by steam distilation, vegetal oil by cold pressing, and repellent products from macerations basis.

    3) Bioconstruction: Superadobe domes ( basis of Earthbags), natural clay oven,.

    4) Basic indigenous crops (Cassava, bananos, malanga, etc.)

    5) Flavours by Deshydratation process and grinders (Yucca, banano, sesame, r
    Rice, tumeric...)

    6) Dehydrated fruits from jungle productions (mangos, starfruits...) and crops (banano)

    After 8 years living and learning in the forest, keila (colombian mother), our 2 daughters and I are happy to open our doors to people who would like to share knowledge and love with a humble family.

    Sharing is caring :)

    Welcome!

    Ps: we have a lot of free chickens in the farm!

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    French :-)

    Nous sommes situés dans la montagne de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, côte Caraibe, et gèrons un projet de Permaculture.


    Depuis plusieurs années, notre projet se focalise sur:

    1) Apiculture (Abeilles Natives Angelitas)

    2) Fabrication de produits naturels: Savons Solides d'Achiote et cire d'abeilles, Shampoings liquides, Huiles essentielles par distillation par entrainement á vapeur, Huiles végétales par pressage á froid, et confection de répulsifs naturels á base de macérations.

    3) Bioconstruction via technique de Superadobe (Domes et constructions hybrides en palmes) et fours en argile.

    4) Cultures de bases des indigènes de la Sierra (Yucca, malanga, bananos etc...)

    5) Process de farines á partir des cultures (yucca, banane, curcuma, sésame, riz etc...)

    6) Creation de barres de produits déshydraté á base de fruits de la jungle (Mangues, caramboles...) et de nos cultures de bananes.

    Après 8 ans dans la Sierra, et pas mal d'expériences dans cette forêt, Keila (ma femme, colombienne), nos deux petites filles et moi meme ouvrons enfin nos portes aux interressés avides d'apprentissage et de partage!

    N'hésitez pas á nous contacter...!

    Ps: Nous avons plein de poules en liberté dans la ferme!
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    Español :)

    Estamos ubicados en la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, costa Caribe, y manejamos un proyecto de Permacultura.

    Desde un par de años ya, el proyecto se enfoca en:

    1) Apicultura con Abejas Nativas (Abejas angelitas).

    2)Creacion de productos naturales: Jabones solidos a base de cera de abejas y semillas de achiote, shampoo natural, aceites esenciales por arrastre de vapor, aceitea vegetales por prensado en frio, repelentes naturales a base de maceracionea.

    3) Bioconstruccion: Domos de Superadobe (Sacos de tierra), hornos de barro.

    4) Cultivos de los indigenas de la zona (yucca, malanga, bananos, auyamas...)

    5) Creacion de harinas por deshydratacion y moliendas (curcuma, banano, sesamo, arroz...).

    6) Creacion de barras de Frutas deshydratadas del bosque (mangos, carambolos...) y de cultivos.

    Despues de 8 años de vivir en el bosque, Keila (la mama, Colombiana), nuestras 2 hijas y yo mismo estamos felices de darle la bienvenida a los amantes de la naturaleza, motivados por aprender cosas bellas para el futuro de este mundo.

    Compartir es cuidar :)

    Bienvenidos

    Ps: Tenemos muchas gallinas libres en la finca!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    English: Keila is from a village in the Colombian coast. Perfect to learn about Carribean culture (food, indigenous culture...)

    French: Keila vient d'un village de la cote caraibe colombienne, le top pour apprendre de sa culture (alimentation, culture indigene...)

    Español: Keila es de un pueblo de la misma costa, un elemento perfecto para conocer la propia cultura de aqui (comidas tipicas, cultura indigena...).

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    English:

    Workawayers will support us for a maximum of 15 hours/a week (3h of activity/day) and will receive the 3 meals everyday of work activities.

    We are requesting an *optional* charge of 25000 pesos that is to cover the needs of food that we provide (3 meals a day). If you don t agree to pay the fee of 25000 pesos, you can just bring your food without problems!

    Our project is EDUCATIVE. For this reason we propose at least 2 lessons per week of our productive activities.

    The 3 hours of activity a day don't include the moments of comunity work of cooking. During days off, you will receive the 3 meals also.

    We always provide the meal of midday, even during the days 'off', while you colaborate us preparing it together as team work :).

    We propose Proper activities that will make you learn about Permaculture. Real experience into Nature.

    French:

    Les workawayers fournissent un maximum de 15h d'activités par semaine (3h par jour) et recevront les trois repas chaque jour de travail.

    Notre projet est EDUCATIF. Pour cette raison, nous nous compromettons á donner au moins 2 cours par semaine, portées sur nos acrivités productives.

    Nous demandons une charge *optionnelle* de 25000 pesos par jour qui couvrira les besoins en nourriture que nous vous fournirons ( 3 repas par jour). Si vous préférez ne pas apporter les 25000 pesos vous pouvez juste venir avec votre nourriture sans soucis!

    Les 3 heures d'activités par jour n'incluent pas les heures de préparation de la nourriture communautaire. Bous recevrez les 3 repas durant les jours off.

    Nous offrons toujours le repas de midi, meme les jours 'off', á partir du moment oú nous cuisinons ensemble.

    Nous proposons de vrais activités qui vous servirons pour apprendre á vivre dans la Nature, comme le font les personnes qui respectent les principes de la permaculture.

    Español:

    Los workawayers aportan un maximum de 15 horas por semana (3h/dia) y recibiran las 3 comidas cada dia de trabajo.

    Preguntamos una carga *optional* de 25000 pesos por dia para cubrir los gastos de comida que les aportamos (3 comidas por dia). Si estiman que no pueden aportar los 25000 pesos pueden simplemente venir con su comidita sin problema!

    Nuestro proyecto es EDUCATIVO. Por esta razon, nos comprometemos a ofrecer minimum 2 cursos semanales sobre las actividades productivas que realizamos. Pedimos un aporte de 25000 pesos colombianos por dia de trabajo (5 dias por semana) para justificar el enseñamiento technico ofrecido.

    Las 3 horas de actividades diarias no incluyen los momentos de preparacion de comidas comunitarias. Recibiran las 3 comidas durante dias de dezcanso.

    Siempre ofrecemos el almuerzo, tambien durante los dias libres, siempre y cuando lo preparan con nosotros en equipo.

    Proponemos actividades que les enseñan realmente a vivir en la naturaleza, respectando los principios de la permacultura.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Let's talk! Parlons-en! Hablamos ya!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    English:

    We have beautifull circular DOME HOUSES made in bioconstruction (superadobe technic) to offer you. Top thermic insulation, top accoustic, top energy!

    We provide Vegetarian or carnivorous food, with basis of food from our crops (yucca, malanga, bananos, mangos, avocados, etc). We eat together the breakfast and meal. Dinner will be made in your kitchen separately.

    French: Super dome circulaire de Superadobe bioconstruit. Top isolation thermique, top acoustique, top energie!



    Español: Tenemos un super domo circular de bioconstruccion de superadobe. Top aislacion termica, top acoustica, top energia!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    English: Have a look around the farm, nature will just speak by herself...

    French: Regarde la nature autour de toi, et elle parlera d'elle meme et te révèlera sa beauté.

    Español: Mire alrededor de la finca, la naturaleza misma te mostrara toda la belleza que quiera.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours/ day, 5 days a week



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