Help with setting up our camping/hostel in a beautiful piece of land in the village of Guachaca, Caribe, Colombia

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Colombia

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    18/03/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a French/English couple (who speak to each other in Spanish for anyone wanting to practice). We have a beautiful piece of land with 6000metre squares in the village of Guachaca next to a crystal clear river about 30 minutes walk from the carribean ocean. We are currently working to set up a camping/hostel that will have various types of accomodation and eventually a restaurant and a pirate ship bar. We have finished one cabin and the bathrooms and we are now working on the dormitory and hammock area which will be mostly in wood and other rustic materials. We are doing almost all the construction ourselves and could do with a little help in order to be ready to open doors for the first time in January. We have 2 lovely dogs, Berta and Tiko, and enjoy the company of many other animals that come and go including a family of monkeys that live in the tree in front. We are covered in fruit trees including avocado, mango, papaya and coconut, amongst others. We not only sell these we also use them to make interesting products such as coconut oil. We work hard but we also play hard, we are both music lovers, we both DJ, mostly techno music and we have a soundsystem which we use to organise parties in the area. We sleep in an old north american school bus that´s been converted into a house.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have many friends in the area and we all tend to get involved with each other´s projects, many involving local communities, for example a friend´s circus festival in a nearby village. We also have our own plans to carry out projects involving the local community here in Guachaca with the idea of having a positive impact around us. Anyone who comes to stay can join us in all the things we do, you will have the opportunity to get to know a different side of the Colombian Carribean and enjoy many wonders that most tourists never get to.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help in all areas. We are are currently working on the dormitory and hammock area which will be in wood and with palm roofing. We also need help with many general things including the veg patch, we have a lot of plantain trees that need maintaining. Fencing, tree planting, raking, painting, furniture making. For any artists out there we have lots of walls crying our for murals. Dogsitting, and well anything else that might come up...everyday is different!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation will be in tent or hammock (which we can provide with covers and mattress) or a bed whenever one is free (which is most of the time at the moment). The idea is accomodation and lunch in exchange for 4 or 5 hours work a day. You would be expected to fend for yourself for breakfast and dinner, of course you are welcome to have dinner with us but we expect you to contribute your fair share. There is full access to the kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live a short walk from shops and the main highway which goes from Santa Marta to Palomino and beyond, where you can take a bus to any nearby places on the route. We are just 7km from Tayrona park and a short walk or busride away from a million other natural wonders (beaches, waterfalls etc.). We have surfboards and fishing rods.

  • 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

    25 hours/week- food

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