Explore Minca, Colombia for some help around our hostel - a small town with much to offer!




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  • Description


    *We are looking for a carpenter to help with a carpentry project!

    *We are looking for an experienced bartender to stay with us during high season, approximately December 15th to January 15th.

    We are a team of three people (2 from Sweden and 1 from England), who have the shared dream of starting a high-end, boutique hostel within the jungles of Minca in Colombia. We have found the most beautiful spot, ten minutes from the beautiful jungle town of Minca, with amazing views over the jungle canopy, all the way to the city of Santa Marta and the ocean beyond!. Apart from the amazing views and the beautiful lush jungle surroundings, we picked this location because it has got the unbelievable perks of having its own waterfall on the premises! The building, which dates back 100 years, is a large Colonial house, that we are now at the beginning of renovating to become the perfect, modern and beautiful house for our hostel guests. We plan to open for business in about 2 months, and with your help we hope to reach our goal in time!

    This is the project of doers with big dreams! We are currently building a stunning natural swimming pool (which should be ready by the time you arrive!). Plus we are making a beautiful garden with different themes and areas, which will span across the 4 hectares of land that we have. The design of the house and rooms will be sophisticated-jungle-elegance, warm and cozy, to make you feel at home. The aim of the project is to be environmentally conscious and utilize and work in harmony with the magical sierra nevada, where we are situated.

    Don't hesitate to write us to get some more info!
    All the best from us,
    Isabella, Emil and Dylan!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in 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

    So why is becoming a part of our team a brilliant idea?
    *️️️️️You will get the chance to develop your spanish with our team of local workers! And also practice english, and or swedish with us, take your pick!
    *️️️️️Being in close proximity to Minca town you will also get to experience real colombian culture (not just hostel life).
    Minca is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colombia and has an array of amazing activities and experiences including, Hiking, Waterfall Swimming, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Bird Watching, Coffee and Cacao *️️️️️Tours and Partying with the locals!
    *️️️️️Don’t you worry, we also have fast Wi-Fi connection!
    *You will be able to take hot water showers!
    *Our AMAZING pool is just finished and ready to go enjoy! :)
    *️️️️️You will have all your meals included as well as free coffee, tea, filtered water, fresh juices, and as many mangoes and avocados you can eat. You will also have free laundry and cleaning in the dorm.
    *️️️️️On your free days you can easily change the jungle for the beach and city, Santa Marta is only 45 minutes away and Tayrona Park is just over an hour away.
    *️️️️️You will become a part of our team and through your work and ideas put your imprint in the development of what we hope will be one if not the best hostel in Colombia.

  • Help


    We are looking for a few different volunteers to join our team, with a variety of skills/experience, from carpentry and building work, to help out with gardening, cooking, shopping, cleaning, beekeeping, and also helping us develop other creative projects. Your opinion is important to us and we welcome creative volunteers who think outside of the box! Whilst we are ideally looking for people with experience and skills in the relevant areas, the personality of the volunteers is just as important, and we are only looking for people who are passionate, creative, fun and friendly, who can join our team for a minimum of one month. You will work five days each week and have two days free each week.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, Swedish

  • Accommodation


    You will sleep in a comfy bed in a shared dorm with up to five other volunteers. You will sleep in bunk beds and the room have fans, though up here in the jungle the nights are cool so maybe you won't feel the need to use it. In the dorm, you will have your own bathroom with shower (and hot water!) and a toilet that you only share with the other volunteers. The room you see on the picture is being fixed to suit the needs of our volunteers. Every day you will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner made by our chef. You can choose between non-vegetarian (chicken or fish), and vegetarian food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our hostel-to-be is located just outside of Minca town, 15-20 minutes walk or 7 minutes on a motorbike from the hostel. Minca town is a small town but has over the last few years it has gone through a big change and is now a place with lots of tourism and with a lot to offer (as mentioned before). In Minca town you will find small shops often with handcrafted things like bags and jewelry, there are also some nice restaurants, cafes, bars, a chocolate & coffee museum, and many more cool things to do in and around the area.

    From Minca you can easily get to Santa Marta with a car, motorcycle (moto taxis cost 8-12,000 pesos) or a bus (8,000 pesos) in about 30 minutes, which gives you the freedom to experience all that Santa Marta has to offer as well. While the jungles of Minca is the perfect place for hiking, bird watching, off-road motorcycle tours and refreshing baths in the rivers and local waterfalls, Santa Marta offers the beachlife, nightclubs, restaurants, cafes and a lot of history and culture. Santa Marta is an important caribbean coastal city also known for being the connecting hub thanks to its closeness to the jungle, the Sierra Nevada mountains, Tayrona Park, Palomino, many beaches, and the desert en la Guajira. So come and enjoy the best that Colombia has to offer, whilst helping us build something amazing!

  • 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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 232315962174