Help me set up my hostel on a beautiful piece of land near Buritaca.



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  • Description


    My name is Dani and I'm mostly from England. Some months ago I bought a beautiful piece of land a few hundred metres from the coastal road into the jungle of Northern Colombia. The land is 2 hectares and has fruit trees everywhere which makes it a really unique place. There are hundreds of species of birds that live on the land as well, which visit all day every day. The idea is to build accommodation here. So far I've built a road and some pathways and the next focus is to start work on the cabanas.
    So there is an enormous amount of fruits and veg growing- oranges, coconuts, mandarins, limes, zapote, cacao, passion fruit, banana, coca trees, beans, squash, corn, chilis, tomatoes, avocados plus herbs so volunteers can help themselves to anything they find on the land.
    You'll meet 2 beautiful dogs, 2 beautiful cats and a couple of rescued kittens.
    I'm looking for volunteers with a great work ethic. If you love nature and animals and the Colombian coast, this is the right place.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you want to brush up on or learn Spanish, this is a great place to learn.
    There are also so many different things to learn and try for the first time here- around building around planting and around basically living a great life in a beautiful place. Volunteers can set their own challenges and see if they can accomplish them. There's plenty of space to show initiative and get stuck in with passion and enthusiasm.
    As for the surrounding area, Buritaca and Don Diego towns are just 5min drive. Both have plenty of Colombian culture and the land is in the perfect location to access various points of interest on the coast. Tayrona National Park, Palomino, Cabo de le Vela, Punta Gallinas are just a few places nearby to visit. There is an array of fantastic beach and jungle hostels in the area providing fun activities and great quality food. This is the perfect place to get away from the crowds and explore the Colombian coast and all it has to offer.

  • Help


    Volunteers with all skills are welcome. I am looking for people with a good work ethic that have plenty of enthusiasm and love getting stuck in. There's lots of different jobs to do such as planting, building, landscaping, cooking, harvesting, land maintenance, road maintenance and animal care- you can spend a day working a hard days work with my team or opt for a more DIY/nature feeling days work. Anyone with experience in building and landscaping is also very welcome. Bottom line is we have a lot of fun no matter what needs to be done.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, French, Polish

  • Accommodation


    The most quaint aspect of the land is the little 'hobbit' house on the top of the hill. It has a beautiful view over the ocean and a palm thatched roof. Volunteers have the option of either staying in a tent or hammocks and there is a shower/toilet and a main space. Plus a little sofa and a fully functioning kitchen. The house is very open and the feeling of living in the open jungle is strong.
    I also provide one meal per working day, and 2 if you work more hours than expected.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is solar power, fresh drinking water (free of charge) and wifi on the land. Wifi is limited to Whatsapp and Facebook during the day.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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The house
Ivy in the pineapple path
Building stairs
One of the sea views
Kitten mayhem
Drying cacao
Don Diego river swim
Fresh fruits from the land

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Host ref number: 293521541646