Volunteer in eco-project at tropical high altitude farm in the andes mountains of Huila, Colombia

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Colombia

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    A farm about 25min walk or motobike 5min from San Agustin town. Here me and some friends built a threestory house out of bamboo, wood, mud and other ecological methods on the side of an old volcano in the andes mountains. My passion is to create a relax space of permaculture-farming of vegetables,herbs, trees and all the favorite foods of my friends and family who come to share my place. If youre into cooking - highly appreciated! Either we cook in the firestove or an oven built to make pizzas or breads with wood which makes everything supertasty. The house have two big rooms of accommodation and also areas of balcony to place tents or sleep under the stars.

  • 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
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    How to make a sustainable garden, build a house, make arts, fencing in natural material. All to go after the permacultureperspective. This place is a very magical place. The energies are unbelievable, and the mountain is like an amplifier. What you bring in of good or bad attitude, will be mirrored doubled back at you. So use this opportunity for personal and spiritual growth, and to learn new skills and create a good experience for yourself and the others. Leave any need for drama or any bad attitude back home. Also leave your phones and computers aside, except if you really have to use it, we're trying to have a natural space with communication and sharing experiences in the real life world.

    I have been hosting volunteers from all over the world the last years, and I am now using my on-site workshops for bamboo, wood, metal, stone, concrete, glass, to teach building any self-sustainable systems from scratch. Including different house building techniques.

    There are hundreds of mountain bike/hiking paths throughout the area.
    In our time off, we might decide to go exploring the mountains, just hang out in the sun or in the hammocks in the shade, tell stories and play the guitar in front of the fireplace in the evenings. We might go to the river, visit some farms or towns/cities or check out the many well kept local secrets. Like the secret bathing place of many waterfalls, theres even one that has 3 waterfalls in one, its highly recommended.

    I'm taking in the feeling of being surrounded by former volunteers, now close friends and almost like a family. Sharing their dream with me.
    And how we are helping each other and new visitors to discover, remember and become the ones we need to be.

    A place to grow personally and spiritually and receive healing.
    A place to meditate and contemplate.
    A place to discover our own powers.
    A place where we found a higher and more powerful value than money, to keep our lives going and having the freedom to make mistakes. And the responsibility to correct them.
    A world of free-share and appreciation for who we really are.
    Allowing us the full attention to nature and our own connection with it.

    As the light breeze, that has kept us cool from the strong sun, fade away along with the daylight,
    we all take a moment watching the brightness and clarity of the stars in the sky, up here at this altitude.
    And we all find the connection with each other in the gratitude and excitement for what life soon will present for us,
    of new possibilities and new people... tomorrow.
    Just as we all return to the privacy of our homes with our loved ones.

    Im hoping to spend many lovely days with the company of all of you.

  • Help

    Help

    We would like our guests to help with seeds, planting, weeding, watering, and gathering the produce. The site is situated on the side of an old volcano which means that the earth is really fertile, basically every seed placed in the ground - Will sprout! The farming and gardening are under the supervision of me with experience of organic gardening in the area. Theres also oppurtunity for artworks, creative building, free thinking and ideas in making the space as expanded as possible. Food preparation would be shared in daily meals in a community setting. Visitors are welcomed, if you are in the area, please contact to arrange a visit.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, German, Swedish, Norweigian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The house have rooms and balcony where workawayers can stay. If visitors want to camp, they have to bring their own tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Very welcome to my place and enjoy the area filled with natural sights and beautiful waterfalls.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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