Permaculture and experience living a different lifestyle near Samaipata village, Bolivia



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    The Finca is on a beautiful spot 20 minutes drive by car from Samaipata village, close to nat.park Amboro, altitude 1750 mtrs. Here you can learn aspects of permaculture and living a different lyfestyle. My name is Andres, originally from The Netherlands, I live here now 19 years. If you wish you can join my yoga, (I`m a Kundalini Yoga teacher) at 6.30 am. Celeste also lives here, you can learn how to make Eco cosmetics.
    Minimal stay is 15 days.

    Un lugar hermoso a 20 minutos en movilidad desde Samaipata pueblo. Ubicación: cerca del parque nacional Amboro. Es vivir en otra manera ! Soy Andrés originalmente de Holanda; vivo màs que 15 años en Samaipata. Si quieres, puedes acompañarme en mi yoga (soy instructor de Kundalini Yoga) a las 6.30 am. Celeste también vive acá, ella te puede enseñar a preparar cosmética eco. Estadía mínima es 15 días.

  • 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
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A great place `to try out` many things and a different lifestyle. Being in the mountains and a lot outside will make you stronger and improves your goodwill, physical and mental condition. You can learn about herbs, local plants and cultivations. You can visit neighbours and share yoga and meditation.

    Un lugar apto para `ensayar` otras actividades y un estilo de vida diferente. Permaneciendo en las montañas y afuera te hará mas fuerte y mejora tu voluntad y tu condición físico y mental. Puedes aprender sobre hierbas locales y medicinales, cultivos. Puedes visitar vecinos y compartir yoga y meditación.

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  • Help


    I would like approx. 3 hours of help per day (2 days free per week): gardening, (trans)planting, weeding, cleaning, watering, manual labours f.e. simple carpentry, ecobuilding activities, painting, general maintenance. Feeding the animals (dog, cat, chickens). Further it depends on your own talents, f.e. landscaping, biology, artistic....!

    Pido aprox. 3 horas ayuda por dia (2 días libre por semana): jardinería, (trans)plantar, carpir, limpiar, regar, labores manuales, por ej. carpenteria sencilla, bioconstruccion, mantenimiento general. Alimentar los animales (perra, gato, gallinas). Luego depende de tus talentos y olfato, por ej. paisajismo, biología, artístico .... !

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    The house contains room for 3 or 4 persons at the moment, a central kitchen, ecotoilet & shower.

    La casa ofrece espacio para 3 o 4 personas, una cocina central, baño ecológico & ducha. La sala común grande esta disponible para que hagamos ejercicios, meditación y yoga.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    FOOD is not included (that's why it's only 3 hrs p day) except what's available at the moment, you should bring your food from the great market (try to eat whole integral food, veggies & fruit!). There are nice walks to do in the área, f.e. in the cloud forest with the Giant fern trees. Some volunteers prefer to go down to village on their free days, others prefer to walk, rest or read. Games available. TRANSPORT: first time obviously I take you there, mostly by pickpup. To go down to village you can hitchhike or walk down, it`s a pleasant 1.5 hour walk with beautiful views. To come back we can sometimes arrange a ride with a neighbour, other option is a (moto)taxi. Sometimes we can combine transport (I don`t go always by car).

    ALIMENTACION: no la incluyo (por eso son sólo 3 hrs p dia) excepto lo que hay disponible ese momento), antes debes conseguir tus alimentos en el excelente mercado de Samaipata. Hay varias caminatas bonitas en la zona que puedes hacer, por ej. en el bosque nublado con los Helechos gigantes. Hay voluntarios que prefieren bajar al pueblo en sus días libres, otros se quedan arriba para descansar, leer, caminar. TRANSPORTE: obviamente te llevare la primera vez. Para volver al pueblo puedes volver con vecinos o caminar; es una hermosa caminata de 1.5 hora (bajando). Para regresar te puedo arreglar a veces una ida con un vecino, otra opción es (moto)taxi. A veces podremos combinar transporte (no siempre voy en movilidad).

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any size, space available!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Approx. 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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