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Help on an unique organic farm in The Andean Mountains, Colombia.

  • Colombia
  • Favourited 174 times
  • Last activity: 02/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    I am Oscar, together with my siblings we have a Carbon Neutral Organic Farm, in the The Colombian Andean Mountains, “The Home of the Condor”. We are Civil Society Nature Reserve, members of OECMs (OMEC), the World's protected areas, (Proyecto Paisajes Sostenibles), on the socio-environmental corridor of the nevados. The farm Its located at about 2000m above sea level, in the north of the department of Tolima, 20 minutes away from the the unique town of Murillo, with its colorful vernacular architecture, and the wonderful small city of Libano which is surrounded by beautiful green mountains and pleasant coffee farms.

    We have free range animals (cows, horses, chickens, turkeys, ducks and rabbits ), vegetables, aromatic herbs garden, orchards (Granadillas, uchuvas, avocados, guamas, lulos, sapotes, feijoa, limes, figs, blackberries) and grains. Most jobs are by hand, so we do not use large machines. The biggest part of the farm is native grassland and untouched primary rain forest which we protect.

    We have a beautiful landscape with spectacular view down to the Magdalena River Valley, up to Parque Nacional Natural de los Nevados, the wonderful Nevado del Ruiz, and the Geoparque Volcanico del Ruiz, The natural landscape is so quiet and peaceful.
    From the mountains come clean rivers, where we get fresh drinkable water from. The main building of the farm is a beautiful old, "Bahareque" house which has a lot of flowers and big Terraces around it.

    A lot of the time the farm is in the clouds which makes it interesting and sometimes a bit mysterious. There is a nice middle temperature up here. Over the day it can be nice and warm and at night it gets cold.

    We are open minded and love traveling ourselves. Partly I´m living in Japan and Colombia.
    We are curious to meet new friends, so everyone is welcomed here.
    We can only accommodate you for a maximum of 3 weeks.


    歡迎來到我們的農場,
    Willkommen,
    ようこそ
    Bienvenue
    स्वागतम्‌
    Welkom
    Bienvenidos.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    Firstly , basiclly everyone here you meet in the farm or around they only speak Spanish which means you can improve your spanish skills very quickly. But do not worry, me and my brothers (some of them used to live in New England, USA for years) would help, like always

    Here you can learn about traditional farm life in Colombia: you have the chance to milk the cows (5-6am everyday), ride horses (we have primary rain forests and there are huge breath-taking views of the pasture around, so it is just magic to do that for everyone), get knowledge of how to grow diffrent herbs for tea, and we also make incense, natural soaps, candles, salt bath bottle, out of these herbs and we will teach you how to make all of them if you want!

    We can also teach you how to grow some tropical indigenous fruits, herbs, vegetables, and grain.

    We teach you how to cook with fresh local ingredients .

    We colombians love party and dance in this case you meet lots of locales .
    We love to party by the camp fire in the farm, with beautiful views of Parque Nacional Natural de los Nevados,Nevado del Ruiz and the Geoparque Volcanico del Ruiz, with wonderful starry nights above and sparking fireflies flying in the dark night, Magical.

  • Help

    Help

    We need all kinds of help which could be:
    - with plants
    - animals
    - construction, etc...

    In general we are flexible with the types of work and the schedule. That means on some days you could work more than 5 hours but therefore you will have more days off. If you want to travel around for a couple of days we can arrange that.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Catalan: Intermediate
    Japanese: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will get shared rooms and bathrooms.

    Because we`re just starting Workaway, therefore we need volunteers to build your own small house with bathroom and kitchen.

    We provide 3 traditional colombian style meals which, They are healthy and yummy.

    For vegetarians: We can make basic food for you, of course if you want something special you can always go to the town for shopping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have WIFI in the house.

    In your free time you can chill at the farm, pet animals or even ride horses (for free).
    20 minutes down the road you will find Libano. Its a small city with shopping options and some day and night life.
    Beautiful is also the small town of Murillo with its bernacular houses made of colorful "Tabla Parada".. It is located in front of the magnificent Nevado del Ruiz, about 20 minutes, by car up the mountain.
    To both of those towns you can go by public transport for about $1 dollar.
    Near the volcano on one of the highest roads in the world, there are two thermal springs with impressive nature around and a rainbow river. You can also reach those destinations by bus.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 376232462948

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