Hello there! We are Caroline and Florent, a french couple who live in the beautiful Barichara Area. We just bought our ecological house, and our project is to turn it into an hostel for backpackers ! We are located in the wonderful canyon, next to the Suarez river. The house is 6km away from Barichara, in the direction of Guane. We are both travelling lovers, we actually spend the last 4 years on the road, form Océania, to Asia, America and others! It's funny as we did a lot of workaway too, it's quiet exiting to be on the other side now! We both like meeting new peoples, new areas and new cultures, we like walking too. Caroline like painting and drawing, and i'm is a huge fan of electronic musics and he love producing twisted psytrance and like cooking too! We've got two cat's at home, the mitchell's sisters.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
First of all, the place where we live is just amazing and really quiet, it's a great place to have a break and enjoying life in a easy way! It's also very nice to meet locals, and be truly in the middle of colombian culture as we are in the middle of the countryside. We work a lot with locals and neighbors. Our house is really special too, as it's being build with the Super Adobe technics (earth bags). As we are going to restore and build stuff, we can learn many new technics and new construction skills together. The region is well known for his typical construction, who are very ecologic! We love enjoying life, and for french people, eating is a very important thing right? So i'am sure we can exchange good recipes and stuff ;).
We are actually restoring our house and we want to build cabines too, and we need a hand for that! We've got like 1.5 hectares so you can imagine there is plenty to do! First of all, we need help for eco construction like eco toilets, solar showers, vertical gardens... And of course gardening, painting, cooking if you liked to. We try to work as much as we can we recycling material in an ecological logic! Creative and handy people are more than welcome!!
We can accommodate you in our house of course, in a sweet dome with private room and bathroom. If you like to camping, you're welcome too :).
The Santander region is just an amazing area to explore! In San gil, at about 40 minutes from the house, you can do lots of activities as Rafting, Paragliding, Canyoning... There is nice spot to swim too, and waterfalls!. We often go on day trip to explore the region, so you are more than welcome to join us!! We also like to visit our friends around a good and fresh beer! Barichara is also well known as one of the most beautiful village in the all country. Just come and tell us what do you think ;)?
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week