Helping hands needed in our beautiful ecovillage in Bogota, Colombia

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Colombia

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    ¡Muy buenos días!

    We are a community of about 25 people (8 children between 6-12 years) and we live in our own territory in the beautiful andean rainforest about 1.5 hour west of Bogotá. Our ecovillage project was founded in 2006 and includes nowadays various beautiful houses, community spaces, a small lake, a river, many gardens and also a school project.

    We share lunch every day in our big "kiosko" in the heart of our community. We take turns in preparing yummy meals and you are more than welcome to join in and share your favorites recipes with us. We also like to gather around a fire, enjoy our home grown coffee and play music, dance, laugh and sing together.

    We are committed to a modern, close-to-nature, sustainable way of life and enjoy living in a well organized environment that we share with 4 dogs, 6 cats, 8 chickens and countless butterflies, birds, fishes and many more amazing and colorful creatures.

    We are pioneers of the Latinamerican ecovillage network CASA and practice Sociocracy, a transparent governance system you will enjoy to be part of. We also learn, practice and teach various innovative social technologies and receive international volunteers on a regular basis.

    Volunteers often enjoy getting in contact with nature and old indigenous knowledge and traditions cultivated in our community. We have an international /ecological culture and at the same time we rescue ancestral local traditional wisdom in medicine, ecology, social and personal development areas.

    Currently we are most of all looking for positive minded people that can provide us with some helping hands in our cultivations: harvesting coffee, cleaning and maintaining our gardens, cutting wood, etc.

    ¡Hasta pronto!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Learning sociocracy, experiencing living in an pioneer intentional / ecological community, learning ecological practices, experiencing workshops in social technologies such as Non Violent Communication / celebrations / ancestral practices / are regular opportunities in our community. Meeting other volunteers, be in a place where you can easily network with other Latin American ecovillages and social innovation projects. You may specifically also learn about coffee growing, bamboo building, NVC, Sociocracy and collaborative practices.

  • Help

    Help

    We are mostly interested in people that are willing to help maintaining our various gardens (sewing, planting, harvesting, cleaning), maintaining and improving our different buildings and/or creating something beautiful and useful with their own hands (could be art projects). For all of this it is helpful if you speak basic Spanish and/or English.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We can provide you shared accommodation in a lodge or private accommodation in a small wooden cabin near a beautiful lake in the center of our community. It is also posible to camp with your own tent – we have various beautiful spots.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers like to walk to nearby mountains. Colombia is a most biodiverse country with unspoiled natural reserves to explore, we are located in the tropical andean mountains, the place where most species of birds and buterflies species live (in the planet). Transportation is easy, we are 3 km from a small town and 90 minutes from Bogota and the international airport. We can phone motorcicles and taxis to bring you or take you wherever you like to go.

  • 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

    We have quite a good and stable internet connection and various places which make your digital work a special experience in the middle of our lush green gardens.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes, we have a parking lot that will host your campervan or motorhome.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Our dogs are quite friendly and used to get around and make friends with other animals.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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









Host ref number: 387568983518