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Help us in our organcic finca in different proyects in Barichara, Colombia

  • Colombia
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  • Last activity: 31 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hello, we are Katja and Jorge. We live 4 km from Barichara in the countryside, were we run an ecological project in a farm of 2 ha where we carry out reforestation projects, orchards, accommodation and plant based kitchen.

    We do our work here almost alone, sometimes we have a women helping us with the cleaning and in the restaurant.

    After living many years in cities and working in other areas such as literature, theater, history, cooking, gastronomy, we wanted to do something different in life. We arrived here attracted by the charm of the countryside and we have built following the traditions, with tapia pisada (rammed earth) and the materials used in the region.
    Our project is oriented towards sustainability and respect and restoration of the natural environment.

    Seven years ago we acquired the property and we have been transforming the area and recovering the natural environment. We opened a small three-bedroom hotel to accommodate guests interested in disconnecting from the speed of the current times and enjoying the wonders of the countryside and the natural wealth of our surroundings.
    We have regenerative, conservation and food sustainability implementation projects. We love to cook and eat well and healthy.

    We have a beautiful landscape and spectacular views to the mountains. Barichara has a pleasant temperature all year long.

    We are open minded, interested in cultural exchange, we like working together and open to learning something new too.

    The place to stay is a room with a double bed, so we can receive single people or couples.
    We have local farmers here sometimes, so it would be helpful to have some basic knowledge of spanish.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    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

    Most of the people here speak Spanish, so you can easily learn and practice it.

    You can also learn about composting preparation, use of EM bacteria, preparation and use of natural fertilizers, pruning trees and plants in orchards and gardens and other farm work.

    You can learn about plant-based cooking and about different healthy and delicious food preparations.

    If you are interested in the local architecture, we would love to tell you something about the process and the way we have built the different areas of our property.
    You can also get lot of information about the nature, geography and history of the country in books and in conversations with us.
    In the town it’s possible to participate in workshops to learn about the craft and construction techniques of the area.

  • Help


    We need help for day-to-day work on the farm. Work in the orchards and gardening (do not be afraid of getting your hands dirty), preparation and use of organic fertilizers, pruning trees and plants, useful disposal of pruning and cutting vegetables.
    Also for painting walls, DIY and construction, maintenance and repair. Maintenance of our road (about 250 meters), organization of the deposit of tools and supplies, sometimes jobs that require physical effort.
    Helps with small housework and with with guests.

    Currently we are also looking for someone with some carpentry skills to help us build a small rustic wooden gate for the compost area.

    On the other hand, we also need help with double basses on the computer such as publication on social networks, adaptation of designs if you have a program to work with pdf, etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are two, Katja can teach German and Spanish and Jorge would like to practice German and English. With him you can also practice your spanish.

  • Accommodation


    We offer accommodation in an independent room with a double bed, furniture, private bathroom and shower with hot water and hammocks, you can also use the laundry area. We have a library and there is internet connection. Being in the countryside the connection could be unstable when it storms or rains.

    Our cooking is plant-based. We offer breakfast and lunch to share together and a snack at night.
    We usually get up very early, to have breakfast between 5:45 and 6:15 a.m. and start work between 6:30/7:00 a.m.

    Barichara offers a lot of places to eat diferent meals too, if you look to taste the regional food for example.

    We live in a rural environment, quiet and full of sounds of nature. That is why we do not allow parties or loud music in our place, futhemore this is a non-smoking place.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 4 kilometers from the urban area, so you can walk or take a tuc tuc or walk a couple of kilometers to the paved road and wait there for the public transport bus.
    There are many old roads in good condition and you can take tours to nearby places such as the attractive little town of Guane.
    Barichara is full of places to learn about the craft and construction traditions with the materials of the region. It is a national monument and is full of history.
    San Gil, 20 km away, offers extreme sports experiences for those who enjoy it.

  • 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 different indoors or outdoors work areas and our internet connection is generally stable.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

Host ref number: 387918449127

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