We are a non-profit organisation focused on sustainable growth and local development projects in Andina, Colombia

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable growth and local development projects. We are located on a coffee farm in the mountains of Santo Domingo Bajo, Calarcá, which is in the state of Quindio. We are about 30 minutes away from Armenia. We are in the mountains surrounded by coffee fields and banana trees, and we are in the heart of the coffee region of Colombia, with a lot of opportunities to get to know the coffee culture and production.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    Babysitting and creative play
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    You will get a better understanding of the local culture. We have different activities that you can participate, also in other nearby locations. You will change the lives and the future of the people you have assited. You will learn the process of making coffee. You will improve your language skill if it's Spanish or English.

  • Help


    There are many different ways you can help. We have an organic farm. We cultivate coffee and we also process it, rechche, we also cultivate fruits, vegetatable and we also help other fincas out if needed. We could need help in our cultivation projects. If you have any basic construction skills we are always improving our finca and we're starting a hostel soon. English or other language knowledge is always welcome.

    These days we are focused on four projects (described below):

    - Building a natural ecological trail.
    - Improving the watercourse of the stream.
    - Renovations arround the house
    - Work in the coffee harvest

    - Building a natural ecological trail:
    We are building a 40 km trail with natural material so people can visit the finca and walk through this beautiful coffee landscapes, declared Human Heritage by UNESCO in 2011. For this project we need volunteers willing to work hard in the Andean forest for some days, if you like and want to get to know the forest this is for you!!

    - Improving the watercourse of the stream:
    In the following weeks we are going to work on the restoration of the natural course of the stream "Quebrada Del oro". As well as the previous project we need volunteers that like a little of hard work in the middle of the coffee plantation, this is a great way to share with other volunteeres and local workers.

    - Renovations arround the house
    The house needs an extension and some improvements so we can receive more people for this we have already some people working but we need more hands! Some parts of this project requires technical knowledge since we want to build a biodigester to produce biogas, if you know how to do it we need you!!

    - Work in the coffee harvest
    Join the team of local workers and colect coffee! You can work in the full process of the coffee production, colect, peel, wash, dry, roast, and of course enjoy a cup of fresh coffee colected by you! For this you just have to be curious and want to learn and get involved in the coffee culture!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Swedish: 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


    We have a finca located in the mountains. You will have a bedroom with bunk bed. Shared bathroom. Three meals a day will be provided. It's a countryside living.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many small towns to visit nearby and they are all special in their own way. For example we have a Butterfly Centre, education campus, museums. Good transports to coffee parks and nice villages in Eje Cafetero, the coffee corner of Colombia.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 412344411584

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