My Home is based on the rural lifestyle on the Colombian Andes, with a scope on environmental sustainability.

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Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    My Home is one excersize based on the rural lifestyle on the Colombian Andes, with a scope on environmental sustainability.
    Our farm is located in Fómeque, two hours away from Bogotá -the capital city- 2100 meters above the sea level and only 30 kilometers away from the Chingaza National Park, home of Andean bears, deers and condors.

    Our main line of action parts from agriculture, breeding of minor species (such as chickens, rabbits and cows) and other activities which seek to generate a positive impact on the local community towards sustainability. In order to reach this, we bridge traditional peasant knowledge with modern social and environmental technologies.

    Our mission also focuses on proyecting the generational succession and the food security of the region as we find strategies to protect our environment which is a great source of water and thus, of life - the water from our region is supplies over 10 million people.

    This happens mainly through the following activities:
    *️️ small organic crops, edible gardens and orchards
    *️️ offering open classes for schools and universities (research and practices) aiming at covering the social knowledge gap and promoting the cultural exchange between the urban and rural communities.
    *️️ workshops on tools for sustainability at the local school.
    *️️ accompanying the local community in the design of own enterprises and life plan focusing on sustainability.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    *️️ You will be in a beautiful natural environment surrounded by mountains.
    *️️ You will help improve the quality of life of the local community and open up the possibilities for the youngest generations
    *️️ You will part of a peasant community during your stay.
    *️️ The possibility of having a deep satisfaction of supporting community processes.
    *️️ You will be in contact with living ancestral knowledge which has been inherited by our people, acquiring new skills and experiences.
    *️️ You will be a reference for the children opening up their vision of the world.
    *️️ You will have the possibility of hiking, participating of traditional celebrations and activities, bird sighting, and many other activities.
    *️️ You will be in contact with beautiful cultural aspects of our region such as music, traditional gastronomy and basketry.

  • Help

    Help

    Practical daily tasks at the farm; accompanying tourists or other groups who come to visit our community; giving practical workshops for the children or adults from the community; helping improve the infrastructure of the community school.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, german and english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You may stay at our home in a private room with a shared bathroom or in a tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many beautiful places in the surroundings where you can hike, do bird sighting or camp. Among these are the Chingaza National Park and the high andean forest which is only few kilometers away from La Rana.

    You may also want to visit our neighbor villages in order to explore their different cultural expressions, natural and ancestral heritage: hot springs, La Chorrera waterfall - Colombia's highest waterfall, the traditional amasijo (different kinds of bread which are baked in a wood oven) or even the traditional artisanal rum (chirrinche) made in the páramo or visit the local brewery in order to taste the local beer.

    If you feel like going to the city, you can easely go to Bogotá or Villavicencio where you can enjoy restaurants, night life or cultural events such as traditional dances, music, theater, cinema, etc...

    There are different proyects in the region worth visiting. Some involve conservation, education, working with the community and recreation. We will gladly connect you with them so you can go for a visit.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week


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