US/Chicago expat with a big farm in the mountains. Manizales is a brilliant city, integrate into Colombian culture with this exchange!

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Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm a Chicago native transplanted in Colombia. 3.5 years ago I came down here and quickly decided I wanted a piece of this paradise, so I purchased a coffee farm. Manizales is a brilliant city, and I look forward to helping you integrate into Colombian culture with this exchange! I'm only in Colombia for about half the year.

    This exchange currently ONLY offers room and board in exchange for work. We do not supply food. There is a kitchen and you can negotiate with the woman that cooks if you would like her to cook for you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about the full coffee growing process from farm to cup and have the ability to grow, harvest, and eat from the garden at the farm.

  • Help

    Help

    I bought the Finca 2 years ago as a project, so there is so much to be done, from cleaning the farm (with machete) to investigating new viable plants to grow, to picking coffee and helping with coffee tours. I'm from the USA and live near the farm in Manizales, Colombia, but the needs are growing and help is welcomed! If you have experience working on coffee farms that is obviously a big plus, but none is needed.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have standard hostel bunk beds and a renovated bathroom. We are located only 10 minutes from the city.

    There is some organic food around the farm. Mainly Yuca.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Manizales offers significant nature tourism. We have volcanoes, hot springs, drastic Andean mountain scenery everywhere, and lush foliage.

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I'm a digital nomad myself

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours / week

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