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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  • 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • 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

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, a little German

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours / week

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