Join us as we start a natural building and living project in the mountains of Cocorna, Colombia




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  • Description


    We are birthing a natural living project on the mountains of Cocorna, Antioquia Colombia. Our Main focus now is the renovation of an old house using mainly materials from the land. We started a bit over a year ago. We love natural building. With both previous experience and every day learning ourselves while sculpting this first nest with mud- adobe, cob, straw, wood and Bamboo applying different natural building technics. In the same time we are starting gardens close to the house and planning a foodforest. We are inspired by perma culture ( i lived in a perma culture school- community in Thailand for 1,5 year) and ancient traditional living. ( My partner is a farmer by his roots) We garden and aim to have a holistic closed circle farm. We like to develop some products of herbs, foods and flowers, like soaps wine thee's, oils tinctures etc. next to our own veggie and Fruit consumption. Our coffee we hand pick, proces and drink. The property is a 30 minutes walk from the last road following an ancestral trail. Living in nature with a beautifull vieuw over the mountains and the village where many water flows. the water we drinks comes from the water spring On the land. On a free day we like to explore the abundance of natural beauty around. We mostly make everything ourselves including furniture, we are passionate about creating with Nature and from scratch in a puré way. Our baby girl is born here last year. We could use some extra hands with the building and in the gardens. The land is 6 hectáreas. We provide free camping with a possible prívate kitchen in exchange for the help, for food we ask a contribución from 10.000 till 20.000 a day depending on how many meals we share.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    In our home you can learn about natural building, mixing cob, building a wall, a roof and foundation, making and applying natural plasters be part of our organic design. We also ethically harvest and work with Bamboo and wood from the land. The experience of living in Nature with us Will get you grounded working with different organic garden technics, building soil, sowing seeds, nurturing plants and trees and so much more. We are a Colombian, dutch- Vietnamese family.

  • Help


    We like help with natural building, preparing cob, plastering, making the earth floor, putting in glass, working with Bamboo wood etc. The gardens always need some attention, we are focussed firstly on soil building making composts, gardens, sowing seeds, planting, weeding nurturing and give all that love and kindness the earth needs, also we have some appropiate technology projects like building a rocket stove, blacksolder fly farm and we start experiments with mushroom farming, we also like to make a place for goats, if you have experience thats great, but not nessecairy. Its physical work, mixed with some knowledge and technics, we can share what we know and work on and im sure we can learn from you, it's hard work but we love it, it's living the dream ;)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Dutch: 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


    For now we have camping avalaible possible with prívate kitchen.

    Help is 3 hours/day. We love food, to grow food, cook and of course eat and share. We ask a 21.000 cop option for food exchange. We also have the possibility that you cook (some of) your own food in the kitchen at the camp site.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 477393965941