Come and live with a Colombian Family in an Eco Hostel outside of Medellin.



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    Myself, my two young children and our two dogs live in a peaceful paradise just 15 minutes walk from the town of Amaga and 60 minutes by bus to the buzzing city of Medellin.

    We are working on creating an ecological hostel, situated on a beautiful hill surrounded by luscious green mountains where the weather is warm all year round and a variety of wild birds can be spotted.

    We are open to all suggestions for how to develop the project, if you have an idea you would like to work on we would be happy to hear and, time provided, let you see it through!

    The finca has plenty of outdoor areas with hammocks in the shade if you want to relax, listen to the birds sing and read or admire the view. You can also explore the area, climb the surrounding mountains and hike around the surrounding areas visiting local villages and viewpoints over Amaga.

    Myself and my children do not speak English however we would all like to learn. So a level of Spanish that allows you to understand us (even if it is with the use of google translate at times!) is necessary as we also hope you can help us to learn English.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In addition to practising your Spanish you will get to know other cultures and customs and have the opportunity to be a part of our project and make a real change. We are open to all input and suggestions, if you have an idea you would like to develop for the hostel we would be happy to let you see it through!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    One of the most important things for us is to help our family learn English. Daily lessons of two to three hours would be very beneficial.

    Other tasks include:
    Gardening and general cleaning up of the finca
    Cooking daily meals for the family and guests
    Grocery shopping in the town
    Cleaning and general help around the hostel
    Cultural and language exchanges in the local community
    If you have skills or ideas to contribute to the internet presence of the hostel this can be useful too

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Generally a bed in a dormitory however depending on whether we have guests you may also have a private room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    3 hours of help from 8-11am (negotiable) is expected each morning after that you are free to enjoy the surrounding areas, explore the town or relax in the hammocks and enjoy the views.
    We have a large well equipped kitchen that you can use to create tasty meals with the fresh produce from the town.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours per day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 483172375141