Volunteer at a coffee farm in Jericó, Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there!

    We, Klara (37 year old Czech/Belgian), Agustin (44 year old Colombian) and our 1 year old son Saila, are looking for nice human beings to join us on our coffee farm and help us take care of the land.

    We bought this farm one year ago because we fell in love with the land and thought this place would be amazing to raise our son. We didn´t know anything about (coffee) farming at that point and kind of turned into coffee farmers overnight. After a year of hard work and a lot of learning we are producing our own coffee.

    Since it´s only the 3 of us it is not always easy to get our work done. We are working on and need help with several projects;

    Our goal is to produce 100% organic coffee. This is an immense task because taking out the weeds around 7000 trees of coffee is a never ending job, We want to focus and learn more about permaculture, restructure the coffee plantation, plant more native trees, grow more food and become as much self sustainable as possible. We also want to build several cabañas in order to be able to receive people, whether tourists or volunteers. The idea is to form a small community of same minded people that help and support each other.

    In order to do this we need one or two people to help us a few hours a day. The work will vary between picking coffee, helping with the coffee processing, working in our garden, helping with house chores, babysitting our son Saila (if you're up for it) but mostly taking out the weeds from the coffee plantation. In exchange for 3 hours a day 5 days a week we offer a private room (double bed) in our house. You can choose which days you take off. Some days we will need you to commit but overal we are really flexible.

    There is an abundance of plantains, yuca, lemons, oranges and other fruits, veggies and herbs from our garden which we gladly share. The idea is to alternate in cooking and to share food. We ask for a weekly contribution and provide all the ingredients. We eat very little meat, mostly fish and chicken and a lot of veggies and are definitely open to receive vegetarians and vegans and learn from their diets.

    When we have time (which lately it is really hard to find) we make our own flour from yuca and plantain, make oil from avocados, dry herbs, and make wine from the fruits we grow. We would love to maximize the use off all these ingredients again and teach others how to do it and also ideally learn other recipes from others.

    Aside from farming we do natural building (depending on if we find volunteers we will probably start a building project soon), make artesanía, practice yoga, read, go for walks in the beautiful surrounding mountains, learn about medicinal plants and enjoy exchanging knowledge. At night we love to drink a glass of wine and smoke some organic tobacco which we grow ourselves.

    Our farm is located in the mountains 10 minutes drive from the small town Jericó. The town is very cultural and artsy with many things to do (even now during covid everything is open)

    The climate is warm during the day and cool at night so perfect to sleep. We have 2 dry and 2 rainy reasons a year.

    We are looking for people that are open minded, love to be in nature and take care of Pachamama. You must like kids and dogs, since we have one of each and they will want your attention ;)

    If you have experience in permaculture, (organic) farming and (natural) building it is definitely a plus but not a must. Most importantly we are looking for nice people to share our time and space with.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Klara, Agustin and Saila

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You can practice English and/or Spanish with us. We can teach you what we know about natural building, (coffee) farming, the whole process of coffee utill the final product, artesania, medicinal plants and yoga

  • Help

    Help

    The work will vary between picking coffee, helping with the coffee processing, working in our garden, helping with house chores, babysitting our son Saila (if you're up for it) but mostly taking out the weeds from the coffee plantation.
    Any help with new ideas in permaculture and organic farming is very welcome

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We love to hear and learn other languages. I would like to practice some French, and gladly help volunteers to learn a language I speak well

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room in our house with a double bed

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is located in the mountains 10 minutes drive from the small town Jericó. The town is very cultural and artsy with many things to do (even now during covid everything is open)
    There are many trails for great walks and waterfalls nearby.
    The climate is warm during the day and cool at night so perfect to sleep.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We are a farm in the mountains so the wifi is through satellite, but it works well. It can be disrupted but doesn´t happen that often . In our town Jericó (10minutes by moto taxi) there are also a few trendy cafes with great wifi.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space to park

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are welcome if they get along with ours

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3hours/day, 2 days off



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