Help build and maintain a beautiful cabin in front of the Caribbean sea in the Sierra Nevada park, Colombia




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    Hi Everyone! We are a family looking for people to help us in the completion and maintenance of a cabin that is in front of the sea on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, one hour from Tayrona Park and 10 minutes from Palomino. The cabin is in an area that is part of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta park. We are using bio construction because we believe in a sustainable lifestyle and because it is required by law. Our dream is to be able to finish our family house and create a sustainable place to receive visitors and make cultural interchanges. I am a language teacher, my partner Pedro is a travel guide. The house is in the process of building, but it is already habitable and a great place for hammocks and camping. We would like to have volunteers who have a passion for natural places and can contribute their skills and time to help find ways to make our house a cozy spot for travelers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The cabin is in the Sierra Nevada park you can learn about the ancestral knowledge and culture of the indigenous people of the area ( Koguis, Aruhacos, Wiwas, Arsarios), as we are in close contact with them and knowledgeable of their ways, beliefs, and history. You can also learn about permaculture and bio-construction typical of the region.

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    We are looking for people with natural lifestyles, and who can contribute to the aesthetics of construction and in different tasks such as beach maintenance, building clay walls, the maintenance of the fences, and bio-construction and permaculture knowledge, to carry out sustainable projects such as recycling, organic farming, the use of green technology , solar energy, desalinization of seawater, water filters, among others.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish and English

  • Accommodation


    We provide group accommodation in hammocks or camping. Hammocks have a beautiful view of the beach and the ocean and camping can be done near or on the beach in front.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Relaxed travelers love to stay in our place near the beach because it is natural, convenient and beautiful. There is a big beach right in front of our cabin and it is also near the highway. There are a lot of things to do with your time off, as the area is very well known for its natural attractions such as rivers, mountains, beaches, and cultural heritage. We can help you move around the area and we offer guidance and stay for the ones interested in going up the Sierra Nevada to get to know the indigenous people and villages up in the mountains. The cabin is near a town called Palomino ( 5 minutes by car) where you can find hotels, bars, restaurants, souvenirs, and crafts as well as many more travelers.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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