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 exchanges. 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • 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

    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.

  • Help


    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. We are looking for people with some permaculture knowledge to carry out sustainable projects like organic farming, the use of green technology, solar energy, desalinization of seawater, water filters, among others.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • 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.

  • 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 beach right in front of our cabin. 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.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 518544585814