Help to maintain and grow a village, with organic farming and reforestation of the area in a Natural Reserve located of the Colombian Andes




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    Our project is made up of persons looking to be a common unity with Earth, with the aim of recovering ancestral knowledge and harmoniously protect the environment. In this eco-village, we practice activities as bio-construction, reforestation, garden design, environmental education for life, spiritual retreats and organic farming.
    Everything done here is directed to rescue our inner child, looking the life to be like a game, but functionally creating a sustainable and full life.
    The construction of the eco-village started more than three years ago and many people and groups have taken part in its development, but there is still a lot to do. Every single hand to help is welcome!
    Volunteer here, often is with the earth, demanding and strong for some. The volunteers' rest days do not provide food. We can provide food. And the stay of the volunteers is for a minimum of 15 days, with a time of 3 days for them an for us to feel and decide if we share more or not.
    We are located 45 minutes from Bogota, We are at 2900 meters above sea level.
    The temperature is between 6 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees.
    Mostly low at night so it is good to come prepared.

    We would like to remind that this is a no-smoking cigarette eco-village, the consumption of alcoholic drinks is not allowed, and that many of the tasks would be carried out in a family environment with kids.

    We are a group of families coexisting and collaborating together.
    Occasionally, we practice tai-chi and yoga
    We are a member of the permaculture network of Cundinamarca. We have participated in PDC (certified in Permaculture Design) as well as in bioconstruction meeting (Bioconstruyendo 2018)
    We provide the food according to the economy
    We consider that we do not seek to exploit people and we do not look for cheap labour. As well as we are not a place of tourism and recreation. We share what we have lived and we have been able to build bonds of friendship throughout the world. We can not guarantee that we will have bio-construction all the time but if we have many forest trees to attend to. If you are willing to share, to leave the comfort zone if necessary, to say what you feel, To set aside your tablet and your mobile, welcome.
    We know that many volunteers write to many hosts and then they are left with their best option. Most only take the best and do not communicate again. If you do not feel a connection with the territory and with the project, just let it pass. We answer fast and it is exhausting to do it when they do not answer anything.
    We understand some words and phrases in English but we are not bilingual, we endeavor to communicate clearly to improve the Spanish of those who come.
    Nuestra proyecto está integrada por seres que buscan la común unidad con la Tierra, con el fin de rescatar saberes ancestrales y proteger el entorno armónicamente. En esta villa se desarrollan actividades como bioconstrucción, reforestación, diseño de jardines, educación ambiental para la vida, retiros espirituales y agricultura ecológica.
    Todo lo que se realiza en nuestra proyecto va encaminado a rescatar nuestro niño interior buscando que la vida sea como un juego pero creando de forma funcional una vida sostenible y plena.
    La construcción de la ecovilla lleva desarrollándose ya cerca de tres años y muchas personas y colectivos han participado en su desarrollo, pero aún queda mucho por hacer. ¡Todas las manos son bienvenidas!
    Estamos ubicados a 45 minutos de Bogota. Estamos a 2900 msnm
    La temperatura esta entre 6 y 22 grados centígrados. Baja en la noche, así que recomendamos venir preparados.

    Muchas veces laboramos con la tierra, puede ser exigente y fuerte para algunos .
    Los días de descanso de los voluntarios no podemos proveer alimentacion. Y la estadía de los voluntarios es minimo de 15 días, con un tiempo de 3 dias para sentir si esta bien para ellos y para nosotros el compartir o si se desiste.

    Recordamos que en la villa no se fuma ni se consumen bebidas alcohólicas, y que muchas de las tareas se desarrollan en un ambiente familiar con niños.

    En este momento habitan un grupo de familias que coexisten y colaboran de forma conjunta.
    Eventualmente practicamos tai-chi y yoga..
    Es miembro de la red de permacultura de Cundinamarca. Hemos participado en PDC ( Certificado en Diseño de Permacultura ) asi como en encuentros de bioconstrucción (Bioconstruyendo 2018)
    Hacemos la consideración de que no buscamos explotar a las personas y no buscamos mano de obra barata. Asi como tampoco somos un lugar de turismo y recreación. Compartimos lo que hemos vivido y hemos podido tejer lazos de amistad por todo el mundo. No podemos asegurar que tendremos bio-construccion todo el tiempo pero si tenemos muchos arboles forestales que atender. Si estas dispuesto a compartir, a salir de la zona de confort si es necesario, a decir lo que sientes, bienvenido(a).
    Entendemos algunas palabras y frases en ingles pero no somos bilingues, sin embargo nos esforzamos por comunicarnos con claridad para la mejora del español de los que vienen.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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

    Volunteers can learn about ancestral techniques for weaving, music and pictograms (among others), develop educational workshops with the kids of the village, make evening events with campfire and traditional music and enjoy the magic experience of living in a protected natural reserve.
    Los voluntarios pueden visitar los senderos de la finca (de alto valor histórico), aprender sobre técnicas ancestrales de tejido, música y pictogramas, entre otras, realizar talleres educativos con los niños de la villa, realizar veladas nocturnas con hogueras y música tradicional y disfrutar del ambiente mágico de vivir en una reserva natural protegida.

  • Help


    - Help on the construction of a chunzua
    - Organic farming
    - Reforestation
    - Adaptation of the terrain using bioconstruction
    - Manufacturing of a dry toilet, a wastewater garden, green roofs, etc.
    - Design and production of gardens.
    - Signposting of self-guided trails.
    - Opening of holes.
    - Weeding
    - loving services (washing, toilets, cooking)
    - Ayuda en la construcción de un chunzua
    - Cultivo orgánico de hortalizas y aromáticas
    - Reforestación
    - Adecuación de la finca mediante bioconstrucción
    - Elaboración de baños secos, biojardinera, techos verdes, etc.
    - Diseño y construcción de jardines
    - Señalización de senderos interpretativos
    - Apertura de huecos.
    - Deshierbe
    - servicios amorosos (lavar, aseo baños, cocinar)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English

  • Accommodation


    The volunteers will stay in tent equipped with mattresses and bedclothes, everything provided by our project.. Meals service (mainly vegetarian ) .
    Los voluntarios se alojarían en carpa equipada con colchones y cobijas, todo ello provisto por la ecoaldea. . Existe la posibilidad de ofrecer servicio de comidas (mayoritariamente vegetariana ).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From our project it is possible to visit Peña de Juaica, an energetic place situated between the local towns of Tabio and Tenjo, the Chorrera, a rock with ancient Muiscas pictograms located only a few minutes walking from the eco village, or the interesting and enormous ancestral caves on the route from Tenjo. 8km. Termals of Tabio
    Desde nuestra proyecto es posible visitar la Peña de Juaica, un lugar energético situado entre los municipios de Tabio y Tenjo, la Chorrera, roca con antiguos pictogramas Muiscas a escasos minutos caminando de la villa o las interesantes y grandes cuevas ancestrales en el trayecto de subida desde Tenjo. A 10km. estan los termales de Tabio

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

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    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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    10.000 COP (approx US$2.70) per day

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