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Hermits and nature lovers needed for ecobuilding project in the mountains 1,5hr north of Medellin, Colombia

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  • Last activity: 4 Oct 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    5 years ago I bought a piece of land in the mountains 1.5 hours north of Medellin. I started building my house there from scratch, first with some help and then on my own. The frame is in wood and the walls I made out of clay.
    The plan was to live there permanently but plans change and I ended up moving to Jerico where I now run a coffee farm.
    This means that since then (about 2 years ago) I have not done anything to the house and unfortunately it is empty. I would really like to continue to build on it and/or at least maintain it well, so I thought I'd put it on workaway.
    The place is beautiful, with a nice river and small swimming ponds just below the house. It is about a 50 minute walk (uphill) from the road where the bus stops. Currently there is no water or electricity. Water can be reconnected, electricity could be via a small solar panel. There is cooking on gas and there is a gas bottle. The house has two rooms. One is a fully closed bedroom and the other is a living room and kitchen, which still needs some walls to be finished.
    I am looking for one person or a couple that would like to live there for at least one month, maintain the house, if you have experience in natural building maybe build a wall, start working the land and plant some veggies and basically give this house and land some love and care.
    You MUST love spending time alone in nature and don´t mind basic living conditions, if not, this is not for you.
    I won't be around. The idea is to spend a few days at our coffee farm first, (see listing "volunteer at a coffee farm in Jerico) to get to know each other and so I can explain all there is to know about living there.
    This is not for everyone; You must be very Independant, adventurous, love to spend time on your own in the middle of nature and know a thing or two about building/maintenance. If this is you, you will absolutely love this place!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The idea is to come for a few days to our coffee farm in Jerico first, se we can get to know each other. We will share our knowledge of natural building and permaculture. At the place itself you will interact with locals.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Taking care/maintenance of the house, cutting grass, building , gardening

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    you will have the house for yourself.

    You have to provide your own food.
    You can buy veggies and eggs from locals or go to the nearest pueblo 15 minutes by bus.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    you can make the most beautiful walks in the surroundings and day trips

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    pets are welcome

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    few hours a day

Host ref number: 555779555487



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