Help us to protect and restore this important ecosystem by planting endangered tree species in Santa Marta, Colombia

  • Colombia
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  • Last activity: 27/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    What do we do?
    We are keepers of a special space of life in the Tropical Dry Forest of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, which is also home of the magical jaguar. To protect and restore this important ecosystem we are planting endangered tree species, we do environmental education activities to help people understand how can humans live in harmony within nature. To do this, we work not only through biological but also with cultural and spiritual knowledge, such as music, arts, yoga, bioconstruction, healing, among others. We believe that all knowledge is relevant and helpful when it comes to reconfigure human relationship with all life forms and earth as a living system. This is why we hope receiving people with all sort of abilities!

    Our current paid staff is made of 2 people (The Head of the Reserve and the Infraestructure Coordinator).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are constantly promoting exchange of knowledge, so we have workshops on sustainable, traditional, and organic farming, plant nursering, yoga, treking, bird watching, music, theatre, painting, weaving, natural food cooking, bioconstruction and permaculture. Our Reserve is a place where you can share with farmer and indigenous population since we share their territory and we are constantly working with them to protect and restore our forests.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    The main activities we carry out are: planting (trees and food), wild life observation and research, plant and animal monitoring, environmental education, bio-constructing, cooking, general maintenance. Besides this, we are open and willing to hear new ideas to help restore balance in our territory.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have different types of accomodation: we have 3 beds in two bedrooms, hammocks, and camping and we are building more rooms. We have a big shared kitchen and 2 shared bathrooms.

    We plan the menu every week and every person living in the reserve helps with cooking according to agreed schedules. This include 3 meals, but we usually have fruits and snaks to share between meals (these come from personal wish to share)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a 36 ha forest to explore, ocean views, the Gaira River (20 min walking), Beaches (35 minuntes in car from the main road)

  • 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

    Our internet is not fluent, but we have an office 30 minutes far with full internet connection son if you do not need good conection in a daily basis this can be enough.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets are totally welcome but they cannot enter to the kitchen or rooms, and they can not use our blankets, beds or hammocks.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

  • ...

    This host charges a fee

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Host ref number: 562767184188

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