Help us run a pirate-style hostel near Guatape, Antioquia Colombia

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Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

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    Hey guys we're in San Rafael, around 30min bus-ride from Guatape, right by the main road and we have a beautiful 3-hectare piece of land with a super clean private river where you can spend hours exploring, and 2 small streams running through either side of the land. We are surrounded by nature, frequently visited by small monkeys, toucans and all kinds of birds.

    We've been building a pirate-style hostel for the last 3 years and are now open again after having to shut down due to Coronavirus. We have a pretty slick set-up and a nice house with a big kitchen, lots of chicken roaming around the land, a couple of ducks, a horse and a little cat and a German Shepperd.

    The town of San Rafael is very touristy with Colombians and it's up and coming with backpackers too. 1000m above sea-level, it's almost always between 20 and 28° and surrounded by beautiful nature with lots of water (rivers, lakes, streams, waterfalls).

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    ¡Hola! Somos Dominik y Adrián, dos viajeros que después de recorrer varios países a lo largo de nuestra vida y mochilear por Sudamérica, finalmente hemos conseguido un terreno de 3 hectáreas con río y dos quebradas de agua 100% pura cerca del pueblo de San Rafael, a 30minutos de Guatapé. Nos preocupa mucho la naturaleza y el medio ambiente, así que el proyecto que tenemos en mente es construir un hostal con temática pirata con habitaciones compartidas, privadas, bar y restaurante. Además, como el lugar es grande estamos plantando muchos árboles frutales y vamos a reforestar una gran parte con árboles nativos para contrarrestar el cambio climático. ¡También estamos haciendo huerto, construyendo senderos, limpiando la tierra, y básicamente todo aquello relacionado con un proyecto autosustentable donde proteger el medio ambiente como nuestro principal objetivo! Tenemos un pastor alemán algunas gallinas y un caballo y probablemente tendremos algunos animales más en el futuro ;)

    Los alrededores de San Rafael son de los más bonitos que hemos visto en todo Colombia, hay ríos, cascadas, pozas donde bañarse y caminos para perderse. Probablemente podremos llevarte a dar una vuelta en moto cuando tengamos tiempo. Además, el clima aquí es caluroso todo el año con una temperatura entre 20-30 grados ;)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

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    You will have plenty of opportunities to practice and learn Spanish by interacting with the guests. Another fun thing to do is sitting in the town-centre (5 minutes drive) whilst drinking 20 cent coffee and watching the bustling town and its people, there is always something going on.

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    Puedes practicar ingles o español con nosotros o con otros voluntarios, además estamos aprendiendo cosas constantemente con lo cual tu probablemente también lo hagas si nos acompañas en el proceso. Otra cosa divertida es sentarse a contemplar la vida en San Rafael, un pueblo desconocido para la mayoría donde observar la vida Paisa en su totalida mientras tomas un tinto, observar los caballos, moverte en motocarro o bien visitar la piedra de Guatapé que queda a solo 30 minutos.

  • Help

    Help

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    We are looking for motivated and skilled people willing to help and work hard and then enjoy a cold beer in the afternoon by the river, while listening to some music and enjoying the small things in life!

    Since most foreigners have left Colombia in the earlier stages of the pandemic, we have shifted towards local tourism. Therefore we're looking for somebody who speaks at least basic Spanish. You'll get plenty of opportunities to practice!

    If you're an artist who's good at painting (we need a huge map on the wall with the surroundings) or crafting flick us a message too!

    Most important of all though, is that you're a fun, sociable person who likes to work in the sun and then enjoys a dip in the river! It's really important that you enjoy living here for however long you're planning to stay!


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    ¡Hola! Después de dos años de diseño y construcción ya tenemos el hostal listo y en funcionamiento. En estos momentos estamos trabajando y necesitando ayuda con la tareas diarias como son cocina, limpieza, ciertos trabajos de mantenimiento y finca, recepción... También nos ayuda aquellas personas que puedan traer conocimientos específicos de utilidad para nosotros, como publicidad, profesores de yoga, etc...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

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    We've built an awesome house with a big, modern kitchen and we now have 3 awesome cabins or 2 dorms for you to sleep in (see photos).

    All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included on working days. On free days you can use kitchen to cook for yourself or easier just chip in and we'll cook together. Brekky will be something like organic muesli or fresh fruits. Most meals will be vegetarian but there are also some meat-dishes for the guests if you prefer that.

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    Tenemos una casa bonita con una cocina moderna y grande! Podemos ofrecer alojamiento en carpas con cómodos colchones, sábanas y almohadas :) o cuando hay espacio damos una cama para los voluntarios sin problema
    ¡Desayuno, comida y cena vegetariana incluida todos los días!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

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    In your spare time there are heaps of charcos (natural swimming pools) to discover in the area! There are also lots of waterfalls and quite a few hikes to explore the surroundings. Other things to do are motorbike trips to visit the nearby pueblos or things like Hacienda Nápoles (Pablo Escobar's former finca). To Guatapé it's around 30 minute's drive and for those keen to get away for a weekend of partying, Medellín is roughly 2 and a half hours away on a bus. Buses run every hour or less and pass our place!


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    En tu tiempo puedes descubrir el area llena de ríos y charcos. ¡También hay algunas cascadas! Otras cosas es alquilar una moto para conocer otros pueblos como alejandría o haciendo Nápoles (antigua casa de Pablo Escobar). Guatapé queda a unos 30 minutos y medellín a dos horas. Además hay buses directos cada media hora.

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    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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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