Lovely villa in the beautiful town of Villa de Leyva, Colombia



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  • Description


    Greetings! I have been a work-away host for 4 years and have had probably about 50 volunteers at my place. It has been a wonderful experience and I have made some great life-long friends! Thought it was time to try it out for myself, as I find I have a couple of weeks on my hands that I'd like to fill with something fun and meaningful. Although I'm based in Colombia, right now I'm in Ohio with free time from about March 13 to 25. Would love to find an interesting workaway experience for a week to 10 days during this time frame.

    I am what is kindly referred to as a "mature woman" :), meaning I have lots of life experience, yet am as young at heart as any 25 year old! And am quite physically fit for this stage in life. I still do things like, horseback riding, white water rafting, repelling, tennis, and hiking. Also a pioneer couch surfer! I am retired from the US foreign service, having lived in 10 countries outside the US and traveling is still my passion. When I retired I designed and built my home in the Andes mountains of Colombia, which grew into a rather large 4 year project. AI learned how to do some cool building things like building an indoor pond and fountain and I can lay tiles. I am very artistic and designed and made quite a few mosaics at my place. Not a pro but can draw and paint quite well. Interior decorating is a passion/hobby and shows pretty well in the design and decoration of my home which I now run as a bed and breakfast.

    Have raised 2 daughters whom I am very proud of--that takes a lot more skill than most parents are given credit for!!

    Last but not least I love meeting new people, am open and friendly, humorous and enjoy meaningful conversation and discovering things about people...they are endlessly fascinating!

    Hope to find an inspiring project to give to and receive from!!

    Please see my host profile for comments and feedback about me:

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Can practice Spanish or English and Villa de Leyva is a very artistic, cultural town!.

  • Help


    Seeking Artists!!! I am looking for a volunteer or a couple who are versatile and creative. The main thing I am looking for is an artist to do mural painting. If you are an artist and part of a couple, the other person can do gardening or other tasks around the place. Also like to have carpenters!! I have a small boutique guest house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room and bathroom. Meals are included and food is excellent. My housekeeper prepares a great lunch everyday and volunteers generally help with cooking dinner and cleaning up.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    help would be part time with time to do activities in town and nearby.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 565874874837