Stay with us close to San Gil, Colombia



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    -We have volunteer spots available again in September/October 2019

    Along the way towards Mogotes (a town approximately one hour drive from self-proclaimed “extreme sports capital of Colombia” San Gil), a road winding alongside the canyon through which the river Mogoticos violently finds her way, we found a farm of 6 hectares for rent or sale. The farm borders on the river (the northern border) into which a collection of waterfalls (which make up the eastern border) drop their water, two commercial fishing pools containing thousands of edible fish, 80 avocado trees, plenty of coffee, hundreds of plantain trees, various other fruits and vegetables, four hectares of cultivatable land, pasture, both steep and gentle slants as well as levelled land and its own spring .
    We immediately saw the potential to develop a tourism project here: the combination of the river and waterfalls, the fertile land, the quietness (except for the birds), the great climate… it seemed ideal. The idea was to start an agri-tourism project, integrating tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and outdoor sport, and we immediately started preparations. Over time, however, the situation changed, and due to several external and personal reasons, we decided not to continue with the project.
    We found ourselves in a kind of limbo, a purgatory of conflicting wishes and reality if you will. We love this place, but with all the current uncertainties, found it hard to find good reasons for staying here, as we did not have a project, a specific goal, for the land. But maybe loving it, is a good enough reason? We have internet, we have online jobs, we love the land and the river and the waterfalls and the views and the colours and and and... and an idea was formed. The idea was simple: rent the place for a longer period of time and enjoy and use the land and the inspiration it gives us for smaller projects. And that is what we are doing now.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The property is situated in a canyon next to the river and a collection of waterfalls making it very attractive for nature lovers and the adventurous type. You will experience rural life and can learn about agriculture, practise your Spanish with the neighbours (or us, if you´d like), are free to initiate projects and much more.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    - We have volunteer spots available again in September 2019

    We have built a new house and are looking for a couple (or an individual who enjoys being alone and is independent) who would like to come and stay with us helping us mainlt with our lovely baby girl Olivia (born Dec 2017) and with the coffee harvest as well as some gardening, trimming, maintainance etc.

    We expect around 5 hours of work a day, 5 days a week and in return you will be get accommodation in yout own room and food.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer accommodation in our house in a private room on our roof terrace and shared bathroom and kitchen or if you prefer you can pitch your tent anywhere (but in rainy season it is recommended to stay in the house). Amazingly, we managed to get high speed internet to our farm as well, so you will not be disconnected completely.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our Finca is a 40min drive from San Gil, the capital for adventure sports in Colombia and a 3h drive from Bucaramanga. On your days off you can either swim in the river or walk to the waterfalls on the property or you we can help you arrange some of the adventure sport activities such as rafting, paragliding, canoying etc. A bus to Mogotes or San Gil passes the main road, which is ca. 3km from the finca away. If you come by bus you tell the bus driver you want to get out at km 15 La Piñuela, they all know where that is. From there we will pick you up or if we are in town we will pick you up there.

    We will need people who can work and live independently.

  • 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

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 582671988691