We are farmers in the Center West of Colombia, situated in San Antonio del Chami, which is about a 4 hour drive from Salento, and close to Mistrato. San Antonio del Chami is part of the department of Isaralda near Pereira, Jardin Antioquia, bordering with the department of Choco.
Our farm is a big land with a lot of houses, forest and rivers. We are planting typical local trees and growing organic food. Our houses are built with bamboo and wood from the natural rain forest in the San Juan canyon, about 30 minutes from San Antonio del Chami. Our project is family-run with the help of local workers. Our community produces happy milk, sugar cane, coffee, while applying the ecological concepts,
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Cultural exchange happens every day by interacting with the local farmers and children in school. Everyone will be eager to help you improve your Spanish and in return you teach English, share your culture, your life experience and knowledge. You will learn about the local coffee growing traditions, local architecture and how we practice eco-friendly and alternative agriculture.
Get ready for a true local experience!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help planting new trees and watering plants, maintenance and protection.
Harvesting and processing vegetables and fruits as well as grains. Planting and collecting giant bamboo, cleaning and maintaining roads and trails. You can milk cows, if you are an early bird. Help with processing cacao and coffee, cooking, general help around the house.
Another important part of the project involves teaching English. You will teach English to children aged between 4 and 14 in a local school for about 3 hours in the mornings. No teaching degree or experience is required, all we ask for is that you feel comfortable sharing your culture and interacting with the local children. You might also be teaching English to small groups of local adults who are preparing to become tourist guides in the region.
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.
Private or shared rooms in typical farm houses. Bed or hammock with mosquito net.
The Tatama region offers lots of hiking and trekking trails on historic routes. You can go river-rafting and horse-back riding, or visit indigenous communities. The region is a true gem for all outdoor lovers, bird- and butterfly watchers.
Transport to San Antonio del Chami needs to be organized by yourself. You can take the bus from Pereira to Mistrato and there you can get a jeep which will take you to San Antonio. You will receive more specific information from us before your arrival.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 4 to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.
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