Join our family farm and enjoy Alejandria, Colombia

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Colombia

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    Last activity

    30/07/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Family of 5, mom and dad with 3 girls (19, 13 and 7 years old)... We live at a farm and We staring a vegetarian and spiritual Community project at Alejandria, Antioquia and we want to keep it open for other travelers for a cultural exchange and helping hands. Currently the 19 year old is traveling. We are vegetarians ovolacto (eggs and milk products are ok).
    We have some farm animals like chickens, guinea fowl, goats, ducks, a sheep, 2 horses and 9 rabbits. We are also have 6 rescue Dogs (We used to have a Dog shelter) and a cat on a specific area.

    We decide to sell the main property so some of the projects will be postponed to the next place.

    For now we are restoring the house with natural materials like bambu, COB and rocks, and a outside wood fire brick oven is been build.

    *** We have food shortages and we can NOT provide for all the food at this moment ... so we asking for a food exchange***

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a Permaculture garden so you can learn about vermiculture for compost and organic agriculture.
    Learn how to build with bambu, COB and rocks.

    We do a project at a time and you let Us know what you interested so everyone enjoys.

    We practice Chi Gong, Kung Fu and Yoga.

    We have a nice river to bath and a lot of paths to walk on the forest, the place is isolated, no other homes around.

    --- You can also teach English at children the town school. Or have a class for a cultural exchange. We also doing a reforestation project there and teaching Permaculture to the children.
    We are part of a forest keepers group (Lidera) so you can help taking care on the growing up of new forest or planting new trees depends on the group activities.
    --- All this is been cancel because of the pandemic.

    You can learn the whole processes of making yogurt, cheese, Kombucha, Kefir, HydroHoney (probiotics), Vinegar, Cocoa and Sacha Inchi (Inca peanut).

    ...Just let Us know what you interested in learning, visiting or doing...

  • Help

    Help

    The most important thing is that you do whatever you enjoy doing, but you have to be responsible for what you choose doing.

    We do bambu construction and We need help building geodomos on this farm and another farm 7 kilometers from here, this will be interesting for someone that wants to learn how to build a house.

    We also need some help on the organic cultivation of some veggies and fruit trees. Also making the terraces are priority.

    Taking care of 5 Goats, 1 sheep,
    30+ Hens, 21 Ducks, a Rabbit, 1 goose, 1 Cat, 2 horses and 7 Dogs.
    The Horses need to be traing (only natural horsemanship or loving training).

    We planing to make an Aquaponic area, a Biodigestor and a pool of water to grow Espirulina.

    We planing to build in Bambu:
    ▪Beehives and Bats houses.
    ▪Dehydrator to eliminate fruit waist.
    ▪Warkas to protect natural water reservoirs.
    ▪Vermiculure boxes to change the earthworms.

    If you have knowledge about any of this things will be really nice to help us plan and build.

    We asking for a food exchange or $2 USD per day but if you can not afford it let Us know... this is because we have more volunteers that we can afford and the food prices got higher... this help is to provide everyone with vegetarian (ovolacto) meals because We only produce eggs at the moment so we need to buy all the food.

    Showering or swimming on the river each day is mandatory, is ok to take a shower at night before going to bed. We have a washer machine that you can use, we really need to be clear on personal higene and smells. Is required that you and your cloths smell good, so please use soap.

    We are actually easy-going and will do our best to be great hosts but We have some house rules:
    NO vulgarity, NO smoking, NO alcohol, NO drugs, NO indigenous "Medicine" (hallucinogenic),
    NO nudity, NO Animal Meat products. This is a family home with small children, far from partyhouse or a place to get drunk or high, this needs to be fully understand and respected.

    Flexible works best for all...
    Some of our helpers have worked for some full days doing more things so they could take extra days off like for a 3 or 4 day trip.

    Love, compassion and patient for animals and children is required.

    If happens that you break something please be responsible and let Us know, eventually we will found out, asking arround until we know who did it.

    We need a picture of a photo ID such as passport, divers license... THIS IS TO CONFIRM YOU.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    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

    Accommodation

    You will have a room in the house or a space on the attic (couple) or if you like you could have a tent.
    Families are welcome (tent).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many water attractions lost of water falls, thermal waters and the town have a small water park (Valneario Los Nudillales). Also is a kayak place, horse riding, bird watching and hiking. Many towns like Guatape, El Peñol, Conception, San Rafel, Santo Domingo are less than an hour away.

    The roads are getting fix so the trip now to Medellin takes 3 hours it cost $6usd on bus. From Alejandria is a 2 kilometres ride from town to the farm entrance, then is a 25 minutes walk to the house.

    If you planning to visit Jardin, Andes or San Francisco (Antioquia) let Us know ...We have friends where you can stay.

  • 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

    Internet works fine... unlimited movies and downloads. Volunteer hours are expected.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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