Non profit permaculture farm in the coffee region Pereira, Colombia



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    We’re living and working on a permaculture farm in the coffee region of colombia, next to a nature reserve. we have quiet a few coffee bushes, those are being changed for fruit trees and veggie gardens. We do work on some small eco constructions, have solar panels for our energy supply and a good internet conection. If you like the basic life and want to learn about permaculture, you’re welcome to visit. About half of our food comes from the farm, coffee, yuca, banana, platano, aracacha, some citrics and some veggies. We have a dog, a cat, some chicken and lots of wildlife close by, like howler monkeys and many birds.

    At the moment there is me and a friend, living and working constantly on the finca, sometimes local friends come over for a few days and help us. There are no people employed, everything works on a volunteer basis. We are a non profit farm. The products are mainly used and consumed here on the farm. There is no money involved and on the long run we want to become an educational centre (NGO, Conservation Foundation) and preserve this beautiful little farm, we live on. If that sounds interesting to you, we are happy about your message :)

    For the beginning I would offer you to work for half a day and have the afternoon free to explore around and you chip in 15 000 pesos, which goes for gas, internet and the food we need to buy.
    If you do a good job and are willing to contribute some time in the afternoon as well, the stay can be all included....after a day or two we can give feedback to each other and find the best solution.

    We live without direct access to the public road, everything gets carried in 15 minutes throught he jungle, there´s much to learn and experience around. We always cook together, mainly vegan but flexible..

    If you come and visit us, you will live in the jungle, life gets hard at times, we appreciate you´re help, try to actively bring in yourself, be animated and learn as much as you can. Looking forward to meet you

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Learn about permaculture, construction in guadua, cooking on a wood stove, learn and practice Spanish and enjoy and learn from the beautiful nature reserve surrounding us

  • Help


    Helping in the garden, harvesting and processing coffee, help with eco constructions and general duties. build with bamboo, take care of the animals, cook and clean

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are always interested to get to know new languages and share and teach the ones we speak on the finca

  • Accommodation


    2 rooms in the hut, several hammocks and a open roof to put tents

    we eat lots of products from the finca and buy some food from the shops. we cook daily, good and big portions as one will be hungry after a day out in the green

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Where the farm ends the nature reserve starts, beautiful Filandia is in walking distance. Salento and Pereira are close! You can bath in the river or go for a walk in the jungle

  • 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

    we live off grid with solar panels and have very stable internet, 5 GB that will be shared with you

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we don´t have direct access to the public road but if you don´t mind walking 10 minutes, you can park your car on some nice spot, next to the river and an almost not travelled gravel road or at some neigbour friends

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets


  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 596448342261