This is an alternative family and community project in the beautiful mountainous country side of the coffee area of Colombia. We have started this proyect about 2 years ago, so we are work in progress and therefore need many hands of people that show initiative, are not afraid of getting tired and durty and that compart a positive energy.
On our farm we try to be as organic as possible. We cultivate coffee, plantain, banana, oranges, lime, vegetables and fruits. We hold chickens, rabbits and goats. We have own water sources, with rivers and waterfalls close by. We use sustainable construction techniques for our houses, toilets, roads, as far as possible, and try to implement organic farming as much as we can. We have a nice garden with flowers and fruit trees.
We are a mixed small group of people, paola, adrian and jeffrey . We have close contact with our neighbours, who form a community as well. We speak Spanish, English, and French. Spiritual practice is important for us, among others chamanism, healing with crystals and medicinal stones, but we also believe that spirituality is internalised in coping with every day life.
We offer a cultural exchange, by means of a voluntary work in our farm in which you can help us, especially in the months of april, may, june and july, with the whole process of coffee harvesting, but also with construction, fruit recollection, vegetable gardens, community kitchen, maintenance of roads and bridge, compost and recycle. We also are willing to receive an exchange of ideas and experieinces on community building processes and alternative education. The period of stay for volunteers is from min. 1 week . We are also very interested in persons that can help us with the development of our website.
We offer a nice place to stay in the middle of nature, participation in some community activities (depending in which period you come) such as temazcal, circle around the fire. We have two private rooms with double bed, and a bathroom and patio for our guests, and a place to camp. We offer healthy (especially vegetarian) food and a family environment. There is a possibility to use internet on our computer, though this is not a place where you can use internet on your smartphone.
We are looking for volunteers with experience in volunteering and travelling, and that are looking for an alternative lifestyle. We need volunteers with own initiative, with a love for nature, for children, and for hard physical work. We really consider the volunteers as companions that together with us help to construct, maintain, and always improve this beautiful place.
Since our farm is quite remote, and accesible only with 4x4, because of the road conditions, it would be nice to let us know well in advance about your travel details (confirm by telephone), so that we can organise to pick you up from the Armenia or Calarcá bus station, or advice you which bus to take.
In this time , we are going to start to make ecologic toilet and start to build a construction for grow some vegetables
We will give you a warm welcome!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
we need volunteers , for bamboo construction , for start permaculture design and make it, coffee process pick up , dry selection etc gardening
we have two independents rooms with shower and toilet, and a camping area
possibility of spanish classes and internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week