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My name is Teo and I'm an architect and former volunteer living in my grandfather's finca just outside Santa Elena, Medellin (2500 masl). Surrounded by vegetation, my aim is to learn and apply permaculture principles and create a community for exchange. For now I live with 2 dogs and 5 chickens.
The farm is submerged in the cultural landscape of Santa Elena, in the vereda El Placer, one hour away from Medellín. Our neighbors are the Silleteros that features year after year their flowers in the heavy silletas during the Festival de las Flores. The house is in the renovation process and features energy-efficient implements such as a heat harvester from the chimney and a bio-digestor for warming up the water. The garden holds about 50 different agricultural and medicinal plants.
We are all vaccinated.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Santa Elena is the cultural landscape of Medellin. The farm is part of a native forest corridor, close to ecological parks, and a lot of cute antioqueño houses. Volunteers will be able to explore the idillic forests, including Parque Arví and Piedras Blancas. All the facilities and public transport are in walking distance from the place. (The town square of Santa Elena is just 30 minutes on foot.)
I am aiming to learn and apply permaculture principles on the farm. I am looking for volunteers who are respectful and are willing to help. Knowledge in permaculture, bio-construction, arts, yoga, cooking, woodworking, ecology, biology, gardening are especially helpful, but all skill levels are welcome.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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I have a room for 2 volunteers.
The garden provide us with vegetables and eggs, and hopefully soon much more. The host will provide 2 vegetarian meals a day.
Since Santa Elena belongs to Medellin, all the basic infrastructure is available within walking distance (supermarket, hospital, library, bank). Public transportation stops in front of the propriety. Arví cable car communicating to Medellín massive transport system is 10 kms away. Natural reserves, viewpoints, farms, cafes, waterfalls and much more are only few steps from our place.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We can offer 60mb/s stable and free optic fiber wifi.
Safe and big parking space on the gated private property. Electricity, water, wifi, bathrooms and other facilities available.
Yes, I have dogs and chickens that will be happy to receive visits :)
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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