Communal Eco-Project in the Mountains Close to Bogota, Colombia

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Colombia

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    02/05/2020

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a house in the countryside located on a typical rural mountain in Colombia (Fómeque, Cundinamarca). It's a lookout point where you can see neighbouring mountain ridges and the river, Río Negro, whose running waters you can hear flowing into the Río Blanco River. The house consists of one cabin with all facilities included, footpaths, fruit trees and a spectacular view of the mountains, river and neighbouring towns. Furthermore, this is a commual, eco-touristic, collaborative effort which seeks reforestation.

    La finca está ubicada en La Unión, Fómeque, en una típica montaña campesina de Colombia. Es un mirador desde el cual podrás observar los cerros vecinos y el Río Negro que nos acompaña con el sonido de sus aguas, prontas a desembocar en el Río Blanco. La finca consta de una cabaña, árboles frutales y de una vista espectacular de las montañas, el río y los municipios vecinos. Buscamos desarrollar un proyecto eco turístico, comunitario y colaborativo que busca la reforestación, la adaptación de senderos, bioconstrucción, creación de una huerta, etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • 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

    Our volunteers will arrive at an ancestral territory made up of lakes, waterfalls, rivers and mountains which are the protagonists of ancient myths and legends. We are situated in the municipality of Fomeque, where you can find one of the most important national parks of Colombia: full of bears, deer, wolves, and one of Colombia's all important sources of water. 10 minutes away from the farm you can bathe in the Rio Blanco and go on walks along the old footpaths of the colonial era. The team consists of three people, two apprentices and a very experienced farmer, who is extremely knowledgeable with respect to the whole region. Our intention is to learn by doing, sharing stories and experiences as we go, and to learn from our travellign volunteers.

    Nuestros voluntarios llegarán a un territorio mítico ancestral, de lagunas, cascadas, ríos y montañas protagonistas de leyendas mitológicas. Nos encontramos en el municipio de Fómeque, poseedor de uno de los parques naturales más importantes de Colombia: El Chingaza, hogar de osos, venados, zorros y del bondadoso frailejón. A 10 minutos podrán bañarse en el río Blanco y emprender aventuras por los caminos reales.
    El equipo de trabajo de lo integran tres personas, dos aprendices y un experto campesino, conocedor de la región. Nuestra intención es aprender haciendo, compartir historias y experiencias y aprender de nuestros viajeros visitantes.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for people with knowledge or interest in gardening, organic agriculture, permaculture, bioconstruction, and design. Next projects: food patch, compost toilets.

    Buscamos la colaboración de personas que tengan conocimientos o intereses por la jardinería, agricultura orgánica, construcción y bioconstrucción, diseño, etc. Próximos proyectos: huerta, duchas y baños secos.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our volunteers can stay in one of the rooms in the cabin, where they will have all the commodities for their comfort. There is a library in the living room and a kitchen where we will provide two meals a day: breakfast and lunch or dinner.

    Nuestros voluntarios podrán alojarse en uno de los cuartos de la cabaña, en la que tendrán todas las comodidades para su descanso, además de tener acceso a todas las áreas, incluyendo la biblioteca. Nosotros les proporcionaremos dos comidas diarias (desayuno y almuerzo o cena).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In their free time the volunteers can visit the magical sites of the region, or travel to Bogota to enjoy its culture and nightlife. We can also provide accommodation in Bogota.

    En su tiempo libre, los voluntarios podrán visitar los lugares mágicos de la región o viajar a Bogotá para disfrutar de su cultura y vida nocturna. Allí también les proporcionaremos hospedaje.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 horas/4 días

Host ref number: 619639111689