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Hello, my name is Miguel Ángel I'm 31 years old and my farm is nestled in the mountains of Santander, Colombia, bordered by two rivers and a one hour ride away from San Gil. With 40 acres of virgin land, a gentle weather, and a host of nature activities, it is the ideal getaway for workawayers looking to explore the wild side of Colombia !
This months I'll need help with beekiping, gardening, general maintenance, and I have the Idea to start with pottery, (so all concerning ceramic processing).
I'm also germinating seeds to reforest part of the mountain that was used in the past for grazing cows. And also I'm experimenting with liqueurs using the farm's products. So this is a space to experiment! All people who want to learn or share knowledge are welcome in my place. 😀
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay help
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
I dream my farm to be a place of experiment, of creativity and cross-cultural, where people can learn by puting their knowledge together : skills, languages, etc. ( I can teach Spanish and French). I'm a city-guy who decided to go live in the countryside, so everyday is a learning experience for me! Hope it can be one for you too!
In general, Im looking for creative people, who would like to add their mark to my farm. Sharing, discussing, proposing ideas and helping me realize them. Whatever quality you might have, might be appreciated ! 😊
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.
I have some beds to propose but if you prefer to camp or to sleep in hamac is also possible.
As to the food, the idea is to cook all meals together whenever possible.
Typically eat 3 meals a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner which is the main meal.
I'm omnivore but mainly eat vegetarian dishes.
I bake my own bread and sometimes I do pizzas too.
Please let me know about special dietry requirements!
What else ...
I live about 7 km outside the village in beautiful unspoilt nature.
if you love nature - thats the place to be!
To reach Mogotes you need to find a place called "terminalito" (in San Gil) and you can take a bus going to Mogotes town (environ 1 h rode 9000 COP). Once in the town you can take a moto-taxi to my farm, (environ 12000 COP).
Things to do in the farm :
- Swim in both rivers,
- Hike (20 minutes walk to the water source ; 2 hours walk to the Mountain Top called « Alto el Canelo », 2000 mts high)
Things to do around :
- visit the tourist-free Mogotes (20 minutes away) and the small villages around : Onzaga and San Joaquin ;
- visit San Gil (50 minutes away), known and visited for its water sports ;
- cross the Chicamocha Canyon and climb to the « Mesa de los Santos » (2 hours away) ;
- discover Bucaramanga (4 hours away), busy university and commercial town.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have comfortable place and Internet
Can possibly accept pets
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
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I helped Miguel with the bees, we planted trees and seeds, and I cleaned the garden.
Miguel is a very interesting, kind and respectful person. I learned a lot from him. Besides that he is also open to suggestions. And not unimportant: he is a
Nos quedamos casi un mes en el proyecto de Miguel y lo sentimiento es de mucha gratitud por tener conocido un lugar y una persona tan increíble.
Nuestro día empezava temprano con un bueno desayuno, trabajávamos hasta el horário del almuerzo más o menos y después teníamos toda la tarde para descansar. El trabajo, en grande parte, no era duro
The place and the nature around is super beautiful.
Miguel is a very kind and easy-going person, and it was always interesting exchanging ideas or thoughts with him!
we only worked a few hours in the mornings, and the work is not very exhausting. Most of the time i
Han volado dos semanas con Miguel, y aquí están nuestras impresiones y observaciones de este voluntariado. Primero unas pocas palabras sobre nuestro anfitrión. Miguel es un chico muy inteligente, cortes y educado con el que es un verdadero placer hablar de diferentes temas. Está interesado en todo y quiere adquirir tantos conocimientos
Aquí en nuestra finca
Katia and Miguel are two very nice person, very communicative and connect with their farm :)
About the farm, very nice place with a bunch of animals, in the middle of beautiful mountains and surrounded by rivers far from any tourist place.
It was a pleasure
We definitely recommend him !! Thank you very much Maxime and we wish you a nice trip through Colombia and lot of successes
Definitivamente recomendamos a Caitlin para voluntariado porque es una chica organizada, gentil, muy colaboradora y una excelente compañia.
We miss you a lot ! And always welcome to our
Nicolas y Solène son la clase de voluntarios que uno extraña cuando llega el tiempo de seguir su ruta. Son gentiles, educados, deducados, y en extremo colaboradores aún cuando no les corresponda ayudar.
Pasamos un tiempo maravilloso con ustedes, los extrañamos mucho y esperamis que
La finca está muy linda! Hay mucho trabajo que hacer : ayudamos a limpiar el campo, hicimos construcción y aprendimos a hacer queso, pan y pizza. Miguel y Katia son muy acogedor, compartimos juntos bueno momentos, hay una muy buena energía en la finca! También hay ríos, podemos caminar en la selva, jugar al bolo, ordeñar vacas o hacer
We host Caroline and Seamus during one week of hard work and they always where doing their best to complete the tasks. We really enjoy their company their nice mood and we felt always comfortable with their good vibration and courtesy. We absolutely recomend Caroline and Seamus for nexts volunteering
Thank you Katie for
I could experiment the manufacturing of hive, the plantation of seeds and the discovery of this beautiful area !
I hope that i can help him with my few knowledge in woodworking ! I am happy to get part of this beautiful
The Farm is an is nestled like an islamd betreten incredible beautifull Mountains.
Muchas gracias por todo y espero que tengas un buen viaje por nuestro país
La finca es en un lugar maravilloso, y el camino hacia la montana vale la pena ;)
Muchas gracias por todos Miguel y suerte pour tus proyectos en la finca !
About the work...
We mainly work with him rebuilding the old house (renovate the old door and the terrace, create toilets, furnitures, decoration, etc...).
About the place...
The project of Miguel start soon for the moment it's like a virgin place
Al contrario de la descripción, el trabajo es en este momento más en la construcción de la finca nueva de los dos. Cuando yo fui, Miguel me pidió empezar con la construcción del baño