Rivers, orange wine, permaculture... building the farm of our dreams in Santander, Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    Our farm is nestled in the mountains of Santander, Colombia, bordered by two rivers and a one hour ride away from San Gil. With 35 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 !

    People who wants to plant have contact with cows, chiken, fishes, and wants to put in practice constuction skills... in general learn how to make a sustainable food production... THIS IS YOUR PLACE ! Join us !!!!!!! We are young, optimistic and full of ideas ! Our project is just begining and there are many fun things to be done ! 😊

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We dream our farm to be a place of experiment, of creativity and cross-cultural, where people can learn by puting their knowledge together : skills, languages, etc. ( we can teach Spanish, French and Russian). We are city-people who decided to go live in the countryside, so everyday is a learning experience for us! Hope it can be one for you too!

  • Help

    Help

    Last year we finished the construction of a wooden cabin with the help of so many benovolant hands. For now, we are looking for people to help us build furniture, help on wood, do some gardening and clean the area to adapt for our cows and fishes. In general, we are looking for creative people, who would like to add their mark to our farm. Sharing, discussing, proposing ideas and helping us realize them. Whatever quality you might have, might be interesting to us ! 😊

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For now, we have a beautiful piece of land, largely untouched, where tents can be set up for those who want to sleep at the sound of the river. We also propose accomodation inside a traditional-style main house, built in the 1950’s, where workawayers can sleep in tents or in a hamac.

    As to the food, the idea is to cook all meals together whenever possible.
    We typically eat 3 meals a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner which is the main meal.
    We are omnivores but mainly eat vegetarian dishes.
    We bake our own bread in a wood fired oven and sometimes we do pizzas in it.
    Please let us know about special dietry requirements!

    Our internet connection is not very good, so please expect to wait a few days for a response.
    All messages will be answered.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live about 7 km outside the village in beautiful unspoilt nature.
    if you love nature - thats the place to be!


    *IMPORTANT INFO*
    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 7000 COP). And we will waiting for you in your arrival to take a mototaxi to our farm.

    Anyhow, we recomend to arrive on sunday because is the market day, we come each sunday to buy some provitions and there is a bus to get the road to our farm by only 3.000 COP unlike mototaxi who take you by 10.000 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.
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  • 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 dont have internet in our farm but is easy to get a coffee internet in the smalltown

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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