Come and enjoy farm stay and practice Spanish in Guayabetal, Colombia



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Family farm located in a vereda(rural area) of Guayabetal, in the department of Cundinamarca, COLOMBIA. The farm in ran by doña Betty(65) , doña Carmen(60) and don rodrigo(62), great people that throughout the years have gathered a ton of experiences, stories that would love to share and also make new ones. Our idea for having volunteers is to promote cultural exchange in the area, we also want volunteers to experience a real colombian family farm experience.We also want them to experience the scenery the peace and quiet of the farm and its location. Don Rodrigo is always going to the various towns around the farm , so you can always go with him to see,meet, and experience all we have to offer in the region.

    - Knowing that the volunteers don't have their own transportacion, there are 2 general stores and they are walking distance, one is a 5 minute walk and the other is a 10 minute walk where you can find basic stuff like food , some cleaning supplies , and toiletries.

    - Quiet place full of exotics plants, great views.

    - There is a stream called Naranjal with majestic views, the place and the sound of this stream is the best place to meditate, have some alone time and enjoy the refreshing and rejuvenating cold water.

    - A place to disconnect from the fast-paced city life style.

    - Various sounds all around the farm (a variety of birds singing, the sound of the stream)

    - During the mornings and nights it can get a lil chilly around 17 celsius to 15 celsius, and during afternoon time, it's about 25 to 30 celsius.

    - WIFI.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    The perfect place to practice and master your spanish.
    - 3 native Spanish speakers (slow talkers, great patience, english speakers as well)

    -Speaking spanish will be an everyday need because there will be no other foreigners except you.
    ( but if you are a non spanish speaker, dont worry, we also speak english.)

    - Experience the colombian farm life with some great people.

    - their great stories, personalities and just great people all around.

    - cultural exchange with the farm team, the neighbors and the townspeople.

    - Discover new tastes and learn how to cook great dishes the way we do it in Colombia.

    - learn and play tradicional colombian games( tejo, rana, bolirana, billar)

    - learn the folklore dance carranga which is very popular in the region of Guayabetal, and all the popular dances
    and rhythms of Colombian music.

  • Help


    The activities around the farm:

    - Feed animals two times a day (9 a.m & 5 p.m).
    - the animales include:
    - dogs. cats, chickens, birds, turtles, pigs, horse, guinea pigs.

    -Maintenance around the farm:
    - picking up leaves, painting, clean chicken coops, clean the pig sheds, cut the grass , tree trimming, weed removal,
    compost work, gather chicken eggs.

    - plant veggies, pick fruit, water plants, water garden, clean trees, garden maintenance.

    -Cooking and cleaning:
    - preparing foods(the recipes can be your own or the local recipes).
    - washing dishes, sweeping, mopping, dusting.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    -There are 2 individuals rooms, 3 meters by 4 meters with a shared bathroom.
    - room a consist of 2 beds, a tv and shelves for you personal items.
    - room b consist of 1 bed with a tv and shelves for your personal items.

    - Food.
    - breakfast, lunch, dinner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Towns close by:
    - Guayabetal is a 10 minute car ride.
    - Coffee, Canyoning, Trekking , Virgen del carmen
    - Puente y Quetame is a 15 minute ride.
    -Reserva Natural Páramo de las Burras, Thermals, horse riding, Piedra de la Tuna.
    - Cáqueza is a 25 minute ride.
    -It's know for its restaurants and piqueteadero which they sell various plates of the region.
    - Villavicencio is a 30 minute ride.
    - It's the capital of the Meta department a big city where you will find anything and everything, a great place to party meet new people and to get back to the city life.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 631216666443