Help our family with a mountain reserve in Zapatoca



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    Workaway note: Please contact this host in Spanish

    English version:
    We are Diaz Rueda family, commited to the conservation and protection of nature, and are dedicated to caring for a mountain still has forests and animals and where a stream of water is born in the highlands of Yariguies, Zapatoca municipality, Department of Santander, Colombia.
    We are known for being honest, hardworking, sensitive and noble, very cheerful, very musical and open to share and enjoy beautiful experiences with people from all over to visit us at our mountain.

    Somos la Familia Diaz Rueda, comprometida con la conservación y protección de la naturaleza, y nos dedicamos a cuidar una Montaña que aún tiene bosques y animales y donde nace un arroyo de agua, en la Serranía de los Yariguies, Municipio de Zapatoca, Departamento de Santander, Colombia.
    Nos caracterizamos por ser personas honestas, trabajadoras, sensibles y nobles, muy alegres, muy musicales y abiertos a compartir y disfrutar de lindas experiencias con las personas de todas partes que nos visitan en la montaña.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • 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
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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    English version:
    We and the mountain infinitely appreciate collaboration from volunteers helping in the multiple tasks that has a nature reserve such as lift fall fences to keep out neighboring cows, trace and fix the paths to visit the reserve, planting trees in different parts of the reserve, haravest grown in reserve, harvest food grown in reserve, among other tasks that can contribute as volunteer skills.

    Nosotros y la montaña agradecería infinitamente la colaboración de voluntarios ayudándonos en las múltiples labores que tiene una reserva natural como son levantar cercas caídas para evitar que entren vacas vecinas, trazar y arreglar los senderos para recorrer la reserva, sembrar arboles en distintas partes de la reserva, cosechar alimentos cultivados en la reserva, entre otras labores que puedan aportar, según las aptitudes del voluntario.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    English version:
    Accommodation is in a comfortable colonial peasant house, made of rammed earth (mud), warm to the cold of the night, with electricity, with good beds and blankets.
    The house also has a spacious kitchen and a comfortable bathroom.

    El alojamiento es en una cómoda casa campesina colonial, hecha de tapia pisada (barro), abrigada para el frío de la noche, con luz eléctrica, y con camas y buenas cobijas.
    La casa también tiene una cocina amplia y un baño cómodo.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    English version:
    Our mountain is a Natural Reserve of Civil Society, located 15 minutes by car and one hour's walk from the village of Zapatoca, Santander.
    Has oak forests (Quercus humboldtii) and palm wax (Ceroxylon quindiuense), the national tree of Colombia.
    In the reserve, apart from conservation work, we make other activities such as hiking and ceremonies of connection with Mother Earth (Pachamama) and its inhabitants as plants and animals do.

    La montaña es una Reserva Natural de la Sociedad Civil, ubicada a 15 minutos en carro y una de hora de camino a pie, desde el casco urbano de Zapatoca, Santander.
    Tiene bosques de robledales (Quercus humboldtii) y palmares de cera (Ceroxylon quindiuense), el Árbol Nacional de Colombia.
    En la montaña, aparte de las labores de conservación, se hacen otras actividades como caminatas y ceremonias de conexión con la madre tierra y sus habitantes como las plantas y los animales.

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    • 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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