Help us build our mud house in a permaculture project in Andina, Colombia.

  • Colombia
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  • Last activity: 24/11/2022

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are two twin brothers who live in Proyecto Gaia, an ecovilla with permaculture design in the mountains of Boyacá, Colombia.

    Santiago is an environmental engineer by profession and permaculture in constant learning about land, agroecology, agroforestry and spirituality.
    Gustavo is a graphic designer by profession and has worked for several eco-social organizations on issues of graphic design and digital marketing, as well as practical work in bioconstruction and permaculture projects.

    We both made a time bank in exchange for a plot of land in the ecovillage, and now that we have done it.
    We are currently making our house in mud and guadua, so we are delighted to welcome anyone who wants to help.
    We have a kitchen and space to camp.

    We are very friendly and we love receiving people willing to help, learn, teach, play and laugh.
    We are both lovers of nature and we connect with it through permaculture, bioconstruction, organic sowing, the four elements and laughter.

    Somos dos hermanos mellizos que viven en Proyecto Gaia, una ecovilla con diseño de permacultura en las montañas de Boyacá, Colombia.

    Santiago es ingeniero ambiental de profesión y permacultor en constante aprendizaje sobre la tierra, la agroecología, la agroforestería y la espiritualidad.
    Gustavo es diseñador gráfico de profesión y ha trabajado para varias organizaciones eco-sociales en temas de diseño gráfico y marketing digital, además de trabajo práctico en proyectos de bioconstrucción y permacultura.

    Ambos hicimos un banco de tiempo a cambio de un lote de tierra en la ecovilla, y ahora que lo hemos cumplido, decidimos llamarlo Buena Semilla, al igual que nuestro emprendimiento.
    Actualmente estamos haciendo nuestra casa en barro y guadua, así que estamos encantados de recibir a quien desee ayudar.
    Tenemos una cocina y espacio para acampar.

    Somos muy amigables y nos encanta recibir a personas con disposición de ayudar, aprender, enseñar, jugar y reír.
    Ambos somos amantes de la Naturaleza y nos conectamos con ella a través de la permacultura, la bioconstrucción, la siembra orgánica, los cuatro elementos y las risas.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Those who wish to come will be in constant learning and in-depth study of the four elements in connection with Earth and Nature. They will learn about bioconstruction and make their home with their own hands, to plant their own food and other knowledge offered by permaculture.
    We are part of Project Gaia, an ecovillage, so you will be immersed in the daily life of a sustainable community.
    And all this surrounded by the beautiful mountains that make up the Zaquencipa Valley bioregion, a place with landscapes, rivers, caves and other natural sanctuaries to know, 40 minutes from Villa de Leyva and 20 from Santa Sofia.

    Quienes deseen venir estarán en un constante aprendizaje y estudio profundo de los cuatro elementos en conexión con la Tierra y la Naturaleza. Aprenderán sobre bioconstrucción y a hacer su casa con sus propias manos, a sembrar sus propios alimentos y demás conocimientos que ofrece la permacultura.
    Somos parte de Proyecto Gaia, una ecovilla, así que estarás inmerso en la vida diaria de una comunidad sustentable.
    Y todo esto rodeado de las hermosas montañas que componen la bioregión del Valle de Zaquencipa, un lugar con paisajes, ríos, cuevas y demás santuarios naturales para conocer, a 40 minutos de Villa de Leyva y 20 de Santa Sofía.

  • Help

    Help

    We need hands to put mud on the walls of our house mainly.
    Other tasks are to help with the kitchen gardens, to cook and keep the space harmonized.


    Necesitamos manos para poner barro en las paredes de nuestra casa principalmente.
    Otras tareas son ayudar con las huertas, a cocinar y mantener armonizado el espacio.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is in tent, we have two tents, insulators and blankets for your stay.
    We have a kitchen, dry toilets, shared showers and Wi-Fi.
    The contribution for the weekly meal is voluntary. Feel free to contribute what is within your reach.
    The food is vegetarian, come share your recipes.

    La acomodación es en carpa, tenemos dos carpas, aislantes y cobijas para tu estadía.
    Tenemos una cocina, baños secos, duchas compartidas y Wi-Fi.
    El aporte para la comida semanal es voluntario. Siéntete libre de aportar lo que esté a tu alcance.
    La comida es vegetariana, ven a compartir tus recetas.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The project is a 30-minute walk from Santa Sofia, the nearest town, which you can easily reach by bus from Tunja or Villa de Leyva.

    We are two very quiet people who find the funny part to everything, therefore we want to be accompanied by people with a similar energy, who come with an open heart and willing to work with the land and with themselves.
    By helping us, you will gain two more friends and our most sincere affections. We love meeting new and inspiring people, so if you resonate with that, you are welcome.

    El proyecto queda a 30 minutos a pie desde Santa Sofía, el pueblo más cercano, al que puedes llegar fácilmente en bus desde Tunja o Villa de Leyva.

    Somos dos personas muy tranquilas que le encuentran la parte graciosa a todo, por lo tanto queremos que nos acompañen personas con una energía parecida, que vengan con el corazón abierto y dispuestos a trabajar con la tierra y consigo mismos.
    Al ayudarnos, ganarás dos amigos más y nuestros más sinceros afectos. Nos encanta conocer a personas nuevas e inspiradoras, así que si resuenas con eso, eres bienvenido.

  • 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

    Welcome, there are office.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Welcome, there are space.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 hours a week - no food, 25 hours a week - with food

Host ref number: 644657424535

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