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Organic farm and eco lodge in San Rafael, Antioquia, Colombia

  • Colombia
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  • Last activity: 01/02/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Hola! We run an agri-touristic project in San Rafael Antioquia. We run an eco-lodge, restaurante, bar, and have an organic vegetable garden. Currently we are looking for help with publicity/documentation of the project, help in the gardens, reforestation projects, and help preserving San Rafael and our community region by collecting trash around the property and the neighborhood to try to keep the area beautiful. We offer our volunteers to participate in a weekly organic gardening/permaculture design workshop!

    We ask for between 3 hours per day (15 hours per week) in exchange for your stay with us. We ask for a five day minimum stay and we have a three week trial period before deciding on long-term stays with full room and board.

    If you have any questions, feel free to write us!

    Hola! Nosotros trabajamos con un proyecto de agriturismo en San Rafael Antioquia. Aqui manejamos un eco-lodge, restaurante, bar, y huerta organica. Siempre estamos buscando compartir este espacio con gente de buena honda. Ahorita estamos buscando ayuda con publicidad/documentación del progreso y gente en el lugar, trabajo en huertas, proyectos de reforestación y siembra de bosques-comestibles, y ayuda a la comunidad en recoger basuras en la zona para mantener los bosques y ríos limpios. Ofrecemos a nuestros voluntarios participar en un clase por semana de manejo de una huerta orgánica y diseño de permacultura dirigido por un compañero con mas de 10 años de experiencia.

    Pedimos 3 horas al día o (15 horas por semana) como intercambio para la estadía con nosotros. La estadía minima es de cinco días y tenemos una periodo de prueba de tres semanas antes de hacer intercambio de largo plazo.

    Gracias! Cualquier duda se puede comunicar con nosotros por el messenger!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    Travellers on the farm have the opportunity to spend time around el macanal river in San Rafael, Antioquia--getting to know a small community of Colombians and immigrants living in the Antioquian mountains. We are trying new farming techniques, new types of construction and in general trying to learn new things as often as possible. Everyday there is something to learn or to try on the farm.

  • Help


    --Looking for musicians, artists, and photographers to come and spend some time on our farm in-between San Rafael and San Carlos Antioquia.
    --Looking for photographers to help with the publicity and documentation for our project
    --Looking for Yoga Teachers

    As many of our volunteer oportunities will change with the season as well as with the skills a volunteer brings to the table, it is a bit difficult to describe the daily tasks of all volunteers. That said, we expect 3 hours of good help five days a week!

  • 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


    On the farm we have several dormitories and camping, depending on your preference!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is located on the river el Macanal in San Rafael, Antioquia. We are quite isolated, but surrounded by beautiful nature. With ten beautuiful swimming spots, and a waterfall on the property, the surrounding nature should keep you occupied in your freetime. There is also an eco lodge on the property with a bar, live music, and restaurant for some weekend entertainment. The town of San Rafael is about an hour walk away, or a ten minute walk and 15 minute tuc tuc drive.

  • 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

    Typically are internet is stable. We have three different routers, each with 5mbs, so if there are lots of people in one area you can usually find an another place to work. We are in a rural area with power outages and storms, so every few weeks we are without internet for at least a few hours while maintenance is being done.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours per day, 5 days per week

Host ref number: 659528445549

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