Help with running an eco-hostel and farm near San Gil and Barichara, Colombia

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Colombia

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    10/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for an individual volunteer or couple to live and work with us on our eco hostel. I am English and my wife is Colombian and we have two kids 11and 13years old, two cats, two dogs and a few chickens. As a family and a business are a very relaxed and friendly but also industrious and hard-working. The hostel is located between San Gil and Barichara and has spectacular views, a natural swimming pool, dry toilets and solar showers.
    In exchange for 4 hours work, we offer breakfast plus accommodation in a comfortable gypsy wagon with amazing views. We don't have a shared kitchen, but we have an excellent vegetarian restaurant. Volunteers can buy lunch or dinner with a big discount.
    The work is mostly farm or garden work and odd jobs, with some construction, woodwork, computer or artistic stuff.

    We expect all our volunteers to have a proper working attitude as you would in any other job. We welcome all volunteers into our family and we treat them very fairly and respectfully, and in exchange we expect them to do what we ask of them in the best way they can.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Languages Spanish and English. Learn about the Santander countryside and culture. Cooking. How to build and manage a natural swimming pool.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    The work is mostly farm or garden work and odd jobs, with some construction, woodwork , computer or artistic stuff.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'm happy to speak Spanish or English with our guests and volunteers.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Gypsy wagon

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is loads to do in the area: hiking, rivers, waterfalls, colonial villages and extreme sports and you will plenty of time to do them during the day.

    The hostel is remote but accessible, 15mins walk from the bus route. Buses pass every 15 mins to San Gil (15 mins away) , Barichara (20mins away) and Villanueva (20 mins away) .

  • 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 have a WiFi zone, which is an open space with a roof, tables and electrical points. It has a spectacular mountain view and is close to the toilet, restaurant and natural swimming pool.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have an open space near the pool, showers and cine bus. It has easy access from the road and can connect to an electricity point.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We accept dogs

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day, 5 days per week

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