Come and help with looking after our pets and around the farm in the jungle near Tayrona Park. Guachaca, Colombia

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Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    My fiance and I live on a 20 acre farm in Northern Coastal Colombia. We are in the early stages of building our home, treehouses for tourists and an outdoor education center. We live a 15 minute drive from the Caribbean sea (which you can see from the top of the property) and a beautiful river borders the land. Secret waterfalls and swimming holes are all around. Even though the property is quite secluded it is a short mototaxi drive to the nearest town and 50 minutes to the city of Santa Marta. The entrance to Tayrona Nationl Park is a 20 minute drive as is the entrance to The Lost City Trek. Please be aware that other than motorbike, there is a 15 minute walk from where the car is parked to the property. We are looking for some jungle loving, responsible volunteers to help with fence building, dog walking and general helping hands.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism

  • 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

    You will receive free board in our house and you will have food on the days you work. With food, we buy groceries for you to use and prepare for yourselves. You can use our little van when we are not using it and when its not available mototaxis are the best way to get around.

    We ask that you work four days a week five hours a day and the rest of the time you are free to explore the area, roadtrip or relax.

    The farm is on the river, it is very quiet, you can hike or swim, or float down the river. If you want a change of scene there are lots of parties nearby, horseriding, tours, beaches and indigenous cultures and we are really happy to help you find what you are interested in.

  • Help

    Help

    Right now we need we are looking for some jungle loving, responsible volunteers to help with fence building, dog walking and general helping hands. We have some daily chores like walking the dogs, path raking and watering some plants but the main task now is to build some fencing which can be quite sweaty work! We would also like to be able to leave the place and the dogs with you occasionally when we are not there which might include greeting guests who come to stay in the treehouse.

    Dog walking here is pretty fun because you can take them along the river, to the secret waterfall or to local beaches.

    You can spend your days off just relaxing at the finca or travelling around, Tayrona Park is just 20 minutes away, as is Palomino. La Guajira is an accessable road trip and you are welcome to use our surfboards if you want to surf at the local beaches (10 mins by mototaxi). If we are not using it you are also welcome to use our car for roadtrips.

    You will need to be adaptable as the house is in the jungle with plenty of wildlife, it is still under construction and sometimes the power goes out or the water, you've got to be able to go with the flow!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have the guest room in our house (double bed). The house is unfinished but beautiful. it has a big living area up in the trees. It has a view of the river, fruits growing all around it. We have a projector to watch movies on in the evenings, board games and books. The kitchen is basic buy nice to cook in and the bathroom is shared with us.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Fence building, dog walking and helping hands - max 25






Host ref number: 715482494847