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Gorgeous eco farm, retreat center near Bogota, Colombia

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  • Last activity: 27 Feb 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello and welcome to the volunteer program! We're Natalia & Eyal, a Colombian/Israeli couple who have been running an ecological and social project in the gorgeous Colombian countryside for the past eight years, and we're excited to share our little paradise with you.

    We live on a beautiful farm 80 km from Bogota, in a bamboo house in the middle of a mango plantation. The weather is perfect year-round (15 ºC to 30 ºC), there are lots of tropical fruits and several rivers a short walking distance from our farm. Our main economic activity involves hosting retreats and workshops focused on wellness and body movement. We also teach English at the local school and run this amazing volunteer program.

    We offer the opportunity to experience an alternative life style for the modern rat race. an alternative where abundance is created by the creative power of mind and heart combined together. where knowledge, support and resources are to be shared generously. we do our best to contribute to the local underprivileged community in this beautiful part of Colombia and we surly feel embraced by them in return.

    We think it's important to mention that the work can be physical, and that you may get dirty and sweaty, if you're not used to do physical work, you might be a bit overwelmed at first. But don't worry, it's normal for your body to take 2-3 days to adjust.
    We appreciate aesthetics, cleanliness, and organization, and we ask our volunteers and guests to keep their personal and shared spaces tidy. This helps create a welcoming environment for everyone.

    We know that living and working on a farm with a fixed daily schedule may be challenging for some people. As former backpackers ourselves, we understand the carefree lifestyle that comes with it. We encourage you to take a moment and make a conscious decision regarding if this description sounds like something that will suit you before joining us. Please check out the feedback on our profile to get a sense of what other volunteers have experienced.

    We're thrilled to have you join us on this adventure! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

    Warmly,
    Natalia and Eyal


    daily fee: $6

    **weed smoking is not allowed since we try to keep a certain reputation for the sake of our community activities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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 could learn Spanish, permaculture practices, working with animals, gardening, building, cooking, landscaping, working with locals and people from all over the world, and much much more!

  • Help

    Help

    If you join us, you can expect to help in the vegetable garden, the orchard, land work, construction, painting, art projects, offiec work and helping on our retreats. We try to fit the tasks to each person to make your time here as interesting as possible whilst keeping in mind the farm's needs too.
    You may also teach English to the community and run fun activities for the kids from our nearby school .
    .Cultural exchanges are highly valued in the village, so foreigners are always greeted with a warm welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a separate floor with 2 rooms for volunteers. One room has a 2 single beds with shelves, and the other room has 3 beds and a closet. There is a shared toilet and shower. Sheets, a blanket and mosquito nets are provided. We serve 3 vegetarian meals a day cooked by an amazing chef.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your time off you can go hiking, river swimming (depends on the season) or simply chill out in a hammock. The near-by village (15 min) has shops, restaurants, bars and dancing places.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    daily fee: $6
Host ref number: 716559619143

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