We want to conserve and protect our biodiversity, in Zapatoca, Colombia



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    I quit my job in search of the dream of living in a small town, rather than surviving in the city. I share my life with Sonia, and together we are slowly building a sanctuary in Zapatoca. Our nature reserve is an area that stretches from 1800 to 2200 meters above sea level (cloud forest).

    My name is Armando. I am 58 years old and I live in Zapatoca, Santander, Colombia, I have three dogs. Our reserve has an area of ​​14 hectares... eight of which consist of a pine forest.

    The help we need is in the forest of the reserve. We work in 2x1 mode (we work two days, we rest 1).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    In the nature reserve you will find silence, tranquility and a peaceful environment.

    Here you can learn: Local customs, tropical mountain culture, cooking regional dishes, some dance, play music, improve your Spanish language.

  • Help


    We´re especially interested in handy and creative people who also like physical work and don´t mind getting their hands dirty. ¡ The idea is to do work in which you are interested !

    Furthermore, it is essential that you have your own international health and accident insurance.

    The main help needed is in the field- trimming trees in the middle of the pine forest. It is challenging work but you can do it at your own pace.

    Maintenance and repairs


    Planting trees

    Maintenance of the vegetable garden

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    In the nature reserve there is a cabin for four people. It has a bathroom and shower with warm water. There is also a kitchen. There are mattresses on pallets, sheets, towels and blankets. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, but it is necessary to cook.

    Here you will have accommodation and food three times a day, adapting to your dietary needs. That said, it is necessary that you come with us to do the purchases and help us in the preparation of the food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We do not receive smokers.

    We can give you accommodation for a maximum time of 15 days.

    We work two days, we rest one. Therefore, those rest days you can go to the village of Zapatoca which is 13 km from the reserve. There is bus service three times a day.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    large parking area.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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