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 survive in the city. I share my life with Sonia, with her we are slowly building a santuary in Zapatoca; a nature reserve, in an area that stretches from 1800 to 2200 meters above the sea level (cloud forest).

    My name is Armando, I am 56 years old, I live in Zapatoca, Santander, Colombia, I have three dogs. Our reserve has an area of ​​14 hectares in eight of which there is a pine forest.

    The help i need is from Monday to Tuesday and from Thursday to Friday in the forest, in the nature reserve. We spend the Wednesday and weekends in the village.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project

  • 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.

    On weekends we have meetings with friends where in addition to improving your Spanish, you can know the lifestyle of the people of the mountains of Colombia.

  • Help


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

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

    The main help is in the field, trimming tress in the middle of the pine forest, it is challenging but you can do it at your own speed and rith.

    Maintenance and locative repairs


    Tree sowing

    Maintenance of the garden of vegetables

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish and some english

  • Accommodation


    In the nature reserve there is a cabin for four people, bathroom, shower with warm water, kitchen, 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 yes, 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 can give you accommodation for a maximum time of 15 days.
    We work Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday and weekends we rest. Therefore, those three days you can go to Zapatoca village, which is 13 km from the reserve, there is a bus service three times a day.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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