Help out in our hostel and with exciting new projects in the heart of Coffee Valley, La Tebaida, Columbia



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    I'm Mashuri, we are running a hostel which was built in 90s by over 2000 international volunteers as part of International Cultural Center. It is located in the heart of Coffee Valley, just 15km away from Armenia and 3km away from nearest village - La Tebaida, and welcomes both backpackers and families, giving a chance to enjoy all beauties of countryside life without travelling far from the city.

    The whole area covers about 17.000sq.m. and includes a hostel, restaurant with open terrace, fully equipped kitchen, 2 event halls, rural house, area for camping, football, basketball and volleyball pitches, BBQ area, organic farm, laundry, parking.

    In recent years we mostly worked with national tourists only, and currently looking for volunteers to help market the hostel to international travellers.

    The place has magic landscapes and really special energy, great for nature lovers, earth grounded and spiritually minded souls.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers can learn about organic cultivations, construction and design from guadua (bamboo), coffee making. There is an opportunity to visit indigenous community village and organize projects & events with their families, youth and kids.

  • Help


    With your help we have man y ongoing and prospective projects. We can facilitate up to 8 volunteers but we need people with different skills.
    We currently need people to help with:
    - day to day running of the hostal
    - restaurant development (some cooking skills or background)
    - gardening
    - construction, repair and general maintenance
    We are especially interested in:
    - people who can work with recycled materials, repair roofing (local materials)
    - people with creative furniture making skills,
    - anyone we can help build an excel reservation system
    - people to maintain and improve marketing and turism
    Future projects:
    - yoga classes
    - organic community/indigenous farming and farmers market
    - growing and roasting coffee (and branding, marketing)
    - Clay bath building
    - Traditional dance workshops
    - Natural medicine and healing
    - Event management and coordination
    - Animal rescue
    - Hostel upgrades
    - Guadua construction and workshop

    If you are hardworking, optimistic and motivated and have other skills to offer, we are really open to proposals and suggestions!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Accommodation: a bed in shared dormitory for 4 people, with private bathroom, free laundry

    We are 4km away from the village La Tebaida, where you can find all shops/groceries that you need; delivery can also be arranged.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in an area, known as "coffee triangle", so in a free time there are many outdoor activities and tours available: Coffee Tour (Parque Panaca, Parque Recuca, Parque del Cafe), Indigenous Village Cultural Tour, Thermal Springs Tour (Santa Rosa), Salento Valle del Cocora, Granja Ecologica Mama Lulu.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

We love bonfires ))
Accommodation for volunteers, shared room for 4 people with private bathroom.
Really really big kitchen!
Mandarines! And also bananas, avocados, mangos, pumpkins, beans and other organic things ))
Football field with local kids playing
One of the rooms for guests
Restaurant and hosteria

Host ref number: 724421736617

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