Sustainable farming in the Sierra Nevada Mountains! Palomino, Colombia.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Friends!

    We are currently in need of a program leader, someone who can devote at least 6 months to helping put everything together!!

    It's a great place, with a lot of great ideas, but if we want to make this work we need consistency, a proper budget, and a team! Help me build that team please!

    Some compensation can be discussed - but this position is ideal for someone who trully wants to live La Sierra.

    Please contact me with a little about yourself and your experience, and why you want to come to Palomino!

    All other volunteer positions are on hold until we fill this one.

    Ed

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    Hi!

    We are working on building a a self sustainable farm, and we'd love some help working on this dream.

    So far we have managed to prep our land and plant enough food to begin harvesting next season, and we are currently working on prepping more land , building some coops and 2 cabins.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have the opportunity to work with local farmers who have been teaching us a lot. If you are interested in living off the land, you will have exposure to all relevant topics as we build this self sustainable farm.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help building a self sustainable farm in the Sierra Nevada Mountains!

    Located 45 minute hike from Palomino, It's a small project, hoping to benefit a couple of local families with a stable job and a wonderful living environment. The dream is a piece of land where we can grow our own food, without the use of chemical nutrients or pesticides. We can feed ourselves and our little friends, cattle, and raise some chickens as well.

    It all starts with converting jungle into a livable and farmable environment.

    Right now we could use some help with cabin building, general farm tasks, gardening and permaculture.

    The cabins will be built with adobe and local rocks and wood.

    CURRENT HELP NEEDED

    POSITION: FARM HAND
    DUTIES: HEAVY LIFTING. MACHETE. ALL THINGS HANDY
    QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experience
    COMPENSATION: None.
    LOCATION: BUILDING CAMP IN THE MOUNTAIN. ACCOMMODATION DOWN IN PALOMINO PROVIDED AS WELL.

    POSITION: Mad Scientist
    DUTIES: Help Plan and Build Solar Collector, Thermal Collector Tracking System, Hydraulic Pump, Solar Oven Cooker, Intermittent Absorption Cycle Refrigerator and Icemakers, Fixed Piston Steam Engines
    Available
    QUALIFICATIONS: Prior Experience. English or Spanish Spoken.
    COMPENSATION: None. Bonus can be discussed for completed work.
    LOCATION: BUILDING CAMP IN THE MOUNTAIN. ACCOMMODATION DOWN IN PALOMINO PROVIDED AS WELL.

    POSITION: WoodWorker.
    DUTIES: Cut to specs, furniture, trims, accesories (LIght switches, ) FInishings. Work under supervision or on your own projects. Wood Pallet Structures
    QUALIFICATIONS: Prior Experience. Send Pictures please
    COMPENSATION: None. Bonus can be discussed for completed work.
    LOCATION: BUILDING CAMP IN THE MOUNTAIN. ACCOMMODATION DOWN IN PALOMINO PROVIDED AS WELL.

    POSITION: DECORATOR
    DUTIES: Make our place look pretty! Plant flowers, handracft dreamcatchers, paint the chicken coops....more thoughts by you!
    QUALIFICATIONS: Prior Experience. Send Pictures please
    COMPENSATION: None. Bonus can be discussed for completed work.
    LOCATION: BUILDING CAMP IN THE MOUNTAIN. ACCOMODATION DOWN IN PALOMINO PROVIDED AS WELL.


    POSITION: Rock Path Builder
    DUTIES: Make Rock Paths
    QUALIFICATIONS: Prior Experience. Send Pictures please
    COMPENSATION: None. Bonus can be discussed for completed work.
    LOCATION: BUILDING CAMP IN THE MOUNTAIN. ACCOMMODATION DOWN IN PALOMINO PROVIDED AS WELL.

    POSITION: Grant Writer
    DUTIES: We'd like to dedicate part of our land to a non profit cause, such as an animal sanctuary or for children of the region. Help us write the Grant proposal.
    QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experience
    COMPENSATION: Can be discussed
    LOCATION: Palomino.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    During the workweek you will be in the farm , which is located 50 minutes hike from Palomino. We have a small cabin, and you will have available a tent and bedding.

    During the weekend, shared rooms are available in town

    You will be eating delicious colombian meals everyday. We try to cook healthy and have enough vegetables and grains, but some of the team members do like meat.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Palomino is paradise!

    Work hard during the week, enjoy Palomino and its surroundings in the weekend. Plenty of tubing, beaches, hiking - or partying just an hour away in Taganga.

  • 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



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