My name is Jimmy, I am a 59 year old Colombian and I started an Eco-Project in Taganga close to Santa Marta with two Kogui Indios, who are helping me with permaculture and bio construction to give them a possibility to go to school. My aim is to build out of natural and recycable materials a traditional clay house to create a place for an intercultural exchange, as well as a place for visitors/volunteers and my house "Tierrita Colorá"...A place to create art!
For now I just speak spanish, so please try to write any request in spanish!
I have to ask every voluntario for 15.000 pesos ($4,81 USD) /day por person contribution to cover electricity, water and materials for the construction. My income is extremely limited and sporatic so sorry I have to ask for this. In exchange I can share my knowledge of natural building and technics from the indigen culture. There is a lot to do and learn here, your contribution will help to keep this new project alive.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
I have a lot of natural knowledge to give wich I espacially learned from the "Kogui's", a indegenous tribe of the "Sierra Nevada" and from lifetime traveling. I expierenced theater and puppet mastering many years in different countrys.
I just speak spanish, so it would be also a great possibility for you to learn and practice your spanish. You can learn a lot about the cultur and the lifestyle of the "Kogui's".
I'm looking for general help, like wall construction, roof construction, greenhouse construction, ecological sanitory construction, gardening and cooking healthy,local and seasonal food...As well as help in language practice and every kind of intercultural exchange.
I can offer the second flor of my tower with a hammock and a mattress and a house for volunteers with mattress and mosquito net, which you will finish as a part of this project. Feel free to find your own place for your hammock or tent in my property. For now I can't offer food, but we always cook together and always share the costs if you wish to
My house is at the mountain slope with a beautiful view to the sea and a 5 minute walk to the beach. You can start hiking in to the "Sierra Nevada" directly from the backyard. A bus can take you in 10 minutes to "Santa Marta", a city full of night life and activities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week- no food