British owned Horse Ranch and Guest house in Central Colombia

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Colombia

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    12/08/2022

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello

    We are a beautiful 15 room boutique guest house on a 5 acre horse trekking ranch 3km outside the vibrant town of Filandia.

    Our farm is located on a hill and is surrounded by nature. We get many species of birds visiting us and have lots of flowers in the gardens. Our horse trekking tours range from day trips to full weeks away in the mountains. Our guests love staying here because they can disconnect from chaotic city life and enjoy relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

    We have been hosting workawayers for years and work best with people that enjoy being outside in nature, that are self motivated and keen to help others, that enjoy socialising but are also happy during periods that the hostel is quiet.

    what we offer.
    we have different types of offerings in return for your collaboration, depending on what you can do to help us.

    For example, if you have a trade or a skill, we can offer an excellent exchange in the main hotel and activities.

    For our basic placements we can offer a room in return for 15 hours help per week.

    We are mainly looking for people that have trades, or have specific skills in building/ construction. Also those with experience in hotels, people who work in marketing etc.

    To apply please tell us

    * what experience you have.
    * What you want to get out of the workaway experience?
    * what type of person you are?
    * your likes and dislikes?
    * how long you want to stay?
    * what dates you would like to stay?
    * what could you offer in exchange for your place to stay?

    Our farm is a quiet and relaxed place to stay with a small team of local, employed staff. We have 1 full time worker who takes care of our 8 horses. 1 worker who cleans the house and cooks dinner for the guests, a part-time receptionist, and a part time manager.

    Many thanks and happy travels!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our farm is located in Quindio, at the heart of Colombia´s Traditional Coffee district, an area designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site for its historic coffee farming tradition. By visiting this area you will feel as though you have stepped back in time. The town is rich in culture and the local people are proud to show you their local tradition´s, such as the way coffee is grown and processed, how to dance salsa and how to drink aguadiente (the local alcohol).

    There are many things to do in the local area whilst you stay at our farm. Including:
    ·Visit Cocora Valley cloud forest and see the incredible 100ft high palm trees.
    ·Hike through the Barbas Bremen National park to search for Howler Monkeys or visit the butterfly sanctuary and botanical gardens.
    ·Walk to local waterfalls near the farm.
    ·Visit our neighbour’s coffee farm and see for yourself how Coffee is produced.
    ·Horse Riding or walking to explore the beautiful local countryside.
    ·Enjoy eating both local and international foods in some excellent restaurants in town. There are also a number a bars which get very lively at the weekends!
    ·On our farm you are welcome to use all the facilities. Depending on the number of guests we have at the time, we cook family style evening meals.

    We have lived in Colombia since 2016 so have knowledge of the local area and Colombian Friends who live here and can help with whatever you may need. There is plenty of opportunity to practise the language and get the opportunity to explore the area.
    We are travelled around South America and south east Asia extensively with and without motorcycles so can advise based on our experiences.

    Help us create something truly special for travellers who want to stray from the beaten path.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    If you would like to help out here it is essential that you have the following:

    Common Sense,
    You can work unsupervised.
    Your own health insurance. We are a working farm, with lots going on!
    You can speak English (sorry we are still learning Spanish).
    If you aren’t a trade person but have lots of common sense and work experience please also contact us and let us know how you think you could help!

    We are still learning Spanish, so think it best for the technical help we require that anyone staying with us have a good level of English.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be staying with us on our large country house. The property is built on a hill with 360 degree views.

    We have hot showers, netflix, wifi, hammocks, cell phone signal, bar and some items for sale.

    We have different room options available depending on what help you can offer and the skills we require at the time(private rooms and shared rooms).

    We have various fruit trees including papaya, oranges, limes, lemons you are welcome to enjoy as well as orchids and other flowers and many beautiful birds (including small toucans and parrots) visit the gardens.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The locals are all really friendly and there is beautiful hiking in the area with several waterfalls closeby. We are 15minutes from Bremen national park which is filled with Howler monkeys. Filandia is famous for its traditional architecture, cooler climate, colourful buildings and coffee farms offering tours. There are many other activities within this area including paragliding and horse riding.

    Transport links to and from Filandia are great. Busses are low cost and run regularly. Salento is 20 minutes away while Armenia is 45 minutes with busses approximately every 30 minutes.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a fast wifi connection on site with plenty of areas across the property to work on line. Message us for more details!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We are also an overlander campsite so have lots of space for your vehicle.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Depends on the pet, but message us with your questions!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    15 hours per week

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