Help us develop our eco-hostel outside of San Gil, Columbia



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    I have recently taken on a finca set up on a beautiful hillside outside of San Gil (3km distance, direction Mogotes, frequent public transportation during the day). The property has a big garden, counts with homegrown fruit all year and although it is completely habitable we still need to do a lot of work. We have big plans for the place, including a permaculture garden, maloca, sacred woman's space, guesthouse... We need enthusiastic people to come and help! Volunteers that have prior knowledge/skills in building and gardening or permaculture would be perfect, but anyone willing to work is more than welcome!

    We are very laid back and also enjoy the surrounding areas as much as the guests, so it's definitely not all about work. We love to get up early for a nice walk to the nearby viewpoint, which guests are very welcome to join. We are also well connected with the local spiritual community. It is important to us that volunteers coming here fall in love with this area just as much as we do (every day).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

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    ((Now we are looking for an expert on website to develop our new project)) Es un proyecto para establecer y mantener cultivos para la alimentación de la propia casa, cuidar las mascotas ademas de ayudar a diseñar algunos recorridos naturales

    We are offering a place to stay (comfortable bed in dormitory, shared bathroom) and healthy breakfast in exchange for 5 hours of work a day.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Cama en dormitorio compartido, un lindo lugar para leer y tener un contacto con la naturaleza

    We have a spacious dorm with two bunks for the volunteers. The bathroom is shared with another double room. Access to the kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off there is a lot to do in the local area. San Gil itself and the surrounding villages are gorgeous, and it is enjoyable just spending time walking around getting to know the locals. It is also the adventure capital, and so there are plenty of activities to be enjoyed, such as kayaking, climbing, hiking, paragliding, horseback riding. One of the hosts is also a caving/canyoning guide, so he appreciates taking the guests on expeditions!
    The finca is 3 km out of town and there is access to beautiful walks and viewpoints.

    Esta es una buena oportunidad para disfrutar y ayudar a terminar de construir un proyecto de hostel y workaway place. La idea es establecer un lugar para siempre, tener y obtener ayuda de los voluntarios con un trabajo de mutuo beneficio entre el voluntario y el lugar. Es mantener el espacio siempre disponible para que las persona viajeras tengan un hogar en san gil.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 814547324662