Help in our home and garden in San Gil, Colombia



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  • Description


    We're David & Zoe, a Colombian-Israeli couple. After worktrading around the world and learning about permaculture and bio-construction, we've settled for now in a little farm-house in San Gil, and are slowly slowly starting to apply what we've learned. Our place is very green, full of fruit trees & birds, cats and a visiting squirrel or capybara now and then.

    At the moment we are mostly looking for general help with the garden and house, like cutting grass, picking fruit, maintenance of the structures and cleaning. We are just getting started on experimenting with making our own natural everyday products such as tooth paste, deodorant and laundry detergent, making different foods and cleaning supplies from the fruit we pick and creating out of recycled materials. We are hoping to soon start to grow our own food.

    On top of that, we are expecting our baby girl that is to due be born in September,
    so if you happen to be a midwife, a doula, or a masseuse that would be amazing :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We're interested in maintaining an environment of sharing knowledge, learning and teaching, and are happy to offer whatever knowledge we have of permaculture, sustainability and life, and help with Spanish, English and Hebrew.

  • Help


    Lots to do around the house and the garden, from cutting the grass, trimming, pruning and mulching the trees, picking fruit (mandarins, oranges, mango, ciruelas and more), clearing spider webs and wasp nests, cleaning the house, washing floors and dishes, painting walls, polishing wooden parts of the structures, crafting plant pots out of containers and more.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hebrew, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We can host one group of 1 to 3 people at a time, we can offer mattresses in a room with a private bathroom and shower in a pleasant wood cabin, and a big vegetarian meal, in exchange for 4 hours of work a day.
    There's also room for your tent or hammock, if you prefer.
    And you're welcome to use the kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located on a the road, just 2km (10 minutes drive, 30 minute slow walk) from downtown San Gil , walking distance from a variety of bungee jumping and rafting spots, while the area is also rich in natural pools, paragliding, canyoning, mountain biking etc.
    We have some hotels, typical regional food restaurants and kiosks as neighbors.
    For groceries you'll need to go into town, where there's a big market, as well as many stores and restaurants of all sorts, various ATMs and a lovely display of everyday Colombian little town life.
    Buses into San Gil and other beautiful near by towns pass about every 15 minutes.

    Families are welcome. Smoking is allowed in the garden.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 826572371638