Help out on our farm located in the "eje cafetero" of Colombia, Balboa, Columbia



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  • Description


    Our farm is located in the "eje cafetero" of Colombia, in the department (or state) of Risaralda, municipality of Balboa. In the location (place) "El Chuscal". It is on the central coordinate, of agricultural exploitation. Of 19.8 Hectares and with coffee, banana, cocoa, cattle and apiculture crops. It has an extensive reserve area for forestry and water supply, ideal for hiking or ecological tourism. Its climate is temperate, with fresh sunrises, days of average temperature between 18 and 23 degrees Celsius. With view to the valley of the Cauca. It is a mini family business, which we want to develop technically. It has a great variety of birds on which we want to develop a census.

    En español:
    Nuestra finca esta ubicada en el eje cafetero de Colombia, en el departamento de Risaralda, municipio de Balboa. En la vereda el Chuscal. Esta sobre la coordillera central, de explotación agropecuaria. De 19,8 Hectáreas y con cultivos de Café, plátano, cacao, ganado bovino y apicultura. Cuenta con una extensa zona de reserva forestal y de suministro de agua, ideal para implementar senderismo o turismo ecológico. Su clima es templado, con amaneceres frescos, días de temperatura promedio de entre 18 y 23 grados centigrados. Con vista al valle del Cauca. Es una mini empresa familiar, la cual queremos desarrollar técnicamente. Cuenta con una gran variedad de pájaros y aves sobre las cuales queremos desarrollar un censo.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    1. To know about the variety of vegetation (plants and native trees) of the coffee region of Colombia.
    2. Know a wide variety of birds
    3. To know directly about the coffee culture landscape.

    1. Conocer sobre variedad de la vegetación (plantas y árboles nativas) de la región cafetera de Colombia.
    2. Conocer amplia variedad de aves
    3. Conocer de manera directa sobre El paisaje cultural cafetero.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    - We want to make genetic improvement in cattle.
    - Conservation of the forest and aquifer reserve area
    - Develop an ecotourism program or plan for Colombians and foreigners. (Hiking, bird watching)

    - Queremos hacer mejoramiento genético en ganado Bovino.
    - Conservación de la zona de reserva forestal y acuífera
    - Desarrollar un programa o plan de ecoturismo para colombianos y extranjeros. (senderismo, avistamiento de aves)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    1. It has a country house, with 2 rooms available for travelers. It has its own kitchen and bathroom. With water and electricity.
    2. Access by land to the farm. Distance to the municipal head 3 kilometers.

    1. Se cuenta con una casa campesina, con 2 cuartos disponibles para los viajeros. Cuenta con su propia cocina y baño. Con agua y energía eléctrica.
    2. Acceso via terrestre hasta la finca. Distancia a la cabecera municipal 3 kilómetros.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We got to know Workaway for the good results and the experience gained by a nearby farm. The travelers have also given their good references for the coffee culture, for the coexistence with the people of the estates.
    The farm is at the center of the cultural coffee landscape, which has also expanded to produce banana banana and other products. There are farmed farm animals such as chickens, chickens and pigs.

    Conocimos de Workaway por los buenos resultados y la experiencia obtenida por una finca cercana. Los viajeros también han dado sus buenas referencias por la cultura cafetera, por la convivencia con las personas de las fincas.
    La finca queda en el centro del paisaje cultural cafetero, el cual se ha ampliado también para producir plátano banano y otros productos. Se cuenta con cultivos de animales de granja como gallinas, pollos y cerdos.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 827459795575