We are an organic farm producing vegetables, fruits, cheeses and beers following agroecological practices since 1984. Our property is located in Tiquipaya, in the western countryside of Cochabamba. The farm covers an area of 3.2 ha and it includes fields of a wide variety of vegetables, many fruit trees, a small brewery and a diary. We also have two cows producing the milk with which yoghurt and cheese are done. Some rabbits, bees and hens complete the framework. Each component of the farm is tightly interconnected with the other: waste of vegetable products are consumed by our animals or composted; the manure is then used in the fields.
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By staying in our farm you will learn principles of agroecology and how is challenging their implementation today in Bolivia. You will discover local varieties of vegetables and fruits. If interested, you will learn to make cheese and beers. Working in close relationship with Bolivians, you will have the opportunity to learn about authentic Bolivian uses out of the classical touristic packages.
We are seeking volunteers for a variety of tasks. Harvest, select, clean vegetables and fruits, and make hay for the cows are the activities where the help is mostly needed. Then, depending on your interests and abilities, you could help also in milking the cows, producing the cheese and yoghurt and brewing bear . Volunteers are also very welcome to help with creative ideas to reduce or, better, eliminate plastic packages in our business. The work in the farm will be done on close collaboration with three brothers who grew up in the surroundings. They manage the farm with passion and are willing to share their knowledge with you. Basic Spanish skills are compulsory to communicate with people in the farm.
Volunteers will stay in an independent house located in the center of the farm area. The house has 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, a living room and a bathroom. There is electricity, running water and internet access only in certain rooms. Volunteers can stay in the house for free. We will be offering the ingredients of meals.
The farm is reachable from Cochabamba by public transport (Trufi): lines 106 and 120, direction TIQUIPAYA. The trufis pass by the bus terminal in Cochabamba, at the intersection between Avenida Ayacucho and Calle Montes. Get off from the trufi in Calle Cochabamba, at the crossing with Calle Lindero (ask to the driver), then walk in Calle Lindero for ca 300 m. The travel from Cochabamba to Calle Lindero costs about 2.5 Bs. Alternatively, you can take a taxi; count around 40 Bs for the same travel.
In your time off, you can walk up to the Tunari summit (5030 m a.s.l.) or, easer option, take the cable car up to cerro San Pedro (el Cristo), from where you can profit of a stunning view of the Cochabamba region. The Torotoro Park and the tropical area of Chapare are also nearby and very interesting to visit.
We live in an environmentally friendly place and try to make our business in a socially responsible manner. We look for people willing to share their space and time respecting each other’s privacy.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week