Protecting Mother Earth in the mountains near Medellin, Colombia

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Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an eco-village, a self-sustainable development project that seeks to protect the mountain territory of Abuzetkwa, creating eco-friendly alternatives to support Mother Earth, and generating a space for creation, recreation, evolution and development of the being through a healthy lifestyle in connection with the elements and to each other.

    Abuzetkwa:

    A haven in the mountains where we have already made progress in restoring the water and land, land that was once considered "infertile" and is now fully restored and abundant, thus creating a space of harmony and balance for the environment and all who inhabit it.

    Everyone who arrives will learn how to do the same by participating in activities to continue generating a self-sustaining ecosystem (greenhouse, gardens, water reservoir, fish ponds, composting, planting and maintenance of the forest, vegetable gardens, river recovery, conscious use of resources, bio-construction, development of a community that takes care of itself and each other, and so on).

    We live in harmony, offering up the energy of the territory and its medicine.

    This leads us to heal with the earth, while we recover it and make it a beautiful place to live and coexist, we heal ourselves by learning in community from Mother Earth, who is our greatest teacher!

    At the moment we have many projects in development as everything is taking shape. We are working to create a water reservoir, a fish pond, a greenhouse, several vegetable gardens, a hostel, three cabins, and two houses; in addition to this we have some farm animals like goats, pigs and chickens that we have to take care of every day. We are next to a small river and the mountain has an incredible view of the valley. There are already several areas of the project that are already built which you can make use of such as the kitchen, dry toilets, the camping area, temazcal, and the orchards.

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    Somos un proyecto de desarrollo auto-sostenible que busca proteger el territorio montañera de Abuzetkwa, creando alternativas eco-amigables con la Pachamama, generando así un espacio de creación, esparcimiento, evolución y desarrollo del ser a través de los hábitos del buen vivir.

    Abuzetkwa:

    Es un lugar donde hemos hecho la recuperación de aguas y tierras, en una tierra que era "infertil" y canalizamos las escorrentías, secando un terreno anegado haciéndolo ahora productivo, creando así un espacio de armonía y equilibrio para el entorno y todos los que lo habiten.

    Todo el que llegue va a aprender como hacerlo participando de actividades implementadas para seguir generando un ecosistema autosustentable (invernadero, jardines, reservorio de agua, lagos para peces, compostaje, siembra y mantenimiento del bosque, huertas, recuperación del río, aprovechamiento consciente de los recursos, bio-construcción, desarrollo de una comunidad que cuide de todo y demás).

    Vivimos en armonía, disponiendo la energía del territorio y su medicina.

    Por ende esto nos lleva a sanar con la tierra, mientras la recuperamos y hacemos de ella un lugar hermoso para vivir y coexistir nos recuperamos a nosotros mismos aprendiendo en comunidad de ella que es la gran maestra!

    En este momento tenemos muchos proyectos en desarrollo ya que todo se está formando. Estamos trabajando para crear un reservorio de agua, un estanque de peces, un invernadero, varias huertas, un hostal, tres cabañas, y dos casas; adicional a esto tenemos algunos animalitos de granja como cabras, cerdos y pollos que debemos cuidar día a día. Estamos al lado de un pequeño río y la montaña tiene una vista increíble del valle. Ya hay varias áreas del proyecto construidas en las cuales se puede hacer uso de sus instalaciones como lo es la cocina, baños secos, la zona de camping, el temazcal, y los huertos.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to escape the city life and connect deeply to the earth on the patch of land that we are caring for in Granada, Antioquia. You will sleep accompanied by the sounds of nature, enjoy the sunshine during the day, share company with beautiful like-minded souls, and more than likely leave with a little more than you came with.

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    Tendrás la oportunidad de escapar de la vida de la ciudad y conectarte profundamente con la tierra en el pedazo de tierra que estamos cuidando en Granada, Antioquia. Dormirás acompañado por los sonidos de la naturaleza, disfrutarás del sol durante el día, compartirás la compañía de hermosas almas afines, y más que probablemente te irás con un poco más de lo que viniste.

  • Help

    Help

    We need:

    *Carpenters or people who know how to cut and work the wood from the trees
    *Permaculturists
    *Gardeners
    *Farmers
    *Volunteers to help us with the vegetable gardens - planting, weeding, watering, fertilizing, preparing organic fertilizers, among others...
    *Volunteers to design, create and adapt the spaces to make them more pleasant and beautiful
    *People who know about and can help us with waste management (Reuse - Reduce - Recycle)
    *Labor for miscellaneous services - cleaning, repairs, team cooking, gardening, painting, farm care, etc.
    *People who are ready to be of service and willing to get to know themselves and the medicine of being in nature

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    Necesitamos:

    *Carpinteros o personas que sepan talar y trabajar la madera de los árboles
    *Permacultores
    *Jardineros
    *Agricultores
    *Voluntarios que nos apoyen con la parte de los huertos - sembrando, desyerbando, regando, fertilizando, preparando fertilizantes orgánicos, entre otros..
    *Voluntarios que diseñen, creen y adecuen los espacios para hacerlos más amenos y bonitos
    *Personas que sepan y nos ayuden con el manejo de las basuras (Reutilizar - Reducir - Reciclar)
    *Mano de obra para servicios varios - limpieza, reparaciones, cocina del equipo, jardinería, pintura, cuidado de la granja, etc.
    *Personas que estén al servicio y en disposición de encontrarse con sigo mismos y las medicinas de la tierra

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a camping area, tents and sheets / blankets. The area is shared with the other volunteers, where you'll have access to the river, use of the common areas, outdoor kitchen, washing area, forest etc.

    Ingredients (grains, fruits and vegetable) to prepare 3 meals a day.

    Hours of work required: 5 days, 5 hours per day, or 25 hours per week.

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    Ofrecemos una zona de camping, carpas y sabanas. El espacio es compartido con los demás voluntarios, tienen acceso al río, uso de las zonas comunes, cocina al aire libre, zona de lavado, bosque y demás.

    Ingredientes (granos, frutas y verduras) para 3 comidas al día.

    Horas de trabajo requeridas: 5 días, 5 horas por día, o 25 horas por semana

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the heart of Antioquia, Granada and the surrounding areas offer an incredible array of landscapes, waterfalls, hikes, local towns etc, all easily accessible by bus. The direct bus to to Medellin also passes hourly, and takes just 1hr 30!

    We are 35km (40 min) from the airport, 1hr from Guatape, 1hr 30 minutes from Medellín, 1 hour from Cocorná. We are close to rivers, valleys, mountain ranges, waterfalls and other natural wonders for paragliding, rappelling, canopy, water sports, climbing the Peñol rock, hiking trails, villages, farms, ranches, restaurants and other activities all within 30 minutes.

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    En el corazón de Antioquia, Granada y sus alrededores ofrecen una increíble variedad de paisajes, cascadas, caminatas, pueblos locales, etc, todo fácilmente accesible en autobús. El autobús directo a Medellín también pasa cada hora y tarda solo 1 hora y media.

    Estamos a 35km (40 min) del aeropuerto, 1hr de Guatape, 1hr 30 minutos de Medellín, 1 hora de Cocorná. Estamos cerca de ríos, valles, cordilleras, cascadas y demás maravillas naturales para hacer cerca parapente, rappelling, canopy, deportes acuáticos en la represa, subida a la piedra del Peñol, senderos para caminar, pueblitos, fincas, estaderos, restaurantes y demás actividades a menos de 30 minutos.

  • 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

    Tenemos una zona WiFi en la casa principal para su uso fuera del horario de voluntariado. La conexión es de sólo 4MB pero en general es estable - por favor, comprenda que estamos en las montañas por lo que puede no ser tan bueno como usted está acostumbrado en la ciudad! - - - - - - - - We have a WiFi area in the main house for use outside of volunteering hours. The connection is just 4MB but it is generally stable - please understand that we are in the mountains so it may not be as good as you're used to in the city!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5hrs a day, 5 days a week


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