Bioconstruction help in our natural reserve in the Amazon Jungle, Mitu, Colombia

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Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    Our project is an effort to contribute to the conservation of the cultural and natural diversity present in the Colombian Amazon jungle. I have a career in biology aaqqnd have masters degree in protected areas management. I have been living and working with different indigenous communities throughout the Colombian Amazon jungle since 2013. I really know how to get around the amazon jungle, I am also a photographer and documentary film maker.

    since 2019 in Mitu, Vaupes, we have been stablishing a 20 ha natural reserve nearby town. We started building a traditional ritual house followed by a plant nursurie and a bathroom. Currently we are finishing the building of a wood cabin in the shape of a butterfly in the middle of the forest. We plan to build some study stations, tree platforms and cabins spread around the reserve in the future.

    In our traditional house or maloca lives an indigeneous makuna family.

    We are fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will have the opportunity to visit the most diverse department in cultural terms in the colombian Amazon, interact daily with an indigenous family that lives with us learning from theyr ways of life. They will have a life changing experience getting to know the cultural and biological diversity present in our territory.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help to finish the construction of the cabin, also in the maintanence of different aspects of the reserve such as the plant nursery, the trails. We need help with social media and promotion of the site through strategies to increase our visibility, and also we always love to hear new ideas.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Hammocks with mosquito nets, bathroom available, rivers to bathe nearby
    no electricity available full time, we have energy fuel generators used when needed and when gasoline is available.
    Cell phone internet available in the area.
    Everyday we eat traditional meal from the jungle mainly based on fish and cassava bread or other products from the jungle.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visit nearby natural atractions, jungle mountain tops (tepuyes), Visit indigenous communities. Visit amazing river and jungle landscapes.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 924897686171