We are looking for eager persons willing to help us in our projects.
In October, 2017 we opened a beautiful Hostel in this amazing region of the Colombian Andes, with the idea of working sustainable tourism. Due to the recent events (COVID-19), the tourism sector is experiencing some of its worst crisis in decades. Taking this into account, we are re-thinking our economic activities and trying to innovate into this new world.
As every crisis can be seen as an opportunity, we take advantage of the COVID-19 restrictions and we are promoting slow tourism as a new way of travelling. We are also working in some other projects (non related with tourism) in which you might want to get involved.
Your accomodation will be in a private room in our hostel, with private bathroom and of course, hot water. We can provide you with all the veggies you want, but your meals are your responsibility. You are invited to eat with us, but many times we are just not at home, or not willing to cook for everyone. We care a lot about cleanliness, so if this can be a trouble for you, better not to write to us.
We are living full time here I (Camilo) and my parents (Aura and Antonio). My brother barely comes. We also have 2 beautiful dogs (Nala and Zimba) and 1 cat (Pepa) who always love the extra company.
We are needing help with our homepage, making some cool videos or photos to promote the place, help in our farm, help with general maintenance, bird-watching related activities, identification of plants, etc.
It is important to have some previous Spanish knowledge, but this is the perfect place to improve it. I can speak English, German and French but the other members of my family are not so good with foreign languages.
As I said, we are working slow tourism. So the minimum time stay is 2 months.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsGeneral MaintenanceFarmstay helpHelp with Eco ProjectsAnimal CareHospitality/TourismLanguage practiceArt ProjectsHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We are becoming a sustainable business, which includes economy, environment and people. If you want to learn about sustainability, this is your place.
Small cities of Sogamoso and Duitama are at less than 40 minutes, Bogota is at just 3 hours of way, and also in the surroundings are a lot of small towns, with almost none foreigner tourist, so if you want to find a really cool place away of the tourism mass, you are looking at it.
Help with our homepage: Help us with the design and construction of our homepage
Creating promotion material: Taking videos, photos or any other creative material to promote our activities.
Help in our farm: So far we have a small farm, but it requires some time to time maintenance. We are focusing on aromatics and fruit trees.
Bird-watching activites: As part of the slow tourism plan
Other projects: Related to chemical engineering, we are in the laboratory stage. Natural chemical products.
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Private room. Private bathroom. You stay at our hostel
What else ...
Main road is at only 200 meters from the Hostel, transportation can be easily done by bus. When the job is done you can take one of our bikes to visit towns around, or just go hiking to the mountain or to the river. Also if you are a rock climber, there are some cool rocks to climb at 10 minutes of way.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have free wi-fi. Sometimes in peak hours (3 pm - 7 pm) it can cause some troubles
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week