Help us develop a hostel in North Columbia, on the Caribbean coast



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  • Description


    we are 4 french, Maël 26, Loïs 29, Tristan 27 and Benjamin 28 years old.
    Our plan is to build a wooden hostel in North Columbia, on the Caribbean coast, next to a small fishing village named Capurgana.
    The site is located by the seaside, on a small bay between the tropical forest and the Caribbean sea.
    The ground is 2500m² big, we have already built the main structure that will serve as bar, restaurant and meeting / resting area. Around it, we built bungalows that are spread over the entire surface of the ground. around the bungalows we have a garden of fruit trees ...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get the opportunity to merge into the Columbian culture since we work everyday with the locals.
    You will also get the chance to practice and improve your Spanish with the local workers and your French with us.

    Do you fancy living in the heart of nature ? Here, you will find no cars, no motorbikes but only dugout canoes and mules !

  • Help


    the construction is finished!

    in December we are planning to open our doors!

    we will ask for a different help focused on the general maintenance, the home, the gardening, the help to protect the races ...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Most of us sleep in hammocks (it is possible to get a bed).
    The sanitary facilities are finished (not all) but you will have showers and toilets functional.
    The site is equipped with electricity and wi-fi.
    We all have lunch together, dinner can be more private.

    we offer 3 meals a day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Though the hostel is located in the jungle, the beach and its activities are very close (3 min walking).
    If you like seaworld, you can take your fins, your snorkel and your diving mask and go swimming in the beautiful El Aguacate bay.
    If you go scuba-diving, you may be able to see small reef-sharks, turtles, sting-rays and all kinds of fish and colorful corals.
    And why not fishing with Capurgana fishermen ?

    If you are more of a hiking-in-the-forest fellow, don’t forget to look up to see monkeys, sloths, toucans, raptors, parrots, haras and so on…. !
    On your way, you will also cross impressive ants, as well as all kinds of frogs, spiders and even some felines if you are lucky !
    Going to Capurgana or Acandi by boat will take you 10 to 20 minutes.
    Of course, you can also walk there, which will take longer but will enable you to appreciate a nice and sporty trail.
    We are currently working on a « chilling area » at the hostel and soon you will be able to enjoy volleyball, basketball and boules fields .

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 952458498251