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 are building bungalows that are spread on the whole surface of the ground and that will serve as accomodations.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    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


    We are building wooden bungalows and are looking for some workforce.
    There is no specific skills required, except that you must be motivated and cheerful.
    Obviously, if you have skills on building, lumber or gardening, it will be much appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    french spanish english

  • Accommodation


    We will all be in the same boat!
    We sleep in hammocks hanging in some of the already built housing.
    The sanitary facilities are still rather precarious but we are working on it.
    The site is equipped with electricity and wi-fi.
    We all have lunch together, dinner can be more private.
    You will sleep in the dormitory or the hammock; depends on the available site.

    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

  • 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

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