Help us build an ecolodge and explore the forests of Santa Elena, Colombia




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  • Description


    We are Kevin and Laura and we are creating an ecolodge and healing space in the area of Santa Elena, very close to Park Arvi and nestled in the beautiful surrounding forest.
    Kevin is originally from England and is a Breathwork facilitator, has a passion for ecotherapy, and also has 20 years experience in the building industry, having a passion for creative projects using wood and other natural materials.
    Laura is Colombian, she is an Ecstatic Dance facilitator, a holder of space for Women's work and passionate about all areas of personal development.
    Together we want to share our beautiful space with anyone who feels the call to reconnect with their natural essence and connection to Pachamama.
    We currently employ locals when required from here in Santa Elena to help us with garden maintenance and cleaning around the property.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have so much to see and experience in the very close vicinity of this place and will be happy to show our volunteers around locally and also a trip to Guatape which is a very popular destination if the volunteer is staying with us for a decent length of time and of course Medellin city.
    Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about the unique forest ecosystem here and learn all about the incredible diversity of Flora and Fauna.
    They will also have the opportunity to participate in the Ecstatic dances that will be held and an introduction to Breathwork.

  • Help


    We have so many different projects that we want to bring to life around the property and grounds so we are looking for someone who is happy to help out in all areas.
    If they have specific skills in a certain area such as permaculture, computers/social media then that is great however this position would suit anyone who wants a wide variety of tasks and is interested in learning new skills also. The most important attribute is a willingness to help out with whatever needs doing with a positive attitude and desire to help.
    There will be a mix of maintenance work and projects along with helping out with guests and the day to day running of the property.
    Some specific tasks will be:-
    Working on the vegetable garden
    Taking care of the fruit trees
    Taking guests on guided walks in the forest
    Planting and maintaining grounds
    General maintenance of the property
    Helping to prepare and run any events that are being held at the property.
    Help with cooking in the main household (not for guests) but only if the volunteer is passionate about sharing recipes they know and learning recipes from us and this region.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation will be in the main household with the host family, the volunteer will have their own bedroom, a shared bathroom and shared kitchen space.
    The food for Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided however help with preparation and a sharing of recipes etc would be appreciated and if you have a passion for creative vegetarian cuisine then that is a big bonus.!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helpers will have plenty of time to thoroughly explore the beautiful surrounding forest, the waterfalls and swimming holes.
    There is a very good bus service that goes to many different locations including Medellin that leaves just outside the property and there is also the Metrocable that links Park Arvi and Medellin about 10 minutes away. We also have bicycles that can be used to explore and get around.

  • 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

    We have very good wifi here and many lovely areas in which to work whilst being connected to nature also..!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have an area that can be used to park a small to medium van if needed.

  • 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: 965937191273