Help with babysitting, walk the dogs and some house painting in Cabrera, Colombia



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    we're a Colombian-German family with a little girl, two big dogs and a cat living near the quiet and unspoiled town of Cabrera, Santander (15 km from Barichara, 20 from San Gil). We would be happy to find someone who likes to spend a few weeks with us at our country house helping us 4 hrs a day in exchange of accommodation and big breakfast (own room with bath). We are still in the process of getting started as a very personal and hidden hostel. As to the work, it would be babysitting (a 5-months-old), garden work, some painting, some household duties ... also depends on the person's affinities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    since Cabrera is a tiny and very authentic town there¨s nobody to speak English with ;) so, to study or improve your Spanish skills it´s perfect. Moreover, we can help you with grammatical doubts, too.
    We think staying with us gives anybody a good close-up look into how Colombian country life works.

  • Help


    it depends largely on the volunteer´s abilities. but in generall, we would appreciate someone who is/are willing to babysit, walk the dogs, do some house painting, garden work, cleaning ... as we say, it can be a great variaty of things to do.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    we have a cosy private room with own bathroom for the volunteer(s).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cabrera is very close to Barichara (most beautiful town in Colombia, about 15 km) and San Gil (20 km). There is public transport (6 trips/day) to San Gil (about 1.5 $). However, on the bumby back road to Barichara there is no public transport. To get to Barichara you need to go to San Gil first and from there to Barichara.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    max 20 h/ week, 4-5 h/day

Host ref number: 971513577198