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.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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.
we have a cosy private room with own bathroom for the volunteer(s).
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
max 20 h/ week, 4-5 h/day