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Build a retreat centre and eco community with an alternative family, Colombia

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  • Última actividad: 27 feb 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Sin mínimo



  • Descripción


    Hola familia from all parts of the globe,

    We are a couple who met in Mexico a few years ago and decided to finally make roots somewhere this side of the world. Right now we just had a new addition to our family - a baby boy! So if you decide to come, you need to be cool with being around a small person :)

    Our home is humble and basic. We travelled so many years without a home that we really realize home is where you make your heart. We've slept in hostals, on the street, in nature, in random stranger homes so understand that life really is what you make it. Right now were are committed to trying to live in balance with Mother Nature and going back to basics and build a space where we can share all of our skills and knowledge...if you come be prepared to spend time outdoors, use a dry toilet and have a small hike from town.

    About us:

    We are both Yoga teachers and alternative therapists. We are trained in massage, energy work and have spent a lot of time traveling in temples, ashrams and shamanic healing spaces. JJ is also an artist and musician. We have a small child so our new role is parents and we are trying to consciously parent in a way that feels our child is connected with nature and has a healthy lifestyle.

    We've taken a little bit of a diversion this last years in becoming more agriculture and construction based so we can get this project fully underway!


    The exchange is 3 hours of work a day (15 maximum a week) depending on what needs to be done. Tell us your skills and interests, maybe we can accommodate you easier. Depending on the moon phase we could be building, planting or doing odd jobs around the house. With a toddler around we also always need help in the kitchen and general feng shui to keep the energy of the house flowing.

    We have a tents and 2 mattresses available for use (depending on availability). Bring your own blankets or tell us you need some so we can make sure they are dry in advance. Sometimes it rains and is sunny here all in one day.

    Be prepared to walk about 15 minutes to a road and then bus to the town. You need to notify us days in advance of coming as we only go to town when it is an absolute necessity - so coming to get you needs to be planned.

    We recently got electricity and wifi. If you want a WIFI and electricity detox, we can take you to our old house but its in a different area.

    As we have a child and some other commitments, we like to have a structured day in terms of eating. We wake up early for breakfast, have lunch at noon and dinner no later than 6/7. We understand that is not everybodys bio rhythmn but really encourage you to wake up with the nature. It also means we might be able to share with you some Yoga and meditation classes.

    The land is near a town called Mocoa where the Andes and start of Amazonic territory meet. The town itself is kinda small but busy so you can stay connected when you need to and do other things like Western Union if that's ever required. For us the beauty really is outside of the town and in the jungle that surrounds it; there are plenty of waterfalls, national parks, rivers, wildlife and forest to explore.

    Local indigenous communities are also here and in surrounding areas. The main origins are Inga and Kamtza who have a strong lineage of plant medicene. We recommend that you speak to us personally if that is what you are interested in :)

    If you feel called to come then write us <3

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Learn about eco construction.
    Learn about plants and moon cycles.
    Learn how to live in a jungle environment and be in balance with nature.
    Learn how to buy land and what the experience has been like.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    - Construction
    - DIY jobs
    - Garden work
    - Cooking
    - General help around the home

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We would love to learn a new language and have our child exposed to more.

  • Alojamiento


    You can stay at our construction next to the house in one of our tents. We have a few mattresses and blankets.

    We are trying to be in harmony with the land so there is dry toilet. Also there are tons of places to bathe but we ask you don't use soap in the rivers (organic or not). We have a very simple shower if you wish to use soaps.

  • Algo más...

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    You can go hiking in the mountain, there is a lot of forest here that has plenty of waterfalls and natural attractions.
    We can arrange for ceremonies if you wish.
    We can offer our own holistic treatments if you require (contact me to ask more).
    You can CHILL on the land and be creative or relax.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have electricity and WiFi but since we are parents we try to limit screen time.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    If you have a dog let us know because we also have a dog.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    1-3 hours a day/ 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 159326138837

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