Learn about dairy farming on our forest ranch in Pitalito, Colombia

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Colombia

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    26/09/2021

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  • Medallas

    Super Host
 
  2021 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hi, my name is Eber!

    I manage a small family run farm in the fresh forest hills overlooking Pitalito town. I am looking for volunteers who want to learn how to care of animals helping out with feeding and taking care of calf and dogs.

    The workaway will include preparing the food and feeding caring for the health of the animals and administering medicine, cleaning and upkeep, landscaping and field work, gardening and sometimes harvesting coffee and learning the whole process of roasting and grinding the beans so it will be ready for making a nice cup of coffee.

    I will provide everything you need to help with the animals and require only three to five hours of your time throughout the day. In this time, I´ll be around to give guidance and show you the ropes. The rest of the time, we can do language exchange and any other activities like going to town, helping to teach English. etc.

    By the way... we are not far away from San Agustin Huila. It is a small town and very famous for its heritage (The Archaeological Park). 20 Minutes away from Pitalito city, we can find the Guaitipan lake , which is very nice place to go and enjoy a great day out too.

    We have basic rural accommodation on the farm, including private or sharing bedroom with beds and blankets, gas and wood kitchen, fridge, bathroom, shower and washing machine. We also have electricity and fresh spring water.

    As it is a small farm, I can currently take two volunteers maximum at a time.

    On the farm we have organically grown coffee, Oranges, lemons, Platano, Mangos and herbs. This means that there is plenty of fresh fruit hanging around to eat. Also, depending on the season, I can teach how to plant, nurture and gather this food.

    If you work more than five hours, I will provide food for three daily meals also. Other opportunities that will be available include horticultural work (mentioned above), teaching English (I run a small school in Pitalito and speak fluent Engish).

    If you have any questions, please message me.

    I look forward to hearing from you… and so do the cows!

    Eber Castro

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Enseñanza
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Volunteers will be staying in beautiful ranch overlooking the Pitalito valley and expect lots of fresh air, wildlife and tranquility.

    They will also learn the practical "in and outs" of dairy cow farming, which is incredibly useful if they wish to build or manage a dairy farm themselves, not to mention the life noursishing experience.

    We will also be practising growing the fruit and vegetables we have on the farm and learning about our simple, ecological and substainable way of living, precious skills and knowledge that can help people looking to build sustainable homes or communities of their own.

    And of course, nurturing a relationship with the happy cows, becoming friends with them and understanding their quirky personalities. Beware: nobody can resist their charming ways!

    Last but not least They can learn Spanish!

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Horticulture = cows
    - Daily milking the cows
    - Daily checking the health of the cows
    - Daily gathering food and feeding the cows
    - Daily setting the cows to pasture
    - Occasionally cleaning up
    - Occasionally administering medicine and removing parasites
    - Occasionally other minor vetinary activity
    - Occasionally landscaping and field work
    - Occasionally farm upkeep and handywork
    - Language practice
    - English teaching

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Alemán: Principiante
    Francés: Principiante
    Italiano: Principiante
    Portugués: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
    Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    As I said, we have basic rural accommodation on the farm, including private bedroom with bed and blankets, gas and wood kitchen, fridge, bathroom and shower and watering hole for hand washing clothes. We also have electricity and fresh spring water. Food is generally not included.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There is public transport to and from the farm every hour from the centre of Pitalito.

    There are forest paths around the farm, leading along the streams and up the mountain where there are many flowers and animals.

    We are 40 minutes from San Augustin archeological park, where the remains of ancient, precolombian civilizations can be visited. The little town is quaint and picturesque with a buzzing cosmopolitan culture.

  • 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

    I would like to host somebody who can help with the things that need to be done around the house as well exchanging language and dealing with cows and things at the farm if needed. Great opportunity too.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Yes, we have space for camping and caravan parking too. Most welcome.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 5 days per week (but very flexible)

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)









Número de referencia de anfitrión: 526414316614