Aidez-nous à développer des projets durables dans notre finca près de Barichara, Colombie



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    Hi there! We are Joep and Julia (both Dutch), very nice that you´re having a look at our page :)

    After having worked as an archaeologist and architect and traveling the world, we settled down on a beautiful secluded plateau in the mountains, just outside the cultural heritage village of Barichara. With a passion for sustainable design, construction and nature, we renovated the finca´s old farmhouse (rammed earth, adobe), planted many native trees and built an ecological waste water recycling system. We also started a food forest as well as regenerative projects to harvest rainwater (earth works) and now share two dry stone wall outdoor bathrooms - thanks to our wonderful volunteers :) And there are still many more exciting things to do!

    We have also set up a campsite to share our little patch of Colombian landscape with travelers from all over the world. The property feels a bit like a natural playground where we keep on learning about permaculture and experimenting with various sustainable (building) techniques. We love to exchange ideas, work together, be creative and learn. And it is inspiring to be part of a very active regenerative community here in Barichara. We also enjoy hiking and have two adorable adopted dogs.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We would be more than happy to share what we have learned about (sustainable) architecture, construction, water use, design, reforestation, syntropic agroforestry, food forests, gardening, tour guiding, recycled wood, furniture, archaeology, stone- and sand sculpting.. Our guests on the campsite come from all over the world and generally are very inspirational people. In the village of Barichara you can learn about various arts and crafts, traditional architecture and much more.

  • Aide


    To give you an idea, these are now our most important activities:

    - Optimizing our overall water system which includes: building a dry stone containing wall, finishing a vermicomposting system with an infiltration area (future food forest), digging some trenches, installing pipes and planting fruit trees.
    - Things to do on a day-to-day basis: a bit of cleaning/sweeping/watering as well as general maintenance of the gardens, the campsite, the house and the (food) forest.

    On the longer term (just for you to have an idea) we would like to work on: a natural swimming pool, a fully functioning food forest (syntropic agroforestry), an alternative energy supply, structures to protect tents, a lookout-terrace, an off grid tiny house..

    We´re especially interested in motivated, hands-on type of people who enjoy physical tasks and don´t mind to get their hands dirty. It would be great if you have specific skills such as building, (landscape) gardening or carpentry. If you have (other/creative) work experiences which you think could be helpful, please let us know! We really welcome new ideas that our volunteers suggest, that´s why we now have a beautiful compost bin as well as hand made kitchen lamps. The idea is to do work that you are interested in!

    We prefer volunteers to stay for a minimum time of two weeks. Furthermore it is essential that you have your own international health and accident insurance.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Although having a slight preference to speak (and practice) Spanish we are happy to speak other languages if that´s easier for you :)

  • Hébergement


    On our campsite we offer our volunteers regular tents with bedding, and the climate here is actually perfect for camping all year round. You can use the bathrooms (hot solar shower), wifi, the social area with hammocks, fully equipped guest kitchen, drinking water, campfire/BBQ, refrigerator and washing machine.

    From monday to friday, we ask for a maximum of 5 hours of help per day in return for a (large & healthy) breakfast, basic (non-perishable) ingredients for another main meal every day, and accommodation in a spectacular natural environment. You can prepare your lunch and dinner in the guest kitchen, and Barichara offers a nice variety of restaurants if you are in for something else.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The location of our finca is very convenient for exploring the area, with many trails nearby to Barichara (a 35 minutes walk), Guane and many other villages. It´s also very easy to catch a tuk-tuk between our place and Barichara (a 10 minutes drive), or to take a bus. Barichara has a unique cultural and bohemian atmosphere combined with tranquility and a perfect climate. Its authenticity attracts artists and travelers from all over the world. Other activities in the area include extreme sports such as rafting, paragliding, canyoning, mountain biking and caving, mostly close to San Gil (at a 40 minutes drive).

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We have a fast and generally reliable Internet connection, so here you can work remotely if you want to!

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have a campground for overlanders called ´Camping Guiamaro´, so you´re more than welcome to just drive in! For more of an idea, check out iOverlander, Instagram and Youtube.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    You´re more than welcome to bring your dog! If you consider bringing your cat, please contact us...

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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