Join us in a reconnection with nature in this incredible jungle retreat up in the mountains of Minca, Santa Marta, Colombia



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    We are now mainly looking for:

    - Yoga teachers
    - Volunteers with knowledge in architecture.

    Please bear in mind before writing to us that we are at a popular location and get a lot of inquiries, so we:
    Only host vaccinated volunteers.
    Don’t accept cigarette smokers, including vapes or electric. (Zero tolerance)
    We don’t take couples or pairs.
    Prefer volunteers to stay for a minimum of 2 weeks, mature and serious about volunteering, willing to help in any way the can with effort and enthusiasm, and not just looking for a place to sleep and eat for free….so we will decide on the first few days if the arrangement is working for both of us.

    We are a couple fulfilling our life long dream of enjoying nature and giving back to our wonderful Colombia, we also have a fantastic partner that’s a very creative architect and has helped with the project all along, he is Mauricio and will be co managing the project with me!
    We have recently finished the first stage of our forward thinking jungle retreat and bird sanctuary in a bountiful spot along a crystal clear river near Minca, a magical place up in the mountains not far from Santa Marta and the amazing Tayrona park.
    Michelle is a yoga teacher (currently away from the property) I am a designer that lives locally and spends some time on the property. With your help and our wonderful local staff we deliver a jungle immersion experience like no other!

    We have used only bamboo (Guadua) and natural wood implementing a combination of ancestral building methods and state of the art vanguard design, respecting nature as our number one priority.

    We deliver a cutting edge new concept of low impact high quality travel, where we allow a small group of hand picked like minded guests per month (only 7 rooms) and offer them an unusual immersion experience in the jungle, pamper them with a very dedicated knowledgeable staff, top notch vegetarian food and jaw dropping accommodations, so they can go home rejuvenated, recharged and a little more knowledgeable about conservation and sustainability.

    All the money collected from guests will pay first and foremost for staff salaries and maintenance expenses, and the remaining balance will go into future sustainable projects within the property and local projects aim to better the lives of underprivileged local Minca residents.
    You will be staying at the newly built staff headquarters with clean bathrooms, electricity, internet (at the main house for now) a private kitchen, and amazing views.
    For meals we will provide kitchen utensils and basics such as salt and pepper for you to prepare your own, but we also offer simple, nourishing and affordable vegetarian meals at the restaurant if you don't want to cook. There are a couple of places in Minca where you can have your clothing washed inexpensively.
    The river is just steps away and will lull you to sleep at night, and you’ll wake up to bird songs and an occasional howler monkey call!
    The town of Minca is only a 15 minute walk (or a 3 minute moto taxi ride) and has great weather all year round. (It rains a lot in the rainy season but temperatures do not change)

    We will share with you our experiences with permaculture and sustainability, show you how we build the bamboo towers, and ask of you to help wholeheartedly in any way you can with all projects active at the time, we will feed you lots of local fruit and simple but hearty vegetarian meals, and when the cooks are resting you will have a kitchen with ingredients and tools to prepare you own food.
    Amongst many other different tasks you will be:
    Teaching yoga/meditation etc (if that’s your calling)
    Helping with check in, check out, and providing general information to arriving guests
    Guiding guests through our paths and river activities (we will make sure you know the place well)
    Helping in the kitchen/restaurant with simple tasks and or/serving or retrieving plates
    Helping with planting, collecting, or general permaculture
    You will be sharing an amazing experience in a wonderful friendly forest with a lovely crew of fun hard working locals and other Workawayers like you!

    Write to us!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will learn Spanish communicating with the staff and local people, immerse in the Colombian culture, get to know a little about our history, why Minca is so special, about the local Mountain and indigenous tribes.

    You will see traditional and modern methods for building with guadua/ and natural clay.
    Workawayers will interact with local Colombians and enjoy/share our very rich and diverse cultural identity, where music and dancing are paramount, all this while enjoying the amazing sunny weather in Minca and the laidback atmosphere of the Colombian Caribbean!

  • Aide


    We are now looking for workawayers that:
    - teach Health and wellness activities eg. yoga/meditation. We are very open so please reach out with any questions around this.
    - are professional photographers or videographers.
    - are graphic or industrial designers.
    - are interior designers or landscapers that can help bring new inspiration to the property. We want to appeal to a wellness audience so if you have knowledge creating spaces for this style of spaces then we would love to hear from you.
    - can be a host to our guests, greeting and ensuring they feel welcomed to the property as well as guiding plant and animal walks.
    - have extensive knowledge in growing social media accounts.

    Please only reach out if you know you can deliver above and beyond in any of the listed skills.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Italien: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement


    Newly built staff quarters, comfortable bunk beds (maximum 3 por room, electricity, nice clean bathrooms, private kitchen, river view.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Volunteers will be thrilled with the Minca river right by the property, amazing hikes to private and public waterfalls, coffee farms and bird sanctuaries near by, and not more than an hour away the amazing parque tayrona and Palomino famous beaches. The town of Minca (a 15 minute walk or a two minute motorcycle ride) is an artisanal pueblito with dancing, music, arts, shops, yoga and wellness related classes, great little restaurants (lazy cat, arabesca) and a great laid back atmosphere.
    Also there’s access to beaches only 35 minutes away.

  • 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 recently finish building a staff area with 4 bunk beds in two separate rooms, they where built with ancestral methods that use bamboo and clay, they are very cool and breezy and the river can be heard all the time. The space has a downstairs level with the bathrooms, showers , a kitchen and the a long dining/working table.

  • 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, and 5 days a week, not necessarily resting on weekends but on the slow days

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N° de référence hôte : 216418677756