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Come and help at our hostel that embraces the slow movement in Jericó, Colombia

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  • Last activity: 22 avr. 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    First of all, our hostel located in Jericó, Colombia, offers a unique and welcoming environment that embraces the Slow movement. Here you can experience a calm and relaxed pace of life, surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes and a warm community.

    Secondly, as a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to our slow projects. From helping in our gardens to participating in workshops, you can be part of our commitment to a more conscious and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

    Finally, as a volunteer, we offer you comfortable accommodation, you will also have free time to explore Jericó and enjoy its rich history, culture, and natural beauty, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in this unique experience.

    Mariana are cousins, John and David are friends, we do all the work as we are starting the bussines so we don´t have any employees.

    In love with the traveling world, we decided to start our hotel dream in a magical town in the coffee-growing mountains of Colombia, a town that looks like a postcard. We thought it was an ideal place to give free rein to what we need so much, slow down life and water philosophy with those who travel the world sowing seeds that make other cultures known. Our volunteers will be treated as part of the team, equitably distributing the tasks and exchanging ideas and, why not, new projects.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Jardinage
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers who participate in a cultural exchange at the hostel have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an authentic and enriching environment, where they can experience the local culture of Jericó, Colombia, in a deeper way. They will be able to interact with the community, learn about their traditions, taste their gastronomy and participate in cultural activities.

    They will also be able to learn about the importance of living in a conscious and balanced way. Participate in activities related to the Slow movement, how to apply it in your own life, valuing quality over quantity, slowing down and enjoying the little things.

    In summary, travelers who participate in a cultural exchange in our hostel have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an enriching experience that allows them to learn about the local culture, interact with different people and develop a greater awareness and appreciation for the Slow lifestyle. These benefits will translate into significant personal growth and a broader perspective of the world.

  • Help

    Help

    The hostel is looking for volunteers who are interested in contributing to their commitment to the Slow movement and its philosophy. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to collaborate in various projects that seek to promote conscious living.

    Some of the tasks that volunteers can help include:

    Help in the inner garden: Our hostel has a garden, and we require help to care for and cultivate the plants. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to learn about local plants and work as a team to maintain our garden.

    Collaborate in workshops: We regularly organize workshops and activities for our guests and the local community. As a volunteer, you will be able to help organize and lead workshops in areas such as cooking, gardening or crafts.

    Help with cleaning and maintenance: Keeping our hostel clean and organized is an important task. As a volunteer, you can help clean and organize common areas, such as the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms.

    Participation in Slow projects: We care about promoting a conscious and balanced lifestyle, and as a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to contribute to Slow projects, ranging from the creation of local food to education on the Slow philosophy.

    Help at reception and customer service: As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to interact with our guests and attend to their needs, helping us with reception and customer service.

    We offer a friendly and relaxed work environment, where you will have the opportunity to work with a team committed to the Slow movement and its philosophy. In exchange for your work, we offer accommodation and free time to explore beautiful Jericó and its surroundings. If you are interested in being part of our community and contributing to our Slow project, contact us and join our team of volunteers!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The hostel offers a type of cozy and shared accommodation, which encourages interaction and community spirit among guests. In our hostel, rooms, kitchen, bathrooms and common areas are shared, which creates an atmosphere of conviviality and an opportunity to meet people from different places and cultures.

    Shared rooms are comfortably designed with either bunk beds or single beds, providing plenty of space to kick back and relax. Each guest has their own private space inside the room, where they can safely store their belongings.

    The kitchen is a common space and the heart of the hostel, equipped with everything you need to prepare meals, from utensils to appliances. Here, guests can share moments around the kitchen, exchanging recipes, learning new ways of cooking, and enjoying international and local meals together.
    We do not offer meals but we like to share and cook together, the kitchen is open for guests and volunteer as well.

    Bathrooms are also shared, but are designed for privacy and comfort. They are kept clean and tidy, ensuring a hygienic environment for all guests.

    In addition to the private areas, the hostel has large common areas where guests can socialize, relax and enjoy quiet moments. These areas offer cozy spaces to read, chat or simply enjoy the company of other travelers.

    In summary, the hostel offers a type of shared accommodation, which promotes coexistence and exchange among guests. It is a place where you can enjoy the company of other travelers, share experiences and immerse yourself in a community and welcoming environment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As a volunteer in Jericó, Antioquia, Colombia, there is a wide range of activities and places to explore. Here are some recommendations for volunteers to enjoy their free time:

    Explore the Old Town: Jericó is known for its charming Old Town, with cobbled streets, colorful facades, and colonial architecture. Stroll through its streets, visit the main church and admire the beauty of this magical town.

    Visit the Minor Basilica of Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes: This impressive basilica is an important landmark in Jericó. Admire its neo-Gothic architecture, explore its interior and enjoy the peace and serenity that is breathed in this sacred place.

    Tour the Coffee Route: Jericó is part of the Colombian coffee region, so we recommend that you take the opportunity to take a tour of the Coffee Route. Visit coffee farms, learn about the coffee growing and production process, and taste this delicious drink in its place of origin.

    Walking and hiking: The surroundings of Jericó offer beautiful natural landscapes. Hike the nearby trails, enjoy panoramic views of the mountains, and discover waterfalls hidden in the jungle.

    Visit Las Nubes Natural Park: A few kilometers from Jericó is this beautiful natural park, ideal for nature lovers. Explore its trails, admire the local flora and fauna, and enjoy the tranquility that this natural environment offers.

    Participate in cultural activities: Jericó is a place rich in culture and traditions. Keep an eye out for local events and festivities, such as the Festival of Colors and Holy Week, where you can witness dances, music, and other cultural manifestations.

    Enjoy the local gastronomy: You cannot leave Jericó without trying the delicious typical food of the region. Try dishes such as bandeja paisa, arepa antioqueña, sancocho de gallina and other local delicacies in the different restaurants and food stalls of the town.

    These are just some of the many activities you can do as a volunteer in Jericó, Antioquia. Take advantage of your free time to immerse yourself in the culture, nature and history of this beautiful place. Enjoy your unique experience in this magical corner of Colombia!

    The best way to get to Jericó is from Medellín, Colombia, keep the following in mind:

    Ground transportation: Go to the Terminal del Sur in Medellín. This terminal is located in the Poblado neighborhood and is the starting point for buses going to Jericó.

    Purchase of tickets: In the South Terminal, look for the ticket office of the transport company that offers the service to Jericó. Transportes Jericó Pueblorrico Tarso S.A.S. Buy your ticket to Jericó at the time that best suits your needs. We recommend taking the route that goes through Bolombolo, it is the shortest route to Jericó. The approximate value of the ticket is $34,000 COP.

    Travel time: The bus trip from Medellín to Jericó usually takes around 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. Prepare to enjoy some beautiful scenery during the tour, as you will pass through mountains, valleys and picturesque landscapes.

    Arrival in Jericó: Upon arrival in Jericó, you will meet at the local bus terminal. From there, you can walk or take a taxi to reach your final destination, whether it is the hostel or another place where you are staying.

    It is advisable to check the bus departure times in advance and arrive at the South Terminal early enough to secure a seat on the bus. Also, you may want to bring some food and water with you for the trip.

    Remember that Jericó is a popular tourist destination, so it is advisable to plan ahead and take into account local recommendations regarding safety and transport schedules. Enjoy your trip to Jericó and the beauty that this charming town has to offer!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have the most decent internet that can be found in rural areas of Colombia, we are also digital workers. In the hostel you can find several tables where you can work comfortably, with access to electricity and a place with a little more privacy in case you need to do a video conference.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Máximo 3 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

Host ref number: 975867787994

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