DATES VOLUNTEERING: minimum 3 weeks
We are only looking for professionals!
We are located on an amazing piece of land on a beautiful river in the jungle of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. 10 minutes from the local town, Guachaca, and main road, 20 minutes from many beautiful Caribbean beaches. Also we are located 15 minutes driving from Tayrona Park and 10 minutes from the entrance of Lost City.
We are a sustainable resort, with a culinary plant-based restaurant, natural pool, ponds, permaculture gardens, food forest, a big river side yoga shala en a spa. We also host a lot of retreats and events. We have build the project with natural materials like graduate (Colombian Bamboo) local clay, sustainable wood and local palm. We have solar panels, use a hydro pump, recycle all the grey water, and we do many more thing to be as sustainable as possible. Our main obtain of the project is to demonstrate many different ways to live a more sustainable life.
For who are we looking?
We are looking for someone with experience teaching English (even better if certified English teacher!), with the objective of teaching the language to our local workers, a beautiful experience of cultural exchange.
We are looking for a marketing/sales expert who can help to grow our visibility online and off-line
We are also looking for an experienced permaculturist with art skills to help us maintain and develop new ideas in the area of permaculture as well as help us paint signs for the gardens.
What we offer:
Volunteering with us means free accommodation, private cabin with shared bathroom and shared kitchen and includes lunch and dinner on working days, free use of the staff kitchen for plant based food, use of the natural pools, yoga shala, river and all facilities. The work will be 5 days a week, around 5 hours a day. On your days off you are free to go anywhere. We have a very quiet atmosphere and have a lot of respect for nature and don't allow loud music and noise.
On the 1,5 hectares of land you find an incredible amount of tropical fruits like lots of banana and platano, avocado, mango, pineapple, papaya, yuca, lemon, guayabaya and much more. You will also experience the wildlife, like lots of hemmingbirds, toucans, butterflies, squirrels, iguanas, Iizards, many colorful birds and some crazy jungle insects and sometimes even armadillos or monkeys!
In the area there is a lot to do. There is a beautiful white beach on the river, 5 minutes walking from the land. The carribean coast *where you can surf is a 15 minutes drive on a mototaxi (the famous Costeno beach is really close by!) Other things you can do: hike in 40 min to a beautiful waterfall, go to Tyrona park (20 minutes drive), go to the famous hostel El Rio where you can do river tubing (15 minutes drive) and the start of the Lost City track is also near by.
How to go?
Santa Marta is a 1 hour drive and there are busses going all day from and to Santa Marta (Mercado) along the coast and back and stops in our town Guachaca. From there it's a 20 minutes walk up the river (left side of the river, uphill) or you can take a motortaxi, ask for Yay or Finca Kelly ( 5 minutes drive)
Prática de idiomas
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Ajuda em fazenda
Ajuda com computadores/internet
You will constantly work together with local people. You can also go to the little local town where the Colombians live and sell fruits, veggies and where are some basic shops. You will get to know lots of Colombian fruit and find out how they grow.
Creativity and ideas from volunteers are very much appreciated!
We are looking for a person with experience teaching English as well as certified English, with the objective of teaching the language to the workers and children of the area, a beautiful experience of cultural exchange.
We are also looking for an experienced permaculturist with art skills to help us maintain and develop new ideas in the area of permaculture as well as help us paint signs.
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Private room with shared shower, toilets and outside kitchen
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
we have glass vessel internet that works good
Mais de 2
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week