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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 24421
Country: Colombia

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Last Updated: December 29, 2019

We are working at a communitarian level. It includes organic agriculture, waste management programs, ecological restauration, environmental education, arts, sports (ultimate team with the young’s), among others. Our main goal is to generate healthy alternatives for life in vulnerable communities. The home stay is a beautiful house with 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, a washing area and a living room. This is a full of nature house with an amazing view of El Roble Canyon. It is just 10 minutes’ walk from El Roble River and about an hour from Filandia. The area is 45 minutes bus trip away from Salento/Quindío.
You are also welcome to participate in our family project. This is a beautiful 2 hectares organic farm that has been cultivated in a sustainable way for more than 12 years (previous owners). After two years away from the land, they´ve decided to pass "Los Andes" to other people who are in the same path as they were. There is a small natural forest with old trees. There is a lot of flora and fauna including birds, insects, agutis among others. It has a stream where you can bath, lot of bamboo (guadua), oranges, mandarins, plantain, banana, flowers, medicinal plants, a vegetable patch, a green house, old coffee, oyster mushrooms, 2 dogs, three cats, one sheep, hens and cocks and warms to produce humus (vermicultive). It is a natural place in which spiritual development and connection with the earth are really important. We are a couple from Colombia and Germany with a 2 years daughter. We speak Spanish, German and English.
You are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours per day (with day offs so you can walk the nature around) and it could include work in the school, in the organic agriculture projects and in communitarian projects.
We would ask for a contribution of US$7 per day per person which will cover the accommodation, healthy food (vegetables). We prefer helpers to stay minimum 1 week. We can pick you up in town.
If you are sick or have been sick the last two weeks we kindly ask you not to come to our place, regarding the health of our daughter and the school kids.
If you arrive at the bus terminal station in Armenia, get a bus to Circasia and ask the driver to stop at Cementerio Libre. I´ll be there.
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