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Forest of Orchids: Nature reserve

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionAbout us:
    We are a non-profit initiative for the study, in-vitro reproduction and reintroduction in nature of native Colombian orchid species. Advocates of the nature preservation, we initiated a process of ecological restoration in the area and socialize about the native fauna and flora. As means to achieve our objectives, we offer lodging in two cabins and a private room, all the buildings on the property are eco-friendly. We also offer birding and orchid watching tours, and orchid culture courses. We are located in an Andean mountain 5 minutes away from the town of Tenjo - Cundinamarca and a 45 minutes drive away from the capital city of Colombia Bogotá.

    Your tasks:
    According to your abilities and preferences, your tasks can be:
    - Helping with the web content on our social networks.
    - Buying ingredients in the organic products stall at the local farmers market.
    - Gardening.
    Please tell us if you have special skills that can be helpful to our initiative and are not contemplated. We'll rather have you enjoy your volunteer work e.g. photography
  • LocationColombia, Cundinamarca, Tenjo

  • Work
  • Type of work Gardening
    Help with computers / internet
    Help with eco project
    Other
  • Hours per day 5 hours a day for 5 days
  • Work requirements: - Age 18 or older
    - Respectful of different ways of living
    - Willing to respect and connect to nature
    - Have a travel-insurance
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Anytime with prior interview
  • Duration of stay: Any lenght of stay, but prefered a week or longer
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:spanish, english, german
  • Has pets? 2 belgian shepperds
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: You'll be accommodated in a cozy cabin with private bathroom, hot shower, biodegradable soap, shampoo; also towels and bed sheets. If you are travelling with a friend, we can accommodate up to 2 of you. We'll offer you breakfast, lunch and dinner and full use of all the social zones in the property, unlimited filtered water, tea, coffee, etc. If your stay with us is longer than 3 days, you can wash your clothes with our biodegradable detergent. We are vegetarian friendly and speak a little bit of German too.
  • Additional info
  • What to do on your free time:
    The town of Tenjo is a 17 minute walk away from our property, there you will find many restaurants, cafes, museums, a local farmers market, artisan shops, a church, and a nice bar. The tourist information office will be glad to inform you of the cultural events taking place. You can take the bus to the neighboring town Tabio to visit and enjoy the hot springs and horse-riding, which is a 15 minutes drive from us.Or take the bus to the town of Zipaquira and visit the salt-cathedral. If you wish to stay in the property, there is a billiard table, plenty of board games, a BBQ, chimney, plenty of books and various trails to hike in the nature reserve and learn from birds and orchids from us. Even hike all the way to the Peña de juice, a mountain famous for supernatural occurrences.