Skilled volunteers for Deck-building at Cabin Retreat in Guatapé

The Exchange

Looking for (a) positive person(s) ideally with 2 right hands and experience working with wood or decking. We have a beautiful and relaxed property with 3 self-contained houses on it, one of which is available for volunteers. We're looking for a single person, couple or 2 friends to stay with us for at least a month and help us build a beautiful natural deck. You can start as soon as the Quarentaine ends here, depending on your availability.

What you offer

20 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Fluent Spanish or Fluent English

Between 22 and 45 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

A 2-hour drive from Medellin, the beautiful rural 'Finca' is uniquely situated, tucked away in a small valley, surrounded by a private stream, bamboo forest, with an open fire-pit and grill. Close to the famous 'Piedra', swimming, waterfalls and eco-trails.
The idea is to develop a network of eco-trails on the property, connecting the cabin to the river and decks. It's a 4000 m2 terrain with a stream, Bambu (Guadua) fruit trees.
There's a fully functional and comfortable (small) house on the property with bedroom and full bathroom (hot showers) and separate kitchen, comfortable bunk bed.
Bi-lingual (Spanish / English speaking) couples that can commit for a longer-term are preferred - shoot me a message with your inquiries and we can talk!

Activities & Shift

As a volunteer, you can stay here for free and have your own self-contained house, and in exchange help out with maintenance and different projects on the finca. This can range from e.g. making a riverbed with stones, organizing and planting trees or vegetable garden, build something with wood, etc. On average you are expected to spend 4-5 hours per day on those tasks, weekends are free. You're welcome to use the fully equipped kitchen. There is also the opportunity to share meals with guests when they're present, or offer meals to them.


Only one golden rule: Try to leave things behind even better then how you first encountered them!