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Se voluntario en una granja coon animales, arboles frutales y vegetales en Tumbaco cercano a Quito

País: Ecuador

Evaluación de anfitrión
10
Ultima actividad
19/04/2014

Descripción

We live near Mindo, a place well known in Ecuador for its nature, rivers and birdwatching possibilities, it's called the “rainforest in the mountains”.

We are a family of 5 and have a 45 ha piece of land 40 minutes away from town.
The land is bordered by a big river, some small rivers and has about 35 ha of untouched rainforest. We keep bees, chickens, goats, pigs and have two big dogs and two cats. Our veggies and animals are organically grown, we try to live in a self-sustainable way as much as possible. We are not vegetarian, but in practice only eat meat perhaps twice a month. We make our own bread and prepare all food from scratch and with fresh ingredients.

There is a wooden house for the family and another one for the volunteers, two rivers, 2 acres of banana and coffee, some acres of pasture, a veggie garden, two greenhouses and many more acres of virgin cloud forest.

There is no wifi, no phone, no electricity (we do have a generator to charge phones, etc). There sure is running water (from a natural spring), a compost toilet and a WARM shower. We also run a small café and shop in town, so help is sometimes needed there too.

There are many things to do: feeding and caring for the animals, taking care of the veggies, some maintenance and building work, clearing, planting and reforesting, preparing food, some occasional childminding.

Some important info:

1. There are no fees and cost involved in volunteering with us
2. There are most likely other volunteers here at the same time
3. Depending on what the job is work starts early or very early
4. The work is diverse: gardening, planting, building things, animal care, preparing food, harvesting; ocasionally it could also include some childcare and helping running the coffee and shop.
5. We request a minimum stay of 2 weeks

If you would like to be part of our project, please drop us a line telling us a bit about your interests and especially skills like “I can flap my ears”, “I can cook a dinner for 12 with only water and grass” or “I can carve wooden doves out of a beer can”.

We would very much appreciate your time and your help.

Genny, Ingo and Family

Área

Mindo

Tipo de trabajo

Teaching,
Other,
Language practise,
Helping with Tourists,
Animal care,
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Farming,
General Maintenance,
Cooking / shopping,
Babysitting / child care,
Building,
Gardening

Trabajo

Hello interested volunteer,

Some important info up front:

1. There are no fees and cost involved in volunteering with us
2. There are most likely other volunteers here at the same time
3. Depending on what the job is work starts early or very early
4. The work is very diverse
- Planting
- Building with wood or cob
- Animal care
- Preparing food
- Harvesting

We are a family of 5 and we live on a 45 ha piece of land 40 minutes away from Mindo.
The land is bordered by a big river, some small rivers and has about 35 ha of untouched rainforest.

We have moved here already with a zoo, now we want to start breeding goats, sheep, donkeys, horses, chicken, ducks, geese and more for our own consumption, to sell and for helping with farm work.

Mindo is a very well known area in Ecuador and called “rainforest in the mountains”. It is a bird-watcher paradise and there are lots of untouched and protected area all over.

If you would like to be part of building up this paradise and help us maintain a bit of nature, please drop us a line telling us a bit about your interests and especially skills like “I can flap my ears”, “I can cook a dinner for 12 with only water and grass” or “I can carve wooden doves out of a beer can”.

We will be happy to receive you.

Genny, Ingo and Family

Idiomas hablados

english,spanish,german,french

Alojamiento

Depends - dorm, own room or tent

Un poco más de información

Aceso a internet
Aceso a internet limitado
Tenemos animales.
Somos fumadores

Volunteering hours expected

5 not including breaks

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