Help on our family finca in Arenillas, Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a 4 members family. Love God, nature and simple life. Love living in the farm. Our team is bigger, you will interact with around 6 more people everyday in the farm, they all have a great knowledge in many areas and are very much fun.

    We sell the fruits we grow, we welcome some tourists on weekends (they can walk a path to visit the farm and then have homemade lunch), we also sell artisanal products that we prepare at home.

    Our home is a paradise as we see it, you wont probably want to leave! The food is one of the most amazing parts, fresh fruit from our plants like 3 kinds of pitahaya, 5 kinds of oranges, pomelo, toronja, mandarin, lemon, cashew (marañon), zapote, banana, plantain, yuca, corn, pumkin, sweet potato, cacao (we make our own chocolate!), between many others are part of our daily life meals. We love creativity in people so be free to have it here!

    We are also owners of a tour operator (Allsur) that offers ecotourism in the region El Oro where we live. We would be delighted that you help us to develop the activity !

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Jardinería
    Construcción
    Niñera / cuidado de niños
    Mantenimiento / bricolage
    Cocinar / compras
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyecto ecológico
    Ayuda en casa
    Turismo
    Projecto artístico
    Ayuda informática / Internet
    Enseñar

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn of a life experiencie in agroecology (in other countries more known as permaculture). In agriculture (the agroecological kind of managing a farm, but also understand about organic and tradicional). In transformation of food we make it the organic way (dryfruit and another meals, we try to use and eat most of our food from the farm / moringa powder / veggie burgers / free to try and experiment) and ecotourism (learn about how we are managing tourism), projects (we need people to help us creating in every area), in the house (we have two kids and a close school, we love to have some help in the teaching area).
    In general we believe in a sustainable tipe of developing so the whole experience involves a social and environmental compromise, plus sustainable economical activities, we believe this will let us leave the would same and hope better we found it!

  • Help

    Help

    This is a 17 hectares family farm. It has around 100 kinds of fruit and herbs, plus 7 hectares of forest. Is located in Arenillas, in the site Santa Marianita. Here we work in organic farming, ecotourism, and tranformation of fruits, specially drying them.

    You can help harvesting the fruits (depending of the season), maintaining the kitchen garden, cooking your favorite meals, teach us some computer skills, help with attending the tourists on the weekends, help developing our ecotourism tour operator business, help in the house and with the kids, etc...

    We want you to be part of the team and the family for the time you are here, and join us in the area you would like to help depending on your skills.

    NOTE: We have a social work going English School, were we teach kids from 3 to 11 years old English. If you like to be part of this project it is an alternative for volunteers in the farm, becouse we have open classes in the farm.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, Portugues.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room with share bathroom and shower.
    We eat most of meals together as a family! It is very important to us that you take part of our family daily life.

    Usually we mostly eat vegetarian, healthy food with the more natural ingredients as possible! But we can accomodate all types of diets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the panamericana road in the site of Santa Marianita where is the Arenillas river, we also have a river arm ¨El Toro¨in the farm, only 5 minutes away in car to Arenillas town and 30 minutes taking a nice walk, in the provincia of El Oro, were is around 40 really interesting sites to visit (we can help you with that). We are 15 minutes away from the local airpot in Santa Rosa and 45 minutes from Aguasverdes in Peru (1hour and 15 minutes from the airport of Tumbes in Perú). Tree hours aways from the main coastal city of Guayaquil and 3 hours also from Cuenca. We like the volunter kind of work becouse is a great oportunity to exchange knowledge and life experiences, is really fun to have new energy in the house.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


















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