Taoïste Eremitage in den Anden Bergen in Ecuador




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  • Beschreibung


    We are creating a Taoist hermitage and permaculture food forest in the Andes mountains of Southern Ecuador. All the work is of a physical nature.

    We prefer people who have worked with their hands, like builders, landscapers, gardeners, carpenters. Most desk jockeys who want an 'adventure' in a beautiful setting and dream of working outdoors typically have no idea what hard work or a good job is and just want to kill time till they can get on the internet. Some do care and work well of course, but they are in the minority.

    The reason for this requirement is because there was someone here who had the job of removing fence posts. He was told to fill the post holes with dirt so a person or the horses would not break a leg, and he didn't do it.

    Those with degenerative diseases and those who take injectable drugs for it are not allowed. Drinkers and smokers are not allowed.
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    We provide all your basic food needs like some fruit (seasonal) that grows here plus foods like bananas, rice, pasta, cooking oil, potatoes, carrots, etc. Everything you need, but if you want any other favorite foods, like chocolate, olive oil, avocados, coffee, you will be needing to buy those supplies in town. There is a kitchen for volunteers so that you can prepare your meals as you wish.

    Make sure to check the suggested list of supplies that you should bring.

    It looks like the hot and sunny season has arrived, during which we are low on water, and this limits the number of volunteers that can be here, particularly the ones who like to take long showers every day.

    It still gets cold at night, it gets colder when it is clear at night up here closer to outer space. So bring warm layers.

    Steve and Yolanta

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    One of the reasons for the existence of this place is to offer a rare kind of high power qigong (Taoist yoga), taught by a Taoist master. Due to this is a new place, me being from a 'hidden' lineage, and the remoteness there are often no students staying here. Once I get my book published there will probably be students here, but now it's nice and peaceful. You can read a book I recently wrote about my hidden lineage, my masters and progress along the path. Just do a search for A Lineage of Dragons to find it.

    This is a special place, remote, in the high montains, a beautiful environment, and peaceful, with singing birds and blooming flowers. There are many medicinal plants growing wild here close to the crest of the mighty Andes Mountain Range. We can see the top ridge of the continental divide and the highest local peak from here, and we are very close to the Podacarpus National Park, to which we can drive in an hour, which has the most biodiversity of any place on Earth.

    We have three German Shepherds, three cats, two ducks, two horses, almost no mosquitos, and a saddle for the horses.

  • Arbeit


    What we always need is someone who likes weed wacking. Also there are also 9000 forest trees and 100 fruit trees to prune. The ground here is steep in most places. A lot of the work we have involves digging, which is a lot of work and requires some strength and stamina. Sometimes there are other tasks like painting, or a little help on road drainage. Another project coming up is moving some fence lines, which requires removing barbed wire from old fences and rolling it up, plus removing the fence posts and moving those.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English, Spanish, Polish

  • Unterkunft


    Volunteers accommodations consist of little wood "A" frame cabins with metal roofs. It is a little like camping, with a dry composting toilet. It is not like volunteering at a hotel where you can go down the hall to your room and have electricity or lights. It requires the more rugged and tougher people, so a more mature audience is preferred here.

    There are times when there is no one else here so it may be best if you come with a friend. We have started providing wifi to make you stay more comfortable.

    WHAT TO BRING: Due to the semi-camping nature of the volunteer camp, which we call Indian Village because the last people that lived there were the Incas, you should bring some supplies which you wouldn't be needing if you volunteered at a hotel, for example. Following is a suggested list. Some of these items depend on the season: rainy season, misty season, or dry season.

    1. Light/medium weight sleeping bag.
    2. .some layers of insulated thermal pants and shirts to stay warm in the cold evenings.
    3. Towel, washcloth, your own soap and shampoo.
    4. Flashlight and/or headlight.
    5. Hiking boots or tough boots and good sandals (optional), (not flip flops).
    6. Warm jacket and possibly rain jacket depending on the season.
    7. Ultraviolet proof sun glasses.
    8. Full brim sun hat (not baseball cap), and warm hat (optional)
    9. Lightweight long sleeve shirts and long pants for sun and ultraviolet protection, cotton is best.

    In order to let us know that you have read this far and are not doing a mass mailing write: 'hi Starjumper' as your intro to your message to us.

    Optional items you may want:
    10. Water bottle and water filter (we have filtered water but there is a spring near the Indian Village in the rainy and misty seasons.
    11. Insulated mug for tea or coffee.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    During time off there are places to hike in the mountains from here, from ridge and mountaintops with very long views of endless mountains to deep dark canyons with waterfalls. You can find beautiful private spots to meditate in. You can go to the popular nearby tourist town of Vilcabamba for partying and socializing.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

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      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    20 Hours a week (4 hours X 5 days)

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