Organic farm raising animals with permaculture and holistics techniques and reforesting mountains - Sierra, Ecuador



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are an Organic Farm, we raise animals with techniques of permaculture, and we reforest our mountains, we are located in the Ecuadorian Andes in a small town called Atahualpa at 1:30 hours from Quito.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In the town there are several natives from different towns of the country, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with some of the native families in their daily work and life.
    For this reason there are several different traditions, music, dance, food and beliefs as well as traditional games that are not commonly seen in other parts of the country. Barter is widely used in commercial exchange.
    The farm is very close to Otavalo where you can visit the famous market with numerous products from Ecuador.
    The volunteer will participate directly in all daily activities.

  • Help


    Your main work will be taking care of our farm animals, we have a horse, one cow, chickens, turkeys, pigs, all live in freedom and each has a specific role on the farm.
    We work together with native families.
    We started a reforestation project with a local palm tree and other native trees. Our goal is to bring back a local bird (loro) which almost disappeared completely from the area. We are also establishing an edible forest which is part of the reforestation project. This project is still in the beginning and part of your job will be taking care of the trees.
    Maintenance of our organic, permaculture garden.
    There is lots of room for your own suggestions and ideas. You are always welcome to help improve the garden, the forest and the life of our animals.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will hlive in an ecological hut with solar energy, dry bath, water collected from the rain, which is located in the highest site of the farm with a spectacular view and at night you can observe the stars and the fireflys all around you. The solar panels provide you with light in the night and you can charge small electronic divices (USB). There is no other electricity but in the farm house (which is a 15 min walk downhill) you can charge laptops and any other device.
    There is no wifi on the farm or at the hut but 2 min from the farm house there is an internet cafe which has really cheap internet access and is open all week long (weekends included).
    You will have to do your laundry by hand using washing soap that you can buy at one of the many local shops. We have a washing stone at the farm that you can use.
    we give lunch.
    You can prepare breakfast and dinner using the products of the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In their free time they can visit several very tourist places in the area such as waterfalls, lagoons, visit the town of Otavalo. There are many routes for mountain biking and trail. Horseback riding to the lagoons of Mojanda are very popular. Sport fishing is also a very attractive attraction.
    The town has a swimming pool, basketball, soccer and volleyball courts.
    The Capital Quito is only 1:30 hours away by bus.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Javier, mazinger y meggy

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