Join me in starting a farm and experience rustic life near Quito, Ecuador



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  • Description


    Hello workawayers!
    I am starting a farm in the Andes mountains a few miles north of Quito.
    It's a hectare of land with dozens of fruit trees that need care.

    I don't have living facilities yet so I am currently staying at an amazing permaculture farm close by, where I was volunteering until recently, and I go down to my property in the morning and hike back up the mountain for lunch.

    I am looking for someone who would like to help me start and who is willing to camp.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    I am happy to have a language exchange with people who are learning Spanish.
    I would like to practice French, Italian or German.
    I am happy to talk about my country and culture, and I will be willing to show people around Quito or maybe even do some traveling to other towns and places in Ecuador.

  • Help


    There are oranges, lemons and avocado trees already in production, so I am looking for someone who is interested in working with fruit trees, maybe with some experience?
    It would also be really good to have help with building with wood and/or Adobe, as I have not done much in that field but I need to learn.

    I am a vegetarian who has the intention of trying raw veganism eventually.
    I enjoy meditation and yoga, so people who share those activities would be specially welcome.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I've always liked learning languages and I have some training and experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

  • Accommodation


    For now, I have a tent for 2 people, and hope to build a teepee soon.

    I can provide ingredients for breakfast and for cooking one meal a day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many birds around and even an eagle nest nearby.
    There is a town no too far from the farm and also a nice viewpoint up the mountain.
    Transport from the farm to the bus stop in town can be arranged.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 139873678623