Come help out at our hostel in beautiful Mompiche, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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    25/10/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Our hostel is owned and operated by couple Andrés (Cali, Colombia) and Mendee (Nebraska, USA). We designed and built the space in styles both typical and unique to Mompiche. Our focus was on creating a nice & cozy atmosphere while utilizing construction methods with minimal environmental impact. We have 7 bamboo bungalows (5 privates & 2 shared dorms) and a communal kitchen. Just a three minute walk to the town center and beach, our little tropical oasis is a great place to relax in a hammock and meet travelers from all over the world.

    We prefer a 3 week minimum stay but if you can only stay for 2 weeks, we will take your offer into consideration. Of course there is a 1-week trial period to make sure everyone is happy with the arrangement.

    HEADS UP TO COUPLES OR FRIENDS TRAVELING TOGETHER: Our volunteers typically work separate schedules.

    Please send us a message if you have any questions. Be sure to include in your message your estimated date of arrival to Mompiche, how long you would like to stay with us, and what you believe you have to offer that makes you stand out from the rest (your strengths, previous work experience, any specific trades you are good at, etc.). Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!!

    Cheers ~ Mendee y Andrés

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Take a spanish course and practice with the natives, take a surf lesson in one of the best spots for beginners or advanced surfers, learn about medicinal plants growing in the bordering rain forest, sample esmeraldeño cuisine.

  • Help

    Help

    Typical volunteer tasks include basic maintenance like yard work, painting/varnishing, cleaning, building, etc. and reception work. For reception duties, the volunteer should speak and comprehend a basic level of both Spanish and English and have an outgoing personality.

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  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    bed in shared dorm, use of the communal kitchen, and free wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mompiche is a quaint little fishing village in northern Ecuador. The village rests on a 40-mile crescent-moon bay. The world-class waves attract surfers from all over the globe and is a fantastic place to learn how to surf (classes and board rentals available year-round) since there are waves for all ability levels. Also out in that great big blue space, you can go on whale-watching excursions (September-November) or sit on the beach at night and be mesmerized by the fluorescent-green color of the plankton lighting up the waves, depending, of course, on the month you are here. There is a gorgeous, small island 10 minutes away called “Isla Portete”. It is not much more than a few homes, miles of pristine coastline, coconut palms and peace. From Mompiche, you can also walk to a stunning and picturesque black-sand beach only minutes away. Mompiche offers horseback riding along the beach. Also, just behind us is a protected rain forest packed full of incredible flora and fauna. There are forest tours available where you can see monkeys, toucans, parrots, waterfalls and much more. In short, Mompiche is a beautiful place to disconnect from everything and reconnect with nature.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day (max 25 hours/week)

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