Volunteer on our organic cacao and fruit farm in a beautiful rural community 7 km from the beach in Rio Canoa, Ecuador



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  • Description


    We are two men, one Canadian, one Ecuadorian with the same dream to build a beautiful, tranquil, and self sustaining property, including an Ecolodge, with bar/restaurant and make delicious chocolate tree to bar from our land. The project began in 2014 with our first plantings of cacao, coco and coffee. Now we are seeing the fruits of our labour. And we are making our own chocolate and coffee. The Ecolodge construction is well underway for an opening in 2020.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Our project is in a tiny authentic agricultural community. Great exchanges happen every day. The locals in this village are very friendly. If you are interested in playing billiards or a game of football with locals it is easy, or buying local produce, cheese or milk. There is lots of opportunity for great cultural exchanges with local residents. Also with Canoa beach so close, there is great opportunity for cultural exchange there too. Learn to surf, or kayak, swim, relax on the beach.

  • Help


    We are building a 3 story ecolodge. Hardwood, cement and bamboo. Need building skills. Experience in trades such as electric and plumbing a great asset. We are constructing a lot with bamboo, rock and cement.
    We also have farm work such as watering, weeding, feeding animals, etc. Animals include pigs, chickens, horse, dogs cat.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Solid roof over head with fully functioning bathroom and kitchen. We have one dorm room in the ecolodge suitable for up to 4 persons. Dorm room has private bathroom and shower.
    Food is ultimately your responsibility. Tere is a fully equipped and functioning kitchen for you to use. Ideally sharing responsibility of food prep works best.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Plenty of activities here! Canoa, a famous surf town is 7km away. SURFING, swimming, SUP, paragliding, fishing, horseback ridding, cycling among them.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day

Host ref number: 191862251494