Come help us create even more beauty and order at our Andes Paradise, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    I, Kerry, am creating a demonstration farm endeavor to heal the planet and ourselves in the remote Andes! At this point I am in the development of: gardens, cabins, the conference center, and many more exciting pieces in creating a place that is close to paradise! We celebrate the opportunity to prove and demonstrate a new model of agriculture in the mountains of northern Ecuador. With amazing natural beauty, Intag is known for its many clear cool rocky rivers, steep green mountains and abundant bird life. Most earn their living on small family farms, persisting with a model of traditional agricultural even though challenged by the cost and toxicity of purchased inputs. Whereas, our sustainable agricultural model optimizes the health and diversity of the life of the soil. When soil life is balanced:
    - Plants have constant availability to nutrients: resisting insects and diseases, and produce nutrient-dense food.
    -Weeds are suppressed.
    -Nutrients are held in the system and are not lost to ground and surface water.
    We accomplish enhanced soil biology by:
    -Making and using therapeutic composts.
    -Making and using charged charcoal (bio char)
    -Using trees (agri forestry)
    As a volunteer you will be connected with one of the most beautiful places on earth and filled with inspiration (quite literally from the air with enhanced prana only found in certain places in the world as ours. You'll learn all about our practices for enhancing our planet's soil. You will connect with native, indigenous food and medicinal plants, apiculture (bees), aquaculture (fish) and ecological building practices.
    The natural world thrives by cooperation and so do we. I look forward to the exchange of ideas with you. Together we can "be the change" by contributing you and your skills to healing and renewing for the highest good of all and, our planet!
    "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." R. Buckminster Fuller

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • 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

    Kerry has been studying wellness, gardening and natural healing for more than 3 decades.

  • Help

    Help

    We are in the growth phase so any help with construction is welcome for the remodeling of the old farmhouse or cabins. Also, we are creating garden beds so the days are filled with planting, weeding & watering, harvesting and pest management. Food is primarily from our farm so help with preparation, meal planning and clean up needed. We mainly eat vegetarian, lots of our own beans but we do also have beef raised on our pasture.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live up a 1/2 mile drive, remote, so an ideal place to find quiet and beautiful views (our waterfall) around our 70-acre property. You will have your own bedroom and shared kitchen. All meals are provided with the understanding that with food available you have to make breakfast and some dinners for yourself. Conditions are camp-style in that we use a compost toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are numerous tourist and hiking options in this beautiful valley of Intag. We are only a 1 1/2 drive from Otivalo and the closest town, Apuela, is a 20 minute drive/1 hour walk.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

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