Join us in developing our eco forest in the heart of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador

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  • Last activity: 10 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    This is a place in the heart of Ecuador, in the rural area of Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas, we truly believe that we can live integrated with nature, in a community with other living things, and with other people. In search of new ways of regenerating the ecosystems, we find Analog Forestry (AF) methodology we take this as our flag and our principles also to give real value to our biodiversity.

    Also, this place will give you a lot of fun and relaxation, we have trails for hiking, kayaking, a ping pong table, animals, also a lot of hammocks places to read, and more.

    In the path of thriving in the community, we are giving experiences to the neighbors especially to the kids, to enhance their respect for nature, we are part of the Forest School network so we need help to create activities to learn by watching movies, birdwatch traveling, classes of English, activities of composting, planting and harvest, activities of writing and reading all this surrounding by nature and using various technics of art.

    We are looking for volunteers like you that want to re-connect and get full immersion with nature. and also exchange experience with eco-building, bamboo building, and anything related, schooling, art, cooking, or anything you want to share with us and the community.

    We can share with you various forms of restoration especially Analog forestry methodology regenerating new forests, and also complexifying others that will take over 100 or more years with the natural process. Here on our land, we have a place defined for conservation botanical garden, other for the production of multi crops like cacao, mangosteen, and others designated for a food forest.

    We work in collaboration with REFA and other farmers to protect nature, in our network we have various similar projects in different parts of the world, and we have connected some of our volunteers with other farms in the world.

    We have accomplished the WAFA certificate, this means that we are capable of giving the first aids in the forest so don't worry you will be safe in your instance here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    - We are an experimental and demonstrative project for the international Analog Forestry network.
    - We are one of the first private protected areas in Santo Domingo
    - We share the land with a small community
    - we live nearby indigenous tribes called Tsachilas

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The project has 10 years in forest regeneration but we are now on a new path of community enhancement and eco-tourism, and we need help in this process.

    We need specific help in:
    - Architects, other kinds of bio-builders, landscaping, and designers.
    - Industrial Engineer, cooker or chef, and anyone who knows how to add value to natural products (Important this is not for paying customers this is only for improving our food process)

    We also accept people that want to learn forestry and gardening
    - Anyone who wants to get their hands dirty and learn/help gardening and building an analog forest.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Here you can practice Spanish, and we are interested in practice English and Italian.

  • Accommodation


    We have 1 shared fully equipped bedroom in the common house with shared bathrooms. And 2 fully equipped houses especially for couples. In each option, they have all access to kitchen stuff. We will give accommodation and 3 meals for our guests, our ingredients are harvested in place.

    We will give accommodation and 3 meals for our guests, we can adapt to be vegetarian or all foods. Also, they can harvest food that grows here, and they have their own kitchen so they can cook any time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We love volunteers and we enjoy sharing with them so much every time, we start 2 years ago and we have received more than 100 volunteers most of them memorable memories. This whole experience help us improve the process of teaching restorative agriculture, and conscious farming, and with your help we have been growing and designing our food forests now we are in a new era of taking this project to the next level

    We are looking for people that can help us build the next architectural project.

  • 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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for people in their vans, feel free to ask anything in that manner

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We can accept people with pets, but they have to be social because here we have 3 dogs, and also we dont, in night time you must put some collar because we want wild animals can have their time.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 225147132631

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