Learn about rural farming with our family and experience a true local community immersion in Jama, Ecuador



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  • Description


    We have this vision which sharing with people from all over the world knowledge, experiencesand frienship is the way to make a difference. Farming, gardening, canning foods or preparing meals together are excuses to connect and learn from each other.

    the farm has a main focus on coffee production and passion fruit. kitchen garden is always a work in progress with various species for the house concoctions . We have fruit depending on season (mango, oranges, lime, jackfruit) plantain and yucca roots are also available as part of our diet as well as leaves from the wild.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    We can offer good experiencias and a true local community inmersion due to our close relationship with a farmers cooperative named AGROTABUGA. WIth the farmers coop there are plenty of chances of giving a hand either in coffee processing (harvesting, drying, roasting or simply drinking coffee) and for sure the Mono Verde Team will attend any calls.
    We are well experienced in community support as well as agroforestry and coffee. Quite often, a neighbor or two require a hand with an specific task be ready to jump into action.

  • Help


    Gardening, some building and repairs. we are associated to a farmers coop and we held workshops about organic farming and coffee production. There is also a good amount of time working with youth and helping them with school, languages, and sports.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange

  • Accommodation


    basic but comfortable. rooms for maximun two people at the time. shared kitchen, the main house is a lovely two story bamboo house.
    Composting toilets, and safe water. Cold refreshing showers. open spaces to hang around. We have a small collection of books for exchange (yes we still read real books) but also we have Wifi.

    We can provide three meals a day (mon -fri ). Diet is basic, mostly vegetarian, based on local produce. we have regular fish and the occasional chicken raised in the farm. If you want to have some particular food or ingredient that is not part of the menu feel free to bring it and share.

    Meals are prepared between all of us, taking turns from monday to friday. During weekends is open to use kitchen facilities for each individual as we do not have schedules set for those days, our visitors can make use of what is available (we suggest moderation of course!! ) Generally speaking, most of our visitors spend their weekends exploring around or going to the beach.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we are pretty close to the beach, mostly fishermen coves, pristine sandy beaches. and also there is sub tropical dry forest. a couples of natural forest reserves in the area that are worth visiting.
    our place is not far from more tourist oriented beach places in Manabí province.
    Getting in and out of here is quite easy, buses from Quito or Guayaquil run constantly to the nearest town.

  • 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

    We have a pretty estable internet connection, in the second story we have an area that can be used as a working place and still feel comfortable and private.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

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