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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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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.
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.
This host offers a language exchange
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana