Small family run hostel developing an ecological beehive/orchard project in Quito, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Quito bed and breakfast hoping to build an ecological farm house located one hour away from our B&B,
    45 minutes away, in Pifo.

    We are looking for people to help us build and develop a beehive and vegetable orchard, a composting project as well as some house renovations.

    We are also looking for computer technicians, developers etc. and experts on online booking platforms to help us get more guests and online bookings flowing right! (i.e. prior experience working in a hostel) would be very helpful.

    If you are interested let us know

    Greetings

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    You´ll get to see the other face of Quito, not only the city but it´s sorroundings, the hostel is estrategically located to have the most of the city life and the farm, 45 minutes away provides the perfect combination of nature, wonderful landscapes and rural towns for youe Quito experience to be as compleate as it gets.
    Join us to learn bee handling, organic orchard planting and chicken farming.

    Hope to see you soon, happy travels

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for volunteers who would like to get involved in the developement of a sustainable farm, (some construction and cleanig will be needed) the farm is located in Pifo. The farm is a 10-15 minute drive from the airport and approximately 45 minutes away (by bus) from downtown Quito.
    There house has a well equipped, 2 bedroom house where volunteers can stay. The house has a well equiped working kitchen and a bathroom.

    Our goal is to create an organic beehive orchard and a fruit and vegetable orchard. It is a work in progress and we are looking for people who can help hands on. Ideally you are a person who enjoys working outside, planting, skilled builder or farmer, someone who wants to experience the real culture of Quito's and it´s surroundings.

    We are open to including volunteers in family activities and helping them get to know Ecuadorian culture. There will be very little supervision as we are busy managing our bed and breakast, so we need clean and responsible individuals.

    During your stay in Quito we can provide meals but in Pifo, we can only help out with some groceries as we are not always there.

    We are also looking for people with computer and technical skills that can provide assitance with the online booking platforms for our hostel. We can arrange for these volunteers to stay in the bed and breakfast in Quito for the days working here.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    House: 2 bedrooms; 1 bathroom, livingroom and a kitchen

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you decide to work with the orchard, during your time here you will have public transportation very close by (4 blocks) to go to the city or any other places. There are lots of very nice mountains, hot spirngs and markets around.

    We are looking for proactive volunteers who want to be in a quiet enviroment to work with the land, plants and bees and with computer knowledge. I f you decide to work with online platforms - technical assistance you will stay in our bed and breakfast rooms in Quito in La Floresta neighborhood.

    If you are eager to meet another culture, work on the orchard and have skills with plantig, bees or computers you are a match to our project. We sure hope to learn from you and your culture as we share ours.

  • 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

  • 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: 249728523241