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We are a center which teaches classes and offers internships for those interested in learning more about conscious living. This includes the evolution of consciousness of our species and planet, learning about zero Eco footprint living, and participating in community building. We have now acquired a property, 2.5 hectares, 30 minutes from the city, where we will develop our intentional community and eco resort. We have many types of projects for our volunteers including gardening, greenhouse work, construction, painting, cooking, child care, and firewood production.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We are a couple from North America, me, and South America, my wife, with our daughter, now 3 1/2. We live in the countryside with a rich culture of indigenous surrounding us and a small pueblo nearby. But we are less than an hour from the city by bus, so our volunteers get to experience two worlds of Ecuador.
We offer a variety of work projects including gardening (weeding, watering and harvesting), cooking, child care, firewood production, and special eco projects. We ask for 4 hours work each day, 5 days a week, with a one week minimum stay. Ideally our volunteers stay 2-4 weeks.
English, Spanish, some french
Shared room in house, shared bathroom.
Local attractions for free days include hiking in Cajas National Park, time at the hot springs spas in Banos, exploring the local Inca and Canari ruins, free museums and cultural events, like the local symphony. Cuenca is an easy city to explore, with inexpensive bus fares and great walking, great farmer's markets, etc. We are a bilingual household (English and Spanish).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
4 hours per day,, 5 days per week