Come and join a family with a strong will to create an a sustainable space in South east Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador



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  • Description


    We are a small family with a strong will to create an alternative and sustainable space. Kalil is from Argentina, Dalia from México and Sol is almost four years old and was born in Israel where we lived for many years. Almost two years ago we left Israel for southamerica in search for a new and more sustainable place to live. After visiting many countries, farms and communities we decided to stay in ecuador and bought a piece of land ( 9.5 hectares) near palanda, located in the southeast near the border with peru. Palanda lies between three national parks at the lowest point of the andes between the highlands and the rain forest, 1200 meters above sea level. This location makes it a very fertile place with temperate weather and rain for about 7 months a year. There are no poisonous animals and less mosquitoes than in the jungle. The landcape is beautiful and people are kind. We are in the midst of creation of a new project. We aim to create a place to live sustainably, to be as self sufficient as possible regarding food and water, to reduce consumption in general and specifically plastic, to create a place for joy, peace, art and spirituality. All of our neighbors have cattle is key in preserving the native forest and a habitat for wildlife species like armadillos and deer. There is a lot of work ahead : to plant, open paths, build a house and other infrastructure. We want to invite you to be a part of this project and help us in this pioneering work. The farm is about a 20 minute walk from the road, uphill and then downhill and is frequently muddy. Thus you will need rubber boots ( you can buy them in palanda for less than $10).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    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

    We ourselves are a cultural blend with a wide life experience and local people are kind and very wortwhile meeting. Apart from agriculture and building you can learn art, languages, join us in playing music and singing, dancing and share your thoughts and practices regarding spiritual paths if you have one.

  • Help


    We need to seed and plant everything! Fruit trees, romatic hetbs, flowers, vegetables, roots, medicinal plants. For that we need to clear land, build a nursery and a green house. We are planning to build a house and a small roof fir camping. We also need to open and maintain paths to access the land and to get to different places within the land. Work is mainly physical but help in the kitchen and with our four year old girl is also very useful. We will also need to create a webpage. And many projects that are still on ink but will eventually become a reality...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English spanish hebrew portuguese

  • Accommodation


    Camping under a roof and on dirt or a wooden floor. Composting toilet, common kitchen, cold shower with a hose outside or " hot bucket" outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are waterfalls , rivers and endless mountains in the surroundings. There is an archeological site, where the mist ancient remains of cacao were found.
    Transport is available from agua dulce to and from our place. Many buses run from here to vilcabamba ( a mire touristic town) and loja ( the nearest city).

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 253977231952