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).
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
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.
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...
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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.
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).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week