Help me build an environmentally-friendly, self-sustaining jungle lodge near Misahualli in Ecuador.




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    My name is Scott. I have purchased a beautiful property along the Misahualli River in Pununo, minutes from the town of Misahualli in the upper Ecuadorian Amazon. There are lots of beautiful beaches and trails. The idea at the moment is to reforest the land to attract and protect wildlife.

    I am slowly building a small lodge. While everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy, the primary function of the lodge will be wildlife protection and the study and practice of Ecuadorian shamanism including medicinal plants, Ayahuasca and San Pedro.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn along with me. Pununo is a native community in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and it is always fascinating.

    Volunteers staying with us are welcome to partake in Ayahuasca and San Pedro Ceremonies at reduced prices.

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    I am asking for 4 hours of work a day. This doesn’t include cooking and cleaning which we share...and makes up for the ”4-5 hours” guideline here at Workaway. The hours are flexible...but we have to start by 8 am as it sometimes too hot to work by 10 am. You can start earlier if you want, split the day up as you see fit. I just don’t want any volunteers working in hot sun or rain.

    I am looking for every kind of assistance imaginable. There is something here for everybody:
    Tree planting
    Trail building
    Marmoset habituation
    Setting up an eco-friendly garden
    Web-site building
    Art projects
    ....etc. etc. etc.

    Bring ideas.

    *️️️update...we have just started construction. It would be awesome to have help with this in particular. I’m building green, using traditional materials and methods. Come learn from the locals.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and a little Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will share a two bedroom house and loft with me. The accommodation will be basic at first, a mattress on the floor. There is one private room and a loft. Couples will have preference for the private room. As the cabins get built, volunteers will move into those.

    Camping is always available should you chose.
    All meals are provided with volunteers sharing the cooking. This place is strictly vegetarian.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am looking for people to work on projects for 4 hours a day, the rest of your time is yours to enjoy. There is no shortage of activities in and around including rafting, kayaking, tubing, swimming, nature tours, cultural activities, waterfalls and river excursions. Nearby Misahualli has bars, restaurants and clubs. There are lots of beautiful beaches and swimming spots here, and plenty more nearby. It is a beautiful and interesting part of the world.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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