Hi all! We are a U.S.- Ecuadorian couple with 2 young girls and have a 5 acre farm in the jungle region of northern Ecuador. We are right at the base of the Andes, which makes it nice and cool at night, and have an amazing view of a smoking volcano (Reventador). We've got cacao, coffee, pineapple, various fruit trees, and corn. Lots of chickens, turkeys, and eventually more farm animals. We have a small river that runs through our land, go swimming every chance we get. We are in a hotspot for birdwatching, see monkeys daily and an occasional sloth.
We moved here from the U.S. after working and living full time in a city and having our daughter in daycare 10 hours a day. We have found hard work here, plenty of open space and dirt for our girls, more responsibility, less internet and tv, and more peace!
We just finished constructing a second house, tending our crops, and looking for new and passionate projects to start up. We have endless ideas- tourism/bed and breakfast with nature and archeological tours. (We are also right next to a giant rock with petroglyphs!), Starting a sort of summer farm camp for kids, coffee and cacao.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Spend time in the jungle and be part of our lives, Farming abroad, coffee and cacao processing, learn about local farming, interact with locals , environmental issues, Spanish practice.
Farm help- tending crops, harvesting cacao and coffee, making chocolate and coffee, help with animals and playing with my wild girls! Tourism projects.
Guest house with own bathroom. All bedding provided. 3 meals a day- traditional Ecuadorian. Fresh coffee and hot chocolate! We have internet access, although a bit slow.
Plenty do do around here on your time off- swimming in rivers, lots of waterfalls to visit, bird and animal watching, small town is 10 minutes drive away, larger city- (Lago Agrio-) is 1 hour away. Super easy to hop on a bus. Or you can borrow a bike. Tours to Cuyabeno wildlife reserve for jungle tours. We also host sport fishing tours!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week