Immerse yourself in the Jungle, farming life and learn about cacao and coffee in Lumbaqui, northern Ecuador



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    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    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.

  • Help


    Farm help- tending crops, harvesting cacao and coffee, making chocolate and coffee, help with animals and playing with my wild girls! Tourism projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

Host ref number: 284492473582