We are in Puerto López. We are a family with two fabulous bilingual kids who would be thrilled to help you learn English or Spanish. We live on the mountainside overlooking the ocean, just a 10 minute walk to the beach. We have an extensive collection of plants and we strive to combine nature with practicality. I am an Archaeologist and I came to the area 20 years ago to complete an archaeological field school. I fell in love with the area and I started to build my own home here about 5 years ago. We still have a lot of work to do and we could use your help. The guest cabin is about half done so I need a bricklayer and a carpenter. The garden is on terraces and there is plenty of work needed there as well. The kitchen needs a cement subfloor and a couple of brick walls.
DIY and building projects
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You will feel at home with us, surrounded by nature and the Machalilla Natuonal Park. We are fluent in English and Spanish.
We are currently in need of volunteers to help build an ecological cabin and continued gardening. I have a need for someone skilled in bricklaying and cement. There is also work available for a carpenter. The new wood floors in the guest cabin haven't been sanded and varnished yet and I need to build a staircase out of bamboo. I also need help laying brick sidewalks and building bamboo retaining walls in the garden.
We will provide a private or shared bedroom and bath. Breakfast and lunch are included.
You will have plenty to explore in your free time such as visiting local beaches, Los Frailes, Nature preserves, Monkey forests, Agua Blanca, Salango Museum, and Isla de La Plata.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week