My name is Ingeborg and my life partner (Mike) and I are active seniors, who are looking for individuals who enjoy animals (dogs and cats.) and beach life. We would like help with the animals and some rehab projects on the house (painting, repair, building small structures with Bamboo). If you like cooking, we can take turns. Except for times when we have visitors, you have the entire second floor to yourselves. I speak German, English, French, Italian and some Spanish. Because I am hearing impaired, I would prefer workaways to be fluent in Spanish phone calls. This is not a requirement, however.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Learning about the geographical area in regard to its local culture. Practice with English, German, French. Opportunities to teach neighborhood kids (voluntary) languages or other skills.
Dog walking and feeding; cat care. Cleaning up after dogs and cats in house and outside. Building things (like enclosures out of bamboo and such). Light interior and exterior painting. It's taken for granted that volunteers to keep their spaces clean and well maintained outside of their regular working hours. This means sweeping and mopping the upstairs and their suite 2x a week, keeping the balconies and railings free of sand and salt.
Room and board (meals). Private room with bath and large balcony with Ocean views.
Bus transportation to nearby fishing villages and larger towns (Manta and Portoviejo) is right outside the door. Bahia de Caracez and Monte Christi are favorite tourist spots. Porto Lopez offers a mini Galapolos experience and wale sightings. (3 hours by bus). Sunday produce market in Charopoto by local farmers is quite an experience for urbanites. Nearby river for fishing. Possibility to go out fishing with local fisherman.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week