Come join us on one of the most biodiverse areas of the world on The Agroecological Reserve in Mindo, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family with a project that combines forest conservation with agroecology. Our farm, which has 25 hectars mostly of forest, is located in Mindo, Ecuador one of the most biodiverse areas of the world. In our place there are a lot of birds such as Tucans and hummingbirds, there is also several species of amphibians and mammals. Two rivers surround our place and you can swim in these rivers. We produce with the principle of biodynamic agriculture which sees the Earth as a living being. We have several self-subsistence crops such as palm heart, papaya, pineapple, banana, other fruit trees and cocoa. We also have a orchard where we produce most of our vegetables.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Working as a volunteer is an incredible opportunity to relate to other cultures, to learn Spanish and to get to know other places. It also allows reserves to be self-sustaining, and to be able to protect and take care for these natural areas.
    It is a reciprocal process that benefits both the participant and the place where you work, in solidarity where you are needed, giving a different meaning in each one's life by giving valuable time and effort

  • Help

    Help

    We need help in several activities related with eco-farming. This activities include:
    Plant, reforest, work in the vegetable garden, prune, prepare fertilizers, weed, make trails, take care of farm animals, harvest, among others

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The volunteers live in a small wooden house, sometimes sharing bedroom with other volunteers. There is just one house, and the members of the family live here. There is no electric light and therefore we do not have Wi-Fi; however, we have a solar panel that allows cell phones to be charged. We have water that comes from its own watersheds.
    We generally cook and eat together and serve vegetarian food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers can also get involved in other activities, such as meditation, vegetarian cooking, hiking, bird watching, waterfall baths, bonfires, and a space to share their experiences. Also, near the area there are very beautiful places, which are worth visiting. We are located 2 km from Mindo town so you can go there after work.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

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Host ref number: 397785667625