Help us build a museum about the Kichwa in the Ecuadorian Amazone rainforest and maintain an ecolodge for adventure tourism, Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    Our project is located in the wonderful area of the Amazon region of Ecuador, right next to a river with beautiful nature around us. You can find some of the rarest and most amazing animals and plants just some minutes from our house. We are an ecolodge, located in the Kichwa community of Campo Cocha, near Tena, in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. We host travellers and tourists in fair tourism tours : we only work with local people, and introduce travellers to the Kichwa way of living and thinking.
    We, that is César, Raul, his nephew, Anouck from France and the many members of Cesar's and Raul's family.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are located in the community of Campo Cocha and are always working or eating with the family or the neighbors. Cesar, the owner of the cabañas has a big family. His brothers and sisters live near the cabañas and know a lot about the Amazonian rainforest environment and the Kichwa culture and legends. Discussions with them are always interesting and lively.
    You can learn a lot about the traditional knowledge of the Kichwa - about traditional house construction, recepees, medicinal plants, how to make chocolate, you can experience cultural events in the village and visit the daily football matches. And of course you can practice your Spanish and even learn some Kichwa if you want to. Besides we sometimes go to search for gold in the river as well.

  • Help

    Help

    The Cabañas have a new project : to build a museum about the Kichwa culture, history and world view. The aim is to highlight the culture of the Amazonian people so that the young generations will be able to value and know about their heritage. Another aim is to create a future perspective for the village, for example by creating new jobs. The planning and construction of the museum is what we need most of the volunteer's help for. Besides we need help to maintain the house, sometimes help with the cooking and sometimes with the tourists if there are any.
    We get up very early (because of the sun) and sometimes work very hard during the day, but in the afternoons after a nice shower or a bath in the river we know how to relax - you can read a book in the hammac, watch/play football or volleyball, even bascetball or have a walk through nature.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You’re going to be accomodated in nice rooms - private or shared, depending on how many volunteers we have - with shower, bathroom and moscito nets. We have nice common areas and a big kitchen. All located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazone just one minute from the river.
    Our project is perfect for all nature lovers, people who are interested in culture and traditional construction and people who want to have an authentic experience with locals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many posibillities to explore the wonderful nature surrounding us. We can take you on a canoo trip, give you a jungle tour or make chocolate together. We often go swimming in the river, watch and play in the daily football games of the village and at least once a week we go to the closest town - Tena to have some nice food and buy all the necessary things. Tena is one hour and fifteen minutes from Campo Cocha by bus and the journey costs 1,90 $ one way.

    We mostly cook very delicious local food - fruit juices, soups, plantain-, rice- and yuca dishes…

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    US$3 per day to help with food costs




Host ref number: 438895759929