Agroforestry and retreat center project in Olon, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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    02/09/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are family of four that has always been interested in growing. We wanted to create a platform to support ourselves and the community in this process of growth to help us make a genuine contribution to society. Thus, the Hacienda was born. It is an alternative for tourism, connecting, farming, and growing. It is designed to be a place for people to reconnect with themselves, with their purpose, and with the natural world and the food they eat.

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    Somos una familia de cuatro que siempre ha estado interesada en crecer. Queríamos crear una plataforma para apoyarnos a nosotros mismos y a la comunidad en este proceso de crecimiento para ayudarnos a hacer una contribución genuina a la sociedad. Así nació el Hacienda. Es una alternativa para el turismo, la conexión, la agricultura y el cultivo. Está diseñado para ser un lugar para que las personas se reconecten consigo mismas, con su propósito y con el mundo natural y los alimentos que comen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Hospitality/Tourism

  • 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

    It is a place for relaxing, rejuvenating, learning, and reconnecting to nature and the simpler side of life. We will have ongoing workshops at our retreat center, ranging from yoga, art classes, corporate workshops, self-growth seminars that volunteers will be able to listen in and take learnings from. Our hope is to create a space for learning, adventure, eating, natural exploration, and positive energy and volunteers will engage in this daily as a part of the Hacienda family. On the farm there are both English and Spanish speakers, and there are always visitors, whether from the town 10 minutes away or from countries on the other side of the world. There is always something to learn as long as you are open to finding the space for you!

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    Es un lugar para relajarse, rejuvenecer, aprender y reconectarse con la naturaleza y el lado más simple de la vida. Tendremos talleres continuos en nuestro centro de retiro, que van desde yoga, clases de arte, talleres corporativos, seminarios de crecimiento personal que los voluntarios podrán escuchar y aprender de ellos. Nuestra esperanza es crear un espacio para el aprendizaje, la aventura, la alimentación, la exploración natural y la energía positiva, y los voluntarios participarán en esto todos los días como parte de la familia Hacienda. En la finca hay hablantes tanto de inglés como de español, y siempre hay visitantes, ya sea de la ciudad a 10 minutos o de países del otro lado del mundo. ¡Siempre hay algo que aprender siempre que esté abierto a encontrar el espacio para usted!

  • Help

    Help

    We are in need of agricultural help on a growing agroforestry project with trees, crops, and gardens on 10 hectares land. We need help with tasks such as planning, planting, harvesting, and maintenance of the garden. There is plenty of room for taking on personal projects, such as art instillations as well, if you have interest! We are also looking for logistic support for the accommodations of guests.

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    Necesitamos mano de obra agrícola en un proyecto agroforestal en crecimiento con árboles, cultivos y jardines en un terreno de 10 hectáreas. Necesitamos ayuda con tareas como la planificación, la siembra, la cosecha y el mantenimiento del jardín. ¡Hay mucho espacio para asumir proyectos personales, como proyectos de arte, si tienes interés! También buscamos apoyo logístico para el alojamiento de los huéspedes.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodations provided! You will stay in our shark house, with bunk-style dorms of 4 people or less, outdoor bathrooms, and a shared kitchen! Volunteers will need to provide their own food, but they will have access to the food that is grown in the garden and will have a kitchen space available for use.

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    ¡Alojamiento proporcionados! ¡Te alojarás en nuestra casa de tiburones, con dormitorios estilo litera de 4 personas o menos, baños al aire libre y una cocina compartida! Los voluntarios deberán proporcionar su propia comida, pero tendrán acceso a los alimentos que se cultivan en el jardín y tendrán un espacio de cocina disponible para su uso.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are surrounded by a tropical forest where you can find deer, toucans and birds of all kinds, howler monkeys, and more. We have bicycles on the farm you can take around the area or into Olón which is a short 15 minute ride or a 10 minute drive. Olón is a small town which has a beautiful beach, tasty restaurants, shops, fairs on weekends, classes you can take (such as Spanish or dance), and more! There are also many neighboring towns to explore, including Montañita and Ayampe where you can find some of the best surfing waves, good eats, travelers from around the world, and more!

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    Estamos rodeados de un bosque tropical donde se pueden encontrar venados, tucanes y aves de todo tipo, monos aulladores y más. Tenemos bicicletas en la finca que puede llevar por la zona o en Olón, que es un paseo corto de 15 minutos o 10 minutos en coche. Olón es un pequeño pueblo que tiene una hermosa playa, deliciosos restaurantes, tiendas, ferias los fines de semana, clases que puedes tomar (como español o baile), ¡y más! También hay muchas ciudades vecinas para explorar, incluidas Montañita y Ayampe, donde puedes encontrar algunas de las mejores olas para surfear, buenos lugares para comer, viajeros de todo el mundo y más.

  • 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


Host ref number: 458238595275