Regenerative Permaculture Project, Eco-evolutionary Retreat Center in Vilcabamba, Ecuador



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    We're here in equatorial paradise following our passions to create inspiring evolutionary opportunites, and support the growth of human consciousness, offering transformational retreats, courses, and private stays at our eco-retreat center in Vilcabamba Ecuador. One of the foundations of our vision is conscious co-habitation with nature, and ecological stewardship of land. We purchased a 1 hectare property in 2011 and began a regenerative permaculture project, turning a tired old pasture into a thriving permaculture paradise. We have built a small ecologically conscious retreat center in which we host retreats, workshops and courses on all things evolutionary. We teach permaculture, wholistic wellness, yoga and sacred life practices. We have a few different volunteer lodging options depending upon our bookings. There is a small private cabin for a single person, covered tenting sites or a cabin for 2 dependent upon other paid bookings. There is shared bath and outdoor kitchen setup that is shared with other paid guests.

    Our two main focuses for 2020 is the ongoing evolution of the permaculture landscape, and to create online educational content, share our knowledge and inspirations from our quest to live sustainably, in harmony with nature. We are also considering the potential of evolving towards land based community living and are looking for long term volunteers, who are also interested in a long term community living experience. We are looking for volunteers that are skilled in gardening and/or permaculture and can be self directed; and/or professional level videographer/video editor.

    If the idea of community living in a permaculture paradise inspires you and you have skills to contribute and collaborate on the land or in online educational content development we look forward to hearing from you.

    Phil & Suzannah

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    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are passionate evolutionary people with many skills and much inspiration to share. We offer our volunteers a unique immersion experience into conscious interdependent living, honoring the sacredness of all life, and the conscious cultivation of energy through permaculture, wholisitc wellness, yoga, and sacred life practices.

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    Our two main focuses for the 2020 year is ongoing permaculture stewardship and online resource development.
    Our facility, Cancion del Corazón (song of the heart) Wholistic LIfepath Centre, is a model permaculture site, with 1 hectare of permculture food forest and gardens that have been growing for 8 years. We are looking for experienced people who are knowledgable enough with skills in gardening, permculture, orchard management, be able to be self directed in helping us with the ongoing evolution of the regenerative permaculture landscape.

    The other project focus is to create more online content to post on our website, and social media. We have lots of great material to share, and educational video concepts that are in process, and would love some professional help in videography, or video editing.

    Ideally we are looking for volunteers that would like to stay with us for 1-3 months or longer to have a deep immersion experience with us.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, spanglish

  • Accommodation


    private cabin and shared outdoor kitchen and bath

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    What else ...

    Vilcabamba is at 1500m. elevation in the Andes mountains about 5° south of the equator, so it is a very comfortable climate year-round, and ideal for permaculture gardening. We are off grid with solar power and have created multiple rainwater and grey water systems, gardens, fruit forests, and a scenic sacred space for group retreat activities, practices, and processes. The centre has accommodations for up to 12 people.

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    4 hours a day, 4 days a week

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