Join our finca in an international community and meet special interest groups in Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    We're an elderly couple living with our daughter Enrica plus family on a sustainable finca at the edge of Vilcabamaba, Ecuador. Located at the banks of the river Chamba we enjoy clean air and pure water thanks to being close to the Podocarpus National Park. At 1600 mtrs. altitude and 3.5° South of the equator the climate is characterized as temperate tropics. This translates to 15°C - 25°C year round. The main activities are garden and orchard work, growing fruits and vegetables. Apart from that we continue to invest time and effort in infrastructure like remodeling and landscaping.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Vilcabamba has a large expat community from around the world that blends in well with the locals of Spanish descent and the indigenous people. You'll encounter all walks of life from Rastafarians, Hare Krishnas to New Agers, Conspiracy Theorists, Alternative Health Care Providers, Spiritual Healers, Permaculturists, Bio-dynamic Gardeners, Computer Freaks and many diverse special interest groups in a much more concentrated mix than in your general western town population.

  • Help

    Help

    In need of farm hand/handyman/gardener. Join in our daily activities of growing food from nursery to harvest. This includes building soil by composting, making bokashi, making terra preta, use of effective microorganisms EM. Help with small construction projects through wood working, welding, masonry. Our animals are chickens and a cat. Planning to have milk goats in the future. We also have four young bee hives. This is a smoke free environment.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide a comfortable western style bedroom and a nicely equipped kitchen where you can cook your meals with healthy vegetarian homegrown and local ingredients. The kitchen will be stocked with basic food items such as rice, beans, potatoes, salt, etc. Vegetables, eggs, meat, coffee, bread etc. are available for you to purchase at the weekend market. You are welcome to help yourself with herbs, vegetables and fruits from the garden on base of availability as directed by Silvia.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Take a hike or book horseback rides on scenic trails around the valley. There is a comprehensive website called Vilcahike.com with phantastic information.
    The Finca is 1 hour walking distance to Vilcabamba or 15 min. by shuttle taxi which costs $2. Meet interesting people in town in a large variety of hang out places like bars, coffee shops, gelaterias, clubs, pubs and good restaurants.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a fiber optic connection at ~ 40 Mbps.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 25 hours a week

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