Join our eco-friendly bamboo space in Puerto Rico, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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    04/09/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    An eco-friendly space that revolves around bamboo. We work with wood and bamboo and we learn to live sustainably without losing quality of life, together with our children. My name is Monica, I am a biologist and I have lived in Ecuador for 10 years. Together with my husband, Rafael, we run a carpentry workshop and a bamboo garden where we have more than 20 different species, as well as a cute donkey, a small chicken coop, two dogs and 2 cats. This is an eco-friendly space that revolves around bamboo. We work with bamboo and learn to live sustainably without losing quality of life.Our place s an eco-friendly space that revolves around bamboo. We work with bamboo and learn to live sustainably without losing quality of life. Here we work 4 people, most of the time. Lisandro and Arturo are mainly in the workshop doing carpentry work under the direction of Rafael, who is in charge of design and construction. I divide the time between taking care of the children and working on the farm.
    We are surrounded by nature wherever you look. 5 minutes away, on the beach, sea turtles of 5 different species nest, whales jump on the horizon and 10 minutes away the Machalilla National Park begins, where you can explore tropical dry forest. On the other side, less than 10 minutes away, is the Ayampe River, with a spectacular tropical dry forest, and the town is a tourist destination for surfing and yoga, with the best sunsets in the area.

    Un espacio ecoamigable que gira en torno al bambú. Trabajamos con madera y bambú y aprendemos a vivir de forma sostenible sin perder calidad de vida, junto a nuestros hijos. Mi nombre es Mónica, soy biologa y vivo en Ecuador desde hace 10 años. Junto a mi marido, Rafael, manejamos un taller de carpintería y un jardín de bambú donde contamos con más de 20 especies diferentes, además de una linda burrita, un pequeño gallinero, dos perros y 2 gatos.
    En el sitio trabajamos 4 personas, la mayoría del tiempo. Lisandro y Arturo están fundamentalmente en taller realizando trabajos de carpintería bajo la dirección de Rafael, que se encarga de diseño y construcción. Yo reparto el tiempo entre el cuidado de los hijos y trabajos en la finca.
    Estamos rodeados de naturaleza mires donde mires. A 5 minutos, en laplaya anidan tortugas marinas de 5 especies diferentes, saltan las ballenas en el horizaonte y a 10 minutos empieza el Parque Nacional Machalilla, donde explorar bosque seco tropical. Del otro lado, a menos de 10 minutos, está el río Ayampe, con un espectacular bosque seco tropical, y el pueblito es destino turistico de surf y yoga, con las mejores puestas de sol de la zona.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    They will be able to acquire knowledge in the use of bamboo from a great professional, and they will share workspace with local staff. The social areas of the house will be shared with the family, but the volunteer has their own space, and a small kitchen, if they want more independence.

    Podrán adquirir conocimientos en el aprovechamiento del bambú de un gran profesional, y compartirán espacio de trabajo con personal local.
    En el taller se realizan trabajos según los pedidos. En unas épocas se relizan muebles, otras juguetes, otras construcción de cabañas.
    Las áreas sociales de la casa serán compartidas con la familia, pero el voluntario tiene su propio espacio, y pequeña cocina, si quiere más independencia.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with the maintenance of the garden and planting in the garden, we have 20 different species of bamboo, a chicken coop, a donkey. We also need help with website creation and networking.

    Necesitamos ayuda con el mantenimiento del jardín y la siembra en el huerto, contamos con 20 especies diferentes de bambú, un gallinero, una burra.
    También necesitamos ayuda con la creación de la página web y manejo de redes.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Detached cabana overlooking the forest. All of our bathrooms are dry toilets. The workawayers can have breakfast and lunch with the family from Monday to Friday (dinners and weekends are free and at their own expense)
    The volunteer's cabin has an outdoor kitchen and fridge.

    Cabana independiente con vista al bosque. Todos nuestros banos son banos secos.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Estamos a 10 min en bicicleta de una playa hermosa de anidación de tortugas marinas. A 10 km de Ayampe, pueblo turistico famoso por el surf y el yoga, y a 20 km de Puerto López, entrada al Parque nacional Machalilla y exceptional para el avistamiento de ballenas jorobadas.

  • 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

    El dormitorio es grande y dispone de su propio escritorio para trabajar. La conexión a internet es fiable y no suele fallar. Es fibra óptica.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana


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