We need help building an aircrete dream domehome - Mompiche, Ecuador



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    Hello, we are Meta, Alec & Ace, Meta is 30 years old Dutch and I'm 34 years old Lebanese, Ace is our dog he is only 9 months old !
    Me & Meta crossed paths in our travels in Nepal a year ago, among the so many things we have in common, building an eco friendly sustainable dream home set our future destination and plan, here we are in Ecuador and just bought a beach front land in Mompiche which is a small fishing village on the Northern coast, Mompiche is very simple yet very beautiful. Famed for its world-class waves and gorgeous 7km-long strip of pristine sand beach, this little fishing village has long been popular with backpackers and surfers for its good waves, and cheap eats and lodgings. Mompiche had barely been touched by the modern world.

    About the project, after a long research and browsing through the many available methods of eco friendly & sustainable buildings techniques we decided to go with the dome structure and use aircrete blocks " which is is an eco-friendly building material, made from natural raw materials such as: sand (or fly-ash), cement, lime, gypsum, aluminium powder and water. This mix creates an aerated concrete providing insulation, structure and fire protection "
    we got inspired by DomeGaia methods, for more info you can visit their website for better understanding of aircrete dome home building techniques

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects

  • 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

    the opportunity to learn building domes using aircrete as well building with bamboo
    We are located in mompiche, which is one of the more untouched hippy villages of ecuador. The building site is on the beach so there will be plenty of things to do like surfing, whale watching or just hang out with the locals around the surf bars and restaurants.

  • Help


    We are looking for easy going people with building experience or the willingness to learn about building and new techniques
    some of the task :
    - mixing aircrete
    - laying aircrete blocks
    - wood and metal forms
    - walls plastering
    - building with bamboo
    - landscaping of the garden
    5 hours aday, 5 days a week
    we do provide breakfast and lunch, and on site beverages!
    a common kitchen is available as well

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    we have 2 types of accommodation
    1- camping on site individual tents
    2- a bed in shared rooms max 3 volunteers per room 15 min walk from site
    showers, bathrooms and a kitchen are shared

    we provide 2 meals/day breakfast and lunch & on site beverages!
    there is also a common kitchen for preparing and cooking your food.

  • 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: 636575271272