We are a native family from South America Ecuador specifically from the Amazon rainforest. We have managed to preserve about 1400 acres of rainforest and about 300 of this is protected rainforest for ecological studies and learning of medicinal plants.
In summary, besides sharing our culture ,our natural way of living; we would like to a have a mutual exchange of skills. We are specifically seeking professionals in the following areas:
- Green builders/ structural engineers/Architects
-Organic farming/Cacao Farmers
-Eco Stove builders
We will consider students who have four or more years of college pursuing the above careers .
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We invite you to join us in creating new ideas on how to successfully build a cabin, green house,and organic farming while preserving our Amazon rainforest.
-Removing an old roof from our jungle cabin
-gathering of food,maintenance of trails and building of a green house, and a vegetable garden.
-creating ecological paths and weeding of yuka, cacao, and platain plantations.
-building the structural part of a brick house
-Building a website
-Drawing a blueprint for a brick house, green house, and cabin.
**Volunteer on a short term(2 weeks). 4 weeks , long term 8 weeks or professional level long term volunteers are encouraged to create independent projects such us the investigation of medicinal plants, culture, agriculture, such us in Andean and Jungle communities**
-Rustic living conditions(in the jungle). Please bring a sleeping bag,toilet paper, mosquito net,poncho, rubber boots,,mosquito repellent, bathing suit. You will be sleeping in an open style Shuar hut.
-food provided is simple(gathered from our organic gardens)
Our programs are located in Southern part of Ecuador, Amazon,Andean,and Jungle.
Also,during your free time you can take eco-tours. Depending on your desired trip duration and personal interest, our indigenous and experienced guides will create with you a unique expedition. Trips can last from 1-4 days(there is a fee associated with eco-tours).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week