Learn about milk production on a family farm project near Quito, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to our farm. My name is Estefanía, and with my aunt, Martha, our project was born. Turning a 200-year historic home into a little hotel with a restaurant, animal house, a greenhouse with flowers, trees, and organic vegetables and cows for milk production.

    We are located in Ecuador, only 50 minutes away from Quito. The farm is a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains, a native forest, and wildlife.
    We are a family of 5 that decided to create a tourism project that could teach our guests, especially children, the importance of nature, countryside work, agricultural management, ecological resources, and animal care.

    We specialize in the production of milk. This means that we breed cows, raise and milk them. For us, our cows are like our big pets, so we are looking for someone that loves them too. We also have horses, bunnies, chickens, ducks, one llama, 2 sheep, 7 dogs, and 4 cats on the farm.

    There is always something new to do and projects to fulfill. The farm has around 153 hectares, so there are many things to repair and build because the house is almost 200 years old and needs maintenance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    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

    We live in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains, in a historical 200-year house that is peaceful and exclusive but only 50 minutes away from our capital city, so you can visit it in your free days. The town of Nono is 6km from the farmhouse; you can find good restaurants and small shops there.
    We can offer you different types of adventure and hiking; around the farm, we have a little river and a waterfall. If you like riding we have horses. The main garden has three fire pits you can enjoy, relax on the hammocks and play at a ping-pong table or other cool games. In addition, you can drink pure milk, learn about milk production, cheese and yogurt. If you are lucky, you can help our animals to deliver and do prenatal care.
    Every member of the family works on the farm; we have different fields of interest, such as painting, building, singing, crops, animals, and nature. We know a lot about our countryside living, animal husbandry, and agriculture that we will be more than happy to share.
    Is a great place to learn some Spanish, make friends, absorbed a new culture, traditions, and taste delicious food.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for people that will like to experience country living and nature and wish to learn more about animals and farm work.

    Every day is a new adventure, and tasks may vary depending on the season, climate, or urgent repairs. We have a lot of work to do on the farm. This includes taking care of the animals, feeding them, cleaning the stalls, milking the cows, moving them to new fields, planting grass, etc. Building work is always needed, not only in the field but also in the house. Another important task on the farm is helping in the house, preparing meals for the workawayers and family. this responsibility is shared with the family members and staff. Especially on weekends, we need you to help our visitors, show them around the project and make them feel part of this experience.

    New ideas are always welcome, but we are looking for energetic, easy-going, hardworking, and honest workaway guests.
    In the project you will be working with people and animals so is a must that you like this unique business and find interest in discovering the Ecuadorian countryside. We firmly believe in mutual respect, our permanent local staff is like our family, thanks to them our project keeps running, and we will love if you can learn from them and teach them new things too.
    we will be always there for you, please ask everything you wish to know or learn so we can make this experience unique for you as part of our team.

    The farm has important rules that we need our visitors to follow, no matter what. first of all, we will not allow any type of bad treatment towards our permanent staff, guest, and animals. Second, we do not allow drinking or smoking any substance in the farm areas including the fields, house, guest room, or guesthouse.
    Alcohol is allowed in moderation, we will not accept drunk guests.
    We love individuality but need work-awayers to be presentable and clean around the customers. Everyone on-farm is fully vaccinated for covid 19 and we require proof of vaccination and a PCR.

    The farm is a family-friendly environment so please take that in mind. The community is not used to seeing tourists but they are kind and welcoming. the culture is conservative and old-fashioned.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Currently, we are offering our guests a sheered room with 2 beds and a private bathroom. be prepared to share with other guests.
    we will provide you with one pair of bed sheets, blankets, pillows, and bathroom amenities such as shampoo and soap.
    feel free to use our laundry room
    the room has a little kitchen, dining table and fridge.
    we are renovating our guesthouse that has two rooms.
    We will provide food
    breakfast is the responsibility of each guest and could be prepared in the room.
    lunch and dinner will be prepared in the main house and shared with the family and staff.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    the farm is perfect for natures lovers, you can go birdwatching, hiking, riding bikes, and horses, or just relaxing on the fields.
    In your free time, you can visit Quito the capital city of Ecuador which is famous for its historic places, museums, and churches.
    You can also visit different cities, like Otavalo well known for their lagoons and craft market, which is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Quito. Near the farm, you can visit many touristic places, like Mindo which has waterfalls, fishing, and bird watching.
    One public bus leaves the town of Nono towards Quito 3 times a day the fee is around 40$ cents for each trip. We can recommend a safe taxi to travel.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours week



Host ref number: 677785574335