***Looking for Workawayers with permaculture experience***
Hello, we are Georgina and Manuel, a 60 years old Ecuadorian couple. After spending a whole life working in the city, we decided, 8 years ago to buy a land in the middle of the mountain (10 minutes away from the touristic village of Vilcabamba) where we built our lovely farm and started to grow coffee, bananas, orange and lemon trees… etc… We also have 4 big dogs, a cat, a horse, 4 cows, some chickens and many guinea pigs. Manuel Still works in his construction company but Georgina would need some kind of help in the farm to water the plants, collect coffee and other fruits, feed the animals, clean pool, cut sugarcane, etc…. We love having company and getting to know new people, especially foreigners, so, if you like simple, natural and organic life, you will love this place.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
In our family, in which one only the two of us remain: p (our children are already adults, but visiting very often) you will discover the Ecuadorian culture, the delicious Ecuadorian food (we like to cook a different plate each day and we will share it with you). This is also your best opportunity to learn Spanish, in full immersion, as we don’t speak English 😊. Also, as we live in the middle of the mountain, it is a perfect place to disconnect from the city and connect with nature.
The farm is located in a historical and scenic valley, it is a common destination for tourists, in part because it is widely believed that its inhabitants grow to a very old age. Locals assert that it is not uncommon to see a person reach 100 years of age and it is claimed that many have gotten to 120, even up to 135, which would make it an area with the oldest inhabitants in the world. It is often called the Valley of Longevity
WE ARE LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE, WHO LIKE NATURE AND ANIMALS (BETTER WITH EXPERIENCE IN AGRICULTURE), TO HELP US IN OUR FARM
We need help in :
- Easy tasks like water the plants, collect coffee and other fruits, feed the animals, clean pool, cut sugarcane, milk the cow, etc….
- If you have experience: Permaculture and Agriculture: garden design, terraces, pruning and clearing of trees, irrigation system, sowing, greenhouse building, rainwater collection tank, building the compost area and chicken house...
- If you have experience: Construction, and repairs of the volunteering house remodeling kitchen and bathroom, construction of house furniture in recycled materials, decoration, ...
- We are always loooking for creative people with new ideas, and that’s why we need your help ¡
This host offers a language exchange
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We have space for tents but could also provide a basic bed room with 1 doble bed and 2 single beds. Shared bathroom and kitchen.
With the help of the volunteers we hope to offer soon a more comfortable shared room with private bathroom!
Vilcabamba, with its rivers of water rich in magnesium and iron, has a privileged climate (with an average temperature of 19.4 ºC), clear nights and exuberant vegetation, which turn this small valley into a lost paradise and a point of Meeting for tourists from around the world.
There is also a lot of touristic activities like hiking the Mandango mountain, the recreational park yamburara, the yambala y capamaco river, ecological way caxarumi, san pedro de Vilcabamba, yamburara, swing and walk along the cascades, …
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Our connection is stable 90% of the time. If this becomes an everyday issue we can consider to change to a better provider but for the moment the internet connection works just fine .
We have big lots where it can be parked and close from a outside bathroom. Any kind of vehicle can access to the finca.
We have already 4 dogs and a cat. They are very friendly but we have to keep an eye on them when very territorial or nervous pet guests are around.
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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