Help us with our permaculture farm 15 minutes from Vilcabamba, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    ***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 ä 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 3 big dogs, a cat, a horse, 4 cows, some chickens and 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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

  • Help

    Help

    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 ¡

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    ENGLISH AND SPANISH

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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, …

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

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