Help on our Ecotourism farm with tourists, farm work and help Venus improve her English. Galapagos islands, Ecuador.

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  • Last activity: 21 May 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 4, mother (Eugenia), father (Rolando), adult daughter (Venus) and her son (Benjamin). Other family members visit on the weekend. We live in Cascajo, a small village located 20 minutes away from Puerto Ayora, the main town of Santa Cruz island. Another daughter (Grace) manages the Workaway website and has the initial contact with volunteers.

    We are an eco-tourism farm which co-exists with nature preserving all of the natural and endemic species.
    We produce and sell fresh cheese every day as a family enterprise. We also sell our bananas, lemons and more. In addition, we have a touristic experience that offers a tour of the farm where we explain about the animals, the plants, how to make sugar cane juice from the trapiche, the lava tunnel and the crater. The farm also has ecological trails, a lagoon for birds, and a farm petting zoo.

    We sell coffee and cake to our tour visitors in a large room with a beautiful view of the landscape and the coastline... For the adrenaline lovers, there are big swings!

    We can only have one volunteer at any time. We cannot accommodate couples. For our volunteer, we have a private bedroom with a private bathroom in a separate modern building from the main house. There is NO hot water in the bathroom. We provide 2 meals a day and small snack or tea for dinner and you will eat together with the family in the main house.

    We have internet .
    You must love nature and the countryside as we are quite isolated. You should enjoy filling your afternoon's free hours independently. Buses run to the town only a few times a day and cost $1 or you can take a taxi for $8-10.

    Sometimes my dad goes to town with his truck and can bring you to the farm. We live 7km from a small beautiful beach called “Playa El Garrapatero”.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Learn to cook Ecuadorian food, learn about farm tourism and farm life. Learn about the flora and fauna of Galapagos Islands. Practice your Spanish with my mother and other workers while you work and eat together. Learn about animal care, make cheese.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for someone who can stay for at least 1 month. You must be an English native speaker or speak an excellent level of English to have conversations with Venus in order to help her improve her English daily, branching into topics of Ecotourism, Agriculture and Nature - it is appreciated if the volunteer already has an interest in these areas or is creative. They will also be expected to prepare one English lesson a day for Venus' young son, Benjamin, who is already learning English at school and would like to receive additional support to improve. We need our volunteer to have a good attitude towards our visiting guests, and someone that is willing to learn about tourism in the countryside. We need people who will take the initiative and offer to help when they see a need to.

    We need help with different types of work, so it is better if you can help in all of these activities because life on a farm is different every day:

    - Gardening
    - Animal care
    - Maintenance of trails
    - Making cheese
    - Painting, decorating and being a creative person. Artists are more than welcome.
    - Teaching English
    - Skills in marketing or tourism to help us with this part of the enterprise, and help with guests

    Our farm is not for lazy people. Breakfast is at 7:00am and work starts right after. We will be like family to you if you have a positive attitude.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I want to practice English daily with the volunteer, when we work together we will still speak English.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In exchange for the help you provide, we will provide 2 hot meals a day and snack or tea for dinner, a private bedroom with an en suite modern bathroom but no hot water. The food is from our farm, so it is organic. There are hammocks for you to relax.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is close to Garrapatero beach 10 minutes by car, 1 hour and half by foot.
    We don’t smoke but we tolerate smokers. Puerto Ayora is the center of tourism for the Galapagos islands so this Paradise is there to explore on your time off.

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week with 2 days off

Host ref number: 838433159137

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