Help start a rural tourism Project in Gulag, Ecuador



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    We are a family, we live in Gualaceo. We have a farm just a few minutes from downtown (15 minutes by car) in the rural parish Remigio Crespo (Gulag). The farm is located in the countryside, near the Andean forest. We produce milk and many fruits, and there are chickens, dogs, horses and a cat. We produce milk and many fruits. We are starting a rural tourism project, we have an old house of mud and wattle restored with rooms available for guests.

    Somos una familia, vivimos en Gualaceo. Tenemos una finca agrícola a pocos minutos del centro (15 minutos en carro) en el sector de Remigio Crespo (Gulag). La finca está ubicada en pleno paisaje rural, cerca del bosque andino. Producimos leche y tenemos muchas frutas, además hay gallinas, perros, caballos y una gata. Estamos arrancando con un proyecto de turismo rural, tenemos una casa antigua de tapial y bahareque restaurada con habitaciones disponibles para huéspedes.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • 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

    Los voluntarios que decidan venir a convivir pueden aprender de la vida en el campo y conocer a los vecinos que son muy amables.

    Volunteers who choose to come to stay can learn about life in the countryside and meet the locals who are very friendly.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    There are many activities to do at the farm as watering gardens, orchard cultivating, harvesting, milking the cows; also in the house cleaning help and other activities needed.

    Hay muchas actividades que hacer en la finca como regar jardines, cultivar la huerta, cosechar, ordeñar a las vacas; también en la casa se necesita ayuda de limpieza y otras actividades.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, kitchen, diningroom and livingroom with a fireplace for the cold days.

    Tenemos habitaciones y 2 baños, cocina, comedor y sala con chimenea para los días fríos.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Gulag is located 7 km from Gualaceo (43km from Cuenca) 2500 m.s.n.m. There's animal husbandry, grassland and forest areas. Travelers can explore the mountains and go to a small river. They may also visit Gualaceo and Chordeleg, try the local cuisine and tour the historic centre.

    Gulag está ubicado a 7 km de Gualaceo (43km desde Cuenca) a 2500 m.s.n.m. Existen zonas ganaderas, pajonal y bosque. Los viajeros pueden recorrer las montañas e ir a un pequeño río. También pueden conocer Gualaceo y Chordeleg, probar de la gastronomía local y recorrer el centro histórico.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 871169835235