Join our community and experience a sustainable living in Lago Agrio, Ecuador



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  • Description


    We are a community of the nationality Sekoya siekopaai, we are located in the northeastern Ecuadorian, in the province of Sucumbios, Canton Shushufindi, San Roque parish. We are 15 families in which we dedicate ourselves to the conservation of our customs, traditions and our environment ... and in a constant struggle to preserve our identity.
    We live in the middle of a forest of 20,000 hectares and on the banks of the Aguarico river.
    We are an autonomous community: we have solar panels that give us clean electric power and Internet, rainwater collection and purification based on natural filters, we have a bilingual school of Spanish and Siekopaai (mother tongue), we have our medicinal gardens for our medicine ancestral, our crafts, our ceramics, our own gastronomy based on our own crops (yucca, banana, cane, u`kwisi, fruit trees, maïs, cacao, wild grape, guabas, bush meat, chickens, ...)
    Our vision is to create a sustainable aid project for our families to be able to produce and conserve our native species that are currently in constant danger of extinction. We want to create fish hatcheries in their natural state forming small lagoons in our forest.


    Somos una comunidad de la nacionalidad Sekoya siekopaai, nos ubicamos en el nororiente Ecuatoriano, en la provincia de Sucumbios, Cantón Shushufindi, parroquia San Roque. Somos 15 familias en la cual nos dedicamos a la conservación de nuestras costumbres, tradiciones y de nuestro medio ambiente ... y en una constante lucha para conservar nuestra identidad.
    Vivimos en medio de un bosque de 20 000 hectáreas y a las orillas del rió Aguarico.
    Somos una comunidad autónoma: tenemos paneles solares que nos da energía eléctrica limpia e Internet, captación de agua de lluvia y purificación a base de filtros naturales, tenemos una escuela bilingue de castellano y siekopaai (lengua materna), tenemos nuestros huertos medicinales para nuestra medicina ancestral, nuestras artesanías, nuestra cerámica, nuestra propia gastronomía a base de nuestros cultivos propios (yuca, plátano, caña, u`kwisi, arboles frutales, maïs, cacao, uva silvestre, guabas, carne de monte, gallinas, ...)
    Nuestra visión es crear un proyecto de ayuda sustentable a nuestras familias para poder producir y conservar nuestras especies nativas que en estos momentos están en constante peligro de extinción. Queremos crear criaderos de peces en estado natural formando pequeñas lagunas en nuestro bosque.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    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

    Here we are LIVE HAPPY and we want to share our life with you. In addition to knowing our nationality and customs, we want you to help in the community school by organizing workshops with children, cultural exchanges, activities, ...
    We will also teach you to know different medicinal plants for your own medicine, gastronomy, our fauna and flora, ceramics, crafts, ...
    It is important that you like nature and respect our culture

    Aquí SOMOS FELICES y queremos compartir con ustedes nuestra vida. Ademas de conocer nuestra cultura y costumbres, queremos que ayudes en la escuela de la comunidad organizando talleres con los niños, intercambios culturales, actividades,...
    También te vamos a enseñar a conocer diferentes plantas medicinales para tu propia medicina, gastronomía, nuestra fauna y flora, cerámica, artesanías, ...
    Es importante que te guste la naturaleza y respetes nuestra cultura.

  • Help


    in general, we ask that assist us in school of the community, We have a brend new Waldorf education project together with friends from Panthera Wasi, teaching language English, arts, music and cooking, permaculture, boiconstruction, maintenance of the cabin. planting orchards organic and cleaning the area close of the House. weekends are free to visit the surrounding area, meet our medicines ancestral as the yage or ayawasca, jungle walks with native guides and camping amid Amazon, fishing in the river and creeks, ...

    En general, pedimos que nos ayuden en la escuela de la comunidad, hemos empezado un nuevo proyecto de educacion con metodologia Waldorf junto con nuestros amigos de Panthera Wasi, enseñando idioma ingles,musica , arte, mantenimiento de la cabaña, bio construccion, plantando huertos organicos y limpiando el area cercanas de la casa. los fines de semana son libres para visitar los alrededores, conocer nuestras medicinas ancestrales como el ayawasca, paseos en selva con guías nativas y acampar en medio de la amazonia, pesca en rió, ...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Catalan: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    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


    As a lodging, we have a house made of wood and cane with a toquilla roof. It is located in the community next to our natural pool. We have a dry toilet and baths in the creek
    The house can accommodate 6 people comfortably.
    The meals are made with us in our family.

    Como hospedaje, tenemos una casa hecha de madera y caña con techo de toquilla. Se ubica en la comunidad al lado de nuestra piscina natural. Tenemos baño seco y baños en el estero.
    La casa tiene capacidad para 6 personas cómodamente.
    Las comidas se hacen con nosotros en nuestra familia

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From Quito, you have to take a bus (toilets, putumayo) to Lago Agrio or Shushufindi (about 6 hours by bus), then from Lago Agrio Bus Terminal take a bus to Puerto Los Angeles (3 hours) Bus schedules are 11h30 am *️️ recommended - 13h00 - 15h00 (please be 15 minutes before) and there we will wait for you Our canoe to take you to the community (30 minutes).

    Desde Quito,hay que coger un bus (Baños, Putumayo) hasta Lago Agrio o Shushufindi (mas o menos 6 horas de bus),luego desde Terminal Lago Agrio se coge un bus hasta el puerto Los Angeles (Petrolera o Putumayo) (3 horas)11h30 am *️️ recomendado - 13h00 - 15h00 (por favor estar 15 minutos antes) y ahí les esperamos con nuestra Canoa para llevarles hasta la comunidad (30 minutos).

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    • 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.

  • 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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