Help with my place and gardens, on the beach in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    I am from Switzerland, but I was in the Swiss merchant navy for 20 years traveling all over the world. I met and married my Ecuadorian wife 30 years ago. We moved back to Switzerland, and I finished out my working career at the Swiss airport for 23 years. We bought property in Ecuador from my wife's family and I have now built our retirement home, along with a bed & breakfast and gardens. My wife is still working in Switzerland and will join me full-time when she finishes her retirement. I speak English, Spanish and German and enjoy meeting and knowing people from all over the world.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will enjoy many opportunites for cultural exchange. I am from Switzerland and enjoy sharing stories about my travels. You will also meet people from other countries who stay in my bed & breakfast. There are a good number of ex-pats from N. America and beyond in Puerto Cayo. And of course, you will have many opportunities to interact with the local Ecuadorian culture.

  • Help


    I am asking for 4 hours a day per person, 5 days a week. In exchange you will receive lodging and breakfast. There are various things that I can use help with:
    - Watering, weeding, trimming and planting in the gardens;
    - Painting, repairing, and maintaining buildings;
    - Cleaning rooms & changing linens;

    I also have two dogs, and sometimes need help caring for them. And people with computer skills can sometimes be helpful as well.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, German

  • Accommodation


    You will have one of the private rooms and bathroom. You will also have access to my large, commercial kitchen for preparing meals. You need to buy your own groceries to prepare your own meals. Internet is available throughout the property. It is very close to walk into town and you are very near access to the quiet and beautiful beach.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Puerto Cayo is a quiet fishing village with beautiful beaches. There are also many nearby destinations within a short distance to enjoy: Agua Blanca, Puerto Lopez, Los Frailes Beach, Manta, Montecristi and Pacoche Rain Forest. Bus travel is easy to, from and around the area.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nayra on painting
Nayra do some splice work
Steve at the construction work
Sabrina at the Computer
Hi, my name is Sam.
A large commercial shared kitchen is available to you for preparing your meals
I have a dining and social area.
View from the hill of my house and property
My residence is on the bottom and 4 guest lodging rooms on the 2nd floor

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