Help us in with our gardens and animals in the countryside of Quito, Ecuador



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  • Description


    I am Juanfran and with my parents we created a restaurant, the best place to feel the country atmosphere. This is a family restaurant in the middle of the countryside, it is located in Nono on the outskirts of Quito (30 minutes from Quito). We offer food service, accommodation in cabins, horseback riding and trekking. On the farm we raise cattle and we are also a small horse breeding farm.

    I have worked for the community for 7 years so we also have social projects in which you can participate.

    Nono is one of the most beautiful perishables near Quito. You will find an incredible valley surrounded by mountains, including an active Guagua Pichincha volcano. Nono is also well located because you can reach in a short time the most incredible places in Quito such as Middle of the World, Mindo, Pululahua, Quito and its old town, cable car, Pichincha and Yanacocha an incredible natural reserve. A great aspect of Nono is its proximity to Quito.

    1- I, Juan Francisco, am responsible for the administration of the place. My responsibilities are the planning, control and promotion of the place.
    2- My mother takes care of the garden and supervises the good condition of the entire farm. In the restaurant she is in charge of the kitchen.
    3- My dad is the best host. He is the best dancer and helps us on weekends.
    4- Carlos, is the only employee from Monday to Friday. He is responsible for hard work. He feeds the animals and is the gardener of the house.
    5- On weekends for the restaurant we have trained personnel to attend and help my mother in the kitchen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Being in the countryside you will know many ways to work the land and take care of the animals. In addition, on weekends we have many national tourists with whom you can share time and experiences.

    Nono is well located so during your stay you can visit incredible places near Nono, including the Middle of the World and the old town. Ecuador is characterized by rural activities and nature reserves, I think Nono is a great summary of it. You will get to know the culture of the highlands, mountains, volcanoes, rural life, biodiversity (a lot of hummingbirds) and a local family wanting you to have a great time.

  • Help


    We can divide the task in 2:
    1. Taking care of animals: changing fences and giving food supplements.
    2. Support in gardens: The garden is large and we need to maintain it. Currently it is Carlos' responsability but there is always a lack of hands to have everything perfect.
    3. the land: there are some tasks that the land demands. Fertilize, irrigate paddocks or planting trees.
    4. Other activities: complementary help in tourist activities such as walks or preparing the horses.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: 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


    We have a large room for 2 volunteers. This space shares a bathroom and kitchen with the person who currently works with us, Carlos. We also provide you with all the meals. In addition to this we can offer transport in case you need to leave Nono (Nono is the parish where we are located).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nono is becoming a tourist place so if you want you can discover many other beautiful places. The best thing about Nono is the landscape, so an extra activity you can do is
    create trekking routes, coordinate other establishments and guide tourists.

    The main town of Nono is 3 km away and there you can find everything you need. Quito is 23 km away, which can be reached by car in 30 minutes or by bus.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a good iternet conection and we can update our internet plan if it is needed.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    One well educated dog.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day and 5 days per week

Host ref number: 997256772596