Help on an organic farm and ecotourism lodge in the cloud forest, Santa Rosa, Ecuador



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    Our place is an organic farm and ecotourism lodge on the Western slopes of the Andes. We grow coffee but also a host of other cropsI am a Cuban-American conservationist and photographer who has lived in Ecuador for 39 years, the lodge and farm is run by myself and our neighbor Roberto. Though I love working with the soil, because of the threat of a large-scale mining project 20km away, I spend most of my time as an environmental activist. The farm is located on spectacular a 500 acre Cloud-Forest reserve. As an ecotourism lodge we only open for groups (typically 10 in a year). Our guest are usually students and we provide birding opportunities, guided hikes, and lectures on local conservation issue, among other activities. Our accommodations are rustic (composting toilets, solar showers, no electricity in the cabins) but comfortable. We maintain several trails, three cabins, and an orchidarium for our guests. The farm is diverse, and most everything is produced for our and our guests consumption. Besides growing shade- coffee, we also have all kins of citrus, avocadoes, bananas, pineapples, vegetables, tree tomato ect, etc... And, yes ,dogs, cats, chickens, a horse and a cow or two. We are located 1 hour and 30 minutes from Otavalo by bus follwed by a 45 minute walk. We are about one hour away from the delicious Nangulvi hot springs.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
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    [Please only contact us if you are certain of your travel plans and will be volunteering within the next two months]

    We need general help with farming (machete and hoe work) and kitchen work (cooking and cleaning ). You should be able to lift at least 45 lb. We have particular need for help during the coffee harvest (July-August). We also expect workers to help with trail maintenance and general maintenance of the facility. We expect you to cook 1 meal per day. Work is 5 hours per day and you are of course free to travel or explore the region on the weekends. If you are here when we have guest we will ask that you assist with general tasks such as harvesting food from the farm and translating guided walks.

    One possible alternative to this routine would be involvement with conservation work with local communities - depending on skillset/language ability.

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    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    You will stay in rustic cabins with composting toilets and solar heated showers. The cabins do not have electricity- but there is electricity and Wifi 2 minutes away at the main house. You will have the cabin to yourself- with exception of a few times a year when we have large enough groups that we need some of the rooms for guests. You have full access to the kitchen at the main house, a gazebo with hammocks and a big yard. We have two friendly dogs, two skittish cats and cows.

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    Algo más...

    I am a something of a generalist naturalist with a particular interest in moths, birds, orchids, and reptiles...; biologists and the like are welcome. Our community is small but there are often small gatherings in the local community center (Santa Rosa).

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    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 347584123641