Volunteer Experience at Tropical Fruit & Bamboo Farm at the edge of the Amazonas in Ecuador

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  1 mes o más

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hola! We are a very focused and dedicated young (since 2016) holistic project in Ecuador. With the clear and simple goal of a healthy lifestyle. Including growing own food, caring about our environment, a self-sustainable and regenerative goal in near future.
    Originally from Europe, Switzerland. We just also started our own coffee-shop a few month ago. One of our goals is to disrupt the current global value chain paradigma... Want to be part of the change?

    This project is for individuals who are into understanding that permaculture in a tropical humid environment is very different than a dry tropical or a non tropical environment. Our project is an permaculture site in the Valle de las Luciérnagas (Valley of the Fireflies), at the edge of the Amazonas region in Ecuador, South America. The farm is approximately 80 hectares or 200 acres. Located about 3 hours north of Loja and 15h from Guayaquil or Quito, in Southern Ecuador.

    NATURE
    Surrounded by nature
    Here you are literally surrounded by nature. We are located at the edge of the Amazonas region in the south of Ecuador with a breathtaking landscape view of the Rio Zamora. The twilight is spectacular on cloudy days. At night you can enjoy listening to the frogs, bats and owls. During the day, if you are lucky enough, you can see eagles very near our bamboo house. Snakes, spiders and mosquitos are a part of the ecosystem here. You can walk around the farm which is about 76 hectares or 180 acres. There are several creeks and waterfalls within the different micro climates of the property.

    ANIMALS
    We have animals, which are part of the family like our 4 dogs and chickens. The dogs job is to protect the property and our chickens so they bark, also at night if there is a animal or a human sneaking around. :-)

    LONGTERM
    We are looking more for LONGTERM Volunteers, minimum stay is 1 month!

    CHALLENGE - are you ready for the experience?
    We will share our daily family farm life in our tropical paradise with you. For most people it will be harder than what they are used to. Are you ready for the challenge? How well do you adapt? Does a holistic organic farm life interest you? Do you care about growing your own food and caring about plants? Do you like to experience how life is when not everything is available - less is worth more. Are you ready to commit for minimum 1 month? Can you survive with very limited WIFI (slow internet just 1 hour a day. Else you can buy a personal CNT-chip $5 =300MB).

    APPLY FOR VOLUNTEER SPOT:
    Volunteers - Only SERIOUS applicants please. Do not waste your time and ours (!) Volunteer commitment is minimal 1 months. Do not insist on a shorter period. We provide you with three meals / day and accommodation in exchange for your work, 5 hours / day.

    Please READ CAREFULLY only send us a message if you are really 100% interested in volunteering for a minimum stay of 4 weeks. Thank you.
    Applications with no attention to the following 5 points, will not be considered:

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Min. Age is 24 years old. Or REAL life work experience, ideal.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Clearly indicate dates (start / end). At the beginning of your mail.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Your email/facebook/Instagram address if available. Copy and paste the exact address please.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Send us a photo of the ID page of your passport, which will be kept private and never released publicly. This is to protect other community members and volunteers.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ After sending your application we will send you a questionnaire please do reply within 48 hours.

    If one of the above is missing, please don't bother sending your request.

    Santi, Ecuador

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales
    Proyectos artísticos

  • 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
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    – Drinks lots of tropical fruit juices
    – Eat lots of fresh tropical fruits
    – Update your mindset: There is no such thing as waste. Everything is a resource.
    – Increase plants of the fruit forest
    – Natural building (Bamboo / Wood)
    – Soil erosion control strategies (Vetiver & Arachis Pintoi)
    – Speak Spanish
    – Holistic Lifestyle approach
    – Interact with our local Ecuadorian and Colombian friends
    – Planting bamboo variety on river creeks on the property
    – Planting endemic timber trees
    – Seed bank (seed exchange) seed planting
    – Researching and implementing sustainable lifestyles
    – Create an place where you can come together and create mutual enrichment. We want to promote to recycle meanwhile lost know how through people who want to share their learned skills and collected wisdom with others people.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Permaculture, Gardening, Cooking, Blogging, Photographing, Farming, help in and around the house, Animal care. Harvesting existing fruit and vegetables like Bananas, Papayas, Lemons etc. Planting more fruit trees. Volunteering in the plant nursery: drying seeds and planting seedlings etc. Many building projects. Preparing meals. If you have any special skills please let us know, we like to share everything we know and enjoy learning from everyone else.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We happy to share our bamboo house with one beautiful bamboo guest room with max. 3 mattress. Of course you can bring you’re own tent if you prefer. We have a full equipped kitchen. Running water, Cold Shower, Compost Toilet, Biodigestor, Electricity and very limited WIFI (slow internet just 1 hour a day. We recommend to buy a personal CNT-chip $5 =300MB).

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Volunteer commitment is minimal 1 months (30 days). Do not insist on a shorter period. We provide you with three meals / day and accommodation in exchange for your help, 5 hours / day.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 793711573846