Come learn about Biodynamic, permaculture and traditional farming methods with us in Loja Province, Ecuador



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    Susan and Walter, owners of this wonderful sacred homestead, have been living here for the past 12 years. Walter has been a biodynamic farmer for over 40 years.

    Walter and Ecuadorian partner (Jose Calva) are using permaculture, biodynamic and traditional Ecuadorian techniques to make this land thrive with fruits, vegetables and herbs. This land has been declared sacred by the indigenous.

    In 2018 the Kogi indigenous invited us to build a traditional spirit house to connect our valley with their ancestral lands in Columbia. This house is now completed and often volunteers enjoy tending the fire that never goes out.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Volunteers and interns will have the benefit to learn about permaculture, biodynamics and the traditional Ecuadorian methods of farming. They will also have the possibility to learn Spanish when working with Jose. A big part of a volunteers experience will be living in community and being part of a team.

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    We are looking for "conscious" individuals who love to farm and garden. We welcome up to six volunteers at a time and who should have the stamina to do physical tasks. Most of the time will be spent on the land but we share food preparation.

    We try to grow all our own food which includes fruits and veggies and animal products such as milk, cheese eggs and honey. Walter has been a Biodynamic farmer for forty years on four continents and Jose our Ecuadorian partner brings local knowledge and skills to the farm

    Volunteers help with all aspects of running the farm and work will include gardening, pasture management and animal care such as milking and making cheese. Sometimes we sell our surplus produce at the local organic market.

    During the day we share the main community house, we all help prepare the meals and enjoy community together.

    We ask 5 hours/day and five days per week, and willingness to fill in with whatever tasks are needed.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement


    We have a beautiful community house where we share meals and time together. For sleeping we provide more rustic accommodation such as an adobe cabin and 2 big army style tents set on platforms.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    On the week end, volunteers/interns will have the choice to go to Vilcabamba with Susan and Walter but they will need to find their own accommodation once in town. Susan and Walter will simply provide the ride there and back.

    The volunteers/interns also have the choice to come back earlier to the property by taking the bus and walking 30 minutes to the property from the closest village where the bus stops. Around the property there are many things to do and see.

    You can go and climb our mountain that has breathtaking views. There are 2 rivers you can choose to take a dip in and some nearby waterfalls.

    Please feel free to explore our website and our instagram channel for more informations.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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