Help in the agriculture, construction and/or school (english lessons) in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador

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  • Last activity: 17 mai 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Our project is located in the wonderful area of the Amazon region of Ecuador, right next to a river with beautiful nature around us. You can find some of the rarest and most amazing animals (specialy bird watching) and plants just a few minutes from our house. We are an ecolodge, located 20 min by walking from the Kichwa community of Campo Cocha, near Tena, in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. We host travellers and tourists in fair tourism tours : we only work with local people, and introduce travellers to the Kichwa way of living and thinking.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cesar, the owner of the cabañas, has a big family. His brothers and sisters live near the cabañas and know a lot about the Amazonian rainforest environment and the Kichwa culture and legends. Discussions with them are always interesting and lively.
    You can learn a lot about the traditional knowledge of the Kichwa - about traditional house construction, recepees, medicinal plants, how to make chocolate, you can experience cultural events in the village and visit the daily football matches. And of course you can practice your Spanish and even learn some Kichwa if you want to. Besides we sometimes go to search for gold in the river as well!

  • Help

    Help

    There are multiple proyects where I need help:
    1. agriculture: planting, collecting, maintaining e.g. cacao, plantain, yuca, malanga
    2.construction of a new house for tourism
    3.I am also searching for a person that could give english lessons in the school for 3 to 6 months.

    We get up early (because of the sun) and sometimes work very hard during the day, but in the afternoons after a nice shower or a bath in the river we know how to relax - you can read a book in the hammac, watch/play football or volleyball, even basketball, during the weekend, or have a walk through nature and bird watching (toucans, oropendolas,parrots etc....)

  • Languages spoken

    Espagnol: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You’re going to be accomodated in a private room, - with shower, bathroom and moscito nets. We have common areas and a kitchen. All located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon just one minute from the river.
    The project is perfect for all nature lovers, people who are interested in culture and traditional construction and people who want to have an authentic experience with locals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many posibillities to explore the wonderful nature surrounding us. We can take you on a canoo trip, give you a jungle tour or make chocolate together. We often go swimming in the river, watch and play in the daily football games of the village and at least once a week we go to the closest town - Tena to have some food and buy all the necessary things. Tena is one hour and fifteen minutes from Campo Cocha by bus and the journey costs 1,90 $ one way.

    IMPORTANT: There is no supermarket near, so please bring your own food. However there is a foodtruck but unfortunately we can not predict when it comes and it is not reliable.

  • 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

  • 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

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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    This host charges a fee

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    US$3 per day to help with food costs
Host ref number: 438895759929

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