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Help with ecotourism project and learn bioconstruction, ancient wisdom and permaculture in Otavalo, Ecuador

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  • Description


    It is a family project, it began in 2019 3 years ago with the construction and adaptation of Infrastructure and spaces designed to recover areas eroded by excessive use of the soil, the impoverishment of the land being unable to produce products for self-consumption being a local problem. This has become a socioeconomic problem in the sector, which is why the recovery of soils and the revitalization of food cultivation techniques became a priority.

    In 2020, with the project underway, we observed that it was not enough just to recover the soil, but also to attract insects that help plant pollination to improve the genetics of the seeds and make possible a rotational crop with genetically improved seeds without using of harmful chemicals for pollinators, this being the year in which we began with the management and learning of bees, which has given us new experiences and learning, discovering the importance of insects as essential agents in agricultural production.

    Until 2021 our project has advanced with the objective of creating a totally friendly and alternative space focused on reforestation, conservation and recovery of endangered native species, for which new needs appear in the economic field since a project must have sustainability and sustainability. In 2022 we redirected our project to ecotourism itself, which allows us to promote our products and at the same time have a socioeconomic and environmental balance.

    We are in the Ecuadorian highlands, in a warm climate in the Andean moors of the Imbabura Province, very close to the emblematic Lagoons and volcanoes, surrounded by wild flora and fauna in their natural state.

    This is a purely ecotourism project with which we intend to give value to natural resources that have been made invisible or have been altered, while revaluing intangible attractions such as Andean knowledge that is in danger. Respecting the natural environment.

    This is an ideal situation if you are looking for an opportunity for new experiences, living near nature and learning from Kiwchuas local customs.

    Please message with questions, all the doubts you have!
    We are waiting for you, you will be welcome.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Aide informatique/internet
  • 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

    They will have all the services that we have in our project such as: Food, place to stay, basic services, laundry, Wi-Fi.

    Learning they will have:
    - Management and skills in beekeeping, a beautiful world important for the continuity of our planet.

    - Management of permaculture, care and cultivation of native plants of the Andean zone.
    - Coexistence between a native family of the Ecuadorian highlands, sharing their native language, their customs and traditions.

    - Bioconstruction, a way to deal with climate change, with environmentally friendly buildings, another way of living in harmony with mother earth.

    - Management of organic agriculture. To have a safe diet free of chemical additives that alter human health.
    - Time and space to learn about places in Harmony.

  • Aide


    Our project is focused on ethnoecotourism and is under construction.
    Volunteers are expected to help out 5 days a week
    (Mon-Fri) 5 hours a day and stay for at least 2 weeks (arriving Monday or Tuesday).
    Our activities are:
    - Creation of ecological trails
    - Reforestation
    - Bioconstruction
    -sewing (seasons)
    - Permaculture
    -sowing (of products)
    -manufacture of seedbeds
    -harvest and collection selecting seeds
    -feeding animals
    -Collaboration in social networks and web pages

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Espagnol: Courant
    Anglais: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    mejorar Ingles hablado.

  • Hébergement


    It will be housed in a house shared with the owners of indigenous culture of the Sierra Norte, the house is two floors, the plant below is the only use of volunteers with 4 bedrooms, 1 library, a 4x4mts room, shared kitchen, space Outside with garden, green spaces behind the house. Shared shower and bathroom, Wifi, Lavanderia, points where you can see from the Andean panorama in addition to being close to the tourist attractions of the province.

    -We come together during the days of the week enjoying homemade foods, healthy local cooking. Prepared with our vegetables and the harvest of their own.

    -We offer 2 daily meals (light lunch at mid-morning and lunch) shared dinner from Monday to Friday.

    If you have problems with celiac disease or any other food difficulty, inform us in advance.

    -We eat food 99.9% vegetarian. If you have many food restrictions, bring your own food or else you may not have it. For your dinner and weekends, you can cook your own food. Basic utensils and kitchen are provided.
    Also let us know if it is allergic there is food, insects, Hu Medicine other types of allergies.

    -This is a remote farm that is located right next to the Pan -American E35, Pijal, Mirador Stop (Latitude 0 ° 10'28.3 "N 78 ° 11'46.5" W 0.17454, -78.196255) at 400 meters from the nearest pavement. We can comfortably accommodate up to 7 volunteers. Each room has 2 beds, 1 watchman (includes mat and blanket). Near the house you can find nearby stores with essential products. 10 minutes on foot is the closest town (Gonzales Suarez), where there is transport to the city of Otavalo, every 10 or 15 minutes.
    -The climate, is a temperate climate, our climate is unpredictable we can have a beautiful day, warm, sunny, rainy, cloudy, windy.

    You must bring a long -sleeved shirt or bus bus, insect repellent pants, a hat or sunscreen (optional, the alone when it burns, burns) if you think you are very sensitive to insects, you may need some gloves (you need some gloves ( optional), bring toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, detergent for washing clothes, etc. For personal care.
    Rubber boots are recommended, we maintain common sizes in the cabin, but if you prefer your own or if we do not have your size, they must be purchased before arrival.
    Rainwear for night or day is recommended.

    Food: we consume what we produce, (vegetables, lactees, meats (too little), cereals, grains, fruits, (most) natural medicine, (we do not consume pills or syrups), natural sugars, basic kitchen condiments or bought we cook with firewood too, water directly dressed in the eye of water or slope.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    This is an ideal area for those who enjoy being in nature, observing birds or making exploratory walks with impressive views where they can take the opportunity to appreciate the natural environment, walk through the Andean Moors and visit emblematic lakes of the Imbabura province.
    - The property has a primary forest of native plants near a ravine where it can be meditated or practiced basic climb There you must walk 2 hours through the ravine where you can see the silence, flora and fauna of the place.
    -The weekends we take the opportunity to tour areas of interest or provinces of Ecuador where we also travel with volunteers who are interested in knowing our paths and new things.
    -We have to live in harmony, we share our knowledge that previous generations have transmitted to us and we resist forgetting our customs. We speak Kichwa and share our language with visitors, in addition to making them participate in the native festivals of our communities.
    -In your days free, you will have time to explore local indigenous communities and where you stay, travel to the city of Cotacachi (Land of Leather 40min by Buss), visit Otavalo (Land of the Artisan 20mins by Buss), visit Ibarra ( White City to which 80mins always becomes), Cayambe (sponge cake), traveling to the INTAG area is a subtropical area and has the most beautiful primary forest and pristine rivers. You will enjoy the totally different vegetation and weather in just a couple of hours from here! You can also go to Colombia and visit Pasto, Ipiales (4 hours in Buss to Carchi).
    -Teambien we offer guided tours of hiking to Lake Cuicocha, Lake Mojanda, Imbabura climbing, Cotacachi, Fuya Fuya, Yanaurku, Yanaurku Picos, Camping and many other activities we offer, (we have guides qualified in mountain and survival, license of professional driving). or cities tours.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    -We have good quality internet, except If there is a storm or rain. -Workawayers Can use Comforables Space for Their Online Work and Go Out to relax in Places Surrouted by Nature in A Safe Environment. -He always fulfill the volunteer or support hours proposed by the house.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    If we have a garage space where you can stay the car at night and for the day to park it on the movement of the volunteers who are working.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    If we can accept pets as long as they are educated and the owners know how to control, since there is a lot of street animal in the area. That they know how to sleep outside the house is a cat, dog or utro animal. If it is a dog that does not follow kittens or chickens or minor species. since we have 2 dogs.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 525141368338

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