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Maison écologique dans le village de Mompiche, Equateur

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  • Description


    Hello Volunteers!

    Welcome to Mompiche. To start, I'd like to assure you that Mompiche is a long way from everything you've heard on the news and it is a very safe place to visit.

    We live in a small fishing village on the northwest coast of Ecuador that is internationally famous to surfers for its amazing point break but also offers other great activities such as jungle hiking, kayaking in the mangroves, horse riding, fishing, whale-watching, body-boarding, scuba diving, cave tours, tree-to-bar chocolate tours, and just chillin' on the beaches. Some must-sees include Black Beach, the colony of Blue Footed Boobies on The Point, the cemetery with its spectacular views, and the beautiful Mompiche River.

    Mompiche's tourism industry has grown a lot over the last few years, and now offers guests a vast array of local and international foods. Aside from all the incredible traditional coastal seafood dishes and mouth-watering street foods, you can also find places serving vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free foods, as well as cooks who are willing to cater to all kinds of food allergies and preferences. There are a few small businesses making locally grown products such as chocolate bars, chili sauces, vegan ice cream, and herbal remedies. In a quickly changing world, there is also a large team of people working towards making Mompiche a more eco-friendly tourist destination for future generations. We hope you will also participate in promoting more eco-friendly practices in the village.

    So, what about our house?

    Our wonderful three-story bamboo and wood house is the only eco-house in Mompiche village. For us, ECO is not just a word, it's a lifestyle. We are all about sustainable living and creating a negative carbon footprint. We reuse, recycle, and upcycle as much as possible. We harvest and recycle precious rainwater and avoid buying plastics (bags, bottles, packets, etc.) as much as possible. We also produce our own wonderfully rich soil for the garden from our kitchen and toilet waste. When we aren't hosting volunteers, we're operating as a small bed and breakfast. We also serve vegan/gluten-free meals in our restaurant.

    What can you do here?

    This year, our preferences for volunteers include qualified tradespeople and craftspeople: we prioritize our limited volunteer spaces for carpenters, woodworkers, builders, house painters, plumbers, electricians, engineers, designers, permaculture gardeners, eco-friendly landscapers, etc.

    Other projects we have open to volunteers are wall and floor murals in several parts of the house and a couple of art projects in the garden. If you're a traveling artist and would like to leave your mark in Mompiche, send us a link to your work when you apply.

    A good work ethic, a big smile, and a willingness to do your best are essentials to bring with you. Our motto is: Work a little, play a lot...

    Some important things to note:

    1. Mompiche has mosquitoes. It is important to bring a good (eco-friendly) insect repellent with you.
    2. We live in a cigarette-free environment (this includes lingering odors from cigarettes) and smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the house, outside the house, or even in the street in front of the house.
    3. There are five affectionate cats on the premises. If you are allergic to cats, our house will not be suitable for you.
    4. We generally accept couples or families who are traveling together. We are not able to accept more than four people at any time.

    ONE (small) REQUEST:
    If any volunteers are arriving directly from the USA or EUROPE, we would LOVE it if you could bring any of these hard-to-get items: organic/heirloom seeds (currently seeking: catnip, Italian basil, nettle, & parsley), and various food items we crave from time to time but can't find in Ecuador (ask what we're craving). We'd really appreciate it if you could bring us any of these things and will happily reimburse you. Thanks!

    We look forward to meeting you in Mompiche soon!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    In an eco-house, there is much to learn about sustainable living practices: how composting toilets work, organic waste composting practices, greywater management and rainwater collection, water conservation, and how to live in a manner that benefits the environment rather than adds to its problems. We're open to an exchange of ideas and how to do things better if you have any good ideas. We also cook gluten/dairy-free vegan banana cakes on a regular basis and are happy to share those recipes. If you're not sure about something, please ask.

  • Aide


    Electricals: Our wiring needs a professional electrician to put in a few more lights and plugs, and repair a couple of broken ones. We also have a new motion sensor light to install downstairs.

    Plumbing: We've just finished building our outdoor shower stall from recycled bottles and it's gonna need some simple plumbing fixtures to finish setting it up.

    Carpentry and woodwork: There is no shortage of projects: cabinet doors, lampshades, shelving, a sofa for the volunteer quarters... Pick something and go for it. We have loads of recycled wood and bamboo to work with, and all the tools (electric and manual) that you'll need for the job.

    Anyone who knows how to create fabulous epoxy resin surfaces is welcome to come and help us out with a couple of jobs in the kitchen and bathroom.

    Builders, Designers, Construction workers: We have a couple of cement and bottle walls to build and a whole lot of paving stones to make with cement and broken tiles. The BBQ desperately needs to be reconstructed too. We also need to fix a few fences in the orchard...

    House Painters: We've never painted the exterior of the house before. Our external split bamboo walls need to be cleaned, sealed, and covered with several coats of tinted varnish. We have "Mompiche-style" bamboo scaffolding and ladders to do this job, and we can hire a compressor if necessary. We also provide goggles, masks, and gloves for these jobs. Not being afraid of heights is a definite advantage!

    Artists: We have several projects in mind, including wall and floor murals (paintings) in the house and some recycled art projects in the garden (mosaics, recycled glass, recycled wood & bamboo). Tell us about your preferred mediums, show us some examples if you have any, and give us an idea of what you're capable of.

    House Garden and Orchard: This year, we'd like to focus on redesigning our permaculture garden for maximum productivity and to minimize further damage from various problems we've recently faced due to climate change.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Accommodation is in the open-air loft. There are two double beds (four people maximum) and a hammock to chillax in, as well as a small chill zone with a table, cushions, and power for recharging your electronics. There are also lockers with padlocks to keep your stuff safe and secure. There's a brand new reading net to relax on and hang out with your buddies, read a book, or take a nap. The loft is a closed space with its own lockable door. It is your own space (for which you are responsible) while you are here.

    For families: We have an extra-large mattress we can place on the floor for kids.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Mompiche is great for surfing, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, river walks, jungle tours, mangrove tours, whale watching tours (June to September), cooking classes, tree-to-bar chocolate tours, bioluminescent plankton tours, horse-riding tours, meeting loads of great people, and just chilling out.

    We can't wait to meet you in Mompiche!

  • 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 hi-speed fiber optic internet connections, so if you're working remotely, this will suit you.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 hours maximum, 5 days a week

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    Cet hôte fait payer des frais

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    USD$10 per week
N° de référence hôte : 889154927957

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