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The Project: This 5-story Bamboo house is built like a wedding cake, with 360° views. To the east you look across the river and over the tops of the mangroves, to the south you have a view of the soccor field, to the west a view of the village and even the ocean from the top floor.. This bamboo tower has has been built to live in harmony with the elements and surrounding nature, with open walls on every floor. Each floor has a spectacular view, with views from the showers and the toilets too! This home has been gradually built of bamboo, recycled and natural materials by loving local hands over the past 16 years (and we are still going!)
Your host: I fell in love with beautiful Mompiche, moved here and started to build my dream house in 2006. Nick-named 'Sirena', originally 'Nancy', a massage therapist from California. As a fun-loving, quirky and passionate host, on arrival Sirena will give you a tour of the village to show you all the unique experiences and local insights, introduce you to the local community, and all the cool little hidden spots. I love hosting, nature, Mompiche, healthy living, cooking with the exotic local ingredients and playing dominos!
Ideal volunteers: We are looking for self-motivated, someone that when they see something needs to be done they do it. This accommodation and the village are well suited to volunteers who are laid back, eco-friendly nature lovers, unpretentious and adventurous.
The neighbourhood: Mompiche is a quaint fishing/surfing village with a pristine 40-mile crescent moon bay and a vibrant community of locals, expats and visitors. From October to April there are world-class waves, attracting surfers from around the world. It is surrounded by jungle with monkeys and tons of birds, including toucans and parrots. Don’t be deceived by Mompiche’s quaint size - it boasts a lively community with lots of things to do.
This home is located a short stroll (3-5 min.) from restaurants, bars, shops, beaches and much more!
The surrounding area is green and beautiful. There are many islands and sights nearby to explore, including Playa Negra and Isla Portete. If there is no swell here in Mompiche, you don't have to go far to find it. Walking up the river brings you into a whole different world full of noisy monkeys, birds, toucans, parrots, in an exotic display of flora and fauna. Chocolate making, basket weaving, and coconut cracking classes are available. Tours of the jungle and yoga can be arranged. You can explore the incredible surrounding area on foot or in kayaks, on horseback, or on a motorboat.
How it works: I ask for a contribution of $10 a week for unlimited drinking water you can drink and a bed in my dream house. If you want to use the internet, I charge $5 per week. You can choose to participate in 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners for $35 a week. I only ask for 15 hours of work a week when participating in the meals. By the way, I am a very delicious and healthy cook.
I have a 2-week minimum. Firm. Please don't ask to come if you don't have at least 2 weeks to volunteer. Thank you.
Please let me know when you want to come, how long you plan to stay and if you plan to join us for the meals.
Here is last week's menu so you can get an idea of how well I treat my volunteers. Breakfast all come with a Pot of Tea or Fresh Brewed Coffee
Monday - Italian Breakfast: Polenta w/eggs topped with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce & Dinner: Bake Halibut w/Passion Fruit Sauce, Barley/Rice Risotto & lots of Steamed Veggies & Dinner: Peanut Butter/Chicken Pasta made w/garlic, ginger, naraghia juice, toasted sesame seeds
Tuesday - Ecuatoriano - Maduro, and eggs - maduros are sauteed ripe plantains & Dinner: Shrimp in Curry/Coconut milk sauce served with Mashed Potatoes & Salad
Wednesday - Mompichero - Banana pancakes w/ Caramelized Pineapple Sauce & fruit & Dinner: Big Italian Salad w/lots of veggies & avocado
Thursday -North Americano-Crispy Potatoes cooked w/ onions, red & green bell peppers & eggs & Pesto Pasta made w/fresh basil & spinach and toasted peanuts & garlic bread
Friday - French - French toast w/ homemade Raspberry Sauce and Papaya salad & Lungustinos Encocado this is Giant Prawns cooked in Coconut milk w/rice
(Lugustinos (giant prawns) are seasonal and not always available, but I always try to do something special on Fridays to show appreciation for the weeks work.)
The meals are big part of the experience here at the Casa , so please let me know if you plan to participate in the meals, any dietary requirements and how long you expect to stay. Thanks!
Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizadoTrabalho beneficenteProjetos artísticosAjuda em projetos ambientaisProjetos de construção/faça você mesmoAjuda a cuidar da casaHotelaria/turismoManutenção geralAjuda com computadores/internet
Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado
Don't be a tourist, come and be a part of the community.
Learn everything about Bamboo, I have made lots of mistakes so you can see examples of bamboo work done right and done wrong.
Learn how to cook with all the local exotic ingredients like giant shrimp, clams, all different kinds of fish, make homemade coconut milk, cook with the best chocolate in the world grown right here in Mompiche.
Learn to make chocolate from the bean to the cake.
Learn or practice your skills surfing on world-class waves. Our waves come in sets of four, the first is small for beginners to the fourth for the more seasoned surfer.
Take a jungle tour and see monkeys, toucans, and much more. Learn the uses of local herbs and plants.
I can set you up with a very good Spanish teacher if interested.
Yoga, massage, basket weaving, and horseback riding can be arranged.
And much more.
We just changed the roof from “toquilla” (thatched grass) to recycled tetra pack. In doing so we discovered all the bamboo under the toquilla roof was rotten and we had to replace all the bamboo. In doing so we had to tear out the lighting, outlets, bathrooms etc. which we are currently replacing. When we’re ready, the next big job is to install a spa bath.
Types of skills/jobs required:
- General DIY maintenance
- Making furniture
- Creatives (mosaic, painting, signs – although there aren’t many walls to paint)
I have 3 double beds and 2 single beds 2 showers!, and 3 toilets with amazing views. Kitchen includes refrigerator, oven, blender, running water and stove!
I have two cats llaona and Puma and a dog, Zaya.
The volunteer accommodation is a private sleeping loft off the kitchen, or there are beds in the lower floors.
There is a new ATM in Mompiche that works most of the time. If you want to use the internet I charge $5 a week. Or you can use internet cafes.
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Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Pode hospedar nômades digitais
Yes, I have a very good internet connection here. I would be happy to host digital nomads. Internet access costs $5 per week.
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Thanks for all your help.
Thanks for all your help and best wishes.
I wish you both well on the rest of your adventures.
Happy trails, Sirena
Best wishes, Sirena
It was 2 weeks full of amazing food, intense Domino nights, dances in the kitchen, birdwatching, surfing attempts, toilet visits with a view... and some little work which was easy and fun.
Spending new years eve at yours and the black sanded beach was magic (even though you don't really… read more
We stayed with Sirena for two weeks. We really enjoyed the stay with her, spoiled by amazing food and a lot of dominos games. The village mompiche with the jungle, the Pacific and much to do is great! Our job was cleaning and curing the bamboo. So we did all the preparation for construction, but no construction itself. For us it was not a… read more
Working on Sirena's dream house is great precisely because Sirena cares for it so much, and you really feel that you are helping build her dream.… read more
Nico fixed my water pump! Yahh very important and dificult job. Thank you. Highly recomended! Hope to see you again one day. Best wishes and Happy trails Nico
I highly recommend them to any host lucky enough to host them. Alexis even made a great drone video for me!
You two are welcome back any time, thanks for all your help. Best wishes, Sirena
We spent 3h every day vanishing bamboo and improving the house painting or building small things.
Serena we hope you had a great… read more
Happy trails, Sirena
I wish you all the best! Enjoy your journey.
We had an amazing time in Mompiche. The bamboo house is spectacular, is not just an house it’s a living creature with a soul and Sirena is taking great care of it. It’s 3 minutes walk from the center, immersed in the jungle, and at night you have the feeling to be sleeping underneath the stars. Sirena is a thruth Mompichera,… read more
I miss you both, you are welcome back at any time. Happy Trails, Sirena
And happy holidays!
Best wishes Pablo.
Richard help me with soooo much in the last 2 months its hard to remember everything but my house is in a lot… read more
first Sirena the host then the house which I feel is a living host in its self. First review for Sirena, you can"t say enough
about her from being kind and generous to a fault, to be truly interested in making this the best… read more
And she is, but that means nothing bad. After I got used to her I really fall in love with her craziness, her bamboo house and the… read more
Her breakfast and her dinner is really delicous.
I had the honor to help her and learn a lot of her culinary arts.
The village is pretty relaxing and there
there are pretty good waves for surfing :)
The food is excellent, and the house as really good vibration...
Thank you Sirena
First the house is just incredible, its high and very open with a steady flow of air on hot days. One can see the birds in the trees next to the house and watch the tide go up and down in the river, like you live in the Jungle!
Sirena is a really nice and… read more
Best wishes, Sirena
A big hug with the Best energies (I'm sorry about my english I hope you understand my idea)
Best of luck, Sirena
We worked when we wanted as long as the 15 hours were completed each week. Working with bamboo was interesting, wish. I could spend more time there to see though all the ideas that get flowing once you start using it.
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They too are living their dream, So they are great to be around, and inspirational. I know Ulli & Stephan have had and will continue to have an… read more
Sirena has good relations with… read more
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Highly recommended! Best wishes on your journey and hope our paths cross again too. Sirena
Sirena is a really adorable woman with great life experience and storys to tell. Besides she is such a good and healthy cook, there is no better of living. If you want to stay in a really fancy house and have a lot of fun and lessons in… read more
Mompiche and this bamboo house are beautiful.
Mompiche is also an amazing place to be able to call home for a few weeks. Full of… read more
But nevertheless this unbelievable piece of faith deserves a statement.
First: I caught my nicest wave EVER! I can highly recommend Mompiche to every… read more
They are self motivated and have plenty of know how. Always willing to give a helping hand. Plus they are fun to have around. I wish them well on their travels around the world and hope to see them again one day.
Her house is a spectacular structure and Sirena is an amazing, incredibly inspiring woman that we have so much love for. She welcomed… read more
If any of you have a chance to host Massimiliano and Susanna you should concider yourself very lucky.
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Were great volunteers. We got so much done, a closet, a cabnet, lots of bamboo cleaned, cured, sealed and varnished. I had a hard time getting them to take a brake. They are very generous! And lots of fun to be with wether working or playing. I feel very gratefull to them.
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And yes you are welcome back any time. Maybe next time I'll set up a night club for the… read more
Sirena is a brave, mindopen and grateful women who appreciate when you show interest and passion. And when you see work whereever it is. Although me and her are new in that program we did a lot… read more
So happy to have you as my first workaway guests. It was really fun and rewarding to have you in my house. Life feels so much lighter since you organized for me, Amber. Thanks for fixing the misquito nets. I will think of you Kadriya everytime I walk into my house and look at my beautiful sign. I am sure you both have a… read more