LENGTH OF STAY 1-2 MONTHS
Start time as soon as possible (emergency)
Seeking a mature and resourceful single/couple who love real life adventures, animals and nature. Come and thrill to the magic of my very authentic 7 acre organic permaculture farm 12 miles south of the famous Vilcabamba in the Southern Andes of Ecuador. This is an experience of authentic Ecuadorian small pueblo farm life and yet you are only a half hour by bus/taxi from the famous town of Vilcabamba where you will find hundreds of English speaking expat friends and lots of fun. I have a small rustic but comfortable renovated rammed earth house with all the usual simple amenities including internet. There's a basic outdoor kitchen (as well as an indoor kitchen) to enjoy the views while preparing meals. I have two mid-sized rescued "dogdogs", a small rescued street dog mix, a loveable pastured small donkey and a flock of about 40 chickens. They are raised for eggs. No meat animals here. The farm spans a clean and drinkable small river flowing down from the cloud forest with some of the cleanest water on the planet. The farm is a flat 8 minute walk along the river to an authentic Ecuadorian village (no road, only a trail) where you can obtain basic food stuffs and other necessities. In Vilcbamba you will find everything else you will need. You will be responsible for the care of the animals as well as the house garden if you wish to have fresh produce. A neighbor couple will be responsible for caring for the rest of the land. You are welcome to eat the produce of the garden and the orchards, as well as the fresh free range eggs. Raw milk and cheese is available in town and grass fed beef and chicken in Vilcabamba. I need a fit, hardy, happy and healthy non-smoking single/couple who enjoy being in a simple, quiet and natural setting and who will want to spend most of their time on the farm with the animals and enjoying the nature, with occasional visits to Vilcabamba for a bit of socializing and buying supplies. The farm is on a clean river, shallow but good for splashing, and there are plenty of hiking trails just outside your door. If you have any level of Spanish and feel comfortable being the only foreigners in the area that will help a lot. No English at all is spoken in this village but you will find hundreds of English speaking expats in Vilcabamba. Yangana is a wholesome and friendly little town with plenty of opportunities to make friends, practice your Spanish and volunteer in whatever ways you like.