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Ecological Restoration Ecuador

 

Description

Our project is part of a global movement of transition from our current growth economy, based on fossil fuels, to a sustainable post-carbon society.
 
During two decades of continuous planting - following the principles of Permaculture and Ecological Restoration - the owner Piet Sabbe, converted an abandoned hill-side, depleted of topsoil […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
2 weeks for short-term work-visit, 1 month for apprenticeship, 3 months for volunteers

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+ (families with children under the age of 18 are accepted)

Cost:
3 months volunteering, no financial contribution: 5 hours work per day in exchange for food and accommodation. Apprenticeship: US$280 contribution for food (three meals) and accommodation for one month. Work visit: US$20 per day (three meals and accommodation).

Other information:
Locals are friendly and open to visitors. The area offers great hikes in the hills with splendid panoramic views and remnants of rainforest. There are some small bathing holes in the river. We are located in a subtropical area, which means that there are always insects, be prepared: long sleeved shirt, long trousers.


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