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Vegan Ecovillage Ecuador



Here, we are creating a sustainable eco-village and a functioning Permaculture fruit farm. We hope to inspire local farmers to see fruit production as a profitable endeavour; an alternative to deforestation and cattle grazing. Volunteers will learn about tropical Permaculture fruit planting in the Amazon rainforest, our companion plants and food forest production systems. We also have occasional construction projects that volunteers can learn about.


Fruit Haven Ecovillage


Gardening, carpentry, plumbing, computer, motivation.

Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
2 weeks minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18-70

US$100 per month which includes use of facilities, pool and kitchen, campsite accommodation, and all instruction/workshops. We also request a US$100 security deposit which is returned at the end of your stay.

Other information:
Come join us on our huge parcel of pristine tropical farmland.


A unique experiece
"I volunteered at Fruithaven farm for 6 months in total. I learned some basic maintenance of fruit trees, bananas & papayas. The most valuable experience though was to learn about buying a personal plot and how to develop it with a house and fruit trees. The Fruit haven ecovillage really encourages residents and volunteers to become independent and manage their personal plots while cooperating with other personal plot owners to form the ecovillage. If you have more an autonomous mentality and less of a communal living mentality, this organisation will definitely provide you with the knowledge the expertise and help to become a successful personal homestead lot owner and developer with fair land cost and various fees."- NIKOLAOS MOURTOGIAS

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