Pacheco Farmhouse

Pacheco is very small start-up farmhouse with capacity for up to 15 guests. We are right outside the clouded forest in the Intag Valley in Ecuador, one the most beautiful and biodiverse places on the planet and only 1 hour away from Otavalo and 3 from Quito. The pacific coast is about 3 hours away.
All of our food is sourced locally or grown in our back yard, colourful, healthy and tasty. The fruit is amazing!
It's the perfect place for nature lovers :)

I am a 40 year old events/tv producer who got tired of the city noise, the pollution and the traffic and decided to move out here and start this business. I've lived in many places over the last 20 years, London, New York, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Quito and so on. I love travelling, music, films, cooking and working in the veggie garden. Lynch is the Chef, he has worked for one of the best catering companies in Buenos Aires, The Galapagos and so on, he is here now creating an amazing menu based on local and seasonal ingredients. Maria is our housekeeper, she comes from a tiny village up in the mountains near by, she worked here for many years with the previous owner and decided to stay on with us. She is lovely and we are very happy to have her. 'Chavo' is the handy-man, there's nothing he can't fix or build, he takes care of the grounds, lifts all the heavy stuff and is always ready to give a hand. I'm very happy with the team I'm building, we are getting things done and it's starting to look gorgeous! We opened our doors in mid May and things are going well, it's gonna be a great summer! Volunteers will be a part of the Pacheco family along with everyone mentioned above, a puppy dog and 2 cats. Getting here: Take a bus to Otavalo at Carcelen bus station in northern Quito and from there one to 'Intag'. Direct buses run 3 times a day at 07:30, 10:00 & 14:00, bus companies: 'Otavalo' and '6 de Julio'. The bus will bring you directly to our doorstep just 3 miles South of Apuela. ​


Reviews

5.0
(8 reviews)8

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

United States

5

Pacheco Farmhouse is the opportunity of a lifetime! Easily one of the best placements you could ask for. Everyone here became like family to me, the locals are incredibly kind, and the scenery is out of this world!! I truly think that this is the best WorldPackers opportunity because not only do you get a private room, but the work is so flexible and you are free to spend your daytime as you please. Its very rewarding to help out around the property, I would assist with gardening and house work and I was always excited to, putting effort into a place that takes care of you. Thank you Pacheco🫶

about 2 months ago

Brazil

5

Eu amei minha experiência no Pacheco, o lugar é lindo e muito aconchegante, além de ser rodeado por natureza. A comida é deliciosa, ficamos em um quarto ótimo e as horas de trabalho muito tranquilas. Jimena é muito direta com as tarefas e flexível com os horários. No sentimos acolhidos. Recomendo mto!

8 months ago

Brazil

5

Avisa seus familiares y amigos vas a desconectarte por alguns dias para disfrutar la naturaleza.

8 months ago

Portugal

5

So what can I tell you about this amazing place?!
By far the best volunteering experience we have experienced!! The people, the place, the guests, the hole vibe will inspire you to create and to put a bit of you into this project!!
Food and Accommodation 10/10!!!
Cutest house dogs and cat you will meet, each one with their personality and all super cuddly!!!
Thank you so much Jimena and Maria for everything!!!
I am definitely leaving a way better cooker after all you teachings 😘

almost 2 years ago

Spain

5

My experience at Pacheco's is amazing. The place is located in the middle of the Valley right next to a wonderful river . Is the perfect place to relax, hike, unplug and focus on yourself whilst meeting people from all over the place, connect and colaborate .
The food is amazing , options for vegans and we all are good cooks.
You decide what this place means to you, I know what it means to me and I love it.
10/10

almost 2 years ago


Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan

Rural

Adventure Sports