Lending a hand or two in a natural paradise near Montañita, Ecuador

The Exchange

Hi, my name is Sofía and I m taking a family guesthouse. Is a small hotel located on top of a cliff near the beach and the tropical rainforest, with an amazing view on the sea, perfect for nature lovers. Our guesthouse offers various services such as: lodging, bar restaurant, spa area, etc I want to continue with the hotel project but improve it! We want to transform it and turn it into a sustainable place with minimal ecological impact.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Night Shift: Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Yoga classes: Namaste! Join our yoga classes and transform your health.

Surf lessons: Hang loose, mate! Join our surf classes.

Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English

Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

For this project we need many helping hands. Especially we need people who help us in
• hotel business - helping in the reception, serve as waiters or support in the kitchen
• digital marketing – reestablish and take care of Atamari accounts in social networks
• gardening – taking care of the garden and plantation
• reconstruction / renovation (paint, masonry, etc...)
• Additionally we welcome creative artists that can be from carpenters to biologists who help us to count and register fauna and flora of the place ...

Activities & Shift

We have 2 exclusive cabañas for 7 volunteers, equipped with comfortable mattresses, pillows, vent and wifi. We provide lunch for you. For breakfast and dinner you prepare your own meal – at that time the kitchen area is available to you. Once a week you can wash and dry your cloth with our machines. The working hours are 5 hours per day, 5 days a week, 2 days off. On the days off you take care of your food by yourself.


As long as there is honest work and respect, there is no more rules!