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Community Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador

9 reviews9

La Caoba - Centro de arte rural

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Expand your social consciousness
3 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Responsable de la tienda y el taller dentro de la Casita roja, también deberá subir contenido a la pagina web y a redes sociales. Proponer eventos artísticos y comunicar la librería y la Casita roja en una producción común. This person should be in charge of the workshop, the store, the web site of the Casita roja, the proposal of artistic events and the common production an d communication among the library and the Casita Roja.

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Additional Fee Required

Deberán asumir el costo de prueba covid para poder ingresar en la comunidad


  • Between 24 and 54 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
20 days

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9 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Meeting locals

3 Developing social awareness

3 Developing environmental awareness

3 Meeting international travelers

3 Immersing in the local culture

2 Learning about sustainability

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Maru is an amazing host. She was always available via Whatsapp to answer my questions about work or personal needs.

Working with the kids is really fun and the community as a whole is very supportive. There is lots of opportunities to implement your own ideas, try new things, and take on a leadership role. The work is really adaptable based on the kids' interests and your capacities.

The area is also beautiful. Much love to the cat!!

19 days ago



Mi experiencia en la caoba fue muy bonita y experimental, tuve una conexión con la naturaleza y con la gente de la localidad, hicimos algunas tareas con los niños de la escuela y nos divertimos mucho !!

5 months ago



La mayoría del tiempo del voluntariado estuve en la biblioteca realizando diferentes actividades con los niños, ellos son muy acogedores e increíbles. Maru la anfitriona, es una gran persona, con un hermoso corazón y energía.

7 months ago



La experiencia fue de lo mejor, aprendí mucho y me divertí bastante. Maru es una chica sumamente amable y muy linda que siempre está pendiente de los voluntarios. Recomiendo mucho la experiencia en Rancho Don Darío sin dudarlo.

8 months ago



CaOba de monte fue una gran experiencia! totalmente recomendable. Mariuxi y su familia siempre estuvieron presentes. Ya quiero volver de nuevo.

8 months ago

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About the host

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Hosted by Mariuxi

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 90% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 2 days
13 published videos
This host has 13 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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