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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Video Making

Create digital videos.

Web Developer

Help develop and maintain websites.

Social Media

Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.

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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.

Private Room

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

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


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

We are located in Mindo Clour Forest, only 1 hour and a half from Quito. We opened on 14th February 2015 the lodge and we are top on Tripadvisor and We work in a very friendly and flexible ambient. At the moment we receive guests from all over the world and making a lot of friends.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

2 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun

United States

I had an amazing time at Dana Lodge! The staff members are so friendly and generous, the work of writing articles is fun, the home cooked food is delicious, the dogs are sweet, and the location is great. Also, Mindo is very beautiful and peaceful, so it was a nice place to relax and spend time with nature.

about 2 years ago


This trip has been amazing! David (the owner) and the other staff members are very friendly and accommodating! I stayed in staff housing attached to the dining area, and enjoyed meals with the staff (including dancing with the cooks in the kitchen). David was very appreciative of my work on the website and photography for the Lodge, and took me on some of the adventure tours in the area. The town of Mindo is safe to walk in, even at night, and there are many fun things to do in the area. I would recommend this place for travelers who are up for anything!

over 2 years ago

About Dana Lodge

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  • Hosted by David

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 30%
  • Response Time: Less than a day

About the host

Mindo is an amazing place for living! Mindo Cloud Forest only1 hour and a half from Quito. We run a lodge with the best reviews on Tripadvisor and with a very very friendly and flexible work :)

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