Help with horses in a natural farm!


The Exchange

Volunteer work may consist mainly in training, handling and riding horses, helping to feed the animals, clearing forests (with a machete), taking care of horses, cattle, harvest and general farm work. Since we grow sport horses, volunteers must have skills for this sport. We offer the opportunity to stay in an authentic farm in the countryside of about 400 hectares (1000 acres) with mountains small river, lakes and valley.


What you offer

5 hours of help per day

Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.


Requirements

Beginner Spanish or Beginner English

Between 20 and 50 years old

Be from outside Ecuador


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Volunteer work may consist mainly in training, handling and riding horses, helping feeding the animals, clearing forests (with machete), taking care of horses, cattle, harvest and general farm work. Since we grow sport horses, volunteers must have skills for this sport. We offer the opportunity to stay in an authentic farm in the country side of about 400 hectares (1000 acres) with mountains small river, lakes and valley.

Notwithstanding that it is only 20 minutes form the city it is countryside and the views are wonderful. Visitors may see and experience milk production, horseback riding, trekking, agricultural work. Honey production, trout production and fishing (very basic).

Owner is not always present. a minimum stay of four weeks is desired but may consider a shorter stay for experienced horse riders. Basic Spanish is required.

A beautiful lodge with basic facilities and a decen


Activities & Shift

Basic facilities, clean and charming. Internet. The views are wonderful. Clothes shall be washed by hands. Food for lunch is provided as well as milk and other products that the farm may produce and have in stock. Breakfast and dinner is responsibility of the volunteer, however we will provide eggs, some fresh fruit and bread from time to time. We offer fresh fruit, eggs, honey and milk (form the farm) more food shall be obtained by the volunteers. WE have spring water, some visitors drink it directly but we strongly suggest boiling it first.