Help Set Up A New Healthy Restaurant In The Centre Of Cuenca

The Exchange

Hostel El Cafecito is in the process of setting up a new café/restaurant in Cuenca, Ecuador. This restaurant will focus on healthy options (including vegan). As we are currently in the process of remodelling and designing, we are looking for people with experience in CONSTRUCTION, REMODELLING, CARPENTRY and ELECTRICITY. Furthermore, we are looking for people with experience in DESIGN, DECORATION and MARKETING for a new business.


25 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

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

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.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Fluent English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Across the road from our hostel, we are currently in the process of remodelling and designing a new café/restaurant with healthy options. As volunteer, you will help out with the manual labour of the set-up. Furthermore, we are looking for volunteers with creative skills to help with the design.

Activities & Shift

As volunteer, you will work 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. In exchange for your hard work, you will get free accommodation and one home cooked meal a day in Hostel El Cafecito. El Cafecito is a flashpackers hostel with a beautiful rooftop terrace that looks out over the city and the mountains.


We do not need people who need baby-sitters, policing or give us more work than we already have.