Holistic Center Quito, Ecuador

4.0
15 reviews15

Come practice permaculture techniques in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
Connect with nature
8 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
7 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.

Amount

US$ 20

Per week

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers

Description

Volunteers contribute $20 per week to cover expenses for food.

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What you get

2

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.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Support
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Availability

Feb
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Stay at least
2 weeks

The Experience

We are surrounded by a diversity of plants in need of love and care. Volunteers would help with weeding, trimming the trees, mowing the lawn among other things. We need help to develop Eco Projects such as planting organic orchards and medicinal-herb greenhouses to empower sustainability along with Permaculture vision. Holistic Nutrition is a key and sacred factor in our project, or that reason we went Vegan and most of our recipes

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Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Under 45 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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15 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Holistic Center

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 8 Get in touch with nature
  • 7 Developing environmental awareness
  • 6 Learning about sustainability
  • 4 Developing social awareness
  • 4 Meeting international travelers
  • 4 Meeting locals

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 6. Clean water and sanitation

United States

3

The Center was not as much of a learning experience as I had anticipated. Diego was quite reserved with us and did not seem interested in the work we were doing; directing us then retreating immediately to his quarters. I did not get a sense of leadership, vision or enthusiasm about his property; I spent 15+ hours picking overgrown grass out from between shrubbery (mainly cactuses). There was no yoga/ activities.

8 months ago

United States

3

The experience wasn't as educational as I had hoped. The descriptions and reviews suggested that Diego was trying to create a community on his land by building and growing food and herbs while teaching volunteers how to work with the natural land. Two days in we were the only volunteers there (volunteered with my boyfriend) and it was just us weeding plant beds that seemed left alone for months. While there isn't anything wrong with this- it just wasn't what was advertised and the only other person there was Diego, who kept to himself most of the time, so it was quite lonely. Peaceful though.

8 months ago

Italy

5

Diego is a really kind and true person. I liked the way he was creating a group with all the volunteers, we shared great experiences and emotions together. I truly connected with nature in the Center, it's a wonderful place and a space where to enter deeper in touch with your soul. I really liked the vegan food, the baths, the chants together, the Pambamesa and the cerimonies. Thank you Diego for opening your sacred space to us, for sharing your true self and permit us to do the same.

about 1 year ago

Italy

5

Wonderful experience! Diego made us feeling at home, giving us the opportunity to express ourselves. It was not only work, but sharing time and experiences together, focusing on the connection with nature. We spent great days with him and the other volunteers and the place is really a place of peace. Gracias Diego!

about 1 year ago

United States

5

I am SO grateful that I experienced the Center. Diego has created such a beautiful space that fosters a connection with nature, others, and above all, yourself. I ended up staying an extra week because I loved it so much. He is an AMAZING vegan cook, and shared his medicinal plants and spiritual ceremonies with us. I learned so much and he helped me meet locals and plan my future travels. It was magical.

over 1 year ago

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About the host

Hosted by DIEGO

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