Homestay Puyo, Ecuador

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Help us creating an Orchid's Garden & a homestay in the Amazonia

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
15 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
13 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Needs help immediately
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 painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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
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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
6 weeks

The Experience

We have over 500 different species of orchids and our goal is to make and inventory of it, organize them and create a webpage to show them to the world. This is the beginning ofthe project so there is a lot to do! We would love to have people who could name and label our orchids, remove grass, build cabins with local materials and paths in the forest (we own 17 hectares not developed)fruit trees, and helping with some improvements in the house.

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 22 and 40 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers
  • Be from outside Ecuador

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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20 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 15 Get in touch with nature
  • 13 Immersing in the local culture
  • 12 Meeting locals
  • 11 Meeting international travelers
  • 9 Practicing Spanish
  • 5 Developing environmental awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 6 15. Life on land
  • 3 3. Good health and well-being
  • 1 11. Sustainable cities and communities

United States


Marta was such a sweet soul who was so helpful and welcoming. her garden is beautiful! we did very easy tasks around the house like potting and repotting plants, pulling weeds, for 3 hours in the morning. Marta showed us around puyo, gave us so many day trip ideas & even hung out and went to dinner with us❤️ there's a lot to do in puyo town and the bus is only 40 cents a person from her home. we had such a great time here and as this was our first worldpackers experience, it couldn't have gone better!

5 months ago

United States


Such a great experience! My friend and I loved working in Martha's garden and getting the opportunity to explore Puyo and other surrounding parts of Ecuador. Martha is an excellent host. In addition to welcoming us into her home, she also went out of her way to help us coordinate our activities during our time off. The meals she cooked us were wonderful! The biggest challenge we faced was understanding the specifics of certain gardening tasks. At times, I feel we could have benefited from more supervision and feedback on our work. Overall, I would absolutely recommend!

5 months ago

United States


My friend and I had an amazing stay at Martha's. Puyo is an amazing hidden gem and we had so many wonderful experiences exploring Puyo and surrounding cities (Baños!). Martha cooked amazing meals for us and we got hooked on plantains :) I fell in love with Martha's garden and enjoyed spending time there- whether it be relaxing in the hammock or working with the plants. We didn't end up working as many hours as expected due to rain, but our tasks included cleaning up the trails in the yard, repotting plants, or watering plants. I highly recommend knowing some Spanish to communicate with Martha!

5 months ago



Martha is a kind and very generous host. I really enjoyed my time in Puyo. I've felt right at home which is testamount to Martha's hospitality. It's a cosy home with a beautiful garden. Her two dogs are very friendly and cute. Any questions at all you may have, Martha is right there to help. Tasks are very simple and the hours flexible making it easy to explore Puyo- which there is alot to see! Buses stop right outside the house so getting into and out of the town centre is very easy and only 40 cents. It's also very easy to get to Martha's house as again it is right besides a bus stop :) .

10 months ago



My experience at Martha's place was amazing. Martha is really kind and makes me feel home here. Her garden is huge and very special, there a lot of plants and flowers so if you love nature, this is the place to stay also Puyo is nice town to explore around. I highly recommend to be a volunteer at Martha's place :)

11 months ago

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