Rhiannon Community Permaculture Vegetarian/vegan farm

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Rhiannon Community Permaculture Vegetarian/vegan farm

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  • Description*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Para este información en español, desplácese hacia abajo*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    ENGLISH

    Location

    In 2008, we had a vision of transforming a run-down farmhouse and 15-hectares (38-acres) of over-exploited farmland into a world apart from mainstream culture, where people could grow, heal, live sustainably and regenerate the land while living in community.

    Our farm sits on the edge of a plateau with 360-degree views; clouds roll over snow-capped volcanoes and the sunsets still take our breath away! The sun can be hot, the wind can be fierce and the nights can be chilly – but with strong motivation, a wood-burning stove and good company, it’s a great way to embrace the elements!

    Activities

    The activities we offer and engage with are based on our 5 core values:

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Live & Work in Community *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    We aim to create an inclusive environment where like-minded people from around the world can build lasting relationships. Families with children and people from minority groups (often LGBT) are all welcome. We are bi-lingual in English and Spanish and come together through work, food, play, relaxation and ceremony.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Regeneration of Mother Nature *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    The properties around our farm is mostly arid, mono-crop farmland and sprawling concrete accommodation. We are revitalising this small corner of the world through reforestation, our organic garden and animal care (donkeys, chickens, bees, worms, dogs and cats). Year-on-year we see the land become greener and more abundant in wildlife.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Place of Healing *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    We all have faced challenge or adversity to some degree in our lives. For our healing we offer yoga, authentic shamanic ceremonies (including plant medicines and temazcal/sweat lodge), heart circles, massage, reiki, journey sessions and other healing practices. We consider ourselves spiritual rather than religious and welcome people from different backgrounds and belief systems.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Permaculture Principles *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    We strive to live in harmony with nature with minimal impact. We are a vegan/vegetarian community which focuses on bio-construction, rainwater harvesting and recycling. Our electric and hot water showers are powered by the sun, while our composting toilets help fertilise the trees and waste plastic becomes bottle bricks!

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Personal Growth *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    We offer a variety of events and workshops to people within and outside the community to help growth in intellectual, emotional and spiritual ways. Upon request, workshops in massage, energy healing, beekeeping and carpentry are all available.

    We created a large multi-purpose hall in which to host more external events – from dance, music and yoga to introduction to permaculture. Through living and working in community, we also offer people the opportunity to develop their practical skills, foreign languages and inter-personal communication.

    Volunteer options

    Volunteers are invited to come from anywhere between two weeks, to two months, to two years or more! We ask people to arrive on the 1st or 15th of the month, which enables us to give everyone a thorough tour and creates a group who you can share your journey with!

    All short-term volunteers (up to 3 months) receive: 3 organic meals a day, shared accommodation, living essentials (toilet paper, bedding etc.) and the opportunity to experience community living! Volunteers work 25 hours a week spread over 5 days in the garden or on construction projects (5hrs each morning until lunch) and cook 1 meal per day (or equivalent such as evening watering), which takes approximately 2 hours extra.

    Long-term volunteers (3 months +) take on added responsibilities and receive added benefits for their ongoing contribution at our farm, including: a preferred choice of accommodation, flexible working hours and time off for extended holidays.

    You can charge your electronics in the main building, however we are without wifi and prefer social interaction over technological consumption. All of our grey water goes back into nature where it is purified by plant and wildlife, therefore please only bring natural products for bathing. These products can be bought in Camari (Santa Clara, Quito). Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate additional animals at this time.

    Alcohol is enjoyed socially (but responsibly), smoking is permitted outside and we generally go to bed between 8-10pm. We also have a shop where you can buy pleasurable extras (peanut butter, honey, chocolate, coffee, beer, wine, tobacco etc.) and where you may also sell your own handicrafts and goods.

    We try to minimise waste and ask you to minimise bringing: plastic bottles, plastic packaging, dispos
  • LocationEcuador, Pichincha, Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, Quito

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Babysitting / Childcare
    Building
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help with eco project
  • Hours per day We work 5 hours per day, 5 days a week, plus assisting each day in a meal cooking team or watering the gardens. All volunteers are expected to live as part of the community and take part in activities such as cooking, cleaning and eating together.
  • Work requirements: Openness to learn. Minimum 2 week stay.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Minimum stay 2 weeks
  • Maximum number of helpers: 15
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Has pets? 4 dogs and 2 cats
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: On the land there is the main house, a yurt, earthbag houses, trucks converted into dwellings and tipis. We have running water, composting toilets, and solar showers, and we recycle all the waste water. We are trying to be responsible for all our own waste, reusing and recycling as much as possible, and stuffing unusable rubbish into plastic bottles to make building bricks for a future project. We eat together in the main house which has a fireplace inside so it is really warm and cosy at night!!! (we live in the mountains and it gets cold at night).We have sheets and blankets, and if you have your own sleeping bag that is even better. Also, you are welcome to bring a tent and camp.
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