About.

PermaTree is a holistic, organic Fruit Farm and Regenerative Lifestyle Research, Jungle Reserve in Ecuador, South America.  Our mission: We are a hub to share, learn and be inspired for a better resilient and healthy lifestyle. Our vision: Living a healthy, resilient lifestyle which positively influences the surrounding region and environment.


PermaTree is located at the edge of the Amazonas region in the south of Ecuador with a breathtaking environment within the valley of the fireflies.

Fruits and vegetables at PermaTree: Papayas, Bananas, Cacao, Guayusa, Pineapple, Soursop, Jackfruit, Durian, Starfruit, Lemon, etc. Also Bamboo, Vetiver Grass and Achai Pintoi for longterm soil improvement.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PERMATREE

Live and work at PermaTree

Everyone works for 6 day a week on farm projects or maintenance plus help to cook the meals. We use shared facilities: kitchen; bathroom; laundry area, and we take turns with daily chores such as cleaning.

Eat healthy seasonal, local and partially organic food. We eat as much organic produce as possible and harvest as much of our food from the finca as we can. Sunday's we go to one of the local markets to buy our food for the entire week. We cool all our meals together.

Learn about sustainability

All our light bulbs are LED so they use a very small amount of power. One of our showers is heated by black pipes with the sun's rays. All of our grey waste water goes into a banana circle and then a pond. We have composting toilets and use the compost in the garden. We try to be an education centre where many people can learn about all these ideas/techniques and how they can apply them in their own homes.

Surrounded by nature

At PermaTree you are literally surrounded by nature. We are located at the edge of the Amazonas region in the south of Ecuador with a breathtaking landscape view of the Rio Zamora. The twilight is spectacular on cloudy days. At night you can enjoy listening to the frogs, bats and owls. During the day, if you are lucky enough, you can see eagles very near our bamboo house. Snakes, spiders and mosquitoes are a part of the ecosystem here. You can walk around the farm which is about 76 hectares or 180 acres. There are several creeks and waterfalls within the different micro climates of the property.

Fruits and vegetables at PermaTree

Depending on the season you an find: papayas, bananas, plantain, cacao, ice cream bean, sugar cane, pineapple, guava, lemons, guayusa, hierba luisa (lemon grass type), cassava (yuca), wild cherry tomatoes, corn, rosemarie, basil, thine, aloe vera, vettiver, neem, noni, naranjilla, zapote and we have been planting guanábanas, mango, avocados, oranges, grapefruits, chirimoya, coconuts, strawberry, maracuya, bread fruit, bamboo (bamboo shoots), macadamia, peach palm (contact), soursop, jackfruit, star fruit and dragon fruit.

Bookings.

Free / Work-Trade

Work Trade Opportunity for a Professional Videographer

Minimum stay: 16 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
PermaTree is currently seeking someone with professional experience at making short videos.

Are you a professional videographer looking for some winter Ecuatorian sunshine? Have you ever dreamed of visiting the a holisitic tropical farm and contributing to our work using your skill set?

Are you hard working and a self starter with experience of making short videos that the PermaTree can use for future promotions and advertising?

We are looking for an experienced person to join our team for 2- 4 weeks to help us create a series of short videos about life in a holistic tropical farm at the edge of the amazonas region in Ecuador.
Free / Work-Trade

Work Trade Opportunity for a Professional Carpenter at PermaTree in Ecuador

Maximum capacity: 1 people
Food included
PermaTree is currently seeking someone with professional experience at making different permanent experimental furniture and structures with wood and bamboo material.

Are you a professional carpenter looking for some winter Ecuatorian sunshine? Have you ever dreamed of visiting the a holistic tropical fruit farm and contributing to our work using your skill set? Are you hard working and a self starter with experience of making short videos that PermaTree can use?
Free / Work-Trade

Work Trade Opportunity for a Social Media Pro

Minimum stay: 30 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food included
Social media content creation, curation for the permatree english blog, twitter and instagram.

Key Stats.

Year founded

2016

Size of project site

78 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Swissgerman

People on site

2 - 8

Dry season

November to February

Wet season

May to July

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • hammocks
  • shared rooms

Vegetarian Food

  • communally cooked meals

Internet

  • slow: emails only

Opportunities

PermaTree is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • Permaculturist
  • Woodworks
  • cooking
  • organization
  • field work
  • alternative energy

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