Nicola and Dario would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support during this tough time. They are working on clearing the damaged buildings and fixing the remaining cabins. The buildings were mostly natural materials, making it possible to recycle. They hope to be able to continue their work as soon as possible and are aiming to be able to take some visitors for programs again beginning 16th May.
We are asking now asking for help from volunteer who would like to assist with the rebuild at the farm and in the community! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part.
The family back home in New Zealand have set up a donation page. If you would like to donate to help Nic, Dario, Florence and Raffy during this time please click the "Donate" button at the top of the page, or if you are in Ecuador you can donate to the following bank account:
Banco Pichincha Ahorros
Name NICOLA RUTH MEARS
Rio Muchacho Organic Farm and Eco-lodge offers a unique and ecologicially friendly haven for guests to stay, relax, and explore. Our bungalow-style accommodation was constructed entirely from local materials, and we try to prepare all our meals using fresh fruits and vegetables harvested from our own grounds. Unwind in our Meditation Garden, spend time investigating the farm's abundance of plant and animal life, or choose from an array of guided tours.
Experience coastal Ecuador in a tranquil setting far removed from the typical tourist track. Harvest fresh organic ingredients and prepare a traditional tonga lunch. Horseback ride to a monkey forest, then make your own chocolate. Learn about acroecology and permaculture, then contemplate sustainable living while enjoying a medicinal clay face mask. We offer both guided and self guided activities for our day visitors, as well as mutli-day cultural and adventure packages.
Gain hands on experience in organic farming and permaculture practices in our volunteer program. Learn about seed saving, compost making, planting, harvesting, and much more! We welcome volunteers from all walks of life and with varying levels of experience. For a taste of life on the farm, check out our volunteer blog.
Take your pick from one of our many courses and events! Immerse yourself in learning about sustainable agriculture and permaculture, take a weekend course in vegetarian cooking, or enjoy a yoga retreat in a peaceful setting inspired by Nature. We offer day, weekend, week long, and month long courses. For a list of upcoming courses and events click here.
“We wanted to visit a local family and sample typical food, but we got much more. Experiences like this help us evolve from tourists into like-minded people”
- Nic Pilbrow, New Zealand