Jama, Manabí, Ecuador

Host: Emma
Published March 01, 2021

General description

  • Main home
Wooden, octagonal permaculture farmhouse surrounded by edible forest with over 120 species of different fruit and nut trees and a vegetable and herb garden. Housesitters can enjoy the wildlife, howler monkeys, many birds, lizards, etc, and the tropical flora. We have three friendly dogs who need feeding twice a day, otherwise you are free to explore the fruit farm or our 90 hectares of forest. We do not have internet or cell phone signal so be prepared for a full on nature experience.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Many plants
  • Big garden
  • Vegetable patch
  • 3 dogs
We have one Rottweiler, one fake French Shepherd (mongrel), and one mix of those two in the dog family who need feeding twice a day. Any farm/garden work is optional. Housesitters would have to come a couple of days in advance of our departure so we can show them what fruits and vegetables are ready for harvest and how to do it.

Practical life

  • Isolated
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Market
  • Doctor
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
The house is surrounded by nature - all you can see from all windows and the 360 degree wrap around balcony is green. There is a river flowing past the farm. The house and farm are designed according to permaculture principles and we aim to live as sustainably as possible with as little waste as possible. Entertainment in the form of books, conversation, and birdwatching.
A bus passes the farm every morning that takes you to the nearest town, Jama, in 25 minutes, where all essentials can be bought.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 4 rooms of which 2 bedrooms
  • Traditional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Landscaped garden
  • Veranda
  • Book library
We have plenty of books to share and a small selection of games. There are hammocks strung up inside and on the balcony for relaxation.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Forest
There is the popular beach town of Canoa about 40 minutes away.

Jama, Manabí, Ecuador

Jama, Ecuador


From Tuesday 2021

To Thursday 2021

firm dates

We need housesitters so we can go to England to get married. Ideally, the housesitter would be able to come a couple of days in advance of our departure to learn about the fruit and veg available to harvest and so we can show them around the farm and forest.




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