Entries by Ya Go

Bamboo Volunteer Cabin

The latest PermaTree micro project is to build a bamboo house mainly for volunteers with an amazing view of the Rio Zamora and the Valle de las Luciernagas. The size will be 6 x 3 meters and there will be a fix hammock on the panoramic view side of the house. This is another so called […]

Last week of March 2017 at PermaTree

A week in 2017 at PermaTree So this has been an interesting week, to say the least. And on behalf of many volunteers and visitors asking what we do here at PermaTree and how a week of tropical farm work looks like, here the summary of the last week of March of the year 2017. […]

guanábana – 4m preparation finalized transplanting fruit trees

After more than 4 month of preparations and planning, this week we have been transplanting about almost 1000 guanábana tropical fruit trees. The plants seem to really like this climate and the geology of step hills here. Wikipedia: It’s tolerant of poor soil and prefers lowland areas between the altitudes of 0 metres to 1200 metres. […]

New Natural Building Volunteer Structure

After having almost 95% finished the construction of our current PermaTree HQ bamboo house, we started with the next natural building project. Within 3 month we started living in our bamboo house so we improved step by step the construction. The first few month where a bit rough because we had almost no walls within the […]

Tropical Fruits at PermaTree in Amazonas Region of Ecuador

Tropical Fruits at finca PermaTree at the edge of the amazonas region in Ecuador, South America. We are between the warm tropical / subtropical lowlands and the cool sierra region. We are growing a extreme diverse mix of common tropical fruit with native species to Ecuador and Latin America, as well as many new varieties from the […]

Healthy Tasty Food

The project PermaTree was mainly created because we – Btina and myself – wanted to eat healthy tasty food in our future. We at PermaTree focus on healthy nutrition aka healthy food “diet”. Definition of diet: “A selection of nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, in order to maintain life and growth.” It’s […]

Long-term volunteer positions PermaTree

2017 long-term Permaculture volunteering positions available at the PermaTree Project in southern Ecuador. Spend 3 or 6 months to a year at the PermaTree Project, in Ecuador. Current open volunteer positions are: All-round volunteer Talented Paint/Artist volunteer Talented Author/Blogger volunteer Experienced Compost volunteer Talented Carpenter volunteer Talented Video & Photography volunteer Experienced natural swimming pool […]

Brilliant Way To Reuse And Recycle Old Tires: Stairs

Driving a vehicle you know you have to change your tires every 2-3 years depending on how much distance you have been driving. Now what happens to the used tires? Here in the Amazonas region of Ecuador not so long ago they where just dumped into the biggest river … Also most of the tires […]

How To Make A Shishi Odoshi Fountain

Hands On Experience: How To Make A Shishi Odoshi Fountain In Your Garden or Home Shishi Odoshi, ”Deer Scarer” in Japanese is a beautiful artcraft designed straight from bamboo and a bit of rope or string depending on what you prefer.   How Does It Work? During the rest period, the heavy end of the […]

HowTo Make Raw Energy Bars

Making Raw Energy Bars & Why We Should Eat More Raw Foods Today we would like to share a new recipe with you, which is very simple to make and does not require any baking or cooking. These raw energy bars are the perfect snack on the go, providing you with a combination of complex […]