Surface area

  • Total – 78 Ha
  • Conservation area – 40 Ha
  • Current Production – 10 Ha (6 Ha tropical crops, 4 Has Food Forest)


  • Lowest point – 800m above sea level
  • Highest point – 1300m above sea level

Soil Type

  • Main soil type – Ultisol – red clay with high mineral content
  • Some areas containing higher OM than others
  • Historically used as pasture land for over 10 years


  • Tropical/Rainforest – Af in Köppen-Geiger classification
  • Rain Season: May – June; Dry Season: July – February
    • Significant rainfall all year, even in the driest months.
  • Average annual temperature in Yantzaza is 22.7 °C.
  • Annual precipitation averages 1959 mm.

Climate Table Monthly Temperature

Climate Table Monthly Temperature

Climate Graph Monthly Rainfall

Climate Graph Annual Rainfall



It’s located at the edge of the Sierra (Andes mountain range which stretch 1800 kilometers from north to south, along the west coast of the continent) and the Oriente (Amazonas region) in Ecuador. So the property is part of the Andes mountain range  and part of the Amazon River Basin which covers a total covers an area of about 7,500,000 km2 or roughly 40% of the South American continent.


Full Area Overview



Total Area Map


Production Area

Crop Zones

See our permaculture in action with the following maps of planting zones.

Status Q1 2018.
Currently (2018) busy planting ground covers and more access path and vetiver grass…
More information to be published when time available.

Status Q3 2018
Ongoing clearing pasture land and creating access paths and transplanting vetiver grass.
Existing crops growing. Soursoup, Cacao, Guayusa, Ginger, Rice, Curcuma. Also Vetiver grass and lots of bamboo.


Production Area Photo


HQ-House, Greenhouse and Treenursery


Greenhouse and TreeNursery Overview