COMMUNITY SUSTAINABLE BUILDING EDUCATION PROGRAM

Quito, Ecuador

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Veronica Suarez
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Jul 6 - 19, 2020
Group size: 10 - 20
COMMUNITY SUSTAINABLE BUILDING EDUCATION PROGRAM
Quito, Ecuador

Veronica Suarez
  • Email address verified
  • LinkedIn verified

Jul 6 - 19, 2020
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

SUSTAIN  is a 2-week community sustainable building education program, designed for participants to live a life changing experience, learn about sustainable building while building a house in a poor and vulnerable area of Ecuador, and in doing so, giving an alternative housing solution for a family


 "Build a house. Build yourself" 


 If you are a problem solver, a keen learner, a passionate of sustainability and a change agent, this opportunity will contribute to your professional and personal growth, while you help a community develop.

Activities

  

1. Assist to a Bamboo building course:

•Take a theoretical-practical class on building with Bamboo

  

2. Build your own solar panels:

•And give a family and extra source of electricity  

  

3. Apply principles of “circular-economy” by using tetrapak-recycled materials for building:

•Factory visit.   


4. Build a bamboo house for a vulnerable family:

•In an area heavily affected by the earthquake of 2016 (in Esmeraldas).    


5. Solve community challenges through:

•Design thinking and Human Center Design workshop. 

•Participatory design workshop.  


6. Visit to local communities, their families and houses:

•Learn from them and about the general living conditions of the area. 

•Visit to local farms (cacao and chocolate farms and local handicrafts)   


7. Visits in Quito:

•Down town – UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity 

•Middle of the World city 

•Pichincha volcano 

•Tropical dance lessons   

  

8. Visit to Baños and Puyo:

Amazon rainforest and waterfalls scenery. 

•“El pigual” – Guadua (bamboo) park   


9. Get to know others change-agents that care about:

•Poverty alleviation 

•Sustainable building  


* In order to secure a spot, the deposit (40% of total investment) is non refundable. All additional payments are refundable on its entirety. 

What’s included

  • Housing
    In each location of the trip (Quito, Baños, Puyo and Esmeraldas)
  • Food
    2 meals from Monday to Friday (breakfast and lunch) and breakfast on weekends
  • Local transportation
    From Quito to all cities included in the program and back
  • Workshops and materials
    For all educational and building activities
  • All visits
    Including eco-tourism activities
  • Flight
    To and from Ecuador
  • Health insurance
    Mandatory for the 15 days of the program

Available Packages

Individual
Available until June 1, 202020 left
$3500
Deposit: $1400
Groups 2-4 people
Available until June 1, 2020

If you are a group of 5 people, please contact sustain@hogarx.org to obtain a discount per group. The entire group has to pay the deposit in order for the discount to be valid. 

$3150
Deposit: $1260
Groups 5 people or more
Available until June 1, 202020 left

If you are a group of 5 people or more, please contact sustain@hogarx.org to obtain a discount per group. The entire group has to pay the deposit in order for the discount to be valid. 

$2975
Deposit: $1190
Early payment individual
Available until May 10, 202020 left

This option is only available for full payments until may 10th 2020.

$3150
Early payment groups 2-4 people
Available until May 10, 202020 left

This option is only available for full payments until may 10th 2020.

$2835
Early payment groups 5 people or more
Available until May 10, 202020 left

This option is only available for full payments until may 10th 2020.

$2678


Itinerary

Learning (days 1 - 5)
Quito

In these first days we will learn the basics of sustainable building, while experiencing Ecuador´s capital city: Quito and all it has to offer.

Your Organizer


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Veronica Suarez
HOGARx is a social enterprise which purpose is to build houses for those most vulnerable and doing so with sustainability practices.