Ecuador eco-lodge, environmental conservation and permaculture in Ecuador. Ecological responsibility
             	  at budget Ecuador green retreat prices.  Rustic Ecuadorian luxury.
Mountain eco-lodge, environmental conservation and permaculture in Ecuador. We provide 
         	  ecological responsibility at budget eco lodge prices.  And rustic ecuadorian luxury to boot!
Mountain eco-lodge, environmental conservation and permaculture in Ecuador. We provide 
         	  ecological responsibility at budget eco lodge prices.  And rustic ecuadorian luxury to boot!

Opportunities & Aid Work

Give to the Local Community

Community Donations Donations Black Sheep Inn has a small fund for helping the community.  Edmundo has purchased and distributed schools supplies, paint and trail building tools.   He has sponsored volunteer days to pick up and recycle garbage, dig and maintain trails, and paint school and community buildings.   A little bit of money goes a long way.

Black Sheep Inn sponsors students from Chugchilan with a scholarship fund to continue their education through univerity.   In Ecuador in general tuition is FREE, but our scholarship pays for renting an apartment, additional materials, books, supplies and transportation.   We also have the need for laptops, tablets and unlocked smart phones.   Especially in Covid times because so many classes are virtual.  

So far we have had two Chugchilan students graduate with degrees in Ecotourism and Agronomy.   Currently in 2021 we have three scholarship students: one as a medical doctor in his final year long internship, another as a nurse and another as an early childhood educator.   The Inn accepts physical donations through Pack For A Purpose . helps you locate people in need.   Make a difference in the lives of children around the world.  Use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to the communities you visit.

Packing a Box Airline Luggage Limits
It is actually easy to bring stuff down.  Most airlines with international flights allow two pieces of checked luggage weighing up to 50 pounds each per passenger!  That means you could bring a checked bag and a carry on for yourself and one more piece of checked luggage for the community.  Luggage size must be under 62 linear inches (that means the sum of the height + width + length must not exceed 62 inches).  The weight must not exceed 50 pounds.  Check with your carrier to verify limits.  Don't make too much effort to bring an old computer down here... computers prices have plummeted, which sometimes means money might be better spent in purchasing new equipment than in excess overweight luggage.

It may sound unusual, but at Ecuadorian customs, you are allowed to bring in a personal computer.  You do not need to declare anything.  The truth is that tourists rarely get checked as they are entering Ecuador.

PLEASE let us know if you are interested in donating something to the community.  Unfortunately we must APPROVE whatever you want to donate.  We are not acting as a Salvation Army drop off!  Let us know if you have any items to donate.

Thank you so much for considering the people of Chugchilán.  We look forward to meeting you soon!  Email us with your reservation and any other questions you may have.

Volunteer in the Community If you are a doctor, nurse, dentist or educator, and you speak Spanish, there are opportunities to volunteer in the local town of Chugchilán.  Generally, you will need to commit to at least two weeks of volunteering.  Write to us, and we can discuss what you might be able to do to help the local community.  You will still pay for your room and board at the Black Sheep Inn, but we can offer you a discount.

Handing out donated supplies

Volunteering in the classroom

Volunteer Yoga Instructor Black Sheep Inn is looking for a volunteer Yoga teacher that can lead yoga sessions twice a day during their stay in exchange for room and board and earn tips from classes.

more yoga positions

Requirements    2 years+ experience as Yoga Teacher, 1 month+ commitment, some Spanish language, and willingness to help with minor tasks in the lodge.  If you are interested, please contact Edmundo:

Administrative Volunteer
Please contact Edmundo if you would like an internship or to volunteer at the Black Sheep Inn.   Learn how to run a world class Ecolodge: help create an operations manuel in Spanish, logistics, planning, marketing, translating, assistant manager etc.
2 month minimum
Spanish and English (other languages are a plus)

Retreat Center Black Sheep Inn  is also available as a Retreat Center.  The facility is perfect for groups events of up to 35-40 people.  Specialty groups could include Yoga Retreats, Meditation, Eco-living Studies, Writing and Artists Workshops, Team Building, Astronomy, Community Volunteers, Reunions, Weddings, Meetings, Workshops, Student Trainings etc.   Send an email for booking details.

Award Winning Ecolodge - Investment Opportunity
If ewe are looking a change in lifestyle and want to live rurally in the Ecuadorian Andes, please contact Andres ( ) for investment possiblities at the Black Sheep Inn.   We have been internationally recognized as one of the Top 10 Eco-Lodges in the World by Outside Magazine, Top 50 Eco-Lodges by National Geographic Adventure Magazine in 2009, Top 10 Eco-Resort by Delta SKY Magazine, The Guardian (UK), the Miami Herald, and the Chicago Tribune.  Black Sheep Inn is an excellent location for an eco event.