Palugo Farm, Pifo, Ecuador

Surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes, Palugo Farm is situated at 8,000 ft. of elevation in the village of Pifo, 25 kilometers east of Ecuador’s capital, Quito, and is home to our sister school Nahual Expediciones. Palugo’s 240 acres are on the site of a 16th century monastery and today sustains a community of both Western and indigenous working together to farm a year-round organic CSA for local families. Palugo architecture echoes values for beauty, simplicity, and sustainability, combining traditional materials and building methods with efficient energy use and community-oriented design.