Sanctuary in Ecuador


My partner Norie Huddle and I are creating a healing center, with retreat accommodations, and other amenities, that began opening its doors in late 2009.  Near the village of Vilcabamba, in south-central Ecuador, Garden of Paradise is just one hour by car or bus from Loja, Ecuador’s music and cultural capital. 

Garden of Paradise is blessed with 350 beautiful acres of mile-high temperate climate and over a mile of river-frontage, bordered by flat fertile fields that we are gradually planting in organic gardens, pastures and orchards.  Lovely glens and hollows lie along the entire length of this beautiful stretch of river.  Connected by meandering pathways, hiking trails rise up the mountainside, well over 1000 feet above the valley, passing through a variety of micro-ecosystems.  At the top are spectacular 360° views that go for miles.

We are currently interested in finding a small number of good neighbors and to this end we have made some land available for purchase.

If this resonates with you, please visit our website:

After exploring our website, if you feel this may be just what you’re looking for, we welcome you to get in touch & come for a personal visit. 

Together we can do what no one of us can do alone.