It's a concrete house on one level, with an area of 180 square meters. It has one bedroom of 42 square meters. The house has living room, dining room and kitchen in one environment, with a large inn separating the kitchen from the dining room.
The bedroom has air conditioning, a large window with curtain, two beds (double bed size), a closet / dressing room and a bathroom with tub. It doesn't have hot water. The bedroom also includes a 21-inch TV and two comfortable drawers for storing clothes.
The kitchen includes a gas stove with oven and four burners, a refrigerator and a microwave.
The dining room includes a wooden table with five chairs.
Beside the living room there is a desk.
The house is built in an area of 600 square meters in a very peaceful and quiet neighborhood, 5 minutes from the main pier or restaurants.
Because Puerto Ayora is a small town, the main means of transportation is by bike or by taxi (white pickup trucks) with a value of one U.S. dollar.
I grew up on the island of Floreana, one of the earliest islands of the Galápagos to have been inhabited, and one of Charles Darwin's centers of research. But just because Floreana has a long history of human settlements, does not mean that growing up there was a very modern experience. In the 1970s, there was neither electricity nor cars on the island. Not only that, but me and the rest of the inhabitants had to use donkeys for transportation, preserving their fish and meat using salt from the sea.
I have also lived the opposite extreme, however. When I finished my university studies I immediately landed a job as a systems engineer for IBM and I worked in mainland Ecuador for many years. Thanks to this job with IBM, I have been able to travel to many countries around the world, experiencing life as I could never have imagined when I was young.
While I enjoyed my travels and continental life, I always wanted to return to my roots and live again in the island paradise of the Galápagos. I moved back to the islands and my love and awe of the natural world of the Galápagos was quickly reignited. After studying with the Galápagos National Park Service, I have fulfilled his childhood dream — working as a licensed naturalist guide in the remarkable islands of the Galápagos.