Family homestays can be arranged with local families in the valley of Piedra Blanca in rural Ecuador. Local families have been trained to accommodate tourists in their homes (e.g. food preparation techniques, boiling water etc.) Families take it in turns to accommodate tourists, thereby widely distributing the benefits of the community ecotourism project. Below you can see one of the first homes built in Piedra Blanca, which is one of the many that now offers homestays for visitors to this part of Ecuador.