Permaculture, Eco-Tourism and Sumaq Kausay in a multi-cultural eco-village at Lima´s mountains, Peru

  • Peru
  • Bisher 170 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 06.12.2022



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat oder mehr



  • Beschreibung


    == Who we are ==

    We manage an eco-tourism project sharing Permaculture and "Sumaq Kausay" (from the quechua "Good Living" / "Buen Vivir") habits and ideals .
    We promote a regenerative way of living in order to find peace and harmony with the Nature and the Universe, as a great family.
    We fully trust in the potential of a responsible tourism experience to change minds. Travel means to leave your confort area entering in the learning area, allowing you a deeply transformation of paradigms so you become into the actor of the change that the world needs nowadays.

    We're 3 residents on the project (and looking for more!): Gerther M.M. (graphic designer specialized in digital marketing, Peru), Hélène B. (agricultural engineer specialized in rural development, France) and our daughter, baby Saywa (born in march 2022).

    We receive volunteers and visitors who want to enjoy the real luxury of life : billions of stars, pure water, fresh air, birds singing and magic mountains!

    == Where we are ==
    We're near from Lima`s capital (3-4 hours), in "Upica" (San Pedro de Casta district). The place, 2400 meters above the sea, and owned by the Comunidad Campesina (Local and Native Comunity) is located 30' before town, in the middle of the access road.

    We are rounded by avocados and apple trees, a lot of andean terraces and two rivers. There are 75 species of birds in Upica (7 endemics) and also a huge diversity of wild medicinal plants.

    San Pedro de Casta´s town (3400 meters) is known as the entrance of Marcahuasi stone's forest (4000 meters). This plateau offers magic landscapes (it's officially one of the 7 wonders of Peru) and emanates strong vibrations of healing energy (some people climb this mountain to have a mystical experience, improve their mindfulness and inner power).

    == The services we offer to our visitors ==

    - Lodging (single, doble or matrimonial rooms)
    - Camping (as well camping material for rent)
    - Healthy food (vegetarian, diversified and organic/local meals)
    - Natural and handmande shop products
    - Guided tours to Upica, rivers, mountains and the awesome experience of Marcahuasi
    - Workshops organization (bio-construction, agro-ecology, life in comunity, etc...), retreats and gatherings

    == Agreements and Commitments for Volunteers ==


    Our relation with volunteers is based on the Ayni concept, meaning in quechua "universal reciprocity". We're very thanksfull for the serving attitude and we demostrate it in many ways.

    We share diversity of tasks with the volunteers, respecting the energy and the inner essence of the person as well as the necesity of the project.

    Our Agreements (inspired by the 4 Tolteca's agreements) :
    - Be impeccable with your words
    - Do the best you can
    - Don't take anything personal
    - Don't suppose
    - Share and support
    - Celebrate and enjoy

    Our organisation use the four elements of the Nature to divide tasks and responsabilities:
    Fire: conscient nutrition, holistic health, green energy
    Earth : bio-construction, regenerative economy, security of people and goods
    Water: agro-ecology, water circuit, sanitation
    Air: harmonization, alternative education, communication

    We are looking for people who can commit for at least 6 weeks and want to support one of the 4 elements, becoming an "Elemental".

    We accept only 4 Elementals (one for each element).
    The Elementals build together with the Vision Keepers*** the medium and long-term goals. They train and guide volunteers for daily tasks and the development of new projects.

    To be an Elemental bring a lot of privileges:
    - receive part of the abundance generated collectively in the project:
    From the 100% of the incomes, we distribute in such a way: 50% for maintenance; 20% for investments; 30% to split between the 6 residents (4 Elementals and 2 Vision Keepers***)
    - you prioritary have access to the private rooms and if you accept to rent your room, you earn extra-money.
    - you can learn how to guide in Marcahuasi and after at least three climbings in the mountain, we can consider you as guide (80 - 120 soles/day).

    ***The 2 Vision Keepers are the co-founders of the project /Gerther and Hélène) and still help in many ways, bringing clarity on the dreams and goals of the project and training volunteers.
    We consider accept two more people as Vision Keepers if some volunteers become long term resident and go through the experience of being Elemental in each of the four elements.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We're very open and enthusiastic to share all we could learn in those years of experiencing sustainable way of life.

    We usually offer once a week some intern workshops We define together the interests of the group and everyone can be the "teacher".

    Those are some thematics volunteers could learn by our side:
    - conscient alimentation and holistic heatlh
    - permaculture
    - agro-ecology
    - sociocracy
    - collective and regenerative project's methodology
    - bio-construction
    - photography
    - web marketing
    - alternative / environmental education
    - the 5 dimensions of sustainability of GEN (Global Ecovillage Network)

  • Arbeit


    We require 5h /day, 5 days/week serving the project, generally from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (with a ½ hour break).
    Between those 5 days, we spend 4 days focusing our energy in one element per day. So that the respective Elemental can share what is the current project and teach to everyone what's next step to move towards the goal.
    The 5th day is calle "Harmonization Day" and we all realize together some task that improve life conditions.

    We try (as much as posible) to take all together our restings days so we can share some activities together.

    Some examples of the tasks we realize in the daily life:
    - Cooking : there is one person/day dedicated to prepare food for all (and take on none other responsability in the day). This person always receive training from the Fire facilitator or elemental to know the rules of the kitchen.
    - Cleaning the kitchen and maintain the preparation of living foods (sprouts and fermented)
    - Clean and organize common spaces (dining room, kitchen, patio, bathroom, shower, etc.)
    - Maintenance for tourism activities (preparing rooms, cleaning sheets, etc.)
    - Help with the garden (water, weed, fertilize, pruning, mulch, plant, saw, harvest, etc.), in accordance with moon phase and biodynamic calendar
    - Feed and water the worm compost. Also collect liquid and solid fertilizer from them
    - Collect firewood
    - Bio-construction works (collection of material, structure, wall filling, thick and fine plaster, renovation of rooms)
    - Support activities on workshops, training, tours, festivals, meetings, etc.
    - Produce food for the shop of natural and local products
    - Participate in weekly meeting

    We're also developing new activities and we'll be very interested in volunteers profile who can contribute on:
    - fundraising
    - install wind or water turbine to improve availability of green energy
    - build solar shower with recylcing materials
    - developp bike-machines (washing machine, blender and cell charger)
    - install biogas from guinea pig breeding
    - develop a website
    - start beekeeping
    - produce more natural food and cosmetics

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend
    Esperanto: Grundkenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Enjoying language exchange! I'm fluent in french (my native language) and fluent in spanish (for living in Perú since 2015) and I'm quite good in english, stil improving myself. I love learning new languages (I`m currently studying esperanto, quechua, arabic and portuguese).

  • Unterkunft


    - Camping is totally free and always available (bring your own tent, mat, warm sleeping bag).
    We mostly offer room accommodation to volunteers according to availability (we receive visitors generally 1-2 nights in the weekend)-

    - Vegetarian, varied and balanced diet. 4 meals/day : breakfast + fresh fruits in the morning break + lunch + dinner
    We eat all together at least twice a day, on breakfast (7 am) and lunch (1:30 pm).
    For dinner, we share the food we keep from the lunch.

    - The volunteer has access to all of the installation : dry toilet, shower, drinking water, campfire area, exchange library, freeshop (free clothes).

    - We offer a guided tour to the Marcahuasi plateau while we go with other visitors (at least once a month).

    - We organize internal workshops, taking advantage of the diversity of skills and interests we have as collective.

    - Conect to internet 4G with a local chip (operator "Claro"). We only share free wifi (from our phones) in case of extreme necesity or for project works.

    - Charge your electronic devices with the solar panel once a day (on average... depending on the illumination and how many people we are). We recoment conscient use of electricity!

    - Zero Waste Journey! Please be responsible of the trash you generate and recycle them (or bring it back to the city). Avoid bringing industrial food or plastic packaging.

    - Enjoy the perfect moment to detox as there is not allowed drugs, alcohol, chemical medicines and intoxicants by and large.

    - Respect for each others : provide harmony and peace in your stay, avoid annoying noises.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...


    We offer the installation to do:
    - handcrafts
    - games
    - music (we have guitars, flutes and percussion)
    - read in the hammock

    You also can enjoy very nice walks:
    - near from the house : to the avocado forest and viewpoints nearby ; to the Carhuayumac river (25') and Apu Pucuhuanco (1h30) ; to the Autisha bridge (25') and Santa Eulalia river (45'); to Huachupampa town (2h30).
    - in the mountain of Marcahuasi (and even camp up there). At least for one full day.

    == TRANSPORTS ==

    1) From LIMA, go to CHOSICA city (departures each 15' from 5:00 A.M. to 11 P.M.) - 5/10 soles
    2) From CHOSICA to home (in UPICA pampa) pick the bus going to SAN PEDRO DE CASTA, departures twice a day (8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) - and possibly more on weekends - 15 soles.

    /!\ Don't forget TELL THE DRIVER you go to UPICA, Helena and Gerther's house.
    The house is 25 meters from the road, follow the path between the hedge of pine trees.

    1) Lima → Chosica
    There is 4 options:
    - Vans from plaza Bolognesi (jirón chota) - 10 soles - 1h30/2h of travel
    - Custers (little bus) from plaza Bolognesi - 5 soles - 3/4h of travel... not recomended...
    - Cars (taxi colectivo) from puente Santa Anita - 10 soles - 1h30/2h of travel
    - Taxi from the airport (we can share you contacts) - 50/80 soles - 2h30 of travel

    2) Chosica → Upica
    Bus stop : "cinco esquinas", corner of Jr. Libertad y Jr. Trujillo Sur
    At 2 blocks from parque Echenique. At left when you're coming from Lima, in the Av. Nicolás Ayllon (also called Carretera Central)

    The bus follow this road:
    Chosica (-2h from home)- Santa Eulalia (-1h40) - Huinco (-30') - Puente Autisha (-5') - Upica (home!) - San Pedro de Casta (+30')

    If you loose the bus (not recomended!)
    - bus going to Huachupampa (but there is no every day). It drops you also on Upica.
    - taxi from parque Echenique (100/120 soles)
    - bus going in the Santa Eulalia valley (to Vicas, San Juan de Iris, Carampoma, Huanza, Laraos) and they drop you 30' (up!) from house, at the Autisha bridge.

    3) To go back to Chosica, departures twice a day (5:30 A.M. and 2 P.M.)

    == GOOD TO KNOW ==
    - Claro is the only phone operator with 4G. Bitel has inestable 3G and none of Entel or Movistar works.
    A Claro chip costs 6 soles.
    - There is no shops near the house. The nearest is in San Pedro de Casta, 30' in bus - 5 soles (or walking 2h30)
    - NO ATM up there!
    - Taxi from home to San Pedro de Casta: 10 soles/person (min 4 passengers)
    - Taxi from San Pedro de Casta to Marcahuasi: 10 soles/person (min 2 passengers)

    - sleeping bag or bed sheets (we have blankets to share, pillows and sheet to protect the mattress)
    - front flashlight
    - bowl, cup, fork and spoon
    - seeds to barter
    - musical instrument
    - books to exchange
    - your bigger smile!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We don't have free wifi at home but we receive 4G from "Claro", We pay for one chip with unlimited internet 80 soles/month. There is other options cheaper depending on how many datas you need. And we also can share the internet in some moments. We have solar panel to charge cell phones or laptop.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have a lot of space to park and very close from the service of toilets, water, etc...

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We have currently 3 dogs and 2 cats (all friendly) so we can receive volunteers with pets if they are sociable.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 872523177295

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