Come and help me grow organic mushrooms in the valley of the Incas, Peru



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    My name is taki.
    I am a child of the great spirit. .. We are located in the sacred valley of cusco below pitusiray and sawasiray.. I am growing mushrooms in the sacred valley of the Inkas organically. i also grow veggies .
    i need help in the garden and with mushroom cultivation.
    We do sweat lodge ceremonies as well. This mushroom farm is a new thing here in the valley we are focusing on trainig others to grow mushrooms, offer g workshops to andean villagers. We also grow oyster, shitake, reishi for medicine. we are doing rustic hutt produccion.we really need Spanish inglish people.
    There are many tasks from gardening building, cooking, housekeeping, mushroom watering and harvesting. 6days per month we plant mushrooms. There is al ways maintenence with mushrooms watering, picking, selling, cleaning..
    There is nothing high tech about the way we produce mushrooms except for sterile culture work we do in our Spawn Laboratory. Volunteers do assist in all aspects of substrate preparacion, planting , pasteurizing, housekeeping, mushroom delivery and sales. I dont usually have volunteers enter our laboratory . IT takes a minimum of 3 months , to learn the whole process.
    Volunteers do not usually stay long enough to learn this high detail technology . Growing mushrooms is alot of hard work and daily maintenace, attention to detail , and repetitive work .

    We only grow edible gourmet and medicinal mushrooms such as RIESHI , Shitake and Oyster mushrooms, . If you are seriously interested an a full apprenticeship position here at the farm and wish to replicate this in your country of origin please write me. This can take a minimum 6 month to 12 month comitment. You will leave here a mushroom maestro or maestra.

    I hold a sweatlodge monthly . The lodge is based on the mexica tradition of mexico but is a bit mixed with the Andean Spirituality . We work with the 4 elements calling up our ancestors for help. We sing songs and purify and harmonize the body mmind and spirit in this sacred ceremony. I for those people i have a chance to get to know well may participate in other ceremonies.

    I was born in kansascity , have lived in mexico for years, am a mexican citizen and now i am a peruvian citizen. . IM amazed with all the responses we get everyday ..
    I hope to learn and share my experiences.

    We can host people all year anytime. I am always needing some constant help here ..If you want to learn medicine songs in spanish and quechua this is a good place
    At the moment , i'm interested im receiveing volunteers interested in mushroom apprentiship. 3- 6 month comitment..

    Also 3 week minimum stay for other volunteers.

    Our website needs serious help. .
    We have created a flourishing mushroom marketing un recent years. We need help with the website. Its really weak. If we can make it good , i think we can sell more mushrooms locally but also export to lima, Perú.
    It's been 3 years and still the website isnt working .
    I need help for a week yo get it going

    YOu should write if your interested in coming to help short term or longterm .
    You must have a sleeping bagg to come stay here. To keep the dorm cleaner. We have some blankets . but very limited. If you use blankets you are required to hand wash them. You also must hand wash your own clothes. Also if you break kitchen appliances , dishes , other property you are required to replace or pay for repairs. We do not accepy young people under 22 years of age thatdo not have a degree . we have had problems with young people here on the farm that have no life experience . there are acceptions


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn some quechua language, learn experience in sweatlodge tradicion, learn songs.
    You will live amongst quechua native speakers .

  • Help


    Gardening ,, mushroom cultivation. mushroom delivery to customers
    Mushroom sales in local organic suanday market 1st and 3rd sunday of each month.
    wild Mushroom Foraging
    Garden weeeding
    Animal Care


  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Quechua: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    i have a spare bedroom in my house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cusco was the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 by UNESCO. It is a major tourist destination and receives almost 2 million visitors a year. It is designated as the Historical Capital of Peru by the Constitution of Peru.
    THere is Lares hott springs 3 hours away . nice place to go for a couple days. Ausangate springs 5hours away.
    The jungle isjust a few hours over the mountain.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week

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