Discover an authentic Peruvian way of living and participate in creating a new project of life between Machu Picchu and Amazonian Jungle, Peru

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Peru

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple : Marycielo, a Peruvian from Quillabamba area, and Romain a French traveller who fell in love with Peru.

    We decided to move to Peru for making a dream come true : create a little paradise in the middle of the tropical forest (Ceja de Selva) and share that wonderfull place with fellow travellers who want to experiment and discover the local way of living.

    Our wish will be to developp the eco-tourism / agro-tourism in this area

    Also we would like to improve a social project for the local people : open their mind to the richness of their area / make them be part of our project and share the benefit with them.

    We trust workaway program will allow them to exchange and learn from other cultures

    Localization : Palma Real City, Echarate District, La Convencion Province (Quillabamba) , Cusco Region

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    First, we offer volunteering into the tropical forest at the farm (chacra), it will be an oportunity to live an authentic and immersive experience surrounding by the nature and learn to live on peruvian way

    We are attached in traditions and culture. People here are living in traditional way, speaking quechua, thanking pachamama and chewing coca leaves and they are proud of it

    We think and hope the volunteers will learn and open their minds to this way of life

    The forest (Ceja de Selva) benefits of rich and incredible biodiversity so it will be an oportunity to discover or to observe/study the exotic flowers (orchideas), the medecinal plants, exotics birds (colibris) and animals...

    We would like to develop the native cacao and organic coffee activities, so the volunteer can learn about the roots of products we use in occident without knowing all the original processes

    Volunteer will integrate the Ayni System : neighbourhood joins each other to help someone with his farm works ,it is an authentic moment working all together ans respecting ancestral traditions

    At the end, as we plan to build traditional houses in local material (adobe) it can be a way to learn from that kind of constructions

  • Help

    Help

    (Quillabamba / Convencion / Cusco) (Agrotourism / Ecoturism / Social Project)

    As we are creating a new project from zero we need help in all spheres

    Here there is space and time for all kind of ideas. You are welcome to invent / create / experiment, all wish or project can be achieved

    We expect from the volunteers sharing their skills / knowledges and we want to offer them the opportunity to live an unique experience into the real Peru, far from turistics standards

    We need to improve our skills in :

    - construction topic (eco construction experts are welcome) : we plan building adobe houses and wooden huts to welcome the guests, also we are thinking about new projects as sauna, fish pools, bread / pizza ovens, natural wellness center, giant hamacs, ...

    - touristic projects : we are thinking to create new paths or open new roads to wonderfull spots (ruins, waterfall, mirador), so there will be a part of job in exploring the area and organise the new projects

    - gardening : the farm produces exotic fruits / vegetables, there always needs with helping in the fields ,working with the local employees

    - permaculture : We would like to turn it to ecologic way and be sunstainable / self-suficient, to optimize the production acording to the natural benefits and caracteristics. All expert in permaculture's sphere who would like to experiment and try their skills in tropical environment are welcome

    - caring about farm's animal : lot of animal are part of the family and care about them is an own activity in the day life

    - participate at the daily life by helping cooking or washing

    - art project : anyone who is interested by sharing or teaching artistic things is more than welcome (painting, music, meditation or yoga,...), it's a part of our will to bring new things to local people

    We plan mixing the volunteers with the local people to permit each one learning from the other one and teaching to the other one

    At the end, we wish and hope each volunteer could leave his/her print in our place, that each one can contribute to make this place wonderfull and multi-cultural.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Quechua: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We plan to receive the volunteer in dormitory with basic confort, in traditional adobe house

    We can provide tent to allow the volunteer to have his/her own space in the nature

    The toilets and showers are shared and out of the dormitory

    At the chakra the meals are taken in common room and prepared with natural and organic products from the farm, we invite the volunteer to share those moments with us (3 meals a day) or to cook his/her meal using the kitchen and the products we could provide him/her

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We expect a lot from the volunteering as it means for us as an oportunity to exchange skills and knowledge, culture and way of life

    We want to give an oportunity to the locals to learn from other cultures and realise how the world runs out of their area.

    People are living in poverty and modestly but they still live happy and proud. We want the volunteer could be respectfull and come with wills to help the local people to improve and learn from them

    In general we expect from volunteer to bring good energy and be motivated to participate in the daily activities.

    We are not in using them or finding free workfoce to enjoy, but we hope the volunteer will trust in our sincerity and bring good vibes to the place



    During his/her time off, volunteer is free to enjoy in the way he/she wants.

    As we are a bit distant from civilisation, we can arrange volunteer to get free days to allow going to visit the area

    From the main road there is possibility to get public transport to reach the main city : Quillabamba and from there go Machu Picchu (3 hrs to go to Hydroelectrica), to Sacred Valley (3hrs to go to Ollantaytambo), to Cusco (5hrs)

    As well, around the farm there are paths to unknown waterfalls or panoramic spots on Vilcanota Valley, we also plan to open new roads to archeological ruins crossing the mountains (Choquequirao, Vilcabamba, Espiritu Pampa, Mosoq Llacta, Manco Pata...) or natural spots (Pongo the Mainique, Rio Yoyato...), kind of spots the volunteer could enjoy as priviliged guest as turism didn't invade yet,

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Dear volunteers, do you see these little houses ? Here we will receive you... Come to our paradise !
Illapani Waterfall - Hidden paths from our farm to go to those beautiful waterfalls
Chuncho Cacao is a local product, come to enjoy it and know the process from the seed to your cup
Tropical flower you can find walking in the chakra
Local kitchen you can find at home
Tropical flower you can find walking in the chakra
Some waterfall are only known by the local people, after the Ayni they will be glad to take you there for an unique moment turists will never live
Chuncho Cacao
Don Ronald and his daughter (my wife) Marycielo
Amazing Panorama at the top of the mountains Do you want to be the first travelers going there ?
Entrance to the Chakra, Welcome Volunteers !
Welcome to the Ceja de Selva !
Host ref number: 247438173421