Welcoming travellers to lend a helping hand in Cocachimba, Peru



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  • Description


    We are a couple Per- Italy (40s) with a 8 yrs child. we live in Cocachimba, Amazonas region in Peru (1800 masl, not jungle, just tropical Andes :)) We are setting a space for children of the town , kind of after school open space with small forest and cabin .We appreciate help from one maximum 2 persons. With
    - a person who stays in that children space from 3 to 5pm , 4 or 5 days a week , playing or teaching something to the children: painting, arts, music, magic, sports, slack line, anything.. . around 6 children normally
    to complete: we need some translations, garden cultivation ...we are flexible rally
    -knowledge on how to build and put in place a small adventure play ground for little children ( Tibetan bridges, climbing walls, zip lines -for this if you have experience we can offer a financial compensation too).

    We have recently open this lodge, we have 3 cabins that we rent to tourists and visitors from all around the world, we keep the property with the help of 2 or 3 persons who work here. We have also a green garden with some vegetables and also lots of fruit tress in process of growth or some already giving us their fruits :). We are in the upper part of Cocachimba town (220 inhabitants) The view of the Gocta waterfall (700 mts one of the biggest) is all over here. We are in the area know as the kingdom of the pre Inca civilisation: the Chachapoyas (lots of archeological sites around like Kuelap, and specially stunning nature perfect for trekking of all levels) . We have 3 dogs and two cats. We offer a small room, maybe for 2 persons but ideally for one, shared bathroom, small kitchen . we offer food only occasionally .

    Carmen & Francesco

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    we are an italian peruvian couple, previously we lived in Lima,Italy and France. Here in Cocachimba you will exchange also with local people getting to know some of local culture and traditions (this is not Quechua, dont expect Cusco-like traditions) We are in the hearth of the Chachapoyas land with lots of archaeological sights, beautiful landscapes and birdwatching. We can offer experience in Peruvian culture and traditions, adobe building , tourism orientation, lodge management, ecc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    "french lessons for kid (French CE2 level) and/or design and building of open air natural play ground,cooking, gardening, ukelele lessons, tourism, wood crafting, natural construction...ecc"

    Optionally,specially if you are 2: garden help is appreciated , also we like: yoga/pilates, ukelele lessons, massages, tourism, gastronomy, farming, wood crafting

    we receive volunteers for minimum a week

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    teaching English to local children

  • Accommodation


    A Room with shared bathroom. In the room two people can sleep comfortably, but single is ideal. The room is located in an independent part of the property with a small kitchen. Bathroom is shared with 2 other staff. .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are right below the Gocta waterfall and in the middle of the Utcubamba valley. There are plenty of treks you could do. Visits to waterfalls and caves. Chachapoyas archeological sites. we are located in a tiny town . Closer airport: 1 hour. closer bus station: 30 minutes.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    we have a good wi fi connection . I also work online. But considering that we are in the Peruvian Andes it could happen that it slows down , or that it stops if there is a energy shut down , but is real not frequent at all. Is good anyway to have a cell phone with some data for back up if possible

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Let see case by case.. we have space I think ...not sure

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 273414149217