Come and learn more about how to use discarded materials to build beautiful places in harmony. Arequipa, Peru

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a ecological project based on the principles of permaculture, community life and land care. The project is in the construction stage, with the first house and a cabin "ZOME", now expanding and building new cabins, working in the garden and food forest day by day, ideal for sharing knowledge in bioconstruction and agroecology.
    It is located on the outskirts (1h) of the city of Arequipa, Peru in the village of La Joya, a desert valley with a beautiful night sky and only one hour from the Coast.
    We offer vegetarian food Everyone is welcome to learn and share in community :) Come and be part of this family

    Somos un proyecto ecológico basado en los principios de la permacultura, la vida comunitaria y el cuidado de la tierra. El proyecto se encuentra en etapa de construcción, con la primera casa y una cabaña "ZOME", ahora expandiendo y construyendo nuevas cabañas, trabajando en el jardín y el bosque de alimentos día a día, ideal para compartir conocimientos en bioconstrucción y agroecología.
    Se encuentra en las afueras (1h) de la ciudad de Arequipa, Perú en el pueblo de La Joya, un valle desértico con un hermoso cielo nocturno y a solo una hora de la Costa.
    Ofrecemos comida vegetariana Todos son bienvenidos a aprender y compartir en comunidad :)
    Ven a ser parte de esta familia

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    The experience of learning in theory and above all in practice how to use the materials that we dispose of the land to build beautiful places in harmony with the environment, learn about caring and be part of the formation of the edible forest and share and learn from the different travelers, teachers and characters that share in the transition of this space.
    And of course... enjoy a unique place, a valley in the desert, with a night sky full of stars, and much production of pisco and wine, in a very quiet place with lots of nature and peace around.

    La experiencia de aprender en la teoria y sobretodo en practica como usar los materiales que disponemos de la tierra para construir lugares hermosos en armonia con el entorno, Aprender sobre el cuidado y ser parte de la formacion del bosque comestible y compartir y aprender de los distintos viajeros, maestros y personajes que comparten en la transicion de este espacio.
    Y claro.. disfrutar de un lugar unico, un valle en el desierto, con un cielo nocturno lleno de estrellas, y mucha producion de pisco y vino, en un lugar muy tranquilo y con mucha naturaleza y paz al rededor.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    A place to share knowledge in bio-construction, agro-ecology, permaculture, healthy living in community and conscience.
    we need help with bioconstruction, organic agriculture and green space maintenance

    Un lugar para compartir saberes en bioconstruccion, agroecologia, permacultura, vida sana en comunidad y conciencia.necesitamos ayuda con tarea de bioconstruccion, agricultura organica y mantencion de espacios verdes

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    we have camping area and room for 5 volunteer
    we serve 3 daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with vegetarian preference
    And very abundant with food

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is a desert valley, but there is a lot of water thanks to irrigation canals, the weather is warm during the day and not very cold at night. 10 minutes from the town of La Joya. The river is 5 minutes away and the Pacific Ocean is 1 hour away for beach lovers. (flexible with the times and movements of each traveler) :) place to learn, do, heal, share and enjoy with the pachamama.

    Es un valle del desierto, pero hay mucha agua gracias a canales de irrigacion, el clima es calido en el dia y no muy frio por las noches. A 10 min de el pueblo de la Joya . El rio esta a 5 min Y el oceano pacifico a 1 hora para los amantes de la playa. (flexibles con los tiempos y los movimientos de cada viajero) :) lugar para aprender, hacer, sanar, compartir y gozar con la pachamama.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept 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

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 355171871175

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