Hey there. We are a Peruvian-German family with two little kids. We have been building a enviromental and cultural house on our projectside during the last 4 years, which is now almost finished - this year we started to offer alternative courses and cultural activities for children - while stating an example of environmentally conscious living and building methods.
At the same time we also refurbish our old suburban house, right next to the project, with ecological, conventional and recycled methods, we got amazing ceramic mosaics all over the house.
We mainly build with cob, recycled materials and wood, but sometimes building tasks demand conventional construction and maintenance as well. Work may also include decoration tasks, finishing off cob walls or natural painting were you can put in your personal art and talent. We also have a garden which sometimes needs a hand, same as help around the house, cleaning, cooking and taking care of the kids.
We regularly organize educational and cultural events for people of the neighborhood were you can take part or even inspire them.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You can learn here about natural building methods, how to do ceramic mosaic, improve your Spanish, eat traditional food in vegetarian version, share with us conversations, Peruvian lifestyle, different activities around the area (walking, cycling) and dream+ advance with us.
Some general handiness is useful and preparedness for work which can be hard sometimes. Other skills like artistic skills, carpentry skills, construction experience are always welcome but not necessary.
Shared accommodation between volunteers with shared bathroom. There are double beds and individual beds, rooms are usually shared between 3-5 persons. One big meal is given daily (lunch), which is vegetarian. Working time is from 9-2pm, afternoon free. Breakfast and dinner can be individual or communally organized.
We are 30min from the center, regular bus connection. close to natural view points, countryside and old parts of Arequipa.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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