Bioconstruction & Recycling Project for Environmental Awareness in Arequipa, Peru



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    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, German

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 30min from the center, regular bus connection. close to natural view points, countryside and old parts of Arequipa.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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