Bioconstruction & Recycling Project for Environmental Awareness in Arequipa, Peru



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Se aceptan mascotas en el caso de quedarse en el Huerto de Faustroll.

  • 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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