Help us to create a bioconstruction and permaculture project on our family farm in the heart of the Amazon, Iquitos, Peru

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Peru

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    03/12/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are located in the heart of the Amazon, Iquitos - Peru.
    It is a family farm, which over the years has maintained an intact nature, which has gradually been surrounded by the city. The land has belonged to our family for 3 generations, with no other use than the family, now houses different types of animals that have found their home here (monkeys, iguanas, parrots, etc.)
    We intend to get a good return to the farm without altering its ecosystem, without being forced to sell the land. So I left my job as marketing director in Barcelona and I proposed to my family to create a bioconstruction and permaculture project with the intention of promoting a conscious and sustainable tourism.
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    Nos encontramos en el corazón del Amazonas, Iquitos - Perú.
    Se trata de una granja familiar, que con el paso de los años ha mantenido una naturaleza intacta, que poco a poco se ha visto rodeada por la ciudad. El terreno ha pertenecido a nuestra familia por 3 generaciones, sin más uso que el familiar, ahora aloja a distintos tipos de animales que han encontrado aquí su hogar (monos, iguanas, loros, etc)
    Pretendemos sacar un buen rendimiento a la granja sin alterar su ecosistema, sin vernos obligados a vender el terreno. Por lo que yo dejé mi empleo y le propuse a mi familia crear un proyecto de construcción natural y agricultura regenerativa con la intención de fomentar un turismo consciente y sotenible. Debido a la covid, tuve que volver a España y ahora mi tía Marta se encarga de organizar el proyecto.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    Connection with nature, a life in the jungle just 5 minutes from the city. Share with our family. Collaborate in the launch of the project, and share knowledge and art.
    We do sewing, transport and taking care of our farm, we are people with a happy soul.
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    Conexión con la naturaleza, una viviencia en la selva a tan solo 5 minutos de la ciudad. Compartir con nuestra familia. Colaborar en el lanzamiento del proyecto, y compartir conocimientos y arte.
    Nos dedicamos a la costura, al transporte y a cuidar nuestra granja, somos personas con un alma alegre.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with the garden and animals, permaculture project.
    And active people with an interest in bioconstruction, in this case bamboo, it would be good to take advantage of an area where we have planted bamboo for nine years, for my grandmother, but we do not have the necessary knowledge to be able to make constructions, my cousins and I have normally I learned from some volunteers to work with wood for the construction of my house.
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    Necesitamos ayuda con el huerto y los animales, proyecto de permacultura.
    Y gente activa con interés por la bioconstruccion, en este caso bambú, estaria bien aprovechar una zona donde tenemos plantado bambu desde hace nueve años, por mi abuelita, pero no tenemos los conocimientos necesarios para poder hacer construcciones, de normal mis primos y yo hemos aprendido de algunos voluntarios a trabajar con maderas para la construcción de mi casa.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    All my family want learn new skills

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Log cabin high up inside the farm. Access to the bathroom near the cabin and access to showers, with reuse of rainwater in the main house, as well as the kitchen, chill out area or hammock area. The cabin can be private or shared with other volunteers if desired, there is also the option of sleeping in the mezzanine of the main house, having faster access and being in the company of the family.
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    Cabaña de madera en altura en el interior de la granja. Acceso al baño cerca de la cabaña y aceso a duchas, con reutilización del agua de lluvia en la casa principal, al igual que la cocina, zona chill out o la zona de hamacas. La cabaña puede ser privada o compartida con otros voluntarios si se desea, también existe la opción de dormir en el altillo de la casa principal, teniendo un acceso más rápido y a estar en compañía de la familia.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Photographing, dancing, visiting the jungle or nearby, there are nearby lagoons and animal rescue areas. Transportation is available for 2/3 soles. It is also a city where motorcycles move a lot.

    Fotografiar, bailar, visitar la selva o cercanias, hay lagunas proximas y zonas de rescate de animales. Hay transporte disponible por 2/3 soles. Tambien es una ciudad en la que se mueven mucho las motos.

  • 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 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

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    Hours expected

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


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