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We have a beautiful peace of land in the high jungle close to the village San Ramon ( 20 minutes) , in the province of Chanchamayo, JUNÍN in Peru. Stefano and I, are building a beautiful Fundo Ecolódge. doing construction with Bambú and other's sostenibles materials that we have on the area, planting our fruits, cultivating vegetables and trying to live and enjoy the nature the most respectful to the earth.
I am Laura, 36 years old, Born in La Merced ( city 12 km from San Ramón) and growing my childhood on San Ramon. I lived many years out of my country. Traveling and working in others places to finding knowledge and experience to build a dream project. I am apasionate about sostenibility, Permaculture, community life, learning new things, traveling and enjoying the nature.
Stefano, he is 33 years old, From Italy. Carpenter that fall in love about the construction with Bambú. Stefano love to practice boxing, cooking and enjoying Trips around the closing mountains.
We are looking for volunteers from all around the world to help with the project and also enjoy being in the middle of nature at it´s best in the high jungle of Peru. Close by there is a beautiful river to swim in, as well as pools to get refreshed. The climate is hot all year round, and in winter time (January-April) it rains, but is still hot. The work in the land is hard, and in winter time the working hours are flexible, depending on the rain (we can´t work when it rains hard).
We are looking for help planting plants and trees, taking out weeds, helping with the crops that we planted, building a special place using about 1000 glass bottles that have been recycled, creating an ecological botanical garden, Cleaning and Maintenance of the Fundo and all areas. And hosting ours visitors of the Fundo.
One thing to take into account - the road from Lima to San Ramon (and the Central Jungle) sometimes can get blocked due to mudslides or traffic accidents that may cause delays of the bus trip, so if this occurs you will need patience (this occurs quite rarley).
The arrival of volunteers to the project is Sunday or Monday.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkArt ProjectsLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseHospitality/TourismGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You can have the experience of reconnecting with the nature. Living in a beautiful area sounreded by mountains and rivers. Working with the hands, meeting with others volunteers and visitors.
Living the Central Jungle sostenible life!
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Taking out weeds (weeding), Planting plants and trees, agriculture, cooking and washing dishes, building an ecological botanic garden, building a compost from wood, Painting, creating a logo, designing. Cleaning and Maintenance of all areas that we have. Possibly teaching English to local children in the rural area.
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.
We offer space to camp in our camp zone, We provide a tend camp with mattress, bed clothes, pillow and cover. We also provide you bathrooms, showers and kitchen to our volunteers. We offers 3 meals a day, usually traditional Peruvian dishes. You can enjoy all the recreation places on our Fundo. Like, swimming pools, river beach, volleyball camp and gardens. Maximum 4 people can stay here at a time.
What else ...
San Ramon is considered "high jungle", and is located 8 hours bus ride from Lima. The nature here is outstanding, with many waterfalls, diversity of animals and plants, butterflies and rivers. I have many recommendations of special and beautiful places to visit while staying here.
How to get here: The only way to get here is a bus from Lima. Currently, the best company is "Movil Tours" (Movil Bus). Other companies that are ok: "La Molina" and "La Merced". You need to buy tickets Lima- San Ramon ahead of time (one day before is usually enough, but sometimes the buses get sold out). The company Movil Tours is the only company that sells tickets on the internet. With the other companies tickets can only be bought in cash at the agency (station) of the bus company.
In order to get to the bus station of the company, you can take a taxi or public transportation (I reccomend a motoTaxi in this case). Days before your arrive, we will arrenge all the details of the arriving in San Ramon. The address is Carretera La Esperanza. Km 6.3. We are located after anexo 14 and before Anexo la Esperanza. On the main road. 20 minutes from San Ramón.
A bigger city that's located just 10 minutes from San Ramon is "La Merced". Anyone interested in coming please write me the date you wish to come and about how much time you plan to stay because I can only host 4 people at a time.
All the volunteers help to cook every day for everyone, and we live as a community where everyone helps out with cooking, washing and cleaning.
Necessary equipment for the jungle: sunscreen, repellent, long working pants, long working tshirt, hat. All of these can be bought here just in case someone doesn't have or forgets to bring.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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I had such an amazing two weeks with Laura and Stefano. You sleep in your own tent with a
it realy make sense that you stay longer there so the animals have a responsible contact.
make sure that you are good prepaired for the rain, use clothes which dry fast, buy a pillow (if you need that to sleep) and inform you about tipical illnesses in the jungle that you are
Laura and Stefano are such lovely people, really welcoming and kind; and the 3 lovely dogs! The way they are makes you want to work hard and be a great help!
The work was hard admittedly but it was also varied so it never got boring, with different
The work at the land was difficult, mostly because
- Wonderful host
- Hard work
- SUPER cute dog!
- No wifi in the house
Laura is a properly fantastic host. My experience here might have been my favorite workaway out of the six or so that i have done so far. The work is hard (something I personally enjoy), and the jungle is absolutely stunning, with beautiful
Son muy lindas personas. De seguro que van a disfrutar de su compañía.
Nosotros aquí en Perú los extrañamos y esperemos que vuelvan algún día a visitarnos.
Laura is the person with who we were working. She is energic and well motivated to improve her community with differents projects. She acts to protect the nature, to embellish the village of San-Ramon and to bring new cultural activities in the jungle. She needs help to realize her projects. We were working hard,
Hard work in a unique area, welcomed into a family, and teamwork with other volunteers.
Laura, and her beautiful puppy, were incredibly welcoming from the very first moment we met. We soon got into the routine of having a delicious and nutritious
I. Those 2 weeks we worked hard in the land. Building, cleaning the land, planting.
The house is super nice and relaxed. And the family of Laura is extra nice.
For those who want to work hard and have the desire to learn about permaculture, local communities and be surrounded by nature
Working with Laura is far from being easy, but the emotional recompensation is far from being indifferent as well.
I stayed two weeks there and I felt as part of the volunteer family as part of her own family.
We worked most on mornings and after we lunch at the house or at the restaurant of her lovely
The project is amazing and really big so we had to work hard to take part of it! There are nice walks to do, and nice places to swim. People are really nice, as in all the
Durante el tiempo que estuve allí, Laura no siempre estaba allí, pero Enzo, un amigo suyo, que es el coordinadoro
Being here was an Awesome cultural immersion. You truly
Primero que nada laura es una persona abierta, sensible y con una risa y un sentido del humor re contagiosos!
Además de abrirnos las puertas de su casa, presentarnos a toda la familia y hacernos sentir parte, sumado a que tiene muchísimas ideas y muchisimas ganas para el proyecto está
The way you played with the little kids from the small town of "La Esperanza", was really touching, I am sure these
Laura was the best host and she really let us in her home and family! I enjoyed a lot my staying there in this beautiful place called san ramon. The work is always different i get to be a part of a project where we built a wall and a
Hugo and Marine- enjoy the rest of your trip, all the best to you two!
Hugo and Marine
This was my first ever workaway experience, and there was honestly no way I could have started better. I stayed with Mori and Laura for little over three weeks, and had the privilege and opportunity of not only working on their beautiful land, but feeling like being part of their family from the very first days.