Environmental project in the central jungle in San Ramon, Peru

  • Peru
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  • Last activity: 15/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    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

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    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.

  • Accommodation


    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 ...

    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

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    Maximum 5 USD / day contribution for food
Host ref number: 479446571935

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