Off-grid life in the mountainous jungles of Tierrabythia, Peru

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Peru

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are starting something completely new and different. Our dream is to live a beautiful, self-sustained life connected with the land/nature we live on with anyone who also wants to live differently.

    This project is all about learning: how to build from the materials in our land, to grow plants, trees and raise animals without any chemicals and in connection with nature.

    Think Garden of Eden, a paradise away from the world. We are located in the Peruvian mountainous jungle, far off the beaten path.

    So far we have:
    -built a community space with living room/ dining area and kitchen and all cooking needs
    -full self sustainable solar system (we have our own power!)
    -composting out house
    -wood stove hot shower and shower house with two sides
    -we have a garden producing food but green house and potato field needs work.
    -we have built a cabin for one of our community members
    -my parents, brother and my house is currently in construction as well as the a newer family that is living with us
    -Set up satellite internet(Only good for basic communication use)
    -Chicken house and duck enclosure

    We recently bought this land and now are transforming it into our home in natural ways. Each project is full of love and inspired by nature

    Some of the projects we have planned and many many more:
    -Building trout ponds
    -Stone herb garden
    -Fix the road onto the property
    -Continuing building permit culture
    -Building 1 more composing outhouses/bathrooms


    Join us at the during our experience of this powerful and beautiful project of building, growing, living and being in harmony with nature.

    Learn as we learn, get your hands in the soil and help us build up and grow. We are still at the beginning but have lots to offer like the experience of living in the jungle and together as a community we always have hot family-style meals, love, a family environment, and lots and lots of raw untouched natural mountainous rainforest.

    In your spear time hike through the jungle, hunt for births, bugs, butterflies, hummingbirds, soak in the river, enjoy the sun and disconnect from the world while connecting deeply with nature and yourself.

    A little about us: My name is Laura, I'm from Germany than grew up in Canada, and have been living in Peru for 2 years. My husband is Peruvian, we met while I was traveling in Peru, he's a website designer and very detail-oriented when it comes to our projects. My parents decided to join the project a few months ago and will also be living here. And then we have my younger but taller brother, he has a lot of building experience and is an excellent chef, he is here full time working with us. We also have a close family friend with two little boys joined us here in our community so expect a little of children energy among the community. And lastly, we have 3-7 incredible workers working with us to make the project move forward faster and more skillfully.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    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

    Learn Spanish, german and english, wood building, permaculture, Gardening, Wood and natural construction, Bio construction and a self-sustainability.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We have so much to do we need more hands and willing helpers. You can choose for the most part what you'd like to help with: Gardening, planting, permaculture, animal care(chickens, ducks), bio + wood building, and construction, making spaces beautiful(building paths, fences, bridges, boardwalks, arches, planting flowers and more), cooking for the family, volunteers and workers. We are building everything out of natural materials and using mostly materials on our land.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I speak 3 languages fluently and am now l am learning french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tents, hammocks and sleeping under the stars. We have two platforms available for volunteers.
    You will eat with us as a family for lunch and dinner. If you enjoy cooking you can take turns cooking with us

    We have tents and hammocks available with bedding if you can't bring any with you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will provide food. You will eat together with our family and if you enjoy cooking we can take turns.

    We have a beautiful wild rainforst/jungle on our land, it's free for you to explore and connect with the nature, we also have waterfalls, incredible views, rivers and so much more to enjoy.

  • 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

    Only if you have 4x4 or a high van, the road is now a very easy road to get up to, you'll have free parking and it's safe and beautiful here

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    As long as you pet get's along with dogs, we have 2 dogs, 3 cats and we have chickens so they need to not eat them ;)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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