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

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Peru

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  2022 

 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 an access road and drive up to the worksite
    -Built a rain cover/shelter
    -Built a powerhouse
    -Set up a full solar system and built a stand for solar panels(so we have power!)
    -Set up satellite internet(Only good for basic communication use)
    -Poured the foundation for the community kitchen/ living room /dining room space
    -The posts and first part of the roof structure is up
    -A composting outhouse
    -Build the first part of the fence to keep cows out
    -Explored forests for future building site
    -Moved most of the building materials to the building site

    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 the nature. Each house will be different, think: Treehouse, dome, earth house, and more!

    Some of the projects for this month alone:
    -Building trout ponds, planting a permaculture fruit forest, garden, and bamboo.
    -Building 1-2 composing outhouses/bathrooms, outdoor wood-heated shower. compost system and chicken house.
    -Building the community kitchen, powerhouse and setting up the solar system
    -Building a fence and wooden entrance gates so our neighbor's cows don't eat all our plants
    -Building platforms for tents, starting to build 2-3 cabins(at least 1 will be an eco treehouse, some will be made of bamboo and one might be a dome)
    -Building a wood-stove heated natural hot tub

    Join us at the very beginning 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 from the very bottom. We are at very humble beginnings and don't have much to offer other than 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. 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

  • 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, self-sustainability, meditation, and more

  • 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, dogs), 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, building water systems and more! 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 learning French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tents, hammocks and sleeping under the stars. We will be building cabins so you can even build your own little shelter and then stay in it! This is a chance for you to learn how to build and use the materials available on the land. We will also work together to build more platforms for tents and little cabins, treehouses for volunteers and guests; you get to be a part of that! You will eat with us as a family. 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 and we have chickens so they need to not eat them ;)

  • 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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