Help in carpentry, growing fruits and vegetables in the middle of the Peruvian Jungle and highland, Peru



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    Hello, my name is Nincol and I live on a farm in the middle of the Peruvian jungle and highlands. My house has a wonderful view and a nice river next to, there is also a road just 5 minutes walking.

    From my point is easy to get to the highland or to the forest because there are many cheap transportation that cross the road near my house. It is in a town called Taruca in "Santa Maria del Valle - Huanuco". I am a carpenter and I enjoy growing fruits and vegetables on my land. I have an epigastric hernia and I´m in my 50s and i need assistance with heavy lifting and simple household tasks, such as cooking and cleaning. Since I´m getting older, I cannot work as hard on my farm as I used to. I only speak Spanish, but my daughter is an English teacher so she will help me in case english is need it.
    I would enjoy meeting and sharing with you and helping you to improve your Spanish.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My farm is located in a beautiful area with a unique view of both the jungle and the highlands. The main center of Huanuco is 20 minutes by bus, and my house is directly up a river from the bus stop. I live in a peaceful area with lots of fresh air and nature to explore. I love to have fun and joke around. I enjoy company and can teach you a lot about the quieter areas of Peru. No previous carpentry experience is required, but you will learn a lot about the trade from helping out with the lifting.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    The majority of the help required will be lifting heavy objects in assistance with my carpentry. Tasks could also include minor cooking and cleaning around the house. You will have 2 days off per week. I can give you suggestions for places to go and things to see if you tell me what you´re interested in. The bus stop is only down a small hill from my farm, where you can access the town center by a 20 minute bus ride.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have a private bedroom and a shared, very basic farm bathroom. In our open living room there is also a Tv, Dvd and limited Internet ( you can keep in touch with your family but the videos wont work ). The house is located on my farm , the food and fruits will be include.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live in the middle of Huanuco and Tingo Maria.
    Huanuco has nice museums to visit such as: Kotosh Ruins and Perricholi's house. Tingo Maria is Wonderful too there is a nice natural reserve and The Cave of the Pavas.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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