Support creating, preserving and enjoy the countryside of Lima city, Peru




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    This is a concept-place-project which lies on the central coast of Peru (Lurín-Lima).
    It has 500 m2, 30 m2 of which are the base of the little wooden house.
    Nilo and Ferdinand (the Duck), the founders and permanent residents, would love to continue developing an alternative concept of lifestyle, half anthropocracy/half duck-anarchy. That is aimed to become an eco-project.
    We hope to find people who want to give us a hand on that and support in the growth and conservation, but also to share experiences, enjoy and create nice memories. We have received foreign travellers before, over 30 so far, mainly through Couchsurfing. We are new in this platform. Get to know us! :)

    We are located between the fertile rural valley of Lurín and the metropolitan area of Lima. The distance from the main square of the Lima to our place is around 40 kms and it takes between 40 to 90 minutes to get here, depending on the transport. It is easy to get public transport (buses, taxis, electric train (the only one in Peru)).
    It is close to the sea (1.2 km), in front of the Cavillaca Islands and its marine fauna. A few kilometers away from one of the largest and most important shrines of Abya yala (pre-Hispanic indigenous America): Pachacámac.

    This is the suitable place to experience the real Peru.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have travelled in some Latin-American countries and explored 20 of the 24 departments of Peru and had the opportunity to get cultural immersion. I am very engaged with Peruvian and Latin-American cultures, specially the native ones.
    Some says that I am good at cooking. I can teach you how to prepare Peruvian dishes. We also may try to compose music. I am a beginner of charango, the Andean lute.
    On the other hand, I studied Philosophy in the best university of Peru (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos) and did a master in Epistemology. Currently I am studying Anthropology.
    Therefore, I think I could help you to get to know several cultures which are part of Abya Yala (indigenous America) and understand sociologically contemporary Peru.

    People in my neighborhood are curious and friendly with foreigners as well.

  • Help


    Any kind of help and suggestions are welcomed :) I am open to hear and coordinate with volunteers.
    Your job can be one/some of the following tasks:

    - Starting and preserve the garden and orchard
    - Keep outdoor clean (300m2). I handle cleaning the wooden house.
    - Feed the ducks and chicken
    - Painting the wooden house
    - Creating wooden furniture
    - Teaching how to produce media content (camera, edition, data storage). I would really love to produce a documentary or a visual project.
    - Plan to develop a program or workshop to support the human development of the neighbours or members of the area.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Basic benefits
    - Wide garden, bedroom, living room, kitchen. Any area is shared.
    - Breakfast will be provided by the host the work days. However, the lunch and dinner can be cooked in the kitchen by the guest-volunteer-friend. I am flexible to talk about these clauses.

    Optional additional benefits:
    - Detailed advice on transport or interesting spots
    - 2 bikes available
    - Travel tips, guide book loans, magazines and national tourism sketches.
    - Spanish lessons (I used to be Spanish teacher) and immersion in Peruvian culture (attending to special local events)
    - Tourist guidance (depending on the previous coordination and common motivations) or travelling together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Lurín you may visit:

    - Temple of Pachacámac (one of the most important oracle sanctuaries of Abya Yala. Pachacámac is the ancestral num god with demiurgic powers, whose name etymologically means "Soul of the Earth, the one that animates the world").
    - San Pedro Beach, Arica beach, El Silencio beach, among others.
    - Islands of Cavillaca (2 km from the coast, its name is based on a beautiful myth. It has marine wildlife).
    - Lomas de Lúcumo (Flora and wildlife of a desert ecosystem moistened by sea breezes, with greater splendor between May and November).
    - Diverse restaurants (fresh seafood and fruits from local fields).
    - Ichimay wari (neighborhood of southern craftsmen).
    - Nursery gardens.
    - Inochy Lútico Center (Collection of stones from different regions)
    - Cerro Centinela (It has an Inca cemetery on the top, demanding hard trekking).
    - Near Chilca (UFO sighting and contact area, archaeological ruins, beaches, energy pools with medicinal muds, local gastronomy).
    - Near the cemetery of Nueva Esperanza (the second largest necropolis in the world).

    More information about the available tasks, the place of stay and me, through whatsapp :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

The founder, Ferdinand
At work
Still working
Czech Rep.
Pachacamac museum
Some of the first volunteers. Canada, Bulgaria and Germany

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