Help on our small farm and preserving the beach on the coast of Arequipa, Peru



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    We have a small farm on the coast of the department of Arequipa (600 km south of the city of Lima, 400 km north of the city of Arequipa), at a place called Las Lomas Atiquipa, at the foot of the beautiful and wild beach Jihuay.

    From the ecological point of view, Las Lomas de Atiquipa is a unique place, an oasis in the middle of the Peruvian coastal desert. From a historical standpoint, the site is the only Inca settlement at the foot of the sea, and still retains many archaeological remains.

    Our main interest is having a place in the country where we can live in harmony with nature, doing agriculture, raising small animals and preserving the beach Jihuay and magnificent environment.

    We need volunteers with some skills and practical experience, to help us in the farm and which can carry a message about the value of the place and the importance of preserving it. The scenery is beautiful and very peaceful, surrounded by hills and at the foot of the sea; the Incas and other pre-Hispanic people, who have left traces of their existence in the area, formerly inhabited the site.

    We ask each volunteer a contribution of US$ 5 (S/. 17 in local currency). This money is used to afford the cost of raw food and gas for kitchen and refrigeration, there is no any profit for the farm. Once a week we go to the local town market with volunteers to do the shopping for the week.

    We have established a minimum stay time of 2 weeks, but the experience showed us that this is a too short period to learn about the different tasks of the farm, therefore, we are keen to receive volunteers that want to stay a longer period

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Accueil / tourisme
    Projets artistiques

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Volunteers can have cultural exchange with the responsible of the farm and with the locals of the neighboring towns in the area. As well, the volunteers may participate in the weekly shopping visit to the city of Chala.

  • Aide


    We have been in Jihuay since 1998 because we love to live in contact with nature , and the place felt wonderful since we met it for the first time.

    We have small plantations of olives, taras and other trees, we need to improve our orchard and gardens. We also have some ducks, chicken and guinea pigs. As the site is arid , everything lives because we irrigate it with water coming from a spring .

    Concerning facilities, in the farm we have basic confort but we don´t have connection to the electrical network (just our own solar pannels), no telephone or internet connection (we have to walk up hill for 15 minutes to get connected with a smartphone). We use the water of a nearby spring, it is a precious and scarce resource and we have to use it with a lot of responsibility.

    In general, we need volunteers having practical skills in construction, repairing, farming and gardening, house keeping, and cooking. However, the most important is to have a good attitude, to participate, to be proactive and and liking to live and share with the others.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    no specific spanish lessons, just learning while communicating during stay in the farm

  • Hébergement


    Currently we have 1 rustic house, with the basic facilities required. Typically volunteers are accommodated in this house. Occasionally volunteers should sleep in tents outdoors, but they can access the facilities of the farm. We are working to improve our facilities in the new volunteers house we have to finalize. We require every volunteer bring its own sleeping bag.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The place is beautiful and there are many places to visit, archaeological sites, beaches, hills, climbing sites, fishing spots, etc. A milestone for all volunteers, is to climb to the summit of Cahuamarca, the highest point of Atiquipa, where the most important archaeological site in the area is.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    I think there is enough place to park campervans or mnotorhomes

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    I have big dogs, I am not against pets but could be risky for them if something happens

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours per day, 6 days a week

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    Cet hôte fait payer des frais

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    contribution of $5 a day towards food

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N° de référence hôte : 764195596936