Get to know the Amazon and help us establish a food forest in Ucayali, Peru



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    Hello friends :)
    We are Sadí and Jacqi, a couple from Perú and Germany. After several years of traveling, volunteering, helping out and learning in many beautiful projects & communities, we have settled down in the rainforest of Perú and are now happy to be able to receive volunteers ourselves :)
    About a year ago, we bought this piece of land which includes about 16 hectares, in the region of Ucayali
    The area has suffered a lot from deforestation by the coca leaf production and now, the soil is very depleted due to the intense use of chemicals and the forests need support (cutting vines preventing trees from growing etc) to be able to recover strongly and healthily.
    Our vision for this place is to establish abundant food forests, including local and foreign varieties, using natural, regenerative methods like permaculture syntropic agriculture etc, to work towards food "sovereignty" .
    We have chicken, ducks, guinea pigs and rabbits, too, helping to give back life to the soil.
    In the areas that have been affected by erosion, we are planting different varieties of bambú, which we will also use for natural building and food source in the future.
    In other areas, we are planting local hardwood and medicinal trees to help bring back varieties to the ecosystem that have gone extinct.
    We are really just at the beginning of our project, so it can be very interesting for you to witness this process if you are curious. This also means that many things are still in progress and evolution and not as organized as we might wish.
    Eventually, we are envisioning to create an Ecovillage/ sustainable community and private conservation area, which you are very welcome to join if you have a similar vision and like this place and project 🌱😊
    Five months ago, our first baby was born so the rhythm of our life has changed quite a bit, the little girl is bringing a lot of joy to our lives and slowed things down a little with Jacqi now being mostly active around the house :)
    Please, only send us a message if you are willing to help and support us with all your heart because the life and the work in the jungle can sometimes be challenging if you are not fully engaged in this experience.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • 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

    We can share what we have been learning throughout time and by living here on the land like
    * Healthy, wholesome nutrition from the land and local, traditional dishes
    * Knowledge of local ecology, fruits and medicinal plants
    * Regenerative farming methods like permaculture etc.
    * working with a machete
    * Kombucha making
    * worm composting
    * Reforestation and land management
    * Practicing/Learning Spanish and English with us :)
    * living simply in harmony with nature, local style and sustainable
    * splitting forewood, cooking with fire,
    * animal care

    And much more :)

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    If you are interested and willing to give us a hand in the daily works we are doing, you are absolutely welcome here! :)
    It's really important that you are motivated because life and the work here can be pretty challenging and tiring.
    Our current projects and daily works include:
    - clearing/ maintenance of (fruit) trees already planted and vines in the forest
    - planting trees (during rainy season, Nov-Apr)
    - collecting food for the animals
    - build a dry compost toilet
    - establish a garden bed
    - build a cob oven
    - finish & decorate the house
    - cooking meals on the fire
    !! daily chores like dishwashing, cleaning the house, feeding the animals...!!
    If you love taking pictures or working with videos, we would love some help with that for our Facebook and Instagram pages!
    Also, any other skills and passions you might have to share we can surely incorporate here it's all up to you :)
    We do not have a fixed schedule for help, it depends on what needs to be done. Usually, we like to use the early morning hours before it gets really hot to get things done.
    Work always differs, according to what needs to be done. Some days might be easy& relaxed and other times work might be really physical and tiring because of the heat/humidity. You'll probably sweat a lot here which is great for detoxing the body ;)
    We would love to provide a more liberate working structure according to your passions, skills and curiosity and love people who can work independently. Open and honest communication is very important for us so we can have a good relationship and make the most of our time together :)

    We really appreciate people who have initiative and can do things by themselves when seeing that something needs to be done. Like this, we can work and life together more efficiently and have motivation as a whole 😊

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Portugais: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire

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    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
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  • Hébergement


    We live in a simple, large two story wooden house. There are no walls/rooms because it's always warm/hot in the rainforest.
    We live kind of Japanese style, with low tables and sit on the floor.
    You can choose between sleeping in a hammock with mosquito net or a comfortable matress on the floor with mosquito net.
    If you have a tent you can also put it on the wooden floor inside the house.
    During the day we have two hammocks to hang out and relax.
    We live off-grid, so we have limited access to electricity, depending on the sunshine. With some days of rain/clouds, sometimes we don't have enough electricity to charge the phone.
    ** we suggest you bring a powerbank and only use your phone when necessary 😁**
    ** If you want internet access without limitations, it is best if you get a SIM card from Entel (or also Claro, there's signal up the hill) ! **
    If not, you can also use the time here as a kind of retreat and detox in nature, just enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the jungle :)
    We are just finishing the house and in the process of making a kitchen and a clay stove, for now, we cook on a very simple fireplace with wood. Sometimes cooking with fire can be challenging and needs some patience.
    We bathe in the creek closeby. For taking a shower or washing clothes with soap, we carry water in a bucket outside of the river.
    We have a simple compost toilet in the forest but will make another more elaborate one soon.
    Basically, we live outside of the comfort zone. Living here is NOT like living in the city ;)
    The creek springs in the forest behind the house and this is where we drink from, very clean and refreshing, cold water.
    We have just been here since a bit less than a year and are still in the process of establishing food forests and gardens.
    So far, we have a good harvest of different types of bananas, yucca, cucumbers, pumpkins, lemons, cocona.
    From December to April we have heaps of Aguaje, a very nutritious and delicious local palm fruit.
    Some established fruit trees we are already harvesting from and which you can eat freely from are:
    Sapote (Jan-Feb)
    Caimito (Nov-Dec)
    Anona (custard apple) (Nov-Jan)
    Wild Granadilla (Nov-Mar)
    Pumarosa/Wax Apple (Oct-Nov, May/June)

    we have only just begun producing our own food so there's still many things we need to buy in town so we ask for a small optional contribution for the food or you can bring your own food, too if you prefer :)
    Hopefully, in the future we will be able to provide more food just from what we grow.
    We usually go to the village once a week to buy fresh vegetables and supplies for the week.
    The food we cook is simple and depends on what we have available.
    There's always lots of bananas to eat as many as you want 🍌🍌🍌
    This is the jungle, so there's always some mosquitos around. Wearing socks and long sleeves is the best protection, especially at night. After sometime, they usually lose interest and your body gets used to the bites, too, especially if you do not scratch the bites ;)
    It's good to bring some (old), sturdy clothes that are suitable for working in the garden.
    And you definetely need a (head) torch for the night.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    In your free time you can explore the forest, bathe in the creeks, make art, play with the cats and dogs or whatever you wish.
    If you stay more time, we can go explore some nearby rivers and waterfalls like Velo de la Novia or Ducha de Diablo.
    Our land is located in 40 mins
    ** WALKING/trek** distance from the village of Huipoca, we do not have road access yet!
    We usually go to the village once a week to buy food, if you stay longer and get to know the way you can also go there by yourself of course :)
    We are located 15km from a bigger town called Aguaytía.
    We are just inbetween the cities of Tingo María and Pucallpa, three hours by bus each way.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

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    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    3 hours/day, 5 days/week

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Communication: (4.6)

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