Sustainable Community Huaraz, Peru

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"Arquitectura y Construcción de Viviendas Rústicas"

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17 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
32 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
31 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 10

Per day

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Los voluntarios aportan $10 dólares por día y por persona, es para cubrir los gastos de alimentación, alojamiento, pago de servicios básicos, suministros y otros.

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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

The Experience

This work focuses on the architecture and construction of rustic homes, providing a comprehensive analysis of the process of building and designing country-style houses. It addresses everything from the materials used to decorative details, with the aim of achieving a house that combines functionality and aesthetics in a cozy and warm environment.😊

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 60 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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74 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Sustainable Community


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 31 Immersing in the local culture
  • 30 Meeting locals
  • 27 Get in touch with nature
  • 18 Practicing Spanish
  • 18 Meeting international travelers
  • 14 Developing environmental awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 8 15. Life on land
  • 6 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 4 17. Partnerships for the goals
  • 2 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 2 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 2 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 2 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 2 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • 1 2. Zero hunger
  • 1 7. Affordable and clean energy



A nice week with Nelson and his family. I painted a mural and learned more about peruvian culture. Thank you for having welcoming me !

about 2 hours ago

Nelson Jovano replied

Muchas gracias por compartir una bonita experiencia mi amiga Coline, cuando quieras puedes volver a la casa 🏡 ya tienes una familia y serás siempre bienvenida. Cuídate mucho y muchos éxitos.



I had a really great time staying with Nelson and his family. The area is beautiful and there are good hiking and camping opportunities in the mountains. I got to practice my spanish and hear a lot about the lives and traditions of the people. Its a place to enjoy the mountains and the culture of the andian people. Regarding work and tasks it's very flexible and there are options of both relaxing and working as it is mostly up to you how you spend your stay.

21 days ago

United States


If you want to immerse yourself with a Quechua family for a week in the Andes, I recommend this experience. The family was generous with their knowledge and patient with my questions. Be prepared for rustic living conditions and in return you can more deeply appreciate the history and customs of the region. Work included groundskeeping at the neighboring ruins, gathering wood for the stove, and feeding the pigs. In your free afternoons or days off there is amazing hiking right in your backyard. My Spanish improved and I got to meet other amazing volunteers from all over the world.

3 months ago

Nelson Jovano replied

Thank you very much for all your help in my project, my dear Margot. If you ever wish to return, do not hesitate to contact me. Best regards from afar. 🤗

New Zealand


Nelson and his family were so kind and welcoming to me, I felt so safe and well cared for while I was staying there. My time with his family was a great opportunity to disconnect and recharge in nature. The work was very light and easy, and I was left most of the day to myself. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a quiet, safe place to unwind and disconnect from the busyness of life.

3 months ago

Nelson Jovano replied

Thank you very much, dear Francesca, for all your help. I hope you can come back sometime, and please don't hesitate to contact me. Best regards from afar. :)



We had a very nice time atthe community. We did Social Media and it was nice to produce the TikToks. Nelson and the family is very kind. We would recommend the stay! Also, there were some points we didn't really like: -The food is not very good (sometimes the family eats better stuff, you get the cheap food) -Its overpriced, especially if you compare it to accomodations in Huraz -No water during the day, which nobody told us in the beginning -In our opinion they don't treat the animales very nice Still recommend! The days we worked were nice and also there are a lot of hikes around!

25 days ago

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