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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.


Help with a wide range of repairs.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

Additional Fee

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

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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.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Language lessons

Learn or improve your language skills.

Permaculture Course

Join our permaculture course and learn how to take care of our planet.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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Worldpackers Insurance

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The Experience

Estamos construyendo casas de adobe y de piedra, con un acabado maravilloso. Necesitamos decorarlo con una pintura y con muchos diseños de dibujo en el muro. Ayúdanos!

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Additional Fee Required

No contamos con mucho dinero somos una familia con bajos recursos de dinero. Por esta razón se necesita para poder pagar los servicios básicos que se paga en la localidad, ya sea para la energía eléctrica, agua potable y otros... S/.15.00 soles por día.


  • Intermediate Spanish or Beginner English

  • Between 18 and 45 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
3 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Eco Lodge

Learning & Fun


Tive uma experiência maravilhosa com a família do Nelson! Aprendi muitas coisas novas, me senti em casa em todo momento, e com certeza faria novamente. Trabalhei no campo, ajudei na construção do teto feito de cipó, colhi comia para os cuis, ajudei na limpeza áreas de plantação, enfim, uma experiência que nunca imaginei, que mudou muito minha forma de pensar sobre o trabalho no campo. Amei cada minuto com essa família que me acolheu com filha durante 9 dias. Obrigada por tudo Nelson e Família, espero vê-los novamente.

2 months ago


Tenga una buena experiencia con una familia legítima Quechua! Todos son muy amables, comida buena y te quieren como una familia!
Días increíbles por ahí! Gracias a todos :)

2 months ago


I had a really great time with Nelson and his entire beautiful family!! They're very walm and welcoming and really eager to share they're culture with anybody who wants to learn. This is a great way to get a real look into Peruvian. Hours are easy, you work in the morning and have the afternoon off. Tasks change depending on what they need doing, construction, planting, general labour. Mountains are incredibly beautiful! Amenities are basic, there's no hot water or internet, and it's quite cold where they have dinner, outside. Please keep that in mind. Food is simple but good.

3 months ago


Mi estancia ha sido una experiencia maravillosa y muy enriquecedora!! No sólo he aprendido un montón de cosas, sino que es una familia que te hace sentir como si fueras un miembro más.. No me parece que haya mejor manera de conocer la auténtica cultura peruana a través de una familia, humilde en lo material, pero muy rica en amor, esfuerzo, conocimientos ancestrales, ... un lugar de una naturaleza espectacular, formas de vida auténticas y gente que te acoge con cariño. Agradezco mucho haber tenido la oportunidad de compartir tiempo y experiencias con esa familia maravillosa, un abrazo!!!!

3 months ago


Willka Lodge is a perfect place if you are looking for a real peruvian experience. The owner, Nelson, is a really nice guy that wants you to feel welcome and help you get to know the surroundings. He even let you have flexible hours so that you can do trekkings. The Lodge is close to the entrance of some trekkings (Laguna Ahuac) and is an unique experience in Huaraz. But have in mind that you wont have some comforts that you would when staying at the city center. There is no hot water, no wifi, and the food is very simple. They do San Pedro ceremonies, but it costs 175 soles each. Recommended!

8 months ago

About Willka Lodge Homestay

  • Hosted by Nelson

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  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: Less than a day

About the host

Recibimos voluntarios todo el año. Ahora estamos construyendo casas para nuestros alojamiento. Ahora, debido a la alta demanda, estamos recibiendo voluntarios solo por 15 días máximo.

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