Sustainable Community Huaraz, Peru

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ConstrucciÓn de casas rÚsticas - construction of rustic houses

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High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with the locals
10 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
10 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
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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.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are building adobe and stone houses, with a wonderful finish. We need volunteers with knowledge in electrical or hydraulic installation, decoration of facades, murals with mural painting. Help! Estamos construyendo casas de adobe y de piedra, con un acabado maravilloso. Necesitamos voluntarios con conocimiento en instalación eléctrica o hidráulica, decoración de fachadas, murales con pintura mural. Ayúdanos!

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteers will contribute US$8 per day to cover food, living expenses or finance our Organization. Los voluntarios aportarán US$7 al día para cubrir los gastos de comida, manutención o financiar nuestra Organización.


  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 60 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

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Hours & Tasks


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How this experience will transform you

10 Meeting locals

10 Immersing in the local culture

9 Get in touch with nature

7 Learning about sustainability

6 Developing environmental awareness

5 Meeting international travelers



Really pleasant stay at Nelson's and his family, very nice persons, flexible, accomodating and interesting ! Thanks to the location of the house, i could relax, connect with nature, and learn more of the culture in this peruvian pueblo. Moreover, the work i did was not painful at all, i enjoyed it, so i recommand this experience :) Thanks to them !

2 months ago



I had really good experience while I was volunteering, the tasks are really simple. For example: helping with the lamas, working at a small field of vegetables, bringing wood from the forest to the family house. I think it's simple and nice for one week to chill and get to know a little bit with the community and the culture.

4 months ago

Nelson Jovano replied

Thank you very much, Brother Stav. Best regards from a distance and many successes.



Tasks were light and diverse, one day I was taking care of llamas, another one I was assisting in the garden or storing wood in a shelter. I could easily talk to Nelson and his family members, and I've learnt a lot about their day-to-day lives and costumes. Due to the political situation and demonstrations, I was the only worldpacker in there, but I could meet other foreigners when trekking or exploring the city. Food tastes good and you can have as much as you want, you'll take care of your own utensils. The bedroom is clean and I had enough space to study and work in there in my free time.

6 months ago



If you want to have a real Peruvian experience this is the place. Work hours are easy: working in the morning and you get your afternoon off. Perfect for hiking to the Lagunas near the house. Nelson is a really nice person, always willing to help you for both organisation of the following days but also to know the surroundings. Unfortunately he was usually working at another place and I was under his mother's charge. Even if they are thankful to you for what you did, I had the impression that they don't really need your help and that they're doing this for having another source of income.

8 months ago

Nelson Jovano replied

Muchas gracias hermano Paul. Saludos cordiales a la distancia.



It's an interesting experience. More like an accommodation with a cultural exchange I'd say. It's a big nice family, everyone has many things to do and sometimes you can help them and interact. You won't have an actual schedule it just depends on what is happening that day. It can be a advantage because there is so many trekkings to do around. You will be under a local family rules in all terms, food, manners, showers… everything. You will learn a lot :)

9 months ago

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