Sustainable Community Huaraz, Peru

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"Permacultura: Sostenibilidad y Cuidado de Plantas Ornamentales"

Help a sustainable project
10 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
20 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
20 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.
Content Writer
Write, edit and publish inspiring content.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
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$ 8

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers
  • Materials for volunteer activities
  • Donation to project


The $8 payment is for the purchase of kitchen supplies, electricity, water, internet, bedding laundering, and other services to ensure that the volunteering experience is in good hands and in good conditions.

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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 Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
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!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
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.
Verified Host
This host has been verified by our team before joining the community.
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

The Experience

This work addresses the topic of permaculture and its application in the maintenance of ornamental plants. It explores how permaculture can provide a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to the care and maintenance of these plants, promoting resource conservation and the creation of balanced ecosystems. Is there anything else you would like to know? 😊

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 65 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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Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Sustainable Community


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 20 Immersing in the local culture
  • 20 Meeting locals
  • 19 Get in touch with nature
  • 12 Developing social awareness
  • 11 Learning about sustainability
  • 11 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 5 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4 15. Life on land
  • 4 17. Partnerships for the goals
  • 1 6. Clean water and sanitation



Nelson is a good Host and the food they make is delicious! Somedays you will work but it is really not that much and allways fun and simple tasks :)

2 months ago

Nelson Jovano replied

Thank you very much for everything friend Nils. A hug from a distance.



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 !

11 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.

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year 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.

over 1 year ago

Nelson Jovano replied

Muchas gracias hermano Paul. Saludos cordiales a la distancia.

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48 published videos
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