The volunteer house

The Volunteer House

Located in the community of Matapuquio, 50 minutes from the city of Huancayo lies our countryside Volunteer House with a beautiful panoramic view of the Mantaro Valley.

Visiting another country so far away, with such a different culture can be daunting, but here in our humble home you will feel welcomed by our family of five and the local inhabitants. We have 15 years experience hosting volunteers and you will be happy to know you will enjoy a comfortable stay.

The house was finished in 2020 with the help of locals, volunteers and generous donations by our friends and supporters and pays tribute to our Peruvian culture.

In the volunteer house you will essentially be staying with our family. The rooms are private although some of them can be shared with other volunteers (depending on availability). They are simple and hygienic rooms, with basic amenities. You will be provided with sheets, blankets/duvets, free wi-fi and the bathrooms are simple and shared but very hygienic with hot water for bathing.

We usually cook typical regional food and meals are mostly vegetarian. Since meat is scarce in this region, Peruvians here generally cook with traditional, (organic) ingredients, like potatoes, rice, corn and lentils.

Besides that we have plenty of legumes and at the weekly town market we get fresh fruit straight from the Amazon jungle.

Volunteer quarters

Ready for the experience of a lifetime?

For those who wish to fully immerse themselves in the Peruvian culture you will have the experience of a lifetime.

Though we do speak some English, you will have the possibility to learn Spanish, discover the delicacies of the Peruvian (country) kitchen, and live with a truly Peruvian family in the heart of the Andes.

Volunteer house entrance
Window in the volunteer house
Eli and Nilton having dinner

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