Paradise is a self-sufficient and off-the-grid in Peru dedicated to maintaining organic farming and livestock and living space. We offer an excellent opportunity to learn how to survive, build, create a similar situation anywhere in the world at relative little costs.
Update 09 12 2019:
We are looking for a person who could travel with me from Vienna, Austria to Peru leaving immediately, would be fantastic. We pay flight back and forth. They need to be strong as I travel with my dog who sits with me on the plane is 80 kg. Friendly but frisky. I cannot hold him or carry anything as I broke my collarbone. I am a trained MD working with terminally ill people and need to get down as soon as possible.
So they need to like big and I really mean big dogs. Akki sits when you tell him to and sits behaved on the plane no worries there. He walks well on a leash but likes to walk quickly and I a more or less only slurffing around.
What type of host are you?
What are you looking for help with?
What’s the mission of your community?
To make a prototype of a functional self-sufficient village which can be adapted worldwide hence solving poverty and hunger at a minimal price of 3000€/person and provides not only furnished housing, schools and basic medical facilities but creates jobs.
How many volunteers could you host?
I can host Groups of volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
How many hours of help per day?
- 8 hours of help per day (Full Time)
How many days of help per week?
5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations
People must be flexible and adaptable. The climate can be difficult. The area is a wild jungle.
Are accommodation and food included?
We offer accommodation. If you only stay for 2 weeks we ask a contribution to the food. See more on “fees transparency” section.
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Dormitory/shared rooms
Diet – nutrition information
Health local food. We cannot cook special meals but can offer space for you to prepare your own meal. We are however not on the beaten path. The market is 22 km away and has only what it has. There might not be any of the things you are used to. There is no grocery store similar to what you would find even in a small European village.
We will charge a 3-month fee for food which should you stay longer, will be refunded of 300€. Many come and leave after a couple of weeks as the climate is hot and humid. It takes a while to adapt and we have costs.
We actually provide full board but our problem is that it takes most people time to adjust to the climate and living in a 3rd world country. 90% do not stay. We, however, have high costs to prepare a western-oriented living space plus purchase enough food. We live in the jungle and cannot run to the supermarket which is actually a 6-hour boat ride. Many just want to visit without any costs. This is why we state we charge for food but refund if they stay longer. For the same reason, we wrote 8 hours of help.
We are happy when they manage a couple of hours. From our experience, volunteers normally only sleep in the first two weeks.
Our costs also include picking them up. Many do not come on an arranged date, this costs us time and money. We are investing all of our income into the project and hope to pull through.
We have a relatively high level of people who state they come, but in reality, they don’t show up. And we simply cannot continue purchasing food for them unless a certain amount of commitment is guaranteed.
Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters
Volunteers’ benefits: off the grid Peru
They can learn how to build, plant, create a farm, work with plants and even train to become a shaman and work with plant medicine. We are making a prototype self-sufficient village for 500 people where they will produce enough food to cover their own needs plus sell to cover costs for things they cannot produce. They will also produce livestock and have fish farms. The village structure will also include a recreation centre, 12 school, carpentry and mechanics shops, music and paint house, town hall and meeting hall, and a small health and dental clinic. We will show how this can be adapted to any place in the world regardless of the social, political,economic or climate situation. The actual building costs will be at a minimum in order to prove that it would be possible to clear up poverty for 1,000 € / person excluding land costs.
What to do in the free time
Meditate, swim in hot streams, take jungle walks but please only without getting lost.
English, German, Spanish
It is a pure virgin jungle. Average temp all year round is 33c and 85% humidity. Bugs, snakes and wild animals including crocodiles, monkeys, wild cats.
How to get to your site
Plane to Lima, Peru. From Lima either a bus(100 soles) (cheaper and beautiful BUT not safe in the rainy season) or plane (85€)to Pucallpa, Peru. From Pucallpa via 6-hour boat to Contamana (70 soles). From Contamana to entrance road 22km with a Motorcaro (30soles)
Is there internet access?
No, we don’t have WIFI
“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists?
Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests
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