Transfer this morning to a local village such as Rumira, Pachar, Camicancha, or possibly Piri with a truck that has come from Cusco with all of the materials needed for our project. After meeting the family you will work with over the next three days, we will proceed to carry all materials to the house that we will restore. This day we will start with the cleaning of the house and kitchen. Old items that will not be reused will be removed and furniture that is re-usable will be taken to an area to be safely stored. In the afternoon, we will walk to the community-owned, deluxe campground (with hot showers and bathrooms) that is located on the river, and there will be some time to explore the area. With your guide, plan the activities for the next day and enjoy dinner at the campsite.
Hike back to the house and work with the family to repair the walls, doors and windows of the house and kitchen. You will learn to work with adobe to strengthen and patch the walls. The roof will also be replaced to protect the house and kitchen from the Andean elements.
After breakfast, return to the work site and check to make sure yesterday's restored adobe has dried and settled well before proceeding to the next step. New electrical wiring will be added in the house, and new beds will be assembled and put into place in the house along with other pieces of furniture. After a final review and site clean-up, present their restored home to all family members.
As you have worked hard over the last three days alongside the family and helped the community, share in a traditional ceremony and offering to Pachama (Mother Earth). This is a time to reflect on your overall experiences in Peru and particularly your time in the with the local communities, and celebrate the accomplishment with a final dinner at the campsite.
Today the group can return to Ollantaytambo or Cusco, continue to Machu Picchu, or participate in an excursion in the Sacred Valley.
$65 single supplement
Supplement for single tent
Rate based on four or more travelers. Please add $500/household helped for materials.
This service extension can be combined with any tour in the Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu region. This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants. Additional US$500 per home fee for supplies required for restoration project. Paid in advance one month prior to trip.