When you think of Peru from a telescopic lens, the obvious themes probably spring to mind: Seafood. Machu Picchu. Llamas. Rainbow Mountain. Nazca Lines. Mayan civilizations.
Yes, the ceviche has been putting Lima’s gastronomical endeavours on the map. And one of the country’s most popular destinations, Cusco, is growing in popularity as not only a gateway to the Sacred Valley, but a place to, dare we say, settle in for a few days. These are the places and things that 99% of visitors prioritize when they come to Peru.
But when you dig beyond the surface, you’ll find that there’s a particular lifestyle in Lima, a different pace of life, and a relationship between you and how fast or slow you decide to move through life. When you step outside of Lima, you’ll learn that this lifestyle is an adaptable one, one that you can learn from, one where you can decide how rushed or how easy going life is, one that can be full of adventure or laid back.
The Unsettled community accelerates these opportunities — to live, work, and adventure in a new destination for 30 days. Let’s take a minute to look at how Unsettled will do just this in Peru in 2019…
In 2019, we are opening up our first Unsettled hub in Lima’s Miraflores district. This hub is an exciting step forward to live Unsettled in Peru:
We are taking over an entire building for both living and working
The top floor of the building is Unsettled’s dedicated coworking space.
The building is nearly brand new and one of the most well-kept buildings in Miraflores.
It’s centrally located — just a few blocks from the sea.
We have never been more excited to live Unsettled in Lima than we are for 2019. Our space has been designed to maximize our vision to live, work, and adventure anywhere.
For starters, we have all the Unsettled apartments in one building, so you can stroll from apartment to apartment as you like. Invite friends over for dinner. Hop next door to bounce an idea you have by your neighbor. Continuing upstairs in the building, you will find the Unsettled rooftop terrace, where we will host BBQs, workshops, happy hours, dinner parties, and much more. Finally, when you step outside the building onto the street, you’ll find coffee shops, restaurants, and parks just a short walk away.
Checkout our Peru page to learn more about how to Live Unsettled in Peru.
You will have a dedicated coworking space on the top floor of our building. That is, you’ll be able to hop on the elevator to access your coworking space in a matter of seconds. You will have dedicated phone booths, meeting rooms, and a casual hangout space to lounge as much as you like.
Once the fundamentals are taken care of, Unsettled is a platform for adventure. The more convenient it is for you to live and work from one of our locations, the more time you will have to explore Peru, and trust us, there’s plenty to do whether we’re talking about the surf in Lima, the art in Barranco, or the adventures waiting for us out of town. Here’s how we’ve built adventure into Unsettled Peru to kick off 2019.
Retreat Dates: January 4 – February 3, 2019
Lima + Sacred Valley
On our first retreat in 2019, we will spend the first three weeks in our new space in Lima; living, working, and exploring the Peruvian capital, before flying to the Sacred Valley for the final week to explore the Peruvian Highlands. Your flights, lodging, transportation, and tickets & guides to Machu Picchu are included and waiting for you.
All you need to do is apply for Lima + Sacred Valley.
WANT TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO’S DONE UNSETTLED PERU?
“I really appreciate that this program had so many cultures represented. It was one of my favorite aspects… I loved engaging and with the local community in Lima – having real conversations with people in the community and even the opportunities to give back and invest in the local community.” — Stacy, January 2018
“One of my favorite parts of Unsettled Peru was being able to have the three weeks of coworking in Lima. I hired a bicycle as soon as I reached Lima and on most mornings, I’d just grab my laptop and cycle in the neighborhood of Miraflores. Find a cafe or a park and work.” — Zarko, January 2018
“Unsettled made me (re)focus on the things that are important to me as a person and a working professional. They do this by creating a community of open-mined people and inspiring workshop in a beautiful environment.” — Marjoleijn, January 2018
“The gigantic rolling sand dunes of Huacachina presented the perfect playground! Señor rapido, our buggy driver, massacred the dunes and left us in splits and shrieks. There was also sand boarding, sunset over the oasis town and a party that went into the wee hours of the morning… 6:30AM to be precise…” — Eshna, January 2018
“What an awesome Peru crew you put together for us. I became a part of one of the most fun living situations I’ve ever been in—such an inclusive, creative, smart, kind, fun and culturally rich crew in our shared house. No one tells you how Lima is such an amazing city – so bright and colorful, welcoming, expressive, and beautiful! Plus, super delicious food and pisco sours and a relaxed pace of life.” — Janine, January 2018
“It’s such an honour to spend a month living with people, and building that essence of community. Of taking the time to learn people’s backstories… I have always struggled with vulnerability, and it doesn’t get much more vulnerable that being between jobs, with no particular direction, and finding acceptance and understanding within that community was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.” — Leah, July 2018
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