Help at a centre for bio-construction, ecofarming and permaculture in Nova Friburgo, RJ, Brazil

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    *️️*️️*️️ATTENTION: We are looking for a Marketing professional:

    *️️*️️*️️The function includes the following responsabilities: 1- help to develop our new wordpress website; 2- contact travel agencies across the globe; 3- promote our organizacion online; 4- write blog articles; 5- communiatie with potencial clients. *️️*️️*️️Requirements: 1- fluent Portuguese and English; 2- good writing skills; 3- experience with wordpress; 4- nature lover; 5- marketing skills *️️*️️*️️

    We are leading the way in Brasil and beyond in social and sustainable building and lifestyle.

    We want to live in harmony with nature, produce our own food & energy while the land grows in richness and aesthetic beauty. We will treat our own waste, generate our own energy and help the less fortunate whilst doing so. We generate income by inviting tourists who will be accommodated in Eco Lodges and will be offered locally cultivated organic food and a wide variety of sports & workshops.

    In 2015, we bought a beautiful property (300.000 m2) in Cardinot, Nova Friburgo, Brazil. It took a long time to find this property and we were excited that we found exactly what we wanted. A cool climate (1200 meters altitude), clean drinking water, mountains, beautiful views, security and nearby quality infrastructure in Nova Friburgo.

    We have established ourselves over the last year by bio-constructing a couple of eco-lodges. We are now accepting volunteers to come and learn a trade with us and pick up some Portuguese whilst you do so.

    Interested in joining our vision? We'd love to hear from you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work

  • Help


    In May 2015 we started building our first cob house and we are now at the stages of interior design. With the help of 3 architects, an international project leader, 2 local experienced builders and a total of 12 volunteers we have built a beautiful bio construction house. we started a construction of our Eco Lodge in June of 2017.

    To work with us is a challenging but massively rewarding experience. You will learn, develop and become a master of your trade, meet people from all over the world and pick up some Portuguese on the way.

    We are now excited to be offering our volunteer programme to suitable candidates:

    In our programme you will be offered accommodation, food in exchange for a 5 day working week. You will work alongside project supervisors in bio-construction, eco-farming and permaculture.

    You will work alongside a hardworking and committed team and we want you to progress and become an integral member of this team.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Portuguese, English, Spanish, Dutch

  • Accommodation


    We have one volunteer house with 3 bedrooms. The house has electricity, clean drinking water, a warm shower, washing machine, stove & hobs and free Wifi. Each bedroom is shared. Basic food is provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cardinot which is a rural village nearby Nova Friburgo is situated in the região serrana (1200 meters altitude) is and incredible location. It's beautiful mountains, creeks, waterfalls are excellent for those who love nature, peaceful environment and security.

    You can do hikes, go fishing or just enjoy all the incredible flora and fauna. The local people are very friendly and are so interested in tourists and visitors. If you like sports, every Thursday, we play football in the neighborhood. There is a bus stop 500 meters from the volunteer house which can take you to Nova Friburgo in 45 minutes. Nova Friburgo has approximatly 200,000 inhabitants.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about bioconstruction, live healthy, use your hands, be disconnected from the city, television, fast food and work in a very nice team.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

My Photo Album

view from the house
first barbeque at the new house
the farm
Our Farm and the village Cardinot is absolutely estonishing and rich in water.

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