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

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  • Description

    Description

    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

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Teaching

  • Help

    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 aim to begin our second eco-lodge in the early summer 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 and board in exchange for a 5 day working week (around 25 hours). You will work alongside project supervisors in bio-construction, eco-farming and permaculture from 7am in the morning until lunch at around noon. You will then have the rest of the day to learn portuguese, explore the beautiful surroundings and relax with your new acquaintances.

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

    We ask that you make a minimum commitment of 1 month for this programme.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Portuguese, English, Spanish, Dutch

  • Accommodation

    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.

  • A little more information

    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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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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view from the house
Goofbye party for 1st bioconstruction team
the team
first barbeque at the new house
the farm
We offer free accomodation, food and wifi
Our Farm and the village Cardinot is absolutely estonishing and rich in water.

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