Help me build an ecotourism agency and cultural space in Delfim Moreira, Brazil



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

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    Help me build an ecotourism agency and a cultural space in the mountains of southeastern Brazil, the Mantiqueira range. We are at the beginning of the project, so we still have a lot of construction work to do. The volunteer who helps us has in return accommodation in tents and all meals guaranteed. My name is Rayllei, a 32-year-old former backpacker... :P My land is 2.500 m² in a rural area in the village of Delfim Moreira, 4 hours from São Paulo and 5 hours from Rio de Janeiro. I love hiking in nature, waterfalls and all kinds of art. Delfim Moreira is a mountain village with great potential for ecotourism but not yet explored. So, here will be the right choice if you are looking for a place that still lives the Brazilian traditions and is off the conventional tourist route.

    UPDATE (Feb 15, 2019): In this months of February and March we need mainly help for production and construction with ecological bricks.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can teach Portuguese and guide you to mountain trails and waterfalls around. We are ten minutes walk from a little rural neighborhood with: bakery, snack bar, bar, restaurant, gas station and bus stop to: Delfim Moreira (10min, 5 BRL), Itajubá (40min, 10 BRL) and Aparecida-SP (1h30min, 15 BRL). Then it will always be possible to exchange with the local population.

  • Help


    Discover the tourist potential of the region, such as flagging tracks, opening climbing routes, setting up tourist routes, etc. Another work is to make 'ecological bricks': modular bricks made with eight parts soil to one part cement. We have a manual machine that presses the bricks, it's super simple and fun. Help in building with these bricks will also be very welcome. The volunteer can also offer lectures, workshops and art events for the community. We also have permission to art paint public walls in Delfim Moreira.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Portuguese, Esperanto.

  • Accommodation


    Off-grid camping structure: accommodation in tents. Outdoor kitchen. I'm a vegetarian, but if you want cook meat I can provide it. Compost toilet and manual heating shower. River to wash clothes and dishes. WiFi internet in the place, on-grid power for lights, mobile charging and laptops.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Every day buses leave from São Paulo-SP and Rio de Janeiro-RJ to Itajubá-MG, the largest town next.
    São Paulo (Terminal Tietê):; Rio de Janeiro:
    Then you can take another local bus to our village: Delfim Moreira-MG or just ask the driver to stop next to Restaurante Porteira Grill.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Pico dos Marins: 2.420m altitude _8h of trekking.
_1h trail from the farm
Volunteers at a waterfall in Delfim Moreira _30min by car + 40min trail
Workshop about permaculture by volunteer from South Africa.
Camping kitchen
Testing ecological brick.
My kids and I.
The first cabin.
Eco-brick machine.
The only 'room' right now.
Our little river.
Camping area.

Host ref number: 653475611354