Help create an ecovillage inside of the Atlantic Forest in Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




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    I'm a 56 years old Retired Nurse and presently, a Mental Health Counselor and Advocate for Women and Children Survivors of Abuse. I lived in Canada for 34 years and with my Husband and our 15 years old Son, which still living in Canada, just purchased a piece of the Atlantic Forest on the hills of the Mantiqueira Mountains.

    Our focus is to create a Canadian Ecovillage in Brazil, where we use English as our first Language, so locals can improve their language skills while visiting our beautiful forest! Our areas of interests and needing assistance are on organic gardening, free range chicken and sheep farming, Reforestation of the Atlantic Forest by seedlings and also doing the planting, Agroforestry, Environmental Education and Research, Veterinary care for our sheeps, dogs and chicken, small construction projects and a lot of Carpentry, small building projects, sewerage, water capitation and Electrical issues fixing and maintenance.

    We encourage people from all over the world to visit, market and contribute with our projects. I completely agree that 5 hours a day is a fair trade. Do your 5 hours a day and then go exploring the Atlantic Forest by going on many day or weekend excursions around us!💚

    Our Volunteers must NOT smoke. Social drinks may be accepted at your own expenses. You will be considerate towards others at all times and participate on daily routines such as general cleaning, meals preps, maintaining main areas such as kitchen, bathroom, canil, chicken coup, sheep house and all living and entertaining areas clean daily.

    We don't cook for guests but we encourage visitors and campers to participate during meals preparations and other activities such as hiking and swimming. For your protection, please bring long neck boots, gardening gloves, hats, and rain coats. Be aware that forest living offers many perks, but can be dangerous as well. There are amphibians and reptiles whose only home, are inside of the Atlantic Forest.

    Up to date immunizatios, including tetanus and yellow fever, long neck Boots and a few pairs of gloves, are a must.

    We are able to accommodate Singles only in our shared dorm for Volunteers. For couples, you may bring your own tent.

    I hope this will assist you on learning a bit more about our Ecovillage Reserve. Feel free to ask questions at anytime.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Sprachen praktizieren

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You may learn and participate with forest trailing, exploring and assist with our reforestation of the Atlantic Forest project by planting trees, harvesting fruit and vegetables, learning about our Atlantic Forest fauna, flora and daily precautions on how to live surrounded by dangerous enphibians and reptiles, enjoying our beautiful waterfalls and biodiversity, experience and learn about Agroforestry, forestry cuisine, Brazilian cuisine with Locals, learn about our culture, costumes, language, organic farming, community living, making friends from different parts of the world and from Brazil as well, sharing, learning and teaching with and from our community, pet care, chicken coop care, etc...

  • Arbeit


    Grass/bush cutting and tree's pruning with Sthill machinery and other tools such as machetes, land and trails clearings, making holes for native and fruit trees planting and/or transplanting, organic farming/gardening, building planting watering system, swimming pool cleaning, manual and carpentry work, general maintainance, building and camping sites clearing, fixing water, electrical and sewer problems, building tables, benches, tiling, carpentry and other construction projets. Please note we cook and eat together in the communal kitchen. Cooking responsibility will be shared equally between those in the WorkAway program. Basic supplies for Vegetarian diet will be provided and you have access to our organic garden and the Forest to shop for food!!! Sleeping quarters, kitchen, bathroom, varandas, hammock space, gazebo, canil, sheep quarters and other areas' cleaning and maintenance will be done by Volunteers. We eat and provide mostly vegetarian diet. Our drinks is based on what is in season. Feel free to bring or purchase your own extra foods. Alcohol only in moderation, please. Smoking or any illegal drugs are NOT allowed.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    English: Fließend
    Portuguese: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Bunk beds in dorms for maximum 4 people of mixed gender.

    Vegetarian diet provided.

    We cook and eat together in the communal kitchen.

    The main house where Hosts reside and rooms where paying guests stays, are off limits for Volunteers.

    The organic garden is available for various vegan or vegetarian diets with seasonal vegetables.

    Sometimes there are free range chicken eggs, but if chickens are not giving eggs, regular eggs will be provided.

    There is a market 7 km away where you may purchase meat products, nuts, milk, cheese, cereals, chips, chocolates, wine, pop, beer, etc... You may walk or rent a quadricicle from us.

    Arrivals between 0700-1700 hrs or during sunlight. No arrivals after Sunset or before Sunrise.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Our Ecovillage has a wild campground, so if you enjoy camping, please bring a tent. Since we are inside of the Atlantic Forest, please have your tetanus, yellow fever vaccine and other travel immunization records up to date, bring a pair of long neck boots, hats, old long sleeves shirts and working pants, boots, many working gloves and sunscreen lotions.
    Our Ecovillage Reserve, is an Ecoturism paradise, with plenty to experience, explore and also sharing the forest with all living creatures!

    There is a 7km walk from Engenheiro Passos up to our Ecovillage. There is one Uber person who only drives during the day.
    Please arrive before 4pm.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    5 hours a day including weekends, for those who decide to stay at home.

Outdoor Kitchen
Organic Garden
Main House
One of many waterfalls
Re-forestation program
Cooling off on a hot day
Natural Swimming Pool
Sauna/pool area
Dog Kennel
Front Gate Entrance
Inner court yard
Bananas are growing
Silver Line Waterfalls

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