Ecotourism and sustainability project in beautiful nature in Mantiqueira Mountains, Minas Gerais, Brazil



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  • Description


    We are a Sustainable Farm in the heart of Serra da Mantiqueira at 1,500m altitude. A place of wonderful nature and many beautiful waterfalls. We work with ecotourism, permaculture and sustainable projects.

    Here, we run an ecotourism hotel business hosting couples or families mostly, from all over Brazil.

    People looking for spending some quality time among nature, relaxing, bathing in our clean and cold water, trekking, eating good brazilian food and taking time to breath and reconect to themselves.

    Besides the hotel running we are also open for visitation (in specific time and days). Most of our visitors come to see and explore the 7 magnificent waterfalls inside our property and also to eat the trout we are specialized in serving.

    The farm is run by a family :) 2 brothers, a very nice grandma, friends and employees that live here. We are about 10 workers, but this number can be bigger in some days.

    The ecotourism activities give us resources to develop some beautiful projects that really move us!

    Based on permaculture, our project goal is to develop a small and replicable sustainable ecovilage model, so we can show people that is possible to live without destroying. We work seeking an harmonic relationship with nature, increasing the life and land richness instead destroying. And helping people who are looking for soul/body/mind cure..

    The farm is big and so help is always welcome!

    ** Help with Renovation and Bioconstruction **
    We are looking for someone with some talent/skill in maintenance and minor renovations. There is always a facility to be improved. In addition to the new projects that we have to carry out, such as the banana circle to be built to treat the gray waters of our volunteer accommodation or a new house for Mariana, our goat mascot. Come help and let's bio-build!

    ** Help with Animal care and General Services **
    We look for people who like animals to experience the day-to-day life of our small creation. No experience is necessary but a willingness to learn and commitment are essential.
    The activities are in general:
    Beware of Animals (chickens, ducks, horses, peacocks, goats);
    Cleaning and Maintenance of the chicken coop;
    Cleaning and organization of workshops and warehouses;
    Garbage separation (organic, recyclable, compost)
    Maintenance in general;

    We expect good people to exchange and evolve S2

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are blessed to be in a very beautiful place. If you are looking to spend time strongly reconnecting with nature, interacting with good people, learning and teaching permaculture, you will for sure find what you are looking for here :)

    Somos abençoados de estar em um lugar muito muito bonito. Se você está procurando passar um tempo se reconectando fortemente com a natureza, interagindo com pessoas de bem, aprendendo e ensinando permacultura, você vai com certeza encontrar o que está procurando aqui :)

  • Help


    We need help with various activities. From help attending our visitors and guests troughout the farm spots, in the garden works, in the chicken coop and other activities that make up rural life.

    You can help with:

    *️️️️️️️️Food Planting
    *️️️️️️️️Maintenance of Gardens
    *️️️️️️️️Pathways Maintenance
    *️️️️️️️️Cleaning and organization of areas
    *️️️️️️️️Receptive of visitors
    *️️️️️️️️Customer Service
    *️️️️️️️️Digital marketing
    *️️️️️️️️Marketing Material Development
    *️️️️️️️️Generation of Visual Material (videos, photos)

    5 hours/day - 5 days/week - 1 month minimum stay

    Os voluntários poderão nos ajudar em diversas atividades. Desde atendimento aos visitantes, como guias pelas trilhas dentro da fazenda, na preparação do café da manhã, na horta, no galinheiro e outras tantas atividades que compõem a vida rural.

    Você pode nos ajudar com:

    *️️️️️️️️Manutenção da Horta
    *️️️️️️️️Manutenção de Jardins
    *️️️️️️️️Manutenção de Trilhas
    *️️️️️️️️Limpeza e organização de áreas
    *️️️️️️️️Receptivo de visitantes
    *️️️️️️️️Atendimento do Publico
    *️️️️️️️️Marketing Digital
    *️️️️️️️️Desenvolvimento de Material de Marketing
    *️️️️️️️️Geração de Material Visual (vídeos, fotos)

    5 horas/dia - 5 dias/semana - Estadia de 1 mês no mínimo

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Shared accommodation, with bunk beds and bathroom.

    We have two shared rooms (1 male, 1 female) and also a shared kitchen that volunteers can use.

    Alojamento compartilhado, com beliches e banheiro.

    Temos dois quartos compartilhados (1 masculino, 1 feminino) e também uma cozinha compartilhada que os voluntários podem usar.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in Delfim Moreira, a small city in the South of Minas Gerais, a very beautiful mountainous place of Brazil, 17km from the city center. Visiting the city and getting to know the local people and customs can be quite interesting, Our Farm is one of the most visited tourist spots in the region. So, it is natural that the volunteer spend a lot of time on the farm, taking advantage of his free time to walk on the trails and waterfalls or just relax admiring the beautiful landscape.

    There is no public transportation service to the farm. You should arrive to the city of Itajubá or Delfim Moreira and some friend or farm employee will pick you up.

    Buses Options:

    From São Paulo (260km ~4 hours travel) -
    06:45 a.m; 1:00 p.m; 6:30 p.m (every day)
    Get off at Delfim Moreira

    From Rio de Janeiro (290km ~4 hours travel) -
    09:00 a.m; 9:30 p.m (every day)
    Get off at Delfim Moreira only if you catch the morning bus. If you take the night one, please go until Itajubá, and spend the night. On the next morning, you shall take a local bus to Delfim Moreira.

    From Belo Horizonte (480km ~8 hours travel) -
    07:00 a.m.; 1:30 p.m; 10:30 p.m (every day)
    Get off at Itajubá

    From Campinas (292km ~4 hours travel) -
    06:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m; 2:00 p.m; 5:30p.m.; (every day)
    Get off at Itajubá

    Estamos localizados no município de Delfim Moreira no Sul de Minas Gerais, um local montanhoso muito bonito do Brazil a 17km do centro. Visitar a cidade e conhecer o povo e costumes locais pode ser bastante interessante, A nossa Fazenda é um dos pontos turísticos mais visitados da região. Então, é natural que o voluntário passe bastante tempo na fazenda mesmo, aproveitando em seu tempo livre para passear nas trilhas e cachoeiras ou simplesmente relaxar admirando a linda paisagem.

    Não há serviço de transporte público até a fazenda. Você deverá chegar até a cidade de Itajubá ou Delfim Moreira e algum amigo ou funcionário da fazenda te trará até a sede.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day / 5 days a week

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