We live in an agroecological farm in Carrancas, in the south of Minas Gerais.
Here live Me Thiago, my wife and daughter. My parents live in Lavras, a neighboring city and always come here.
The farm is historic and family friendly. It has been resuming its activities today following ecological and sustainable principles.
We have a headquarters house that works as a guesthouse sporadically. My wife and I work in cultivation and processing of medicinal plants, handicrafts and fishing and we go to the fair every week in town to sell the farm products.
There is an old orchard with many trees of mango, avocado, guava, jaboticaba, pitanga, etc. There are also agroforestry systems in progress to produce wood, fruits and food. We have small creations of chickens, bees and fish. My parents have a space for beer production and food processing.
The farm also has areas with natural cerrado fields, springs and tributaries of water and native forests. IS
bathed by the Camargos dam (Rio Grande) .The air is pure, the weather is cool, it's quiet, a great place to watch
of nature, the sky and the stars. You'll love taking a waterfall shower in summer, or sit close from the wood stove in winter.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
My family and I are open mind people. Sometimes we feel alone in a resourceful place, We would like to share this with you, Just as we need your help to have our dreams come true.
We have many stories to tell. We also want to hear about your customs and stories.
We have knowledge about Permaculture, Agroecology, alternative medicines, fauna and flora, cooking, ceramics,
and I have several books to share. The experience will be very positive for those looking to know about the
Brazilian culture because here it is still very much alive by the local people. In the region there are several other cities and communities : Capela of Saco (20 km), Carrancas (28 km), São João del Rei (100 km) Tiradentes (110 km) where various cultural and artistic events take place.
We need help with various activities that change with the season.
- Gardening / agroforestry/ Orchard: plant, prune, fertilize, watering and harvest.
- Nursery: propagate, sow seedlings.
- Ecotourism: trail maintenance, welcoming tourists,
- animal care: feed the animals, collect the manure.
- General maintenance: cleaning, painting, house organization, repairing tools.
- constructions: Carpentry, bioconstructions, Sanitation.
- Art project: Help with marketing and photography.
- Help with Eco Project: Permaculture, EcoVillage, Ecoturism.
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 will be in a simple and comfortable house with a shared bedroom with beds and locker, bathroom with hot water shower. Kitchen with utensils, refrigerator and wood stove. we will provide towel and bed linen.
As for food, we can provide three daily meals and prepare the food collectively. Mainly vegetarian food with local products and ingredients. You can buy or bring specific things you like. It will be a pleasure for us to share meals and do so collectively.
Carrancas is a famous city in Brazilian ecotourism and has over 80 cataloged waterfalls. Ideal for those who like
of outdoor sports such as hiking, climbing or biking. You can rent bikes, quads, ride
4x4 or paraglider flying with local agencies. You can also hire guides and taxis to take them somewhere.
* NOTE: There is a Carrancas bus that runs near the farm on Wednesdays (9:00). Saturday morning we always go to farmer's market, we can bring our guests to the city.
Bus schedules - Carrancas
Lavras X Carrancas
Monday to Saturday: 10:45 am and 4:15 pm
Sunday and holidays: 7h and 17h.
Carrancas X Lavras
Monday to Saturday: 6:15 am and 1:00 pm
Sunday and holidays: 10am and 7pm
Departure / Arrival Points:
Lavras - Bus Station
Carrancas - Manoel Moreira Square (behind the Church)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, 5 days a week