Agro-ecological family farm south of Minas Gerais in Carrancas, Brazil

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  • Last activity: 22/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hello ,
    I live in an agroecological farm in Carrancas, in the south of Minas Gerais.
    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. We work with a lot of things in small scale, like eggs production, beer craft, food processing, cultivation of medicinal plants, handicrafts an some other thing we are just starting.
    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.

  • 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
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Portuguese: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    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


    Accommodation normaly 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.
    The house and rooms where the volunteers will stay can vary according to the demand of ecotourism, but you can be sure that we will always try to do our best to accommodate everyone.

    If the volunteer prefers to stay camped, or in a motorhome, we have plenty of space for that, we even have a large and comfortable tent to borrow during your stay.

    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 if you have any special necessity. It will be a pleasure for us to share meals and do so collectively.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 185416146899

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