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Our property is in Florianópolis, a beautiful island in the south of Brazil, and also the capital of the state of Santa Catarina. This island is considered the best quality of life in Brazil between all capitals. The property has already 3 little houses. And is 8 minutes walking to the main university of the state (UFSC). The idea is to built a hostel for students and tourists. Have no much money for the building, as some parts need work. The place has a so beautiful view and is good location, close to every part of the island, central. The neighborhood, is considered the one who hás faster acess to the all parts of the Islând.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
there are people from all over the world in the island, that is actually one of the most beautiful places in Brazil. An amazing view on our property, a sunrising in the front of our varanda that you see on the picture that is just espetacular, and the beautiful meeting from people from all over the world and people from the university that we also want to have permanent during The year in a part of the house, while They are studing. This also bring a great language practicing as the students needs to learn another languages and the travellers normally like to learn some portuguese. Also a beautiful cultural exchange!
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We have some work more hard and some more relax. You can choose which you want and also mix doing some of each. Lot of people got in shape working here. Hard work can be done in 2 ways.
Complaining or while doing in it, think about something in your life that you need to overcome. As we know that intention is 80% of the result, do a hard work puting the intention of overcoming something, can really do miracles. Can be a gym or any kind of hard work. Works the same. One example of work a little harder we have is that we want to create some Tanks to Produce spirulina and we need to do the holes.
So for This we need to carry earth. For softer work we have making a website, a fb page, cook, clean and organize the house, also plant some flowers, painting some art on some walls.
The food is being shared by people who comes as right now our cash is really low. Enough to get básic materials to keep slowly renovating the buildings. Because this, we are also at This point opening the possibility for who want to just Stay with us without work, and give a contribution of twenty reais a day. Can be also a mixing of working some days and giving the contribution another days. Just question of organizing.
If you come to work, also you can choose the time you want to work, morning or afternoon. This can also change for the next week. All just question of organizing in the beggining of the week.
Please if you have any experience with construction, from basic tools for simple landscaping, carpentry or any experience with concrete, rocks, if you can build any furniture, please make sure you mention in your message, if you are contacting us.
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.
We have already a few rooms ready and we are working also to expand the buildings
What else ...
time off that are so many things to do, great places to dance, beautiful hikings, beautiful beaches, beautiful waterfulls. There is a waterful that we can walk from the house. The view is awsome. Also we have Lemon, orange, tangerine, acerola, banana, and pitanga, all already in our garden producing
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
Can possibly accept pets
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
3 hours daily, 5 days a week
I like It!
We met Tiago briefly and he toured us all around Floripa: The Old Colonial Waterfront, Free Street Parties, and Cafes. He was really an amazing Host. Unfortunately he had to depart for some other work in Rio de Janerio, so we didn't get to see him for the remainder of our time… read more
The accommodation is very "basic". Enough for us :… read more
Sentimos que es un lugar que tiene mucho potencial y cada voluntario que esté dispuesto a ir tendrá que aportar algo para que el lugar sea mejor para la comunidad. Hay mucho para realizar, y como Thiago se encuentra ausente del lugar, el trabajo nace de nosotros.… read more
The work depends on the weather conditions but it varies between working with concrete, painting the wall, organising stuff - what you are willing to do. He shares… read more
The work was… read more
My daily tasks consisted of helping… read more
From the moment I arrived Tiago was very kind and nice. He would always ask if I needed anything or if I was okay and comfortable.
I had never done construction work before but it wasn´t a problem at all. Tiago would indicate what to do, always making sure we could do it and… read more
The hostel is under construction, so most of the tasks I and the rest of the workawayers did were around helping in the construction of the hostel: making concrete and digging and moving earth (Tiago will teach you how to do… read more
He was reliable and has always written back in a few hours.
Tiago picked us up from the bus station and after the two weeks he also drove us to the airport! This was really comfortable :)
The first two days Julia was ill and felt really bad. It was no problem and she could rest at his place.
Our main task… read more