Housekeeping, growing vegetables, beekeeping, mushrooms and gardening in Joinville, Brazil

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Brazil

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  • Description

    Description

    This 14-hectare farm is located in a protected area in the Atlantic Forest in Southern Brazil, between the towns of Joinville and Campo Alegre. This was once a dairy farm. Since 2015, I (Alexandre, 32) have been living there, trying to repurpose the farm by initiating the production of organic food, aligned with the principles of agroecology. I am also starting to promote the reforestation of degraded areas using native species. My partner Larissa also moved to the farm in August 2019 and now we live and work together here.
    Workawayers are welcome to stay at the farm in a spacious wooden-house where we currently live. Rooms can also be rented for turists.
    Workawayers can engage in different activities, including (1) the production of honey (beehive maintenance, wax extraction, among other tasks not directly involved with bee handling); (2) the production of shiitake mushrooms (inoculation and incubation); (3) the production of eggs (free range poultry); (4) the renovation and organization of the farm house; and (5) gardening/horticulture. Besides, they can also help with my little organic groceries production and young agroforestry systems. When the weather does not allow for outdoor activities (we could have some rainy days in a row), workawayers are expected to help with tasks inside the house as well, such as cleaning and painting.
    I hold a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of São Paulo (ESALQ-USP) and Larissa holds a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of São Carlos (UFSCar). We like to have people around and we see it as a great opportunity for ourselves as well to exchange experiences and acquire new skills. If you want to, we're sure you will also learn a lot!

    We are vegetarians =)


    Be welcome.

    Alexandre and Larissa.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    Travelers will be able to speak portuguese, to learn about the production of mushrooms, about agroforestry systems, about bees and about brazilian environmental laws. Besides they will be totally connected to nature, because the farm lies on one of the most richest and preserved rainforest areas in Brazil.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers may work with shiitake mushrooms, agroforestry, horticulture, cooking for themselves and others, helping with house maintenance and gardening.
    We work from monday to friday from 7h to 12h. We give lunch and dinner, but no breakfast. We don't work at weekends and food is not included on weekends.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You could stay alone or share your room with another person from the same gender. It depends on how many guests are staying at the moment. Plus there are 3 bathrooms, living room and kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Here you will have a lot of contact with nature and you will be able to see how a small farm can be managed. The nearest market is about 25 km away, so the here is to have peace, to take your time with studies and concentrate in new things you will learn. By staying with us you will not only be working but you will really be learning what you are doing and questioning the methods. Here we can communicate us in english (fluent), german (fluent), french (doucement, s'il te plait), portuguese (fluent) and portuñol.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day mon-friday, meals include only lunch and dinner, weekends no work & no meals included

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Host ref number: 199825374875