Help out on a little bio-dynamic and permacultural farm (3 ha), 100 km south from Porto Alegre, Brasil

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a little biodynamic and permaculture farm (3 ha), 100 km south from Porto Alegre, Brasil
    We are growing all types of fruits, and vegetables, trying to make our place sort of a culinary botanical garden. We also integrate events with our biodynamic neighbours. Our buildings are in process, all made by bio-construction and recycling.
    we offer training in agriculture and community life as well as courses on self development (biography counselling)

    We are building up a learning community of adults, as an educative place for children and adults.

    Usually we are 8 to 12 people, between adults and two kids (5 and 10 years old)

    You have the opportunity to be trained to take responsibility, in monthly rotation, in one of the seven areas:

    Landscape, animals, composting and biodynamic preparations
    Polycultural Vegetable garden
    Bio-construction
    Ecologic community household
    Agroforestry orchard
    Cultural, pedagogic activities, communication and sales
    Participative Community organisation

    How we work:
    From Monday to Friday, we work four hours/day in our area and projects, one hour / day everyone contributes to harmonize our living space and one hour we share learning in an intensive study group.
    Saturday we have our weekly meeting and Sunday is just for leisure an sharing culture.
    We participate in courses and trainings on biodynamic agriculture together with other farms nearby

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    besides the practical experience in agriculture and community life you can participate for free in our courses for personal development (biography-counselling) and biodynamic agriculture

    New:
    This year we started a 1 year intensiv training in biodynamic agriculture and comunity life!

  • Help

    Help

    in all the aspects of community life, bio-dynamic farming, bio- construction, social and cultural activities.
    You will receive and/or can contribute with instruction and training. Depending on the time you'll spend with us you may realize and administrate a little or bigger project, with our support.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    a simple but big family house with six rooms for volunteers, two bathrooms, kitchen/cooking/harmonising the space shared by everyone. We also provide food for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner, most of the time vegetarian and organic .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we life in a totally rural area, however with public transport at the door, (once a day to and from Porto Alegre, as well as local buses)
    the landscape is bucolic, hilly, of small family farms, with a lot of forest, rice plantations in the bottom of the valleys and lots of little lakes and ponds as water reserve for the rice culture.

    we care if a good relation with our neighbours.

    It is important to us to follow a healthy way of life, avoiding industrial foods as much as possible.

    Illegal drugs stay fare away not because we are against (in fact the main problem is the illegality, not the drugs) but because of the social aspect: even in our rural area there is intense drug traffic and we took the decision to let the world of the drug traffic outside.
    Alcohol only in special social occasions like a feast, and in moderate quantities.

  • 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

    We have a satellite wifi connection, by now just a basic subscription, we can upgrade by need It is part of our focus on diversity to share our place as a workspace

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Van's welcome, enough space!

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    As we have our dogs and cats as well as chicken and wild life we will have a talk and agreement how to introduce your pet carefully

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Last step of bioconstruction´s floor.
Making biodinamic preparations.
Moving plants for indoor garden
home made pizza in the wooden oven
winter garden with lettuce, cabbage, carrots, kale, brocolis, beetroots, spring oinions, basil, rosemary, coriander ...
bioconstruction : making a second floor to the house
the school garden
making cheese
gardening with the kids at the local primary school
making cheese
lets open the door

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