Help with maintenance and dog-walking at our small family place at the river near Paraty, Brazil



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Right now someone with plumbing skills required who also knows how to handle a drill machine.....

    Volunteering 7 kilometers above Paraty in a small family place at the river in a secluded area of the Atlantic Rain-forest.
    Mother and son, son of son.......Germans in the jungle.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If living a simple life is what you are seeking, welcome!

    I have done recently volunteering in a great place with happy people! So I do believe that I have an idea what volunteers need to be happy.

    We own a tourist 11-seater boat, so the occasional boat tour with other guests will be possible. Dolphin sighting!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We have moved to our beautiful place a few months ago ......there are still quite some things incomplete. So....skills in basic building (such as lifting up the roof of the patio, because the angle is not correct, and it is raining in..), painting, and such would be marvellous!
    Right now we are looking for a person with plumbing experience, and working knowledge of basic electrical and carpenter stuff...

    The help can be at times physically demanding!

    Negao, the Labrador, and Gato, the cat, are living with us as part of our family. Walking them once a day would be great!
    And in general, helping wherever we need a hand.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Since our place is very small, we will provide accommodation in a tent (with bedding), and of course access to house and kitchen at (nearly......not well past midnight please!) any time!
    There is an outdoor bathroom and toilet for you to use.

    We do not always cook in time for hungry workawayers, but: there are always vegetables and rice/noodles, spices etc. available to you to cook yourself (free, of course).

    We have limited internet access, for loads of up-and downloading you would have to go to an internet place. Also...on rainy days it may not work at all.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Paraty with its historical centre, restaurants, and cultural events is a busride away, beaches require a change in buses!
    We have basic internet connection, not always working in the forest.
    The clean river is just flowing along our place!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, weekends off.

Host ref number: 272643675357