Come to live the experience of a small town in the south of Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Last activity: 26/01/2023




  • Description


    Hello, we are two, me and my mother. Oh, and my dog, Alaska. I participated in Workaway in 2014. It was an amazing experience, so my mom and I decided to join the program and host people to help us with the housework and my nephews. Usually work is pretty smooth. We have a project to clean our yard and make a green area for leisure. I once went with an American friend to give a lecture at a school here in town. It was such an impact that I want to continue this project. Teach about new cultures and show opportunities in the outside world for young people from small towns in the region. You could also help me with that. Our house is always full during the day, my nephews love to be with us, we have three, Maria Clara, Luísa and João Antônio. We love being with them almost every day. They have a lot of energy and are always playing, just like any other child. We live in a small town in the south of Minas Gerais. The agricultural sector is predominant in the economy. My father and my two brothers are farmers, so if that is your preference, we can also spend time on the farm and in the countryside with them. Very close to our town house. It is a very quiet city, like any other in the countryside, where everyone knows each other. We have a lot of nature around the city, hiking trails, waterfalls, mountains and rocks to climb. We preserve the culture of the interior, so we are always cooking Minas Gerais food, such as cheese bread, feijoda, and others. I am a professional photographer and I have a photography company so I have the flexibility to enjoy all the time with my guests. I'm passionate about traveling, I know 40 countries and I love making new friends and seeing new places. I can share several stories with you. I love outdoor activities, I'm always busy with some of them and it will be amazing to have you as the next company. If you speak English, it will be a good opportunity for me to practice. That's it, I expect you to spend time with us.
    OBS: No momento temos interesse apenas por Estrangeiros devido a prática e aprendizado de novos idiomas. Por favor, não insista.
    Covid Note: We are vaccinated.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    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

    It is a tourist region of Minas Gerais, famous for its inherent natural value and mountains, where there are many waterfalls and outdoor activities. You will be able to experience the true interior of Brazil and still be close to big cities. I have many friends and we can do different things, go hiking, climbing, camping, going to bars or visiting another city near here. You won't miss leisure activities!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have a car and bicycle, if you are willing to drive one of them, it will be available for you to visit other places.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I had the opportunity to take English classes since childhood, but I still need to learn more. In addition to my native language, Portuguese, I am fluent in Spanish, so I can help you with these languages too.

  • Accommodation


    We have a room available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in Poços de Caldas region, in the south of Minas Gerais, very close to the border with the State of São Paulo, 3 hours from São Paulo city or 2 hours from Campinas. Both with international airport: (GRU) São Paulo and (VCP) Campinas. We have bus lines that get here, I can teach you how to get here quickly.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 347676471635

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