Get creative in the city of São Vicente, Brazil

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  • Description


    Asking for helpers that intend to stay 1 week.

    I am Brazilian and I live in the city of São Vicente (a urban beach of Sao Paulo State), one hour far from the capital São Paulo.

    I work for cultural institutes of Santos, the city in the same island of São Vicente. I work inventing material for art workshops and sometimes offering interactive activities.

    Since I like much more to create togheter I open my house to host volunteers and share experiences. I'm also a volunteer, when I'm in holidays I used to travel volunteering.

    Nowadays I'm doing projects that involve illustration, design, video and music. I will aprecciate some help on these projects.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    São Vicente is a city in the coast of the state of São Paulo, 1h20min from the capital. It is the first city funded in Brasil (although there is no more vestiges of the colonial era). It is located in the same island of Santos city, with the major ship port of Brazil. I work in the cultural places of Santos.
    Santos is more touristic, you can go there taking one bus, the tram or uber (actually Santos and São Vicente are the same urban area region). At Santos there is a long garden following the beach, good to walk and to make sports. At the small historic center there are museums (including the museum of the cafe historical period and a museum dedicated for the soccer player Pelé) and the tram tour.

    Near my house there is a urban beach where I go sometimes. 10min walking.

    Beyond knowing the city I can share my experiences with artwork and show the cultural places where I work sometimes. Most of the work I do at home, some of the work we can make in these places.

  • Help


    4h a day, 5 days in the week.

    The main projects are:

    - a map representing a ficticional small village. I will make a website with links on the map to show stories, musical videos and online workshops.

    - a mini tram made for children. I want to make a musical videoclipe with the children walking inside it in some spots of the city of Santos. Need help to film and edit the videoclip.

    - a cards game with illustrated figures and its descriptions. Need help to make the translation to english, to illustrate and just to play the game helping me to aprimorate it. It is like an RPG game but more simple. The aim is to create your own character by his reaction to imaginary situations.

    - a treasure hunt to inspire the adventurers to read books and to learn music

    If you have a native or advanced english or spanish it will be a great help to translate the cards. Or another language from countries with Role Playing Game tradition.

    Also it will be great if you already have skills of illustration, video editing and graphic design.

    Musical talents for playing or producing compositions will be nice. I made some musical composition to represent the projects, but I don't play any instruments. I have a digital piano and a clarinet.

    Other types of help I can show how to do it or we can learn togheter while doing it. Like simple skills of carpentry to make another mini tram, help to assemble videos for editing, developing a package for cards, colorizing a map with colour pencils, design a graphic tutorial.. The work needed depends of what one is priority at the moment.

    Some of the work are artisan work, with manual habilities, and some are digital. Sometimes it calls for creativity and sometimes it is more about organization and procedure.

    It will be great if you have the specific skills or if you want to learn it or collaborate.

  • Languages spoken

    Portuguese: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    It is a small apartment with one room. There's a single bed and a couple bed in the room. And the living room with a sofa and a space to put one matress. I can host just two workawayers per time as I live in the apartment too, I sleep at the room.

    You can buy food at near markets (I provide the food for breakfast or I give you the money for it if I can't go to the market). You can prepare your meals or we can make it togheter.

    You can use the washing machine for clothes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    *Some weekends I like to go dance a tradicional couple dance called "forró". I can teach it.
    *There's a beach 10min walking.
    *There's a long garden marging the 6km of the beach. It's a nice place to walk or cycle (there's bikes to rent by app).
    *There's a skate park (if you have a skate)
    *There are paid activities you can do at the beach like hawaiian canoe, kayak and sail. I recommend one sailing lesson if you never tried (R$150,00). And one class of hawaiian canoe (R$30,00).

  • 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

    The apartment have cable wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    For sure I can host workawayers travelling in campervans, but it is a pitty there isn't garage, it would be necessary to leave the campervan in a parking.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    No problems with they are small pets since it is a small apartment

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 4 days a week

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