I have an English school in Ilhabela, which is located on the south coast of Brazil.
I live in the same building with one daughter ,my three cats and loads of colourful birds that show up to feed on some bananas. The atmosphere is a mixture of a family house and a different sort of school by the sea.
I've already had people from other countries and most of them came through the Couchsurfing programme. This has been a very rich experience in terms of language and culture exchange. Everyone becomes part of a big family, my family and the school's.
Last year I had my first experience with Workawayers when a lovely couple stayed with us for 40 days. I must say that it was great!
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We would like to have English native speakers to take part in activities at school and socialize with students. Art, cooking, yoga, music lessons, hiking together or even taking students to the supermarket would be fantastic!
We may need some help with the maintenance of the house, including painting walls, gates, some furniture, etc.
We live in a central area, with all kinds of facilities around. There are 35 beaches with different characteristics, loads of waterfalls and tracks to visit during the day and at night you can have something to drink or to eat in a bar while you listen to good live music. There are many good musicians and singers on the island. You can also practice some yoga, capoeira, stand-up surfing, and all types of water sports.
At the weekends I'll probably be free to take you to some of these places.
Breakfast , lunch and an evening snack will be provided.
A suite (bedroom and bathroom) in the house, for one guest, with access to the kitchem and garden , or a suite with the same description which is also used as an office.
Ilhabela (Portuguese for Beautiful Island) is an archipelago and city situated 4 miles off the coast of São Paulo state in Brazil. The largest island, although commonly called Ilhabela, is officially named Ilha de São Sebastião (St. Sebastian Island). It, the other islands (Búzios, Pescadores and Vitória) and the islets (Cabras, Castelhanos, Enchovas, Figueira, Lagoa and Serraria) make up the municipality of Ilhabela.
The islands in total cover 348 km2.To access the city, one must take a boat or ferry in São Sebastião, as there are no roads which reach it.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week