English school on a beautiful island looking for English native speakers for lessons and different types of activities in English, such as cooking , conversation, art, yoga. We may also need some help with the house maintenance .



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    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!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

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

Host ref number: 432487561372