An organic mushroom farm growing quickly in Brazil’s wine valley



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    Hello! Thank you for reading our profile.

    We are two friends, Ricardo and Guinter, who decided to start growing mushrooms in the south of Brazil. We live in a lovely city called Bento Gonçalves, the capital of wine in Brazil.

    We began our project in January, and have a lot of work to do. Our business is growing fast, and we are currently delivering mushrooms to restaurants and various clients in our region.

    Volunteers are welcome to support wherever help is needed and will learn the mushroom growing and selling process from top to bottom.

    Volunteers will have a private room and enjoy access to a full kitchen and a fresh fruit and vegetable garden. We live in the countryside, ten minutes from the city center, and nearby hiking trails and many wineries.

    We love meeting people from around the world! Ricardo traveled for the past six years, many times through Workaway, and is excited to bring the experience back to his hometown.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have some interesting projects that we are working on, and we try to maintain a relaxed flow throughout our work.

    Come have fun with us! We love making campfires, hosting or attending Brazilian bbqs, exchanging ideas and having conversations and discussions.

  • Help


    We have many different jobs on the farm ranging from general maintenance and gardening to helping with mushroom cultivation, packaging, and delivery

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We provide you your own private room with internet access. Lunches are provided, but volunteers will prepare their own breakfast and lunch. We have a kitchen that you are able to use whenever needed

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    What else ...

    You can enjoy walking in the forest and countryside, visiting waterfalls, camping on the weekend, and meeting our friends. We have a lot of fun things to do here.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

The start of a new mushroom cultivation building we are creating
Us! Ricardo (left) and Guinter (right)
Bagging our mushrooms before we make deliveries
The growth process - these mushrooms will be ready to harvest in no time!
Harvested mushrooms ready for cleaning and deliveries
Ricardo cleaning some shrooms
Our salmon mushrooms, some of the most beautiful fungi we've seen
Guinter holding up some of his first mushrooms
Newly bagged compost - we create our compost out of wine vines, sugarcane, and hay, all donated from nearby farms and friends
The scenic views from near our farm
Scenic views part II, they really take our breath away
We love our dogs, and they are very friendly!

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Host ref number: 491745638256