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



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  • Description


    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

  • 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

    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

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • 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

  • What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 491745638256