My name is Pedro, and you are being invited to spend time inside the site which i glady have been choose to take care until my final rest hahaha.
This place is basically where we meet to celebrate life, exchange knowledge, have contact with nature and where we also dream together. Friends, companions and travelers are invited to co-create in this garden of love, peace, connection, knowledge and development.
You will be very welcome here!
Feel free to leave your essence in this place!
The site is not very large, having around 5 hectares, the functions demanded are basic, such as cleaning and maintenance of the house and the surroundings, as well as the 3 dogs and the cats that we have: D
In the free time feel free to make handcrafts, meditate, read, study, relax, connect with the place, with the animals, with the trees, etc...
From time to time we have events, can be a party or a weekend of meditation, medicine of the forest and connection.
The more time is spent here, the more it is possible to understand about this space, about the people who inhabit it, and about ourselves, there are nights which we spend hours talking under the stars (here it is VERY starry at night), making food around some bonfire, or even visiting some place here in the city or nearby.
There are several interesting places to visit near Frederico, such as the faguense waterfalls, or the amethyst fields and mines of the nearby city of Ametista do Sul, around 30km north of Frederico there is another city called Irai where you can find indigenous villages (Kaingang Tribe), medicinal mud and one of the best mineral waters in the world! We even have the longest warter fall in the world about 80km from here, its know by the name of Salto do Yucumã and its inside the Reserva do Turvo, a protection zone which is in the border of Argentina also, so we are close to it too.
All these factors make this region very diversified, rich, and worth knowing ...
On top of all this, there is the greater purpose behind the reason we are receiving you on the workaway!
The "Chacra", this is the name of the site here, and in this place we shall build spaces for events, pleasant gardens to be, an agroforest for food, gardens and indoor planting systems, we also want to build some places like tiny houses using the resources we got from here, like sustaitable wood, stones, and clay.
All this aiming at the elaboration of a sustainable and exemplary environment, that can be frequented by the public, and used by schools and small producers of the region as a place of learning, demonstrating how it is possible to live in different ways and also enabling a multi cultural interaction even with the passage of travelers here.
Little is yet accomplished, but gradually everything becomes more tangible and real.
At last I can say that what we are looking for are people willing to venture and immerse themselves in a unique experience that can be part of your life forever, and where you can be proud of being part of the future! : D
*We study medicines like rapé and ayahuasca here, also ganjah and cubensis are often around*
WHAT KIND OF VOLUNTEERS WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
We strongly need people who get knowledge about buildings, and land care aswell.
But also people with strong cooperative mindset, people who can work without a proper scheduele, and who take pleasure on being in the woods, we need you to be 'pro-active' in here, and see what is needing to be done. Coz when it cames to taking care of nature everyday is a different day and we got different stuff to do, but mostly we need people who can connect to this dream and this place.
>>>>>>- PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERSTING ON COME- <<<<<<
We've been receiving several mesages of volunteers which never came to arrive, and it really took time and effort to reply everyone the best way i can.
We are situated at Frederico Westphalen - Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil, you can search for it at google maps, the best ways of getting here by airplane is going to Chapeco - SC and taking a bus. There are buses coming from São Paulo > Curitiba > Frederico.
You can also get plane to porto alegre and then bus to frederico.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You will learn:
Cultural excentricities from the Gaucho style of life
Working on crops
Working with trees
Medicine from nature
Natural healing practices
We also work with some 'jungle medicines' like Rapé (rapÉ not rape, google it if you don't know about hahaha) in here
Often we have something coming up like a shammanic weekend, a reiki degree, hipnosis, yoga class etc...
Music! We like to play music here, if u play anything u can join us, and if u don't...well its time to learn something perhaps :D
Once the dogs and cats are feed, and the house are clear you can feel pretty free to do whatever you want :D
Just open your heart and let it flow the energy of creation thats inside of you... Creating art, growing plants, talking to the dogs, doing meditation, looking inside yourself... this place is looking for exchanges, the trees are looking for it, the birds, the dogs, the plants, everything sorrounding you is willing to conect... once you're conected you will know what to do :D
-Please beware with the food, we cannot provide plenty of it, so if you are coming here you are going to have to buy some groceries-
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We got the main house, where its situated the kitchen and living room, by there there is one bedroom and bathroom.
Now we are building tiny houses in the woods, looking for people to help on this.
Once we live in a really small town there's always time to go to a waterfall or spend time with friends, at town you shall find pretty much anything u need and a lot of delicious meals.
If you are familiarized with lord of the rings, think about it like the shire ^^"
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
No wifi at country side but good 3g connection, wifi at office site 5km away from the house.
A motorhome may be too much. But for campervans and kombis its cool, the largest truck we've ever get in here was a school bus, so if you're smaller than it its okay
If your pet is pet friendly you can do it!
More than two
From 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week tops
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