Help us to preserve the amazon by growing a food forest. Brazil




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  • Description


    Our house is located a short distance from Manaus, in Açutuba Beach, on the left bank of the Rio Negro, Amazonas State, Brazil. Surrounded by pristine tropical rainforest, in its 80 thousand square meters we are devoted to forest preservation, combining the care for small animals to food forest initiatives having in mind the principles of permaculture. It can be reached via paved highway from Manaus, 35 minutes from the crossing of the Rio Negro Bridge.
    Depending on the season and the Rio Negro’s elevation, we can enjoy extensive, white sands covered river beaches, jungle trekking and canoe rides of igapós (flooded forest).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Nearby it is possible to do some activities as jungle tracks, visit to indigenous communities or swim with river dolphins. From August to march it is possible to enjoy the gorgeous river beaches or enjoy the flooded florets from April to June. It is possible also to interact with the local community.

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    A beautiful place surrounded by nature in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest
    It is located near the Negro River and is one hour distant from Manaus by car.
    We are committed to frofest preservation, working with the help of The Dessana Institute since last year we plan to develop a healthy environment to serve as an example to be followed by the neighbours.
    We traditionally welcome volunteers from all over the world to join the efforts to turn the place as a educational home for all of us.
    The range of work goes from basic maintenance to gardening and farming and there is always some construction going on. We offer breakfast and accommodation in shared rooms with fan in exchange for 5 hours of work per day, five days a week.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: 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 shared rooms with private bathrooms with individual or double beds for couples with fan and mosquitoes nets.

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    What else ...

    How to get here:
    There is a public transportation twice a day leaving from Manaus. The bus leaves from the Manaus side of the Rio Negro bridge in a one hour trip. Then you have a 30 minute walk to reach Dessana house by the beach.

    Food and Cooking:
    We provide basic meal in the working days as breakfast, lunch and diner for cooking in an equipped kitchen. If you need something special It is always better to go shopping in Manaus for better prices and variety but there are some local food stores a few kilometers away where you will find basic goods.

    We provide shared rooms with private bathrooms with individual or double beds for couples with fan and mosquitoes nets.

    Working hours:
    Dailly the working hours starts at 7AM until 11AM and plus one hour in the afternoon, according to the weekly work plan. Or especially in different hours coordinated with us.

    Experience required:
    We require previous experience from the work expected and positive references. Its is also required to have an online interview before approval.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 628697577885