Help create any ecovillage inside of the Atlantic Forest in Resende, Brazil



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    I'm a 55 years old Retired Nurse and presently, a Mental Health Counselor and Advocate for Women and Children Survivors of Abuse. I lived in Canada for 34 years and with my Husband and our 15 years old Son, which still living in Canada, just purchased a piece of the Atlantic Forest on the hills of the Mantiqueira Mountains.

    Our focus is to create a Canadian Ecovillage in Brazil, where we use English as our first Language, so locals can improve their language skills while visiting our beautiful forest! Our areas of interest are on organic gardening, free range chicken farming, Reforestation of the Atlantic Forest by seedlings and also doing the planting, Agroforestry, Environmental Education and Research, Veterinary care for dogs, small construction projects and a lot of Carpentry.

    We encourage people from all over the world to visit, marketing and contribute with our projects. I completely agree that 5 hours a day is a fair trade.
    Do your 5 hours a day and then go exploring the Atlantic Forest!💚

    Our Volunteers must NOT smoke. Social drinks may be accepted at your own expenses. You will be considerate towards others at all times and participate on daily routines such as general cleaning, meals preps, maintaining main areas such as kitchen, bathroom, canil, all living and entertaining areas clean.

    We don't cook for guests but we encourage visitors and campers to participate during meals preparations and other activities such as hiking and swimming. For your protection, please bring long neck boots, gardening gloves, hats, and rain coats.

    We are able to accommodate families with Children over 10 years old if you bring your own tents, since we only have a big shared dorm for Volunteers. Children's safety and food expenses are the responsibility of the Parents or Guardian.

    I hope this will assist you on learning a bit more about our Ecovillage Reserve. Feel free to ask more questions at anytime.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You may learn and participate with trailing, exploring and assist with our reforestation of the Atlantic Forest project by planting tress, harvesting fruit and vegetables, learning about our Atlantic Forest fauna, flora, enjoying our beautiful waterfalls and biodiversity, experience and learn about Agroforestry, forestry cuisine, Brazilian cuisine with Locals, learn about our culture, costumes, language, organic farming, community living, making friends from different parts of the world and from Brazil as well, sharing, learning and teaching with and from our community, pet care, chicken coop care, etc...

  • Help


    Grass/bush cutting and tree's pruning with Sthill machinery and other tools such as machetes, land and trails clearings, making holes for native and fruit trees planting and/or transplanting, organic farming/gardening, building planting watering system, swimming pool cleaning, manual and carpentry work, general maintainance, building and camping sites clearing, fixing water, electrical and sewer problems, building tables, benches, tiling, carpentry and other construction projets. Please note we cook and eat together in the communal kitchen. Cooking responsibility will be shared equally between those in the WorkAway program. Basic supplies for Vegetarian diet will be provided and you have access to our organic garden and the Forest to shop for food!!! Sleeping quarters, kitchen, bathroom, varandas, hammock space, gazebo, canil and other areas' cleaning and maintenance will be done by Volunteers. We eat and provide mostly vegetarian diet. Our drinks is based on what is in season. Feel free to bring or purchase your own extra foods. Alcohol only in moderation, please. Smoking or any illegal drugs are NOT allowed.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    Bunk beds in dorms for maximum five people of mixed gender.

    Vegetarian diet provided.

    We cook and eat together in the communal kitchen.

    The main house where Hosts reside and rooms where paying guests stays, are off limits for Volunteers.

    The organic garden is available for various vegan or vegetarian diets with seasonal vegetables.

    Sometimes there are free range chicken eggs, but if chickens are not giving eggs, regular eggs will be provided.

    There is a market 7 km away where you may purchase meat products, nuts, milk, cheese, cereals, chips, chocolates, wine, pop, beer, etc...

    Arrivals between 0700-1700 hrs or during sunlight. No arrivals after Sunset or before Sunrise.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our Ecovillage has a wild campground, so if you enjoy camping, please bring a tent. Since we are inside of the Atlantic Forest, please have your yellow fever vaccine and other travel immunization records up to date. Our Ecovillage Reserve, is an Ecoturism paradise, with plenty to experience and explore!

    Please arrive before 4pm.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

Outdoor Kitchen
Organic Garden
Main House
One of many waterfalls
Re-forestation program
Cooling off on a hot day
Natural Swimming Pool
Sauna/pool area
Dog Kennel
Front Gate Entrance
Inner court yard
Bananas are growing
Silver Line Waterfalls

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Host ref number: 661513353899