Hello there we are Ayrton and Ana.
We run a organic family farm located in Silva Jardim countryside of Rio de Janeiro.
We have few projects going on:
- the first and oldest one is the Aprendiz de fazendeiro (Farmer apprentice), which bring kids from the cities to see what is a farm, how it works and what they do;
- we also have Walking organization that takes people to do beautiful hikings in the country of Rio (and of course you are welcome to jump in if you like);
- few years ago we started to grow orchids and plant trees to reforest our amazing Atlantic forest;
- last but not least the B&B which is the one we need more help at the moment. We are looking for volunteers to help us with our guests and general maintenance;
Your tasks would be varied depending on the day but will be mainly outside with a nice weather from Rio.
Please have in mind that 15 days is the very minimum amount of time, we really prefer people to stay with us for longer periods of time so we have time for teach you every thing you need to know and to experience our farm and surroundings to it full extent.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You see Rio under a unique and amazing point of view with the chance to enjoy a swimming pool with flowing water, some incredible hikes, in and outside of the farm, also the chance to do horse riding. The once in a life time opportunity to see our Mico Leão Dourado (Golden lion tamarin), and we do visit Rio City very often and we'll happily give you a lift.
Your main duties would be taking care of our guests, checking if they have everything what they need, show the farm around and engage in activities with them.
When we don't have guests there are other projects happening that you can get involved. The biggest ones are the riparian forest plantation and the orchid growing facility. We also have some animals that eventually we might ask for help with feeding.
However, if you have any particular skill, that you are proud of and believe it can be useful for us we will be happy to hear about it.
This host offers a language exchange
We do speak Portuguese, French, and English...but we always want to do a better performance...smiles...
We try to give you your own bedroom with, but if we are over booked you will have a shared room.
You will have access to two shared bathrooms.
All meals will be provided and you will allowed to use the kitchen during your free time.
You can enjoy the outdoors in our relaxing hammocks, go for a swim in one of the pools, hike, visit Rio in your free days.
I promise you the food here is unforgettable!!! You learn about nature, reforestation, plant growing, and organic food.
We also have one atelier with some are equipment if you desire.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a quiet farmer with an optical fiber connection...it's may help us to work connected. We would like to have people helping us with digital technologies, like to find students who are interested in Eco Tourism all around the world.
We are a farm...and space is not our problem...smiles...
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week