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My name is Leandro and since I was 7 years old, my dad took me camping in Serra do Cipó, and soon enought this became a very especial place for us. There are lots of nice memories that I have from the region and my dad, who had at first a small shop, then a restaurant and finally a bed and breakfast in a spot with a beautiful sight. Now it's been around one year since my dad is gone, and since, I've quit my job in Belo Horizonte and moved to Serra do Cipó, despite all difficulties faced during the pandemics. I'll be glad to show around Serra do Cipó to people who can help me and who are interested in discovering the local costumes. I'm vegan, LGBT, and enjoy meditation, Yoga and receiving my friends.
I'm very easy going, I like to cook and to chat. Here in Minas Gerais we are known for being receptive and friendly, and I'm no exception. I enjoy presenting my culture and my State to people from everywhere. I've lived in the US, France and aboard a Cruise Ship, and when I was living in Belo Horizonte I've hosted exchange students from different places: Mexico, France and India. I hope to offer a good experience and that there is reciprocity in the relation. Searching for open minded, friendly and easy going volunteers. In this moment the local staff we have are myself and Bruno, who is responsible for preparing the breakfast and general management. We have received a few helpers here already, and all the experiences were very nice.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Serra do Cipó is an unique place. Besides having lots of Natural richnesses like waterfalls and caves, it has a bright local life to be discovered. The volunteers and I live together and we share experiences in our free time, like hiking and rock climbing or just being around the house. I would be wiling to teach and present some of my own personal interests and abilities, which envolve Meditation, Reiki and Xamanism. I could also teach Portuguese and French.
Here volunteers from different places and platforms get together to experience a routine that envolves vegan-vegetarian food, Yoga, meditation, and care for nature. We had over 35 volunteers the last year and so far it's been incredible. It's important to remark that we look for people who are willing to participate in this project and routine.
The routine here involves housekeeping, maintaining the garden and the pool, receptioning guests and online publicity, but I also have many projects, decoration, arts and crafts, sustainability and tourism.
This host offers a language exchange
I would love to teach or be taught any languages. It would also be great for me to practice the ones I speak
There is one of the rooms in the Bed and Breakfast which we're not renting in the moment, and in the house where I live, there are 3 large rooms. All are suites and have either a ceiling fan or air conditioning. Some rooms have TV, and people may or not be placed in a shared room, though I always try to place people in individual rooms. I'm a vegan and for the volunteers that may be interested, I'd love to cook together and share food.
There are a lot of waterfalls and small trips that volunteers can visit, and in the house I also like watching movies and cooking together. For those who are interested, I apply Reiki. In order to get to Serra do Cipó you will probably have to get first to Belo Horizonte, and then get a bus to here (around 100km). I also have an appartment in Belo Horizonte, and during the free time, I can present the city.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Wi-fi connection in here is pretty good, I've received digital nomads before. It is important that you can conciliate with the chores around here, tough
This host can provide space for campervans.
I've got a dog called Gautama, he is very friendly, tough he doesn't adapt to any cats and may have problems with other dogs around his age.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week