Rooftop Garden construction near Guarulhos Airport, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi!
    My name is Fabiano.

    I am building the structures of a Rooftop Garden at my mom's house in São Paulo, close to Guarulhos airport!

    The aim of this project is to treat part of the sewage and the rainwater with bioreactors and filtering gardens. And use this water as a nutrient to feed an entire ecosystem for food production in an aquaponics system powered by the sun!

    It is a social and ecological project that you may like to participate!

    Although it is a construction, it is small and we work in a handcrafted manner.

    The help we need is mostly to cut, sand and paint wood, iron and concrete with the help of electrical tools. You don´t need to have any previous knowledge, but it is important that you truly desire to learn and practice construction skills!

    It's only me and Cicinho, an authentic and humble Brazilian guy, working on the construction, and you will become part of the team to complete the three Musketeers.

    If you feel you're a person looking for learning new skills, to be creative and share crazy ideas, this is the place for you; due to my background and wild desire to learn new things, I have developed several skills you might find appealing, such as welding, permaculture, how to use different tools, construction principles, handicrafts, and so on.
    I also enjoy to have deep talks about life and I will be more than happy to share quality time with you and grow together.
    :)

    We offer the room (sometimes a shared room) and the food in exchange for your help in the project.

    For the complete experience, we ask 4 hours of work at the construction and some help in the kitchen at home. The work at the construction is only from Monday to Friday.

    You can stay for a short or long period.

    We are in the Penha neighborhood.
    Going to the center of the town takes about 40 minutes (bus + metro). Thus, the airport of Guarulhos is at less than 30 minutes from here by car and 1 hour by bus.
    Hope you like it!
    :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You may learn the Brazilian culture and language from my mom and I, the other worker and workawayes at the construction.
    My mom doesn't speak English, so you will learn a lot of Portuguese with her!
    I have developed several skills you might find appealing, such as welding, permaculture, how to use different tools, construction principles, handicrafts, and so on.
    I also enjoy to have deep talks about life and I will be more than happy to share quality time with you and grow together.
    :)

  • Help

    Help

    We are building a rooftop garden!!!

    We would like to kindly invite you to engage in our project in Sao Paulo. It is not necessary to have any previous experience and if you are willing to learn that is perfectly enough. It is easy to learn and we provide a guidance to help you gain valuable experience. You may start with simple tasks but meantime growing the knowledge of how to use power tools with wood, iron and concrete slowly moving onto more demanding jobs for example welding. This will take 4 hours daily during the week.

    We also ask our volunteers to help around the house (no more than 1 hour per day) in tasks like cooking, peeling vegetables and keeping the house clean.

    We work at the construction from Monday to Friday, but the help at home includes the weekends.

    For that, we offer all meals, working clothes, gloves, masks and shoes and the bed that may be in a shared or individual room (the meals will be prepared collectively using that 1 hour / day at home mentioned above).

    We are looking forward to meeting you xxx

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish and Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are two small rooms, with a single bed in it each one, and a shared room.

    We provide towels, bedding, and the clothes and shoes to wear while helping at the construction!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is relatively close to Guarulhos Airport. I think the UBER asks about R$40,00 from the airport to home.
    It is a residential area, around 50 minutes to the center of town with public transportation.
    The house is at the Vila Libanesa, at the Penha's neighborhood, but it is necessary to take a bus to the closest subway station, called Vila Matilde. If you put "Vila Libanesa" and "Penha", at the google maps, you may find it! :)
    We also have bikes that you can take for a ride, go to the metro station, parks etc!
    :)

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours

Welding the iron structures for the reinforced concrete.
Drawing of the project.
Drawing of the project.
From inside the room.
View from the window of the room.
Drawing of the project.
Drawing of the project.
Photo of the Garden's construction.

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