We are a couple of geographers with children and friends who do not live on the property; but we live nearby. We also work with tourism and education. The retreat surf center is nestled in the on a small property, within an Atlantic Agroforest area, 90 meters hike to the beautiful 'Vermelha do Centro' beach, encrusted in a montain between the emerald green open ocean and the bay of downtown Ubatuba, in a strategic location in the North Shore of São Paulo - between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo - in the south-east of Brazil. The space has places of peace and beauty, lodging, to share your experiences with us and help us to create a self-sustaining space that respects nature. It is situated on the edge of the Atlantic Forest near the sea and close to the city center of Ubatuba, amidst the mountains and the green of nature and tourist places, with access to quality surf and plenty of facilities to relax and recover.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We offer in the place the different experiences: possibility of surfing, bathing, diving, interact with the Atlantic Forest and know the local culture.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
There are different tasks and experiences throughout the year integrated into the manual and physical activities with the earth (planting and care of plants of the agroforestry and nursery of seedlings, gardening), and usually have some kind of bioconstruction project on the go, so those with carpentry, building rainwater gardens, plumbing, electrical skills, use of chainsaw, etc are always welcome. We hope to receive people with experiences in these areas, but in general we just need help with cleaning space and activities that may arise and that are necessary for the smooth running of the property - we also receive guest. We are open to new projects and ideas to reconcile permaculture and agro-ecological activities with the potential of tourism of the region and can thus further expand the focus given to these activities - new situations to create tourism in the low season and to organize the concentrated arrival of seasonal tourists. We can receive volunteers all year round; the volunteering hours are short (4 hours during the day, with 1 or 2 day-off per week).
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.
Up to two volunteers in their own room with a double bed and exclusive bathroom, or five people sharing the bungalow with beds, bunk bed or mattresses; it will depend what is available at the time of your visit. Couples are welcome. To let the volunteers more at will, the bungalow has a kitchen. Most of the ingredients will be provided by the owner and the volunteers/guests will may prepare their own meals.
Act in an agroforest with the sound of the waves of the sea!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Guests and volunteers from around the world are invited - in an atmosphere of agroecological living - to think about the life of the Atlantic Forest and the people who live there, to create inspiring ideas which proposes coexistence, experimentation, transformation, develop personal, institutional and artistic projects.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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