Come and participate in Permacuulture, Agroforestry, Natural Building, Art and Healthy Living in the green belt of Minas Gerais capital, Brazil!

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  • Description

    Description

    Come and participate in Permaculture, Agroforestry, Natural Building, Art, and Healthy Living.

    The project started 4 years ago by inspirational Brazilians who wanted to bring harmonious farming practices to the land, rather than conventional mono-cropping with toxic chemicals. It is home to an established organic Agroforest with an abundant and dynamic ecosystem, which provides most of the food to the homestead.

    This a large property surrounded by regenerated jungle as well as conventional farms. There is a central Mother House with a large deck, kitchen and living space, and a fire pit. On the property is a beautiful creek for swimming and a fresh water spring, and nearby waterfalls. There is also a magical treehouse, and many types of bird, insect and mammals.

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    The Project brings a place to share knowledge, inspiration, music, laughter, love, creative energy, co-creation, embracing growth and balance of body mind and spirit.

    The core element of this project is to complete the existing mud brick building, and design / construct an extension for the purpose of volunteer and visitor accommodation.

    The building is to be constructed as much as possible using local resources, including recycled timber and windows, bamboo and natural earth techniques. The building will be creative and beautiful.

    The building will be interconnected with the existing treehouse and seedling nursery. Components to be completed for the Project include:
    - A multi purpose teaching space
    - Sacred geometric mandala garden with central medicinal plant spiral
    - A sacred mosaic fire pit
    - Compost production area
    - Tool storage shed with work bench
    - New expanded seedling nursery
    - And any other ideas that will bring expansion.

    If you are keen to learn, grow, contribute, laugh and sing - Join us in creating this amazing project! Please feel free to tell us about your interests and talents!

    - In exchange for three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) plus accommodation - we ask for 5 hours work and R$30 ($8USD).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers are in for a special experience in a tranquil environment. Come and learn about Brazilian culture, and make friends from around the world. You will become a part of the Agroforest and the Project we're growing full of love. Food is delicious and co-created, mostly vegetarian but flexible!

  • Help

    Help

    We welcome people who are open to learning, sharing, and bring a strong sense of determination to be part of the team.

    Help is required to work on:
    Permaculture Projects – planting, pruning, fertilizing, harvesting
    Natural building and carpentry projects – with mud brick, bamboo, recycled materials
    General property maintenance – gardening, weeding, mowing,
    Home maintenance – painting, cleaning, general repairs
    Maintaining an agroforest – experience is preferred
    Cooking fresh forest food for daily meals
    Utilisation of fresh produce for fermentation, preserving, healing products
    Creative projects - painting, designing, visual arts

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There's a Mother House that is capable of comfortably hosting up 2-3 volunteers in a shared room /or/ single room for couples. There's also a vast camping area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A couple of hours drive from us is a very big and famous open-air museum called Inhotim, that can be a good weekend trip.

    On the property is a beautiful jungle for hiking and exploring... you will find the most incredible butterflies and birds, and if you follow the creek you will come to a wonderful waterfall!!

    It's a 45 minute walk to the local village of Souza.

    30 minutes walk is the bus stop where you can catch the bus to/from the bustling city of Belo Horizonte (2 hour journey on the bus).

    At night we talk about the day activities, share our learnings, take time to create art, music, laugh, star gaze, and share culture and friendship.

    *️️️️️️️️️please note: there is NO wifi.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days per week





Host ref number: 771891346937