Experience living in a permaculture station through immersion in Aracati Ceará, Brazil

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a permaculture station located in the town of Aracati - Ceará, 5km away from Canoa Quebrada, where it’s practiced the experimentation of community living. Sustainability and social awareness development are the focus of the project. We live in harmony with nature, and we protect it through the use of bioconstruction, the management of residues, using the compost bin, recycling, and treating our own waters with ecological septic systems.

    HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE LIVING HERE?

    We are not a stablished community. We are a permaculture station always learning to apply the principles of sustainability and community living. There are moments we have 8 peoples temporary living here. Other moments we have 2 or 3 people. If the number of people is important to you, you can ask before coming.

    THREE WEEKS MINIMUM COMMITMENT
    For participating in our volunteer program, we require a minimum of three weeks commitment, to ensure that experience is smooth, fluid and represents a fair exchange between the Aldeia and the volunteer.

  • 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
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The experience of the volunteer is immersive, from cleaning and cooking to developing projects and sharing extraordinary moments together. On the more subtle side, interaction with untampered manifestations of nature, touches visitors and volunteers in profound ways. We also have weekly music jams, capoeira classses and ceramic classes.

  • Help

    Help

    Our volunteers help us to perform daily tasks such as cleaning and cooking, as well as creating and managing projects together with the inhabitants, in the areas of bioconstruction, agroforestry, administration, and design. We are always looking for yoga facilitators, arts and craftsmen, holistic healers and vegetarian/vegan cooks. The space has more the 10 bio constructed facilities, so it takes pro-activity, group work and open communication to maintain all structures. Volunteers are welcome to present their own practices and skills by facilitating internal workshops.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The volunteer can stay in a shared tent structure (4 beds available), in their own personal tents or in the roofed hammock facility.

    In regards to food and communal supplies, the volunteer is responsible for the costs of their own meals. if the volunteer desires to eat in community, the cost is R$70 (around $17 dollars) per week, which covers three meals per day. The volunteers are free to buy food wherever they wish if they choose not to participate with these costs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    - There is public transit 20 minutes away from the Eco Aldeia, by foot. It can take you to the town of Aracati, or to the town of Canoa Quebrada, for R$3.50
    - There is a considerable amount of mosquitos during the rainy season, so you might need repellent, and a mosquito net for your hammock, if you’ll use one.
    - We live with two beloved dogs, and three wild cats, and we don't allow any more animals.

  • 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

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week








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