Help us in the mountains between Rio and Sao Paulo, Visconde de Mauá, Brazil



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  • Description


    My name os Fabio, i'm a permacuture intusiastic from Rio de janeiro, that moved in to the montains to start a project with compost and worms, in a sustainable and nature friendly way. We are working hard in a land with 150 hectares. We are starting a pleasant organic farm. Food garden, fruit orchard, we make products such as bio fertilizer and compost mix in order to finance our project.

    We want people who stay here to feel comfortable and at home in a beatiful camping. All the resources are shared. Our "kitchen" is vegetarian, but with taste. Our focus is to live in harmony with the land and the community around us. We work 5 hours a day, morning or afternoon. We try to live in a sustainable way and are open to learning new ways to work and develop our project.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    You Will be able to have an unique experience in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro and also learn A lot about compost and how to make your food Garden.
    the life in this small village is so different of the rest of the country. people are really open for conversation and we try to enjoy the city as much as we can.
    So it is a unique opportunity to get in touch of a easy going life style in the country side.
    you will be able to see some projects like mushroom production, organic farms like açaí factory. Shamanic experiences are held every month in town.

  • Help


    We are aiming to start to build a house with bio-construction in 2018.
    We need help in these activities and it would be great if people who have previous experience and knowledge with this kind of method would come to share experiences with us.
    We let our desire choose the labor of the day. The work is not always on our land, it could be at home, on a friends property, collecting organic matter, or even visiting a waterfall.

    We work hard here! And we work together.
    We prefer that you do activities that you are good at, and do for pleasure.
    Feel free to ask and start a conversation. ;)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    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.

  • Accommodation


    Camping with 2 tents. blankets and.
    We do have a shower and toilet.
    We are developing new facilities every month.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visconde de Mauá is a place with lots of waterfalls and natural beauty attractions
    We Love to show our litle Town to our guest and also introduce to our friends.
    i can take you to some cool projects such mushroom production and açaí factory. Açai is health fruit of a palm tree.

    during your day off and your time off, You can take a bike and reach the village in 35 minutes. We have 3 bikes you can use, But I have go to the city 3 times a week at least. usually the workaways always prefer wait for the ride and works great, but It is a great opportunity to ride a bicycle in a safe place in a dirt road surrounded buy the nature.
    If you want to stay closer to the land We have a waterfall about 2km from my land who got a river 10 minutes in a trail.
    Close to the our project you can explore a park with 9 waterfalls. you can try some local food there too!

    The tourism here is busy on the weekend, and quiet during the week. So the best time to enjoy is during the week days. but we always have a local spot to avoid crowd.
    There are horse or adventure rides, the restaurants with live music are usually expensive. But we know the area well and can guide you to places you might want to visit.

    We have 4 buses crossing the main Road, but is very easy to get rides. People are friendly in general.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 869639768434