Help us plant a rainforest near the Carlos Botelho State Park in Brazil




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    My wife and I live in a small town in the interior of the state of São Paulo. We live near the Carlos Botelho State Park, one of the most conserved areas of the Atlantic Forest in the world. In our forest farm, we have a project of ecological restoration, agriforestry, honey production and others. The local area is suitable for outdoor activities like walking, kayaking and cycling.

    Our sanctuary is located in the interior of São Paulo, close to Carlos Botelho State Park, one of the most preserved areas of the Atlantic Forest in the world. In our ecological reserve, we have restoration projects, planting native fruits, honey production, among others. We believe that plant-based foods are essential for the future of the planet and the evolution of humans. We are vegetarians and seek to consume organic products.

    ATTENTION: The reserve is isolated, five kilometers from the village. The conditions are quite natural, suitable for experienced travelers. You will be with other volunteers. we have solar panel, electricity is limited. There is 3G signal. No wifi available. Led light only. So far, the shower is cold - we're working on it - and the bathroom is out of the house. You will have to prepare your own meals. Food will be provided in the kitchen, vegetables are mainly organic products.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    The visitors will have the opportunity to learn about some methods of ecological restoration of the Atlantic Forest, ecosanitation, among others. Such as the community garden. We also have knolege on Brazilian history, its social aspects, food production and economy.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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    Ecological restoration: planting native Atlantic Forest seedlings in degraded areas and riparian forests. The goal is to rebuild the ecological structure of the original forest, to bring back clean water and native animals and plants.

    Single track: implementation of a single track within the forest. The goal is to open trails for bike rides.

    Ecoprojects: construction of a diverted toilet ( dry toilet) and composting area.

    ( Enthusiasm and initiatives are welcome)



    Restauração ecológica: plantio de mudas nativas da mata Atlantica em áreas degradadas e nas matas ciliares. O objetivo é reconstruir a estrutura ecológica da floresta original, trazer de volta a água limpa e animais e plantas nativas.

    Single track: implantação de uma single track dentro da floresta. O objetivo é abrir trilhas para passeio de bicicletas.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    We don’t prepare meals. We provide a lot of provisions for the volunteers , including extra food, like cereals, organics, full provision of authentic honey, lots of peanut butter, fruits like bananas, orange, apple, tangerin, limon and avocado,
    Comfortable bedroom. Private.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The main local attraction is the Carlos Botelho State Parck, one of the most preserved area of the Atlantic Forest.

    How to get here by bus:
    1- from São Paulo to Sorocaba / from Sorocaba to São Miguel Arcanjo / from São Miguel Arcanjo to Abaitinga ( local bus) .
    2- from São Paulo to São Miguel Arcanjo / from São Miguel Arcanjo to Abaitinga ( local bus) .

    Cities in Brazil usually offer buses to all locations with several times a day.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, five days per week

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Host ref number: 963387328231