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.
We have vacancies just for couples at the moment !
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
The visitors will have the opportunity to learn about some methods of ecological restoration of the Atlantic Forest, agriforetry, ecosanitation, among others. You will also have the opportunity to join us in the community work we do in the region, such as the community garden. We also have knolege on Brazilian history, its social aspects, food production and economy.
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.
Agroforestry: planting of different native and exotic edible species (vegetables, herbs and fruit). The objective is to form a productive forest with a high concentration of fruit species.
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.
(There is no need of knowledge about ecology, agroecology or permaculture. Enthusiasm and initiatives are welcome)
PROJETOS EM ANDAMENTO
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.
Agrofloresta: plantio de diferentes espécies nativa e exóticas comestíveis (verduras, ervas e frutiferas).O objetivo e formar uma floresta produtiva com alta concentração de espécies frutíferas.
Single track: implantação de uma single track dentro da floresta. O objetivo é abrir trilhas para passeio de bicicletas.
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, organic milk and cheese, fruits like bananas, orange, apple, caqui, tangerin, limon, plenty of avocado, papaia, pineapple and lots of vegetables, vegetal milk when it is necessary.
Comfortable bedroom. Private.
WE HAVE VACANCIES JUST FOR COUPLES.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4 hours a day, five days per week
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