Help for gardening, planting trees and trail maintenance near the Carlos Botelho State Park, Brazil

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  • Last activity: 22 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    My wife and I live in a small town in the countryside, in 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, education, hosting, honey production and others. The local area is suitable for outdoor activities like walking, kayaking and cycling.
    We are vegeterians and seek to consume organic products. We believe that plant-based diet is essential for the future of the planet and the evolution of humans.
    The reserve is bit isolated, five kilometers from the village. The conditions are quite natural, suitable for experienced travelers. There is 3G signal. No wifi available. 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

    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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.

  • Help



    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 bicycle single track within the forest.

    Trail maintenance.

    ( 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • 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,peanut butter, fruits like bananas, orange, apple, tangerine, lemon and avocado (depending on the season).
    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.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We accept campervans !!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, five days per week

Host ref number: 963387328231

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