Urban Permaculture and Eco Building in Ubatuba, Brazil

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Hello, I am building an ecological house using bio-construction techniques (dirt, bottles and green ceiling). I need help to build the mud walls and can teach the volunteer several building techniques and also about Permaculture.
    This house is a small inside the Atlantic Forest

    Food: I'll provide the basic food but the volunteer will have to prepare it, that involves simple breakfast, lunch and snacks (basically vegetables and tapioca ) , I am a vegetarian and therefore won't buy any meat .

    Experience: I am a bio-architect and Permaculturist, teach several courses and can teach the volunteer about bio-construction and Permaculture. In my house there are several books about the subject and it is also a laboratory house in Permaculture design, with a "zero garbage production" experience for over 13 years. I also need help with the kitchen garden, fixing filters and to build an extra bedroom using of the same techniques I mentioned before.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
  • 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

    Ubatuba is in the north coast of São Paulo, with over 70 beaches, some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil can be found here. There are several waterfalls and over 80% of the city is preserved and protected Atlantic Forest which provides different options to hike and take long walks. It is a great place for outdoor activities!
    Culturally speaking, Ubatuba is a very rich town. We have the Quilombolas, a community formed by african slaves that ran away to live together and that still exists, perpetuated by it's descendants who still live together up to date. There are also two Guarani tribes that are still active.
    Ubatuba is right beside Paraty, a historical city in the state of Rio de Janeiro which preserves its old buildings, forming a historical center. Paraty also holds many cultural events throughout the year and is 270 km away from Rio de Janeiro (capital) and 250 km away from São Paulo.

  • Help


    I need help to build the mud walls and different types ecobuilding and can teach the volunteer several building techniques and also about Permaculture.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    in an eco-house at Fortaleza bay There is one vacancy in this house in a cabin with a bed, a sink and electricity. The cabin is beside the house so the latter can be used to compliment any other necessities the volunteer might have.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ubatuba there are 70 beachs, surf capital, montain, waterfalls. Ubatuba is closer Rio de Janeiro State,
    Paraty is about 70 km, historic place.
    there are urban bus many times going to downtown ( far around 25km - 45min away by bus)
    I am not smoker.
    I Not interested in smoking, drinking and late nights...
    Look forward to meeting new friends and we can talk about Permaculture, travel ....

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 days in week , 4 hours per day, I wiil give foods this days, free time during the week. Food is the volunteer's responsability

Host ref number: 995798389359

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