Learn bioconstruction and reconnect with nature on a peaceful homestead in Serra da Mantiqueira, Brazil

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  • Última actividad: 27 feb 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    I am a volunteer work enthusiast, cycle activist and Critical Mass participant, cyclotourist and Warm Shower host, backpacker, storyteller for children in hospitals, and owner of a small outdoor gear company.

    Recently I left the big city (São Paulo) to fulfill the dream of co-creating a more sustainable way of living in an area of 13 hectares. I believe that living and working in a community is a form of well-being and social support, it is an opportunity to make connections and continuous learning.

    1- Implement an agroforestry system in pasture areas and construct a small house at a very low cost using only recycled materials from the region, such as pallets, eucalyptus, clay, and grass.

    2- Use the acquired experience to collaboratively develop a bioconstruction model that can be distributed free of charge to the local community. This will allow the community to learn from our mistakes and successes, replicate the acquired knowledge and, thus, promote local sustainable development.

    3- Construct a large Indigenous Hollow that includes a wood stove and oven, dry toilet, and a lot of hammocks. This structure will serve as accommodation for volunteers, NGOs and act as a base for experiential education expeditions.

    4- Host volunteers to develop technologies that address challenges faced by the local community. Then make all solutions available for free through an online database.

    5- Co-create eco-pedagogical spaces to educate young people and children about bioconstruction and permaculture.

    The accommodation is a charming house with a private room for the volunteer, small lake, surrounded by grass with some fruit trees and a breath-taking view. We are also one of the bases for the expeditions of an NGO that works with experiential education.
    This is a region situated between two national parks with hundreds of hiking and cycling trails, waterfalls and small cheese producers. There are buses and taxis connecting the accommodation to the city of Itamonte (7 km away). Just 5 minutes by bike we can get organic food such as: vegetables, fruits, milk, butter and various types of cheese.

    Really looking forward to hearing from you guys.



    Ps. We prefer to receive those vaccinated against Covid and not receive vapers or closet smokers.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    # Enjoy meet local people;
    # Can help teach my portuguese language;
    # Learn about the local culture;
    # Enjoy showing travellers some trails and waterfalls;
    # We have a bicycle available for travelers;
    # Enjoy helpers who can cook a tradition meal;
    # And much more like some skill of Mountain Guide, Brazilian cooking recipes, Cycle Tourism, Bioconstruction, etc...

  • Ayuda


    We need help with: Design an agroforestry. plant fruit trees in the middle of the forest, bioconstruction project, help with wood treatment ( Shou Sugi Ban Tecnic) , collaborate in the kitchen, help clean the house, take care of the garden, plant trees, help make the foundation of bioconstruction, help with the documentation of bioconstruction, etc...

    We offer accommodation in private room. reakfast, lunch and dinner (help with preparation and cleaning of the kitchen is welcome) in return, we expect volunteers to give us an average of 5 to 6 hours a day , 5 days a week, of their time to help. Weekends are free to cycle, discover the waterfalls and mountains in the region.
    Workawayers are not asked to help with preparing or serving either food or drinks to paying customers. Also because we do not receive paying guests.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Portugués: Fluido
    Inglés: Intermedio
    Español: Intermedio

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    I am interested in sharing my own language or learning a new language.

  • Alojamiento


    We provide accommodation and basic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) free of charge. We can accommodate vegetarian diets. The house has 4 rooms with good and reliable internet connection and very calm places for online work. We have a library with many books in English on outdoor gear and treeking skils for you to read in your free time.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    A nice, quiet village situated between two national parks with plenty of options for hiking, climbing, trekking, horseback riding and resting as well. Dairy products, eggs and trout are the main local production. The area has plenty of waterfalls of clear water. There are buses and taxis connecting the accommodation to the city of Itamonte (7km away).

    From Rio de Janeiro: Buy a ticket to São Lourenço (MG). There are daily buses that leave from the Rio de Janeiro bus station to São Loureço (MG) and stop in Itamonte (MG). (Sampaio bus company)
    From São Paulo: Buy a ticket to Itanhandu. There are daily buses that leave from Tiete bus station in São Paulo to Itanhamdu (MG). (Cometa bus company) From Itanhandu there are different local bus to Itamonte (MG).

    If you need more information, please don't hesitate to ask.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have good and reliable internet connection and very calm places for online work.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have a place for your van, car or bicycle

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 216565512388

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