Help us with your gifts at our environmental farm in Viçosa, Brazil



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    We are three friends (Gabriel, Rodrigo and João) sharing a living in an ecological farm around the city of Viçosa - MG, in a rural community called Canelas. Both of us are students at the Federal University of Viçosa, which is located about 8 km away from the farm. Besides our studies in Geography, Rural Education and Agronomy, respectively, we also host Bamboo Sapiens, where Rodrigo (one of the friends sharing the place) works with bamboo in a multiplicity of ways, from small craftwork to bigger geodomes and constructions. The bamboo atelier is shared with Gabriel`s ceramic studio, where Gabriel is currently begining the play with E(e)arth.

    The farm where we live was previously a center for environmental activities and education but it has been deactivated a few years ago. Now, we have the interesting and fun mission of bringing life back to the place, welcoming more people, organizing educational events and making the plot more sustainable and beautiful on a daily basis, incorporating the Permaculture and Agroecology principles and techniques.

    The outdoors are beautiful. There is a diversity of birds, flowers and plenty of fruit trees!

    Although college takes some amount of our time, we are constantly trying to be more self-sustainable, planting what we can, making jaboticaba wine, jams, breads, harvesting açaí, wondering around in search of non-conventional edible plants and making our cosmetics and cleaning products whenever is possible. Our neighbors are our college and life friends as well as very knowledgeable agricultors.

    The Agroecology movement (Permaculture, Organic agriculture, Agroforestry) in Viçosa is pretty strong, so there is always something interesting to learn and try! We are very easy-going people and we definitely want you to be at home, enjoy your stay, learn and share with us!

    This is a place for shared self-exploration as well as exploration of group dynamics and shared living. Here, we grow together :) This is the place where we live and do part of our work, but the farm activities are not profitable, and that is not the current aim, even though we feel pretty rich in our way of life :)!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    In cultural exchanges there is always a lot to learn! Language, music, fauna and flora, Permaculture and agroecology skills, ancestral knowledges and making connections.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    A hand in the gardens, painting, spreading your art around the house, maybe teaching us your language. It really depends on what we are working on. Depending on the season we need help making jams, harvesting açaí and making jaboticaba wine,. Most of all, we want you to do whatever you can and feel like, having autonomy to share your best gifts. Self-management is beautiful!

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Portugais: Courant
    Anglais: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Débutant
    Français: Débutant
    Italien: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We are three friends. One of us speaks English and two of us are interested in learning it, so if you feel like teaching, this can be a nice exchange. We are also interested in practicing our Spanish and French.

  • Hébergement


    We have enough rooms. Sharing one of them is a possibility.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Viçosa is a city full of interesting people. We have a nice community of friends and there is always something different going on. There are many things to do if you really look for it, such as: activities in the university campus, sports, hikes, active nightlife, etc!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 3 to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 973672479452