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

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  • Última atividade: 27 mai. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana



  • Descrição


    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 ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    # 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...

  • Ajuda


    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

    Português: Fluente
    Inglês: Intermediário
    Espanhol: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I am interested in sharing my own language or learning a new language.

  • Acomodação


    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 mais...

    Algo mais...

    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.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

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

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have a place for your van, car or bicycle

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 216565512388

Comentário (10)


Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)

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