Eco Farming and Permaculture Experience Brazil
We are a young family that, in the beginning of 2020, left the city life behind to start a green self-experiment in a countryside in Brazil. As we follow the Permaculture principles, our goal is to learn together, share our experience, produce food and enrich the biodiversity of the land. This volunteer program is a real hands-on experience in agroforestry, organic farming, bioconstruction, community living and permaculture practice. Also, it is a way to stay away from the hectic world, live in an international community and reconnect with nature and with yourself.
Volunteers will work 3 days a week and a typical workday starts at 7:30 am and ends at 5:30 pm (having 2 hours of lunch break). Volunteers will help at the upcoming projects, such as:
- Implement more agroforests with different objectives, plant in our organic fruit and vegetable garden
- Participate in reforestation
- Take care of farm animals
- Be involved in bio-construction project
- Learn to work with gardening and carpentry tools
- And many more!
As a volunteer within our volunteer program, you will stay in the newly renovated and very comfortable guest house. It has 3 bedrooms - two of them shared ones, each with two single beds and one single room, one bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen with a beautiful dining area, a cosy living room and an outside terrace. There is also a possibility to stay in a separate and charming kitchenette with private bathroom and your own entrance. All houses surround a beautiful yard with a natural swimming pool. On working days, we all will have a community vegetarian lunch, the breakfast, dinner and meals on weekends the volunteers prepare for themselves from the products we provide within a weekly budget. Also, cleaning your own room as well as to participate in tidying up of the common areas of the guesthouse will be one of your responsibilities. In your free time you can relax or do some hiking, explore some of the trails and beautiful waterfalls in the area or visit the city of Nova Friburgo. On the farm we now and then organize game nights, cinema sessions or campfire.
Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro state
English or Portuguese (basic level), good physical and mental condition
Dates of program:
Duration of program:
1 week minimum
Adults of both sexes 18+
The initial cost is US$250 per week, the weekly costs will get less the longer you stay. This fee includes accommodation (shared or single rooms) in the newly renovated and very comfortable guest house, vegetarian lunch on work days (breakfast, dinner and meals on weekends are not included), hands-on experience in agroforest and organic farming and in your free time, you can relax or do some hiking, explore some trails and beautiful waterfalls in the area, horseback riding or visit the city of Nova Friburgo. On the farm we now and then organize game nights, cinema sessions or campfire. Volunteers committing to staying longer than 3 months are provided with a free shared room and vegetarian food.
The eco farm covers 30 hectares and is situated in the beautiful mountains of the Atlantic Forest, close to the Três Picos National Park, in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro. The place is very quiet and peaceful. The center of Nova Friburgo is about a 25-minute drive from the site. Public transport to Nova Friburgo is just a 15-minute walk away from the farm, and it takes about 30 minutes to get there.
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