Volunteer at an eco farm โ€“ecovillage in Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

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Eco Caminhos is an ecovillage in the middle of the beautiful mountains near the city of Nova Friburgo, in Rio de Janeiro. Our intention is to become a self-sustaining community producing our own food, energy and building materials, creating a healthy and active living environment. We believe that this is the ideal scene for human development as we learn to live, work, evolve and solve our problems together.

Location:

Nova Friburgo ๐Ÿ“

An ecovillage in Brazil

From different experiences in community life, we realize that shared ownership is extremely complex, so at Eco Caminhos we try to overcome these challenges together, seeking to share, decide and welcome people from different cultural contexts, life experiences and dreams.

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What type of host are you?

Community/ Ecovillage

What are you looking for help with?
What’s the mission of your community?

volunteer with yellow coat, brazil, volunteer project, mud, eco-building, cob houseWe believe that beautiful nature, rural life and manual work are excellent for aiding in reflection, relaxing and releasing the mind from the stresses of city life, facilitating the flow of thoughts and fostering a greater connection with yourself. At Eco Caminhos the volunteer will learn about bio construction, organic gardens, have the opportunity to practice different languages, like Portuguese, and surely make lifelong friendships. All this enjoying a beautiful landscape.

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How many volunteers could you host?
  • Up to 10 volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
  • All year long
How many hours of help per day?
  • 4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
  • 5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations

Volunteers bring creativity to our organization, live a sustainable way of life and, after leaving, disseminate the knowledge gained from other parts of the planet. Volunteers can choose between bio-construction, agroforestry and organic farming.

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Are accommodation and food included?

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

What type of accommodation can you provide?
  • Private Room
  • Dormitory/shared rooms
Diet – nutrition information

We offer vegetarian food with organic ingredients from our garden.

Fees transparency

We have both free and paid programs. In both cases, food and accommodation are included.

VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?

Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters

Volunteers’ benefits:

Activities at weekends, like:

  • horseback riding,
  • camping,
  • hikes,
  • trips to local beauty spots and places of interest,
  • rafting,
  • local crafts and many more.

In addition, we have weekly nights where volunteers get together for a social occasion. The volunteer will have the opportunity of living with international people,

What to do in your free time

In addition to becoming involved with our many Eco projects, you will have the opportunity to take part in exciting activities at weekends. These may include horseback riding, camping, hikes, trips to local beauty spots and places of interest, rafting, local crafts and many more. We have weekly nights where volunteers get together for a social occasion. Volunteers also use their weekends to explore Nova Friburgo or Rio de Janeiro.

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Language

English, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch

Geography

The weather in Cardinot is different from other areas of Brazil (it is not the same as in Rio de Janeiro, for example). Summers are warm and wet (rainy season starts in February and goes until the end of March). Winters are cold and dry. During the day it is quite pleasant, but in the mornings and nights temperatures can drop to between 0 and 10 degrees Celsius, so it is wise to be prepared for the cold.

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How to get to your site

To get to Eco Caminhos ecovillage in Brazil, you have 2 options. You can either book transport through us or make your own way using buses.

Getting here with a trusted driver:

We can arrange transport for you from the airport through our local transport services. The cost will be between R$ 440- 2 ยฝ hours.

Getting to Eco Caminhos by bus:

You can make your own way via public transport. The cost will be between (R$80-120) 5-6 hours.

Is there internet access?

Yes!

“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists?

Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests


CONTACT DETAILS ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง


Send us your application through our website: https://ecocaminhos.com/application-form/
Or write us at: volunteer@ecocaminhos.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecocaminhos/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecocaminhos/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecocaminhos
Hostname: Eco Caminhos

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4 thoughts on “Volunteer at an eco farm โ€“ecovillage in Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

  1. Bom dia amigos do Eco Caminhos, vocรชs ainda estao buscando voluntรกrios?

    Minha filha de 19 anos quer passar uma temporada no Brasil trabalhando num projeto como o de vocรชs. Ela jรก trabalhou 1 ano como voluntรกria no hospital da nossa cidade (Celle -Alemanha).

    Ela tem conhecimentos bรกsicos de portuguรชs mas fala fluentemente alemao e ingles.

    Caso tenham interesse ficaremos felizes em receber uma mensagem de vocรชs.

    Abracos e tenham um bom dia.

    1. Dear Fabiola ๐Ÿ˜Š
      This is the comment section of the host announcement. The hosts might not (be able to) read this section. To get in touch with them, please use the contacts they left for you in the “Contact Details section” at the end of the same announcement, just above our conversation.๐Ÿ‘†

      Thank you and good travels ๐Ÿ‘‹

      Did you know? you could use this section to leave a reference, or review, of this volunteer project/program.

      Voluntouring team

    1. Dear Piani ๐Ÿ˜Š
      This is the comment section of the host announcement. The hosts might not (be able to) read this section. To get in touch with them, please use the contacts they left for you in the “Contact Details section” at the end of the same announcement, just above our conversation.๐Ÿ‘†

      Thank you and good travels ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿคž

      Did you know? you could use this section to leave a reference, or review, of this volunteer project/program.

      Voluntouring team

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