Casa Franca

It will be a pleasure to welcome you in our house! Our home is big, clean, sunny, airy, high-spirited. Hopefully you will feel as part of our family. We work in our small organic bakery and sell our products on street markets and fairs. We offer breakfast and lunch or some food, including on your days off, if you decide to stay at home. Also products left over from our bread marketing on a daily basis may be consumed. Of course we will appreciate if you bring some food into the house to share with us, specially at night. You will sleep in a tent and use a shared toilet. In the last day, the day you leave, you must clean the toilet you used and the place where you slept.

About us: My name is Ester, I'm 41 years old and I'm from Porto Alegre. Together with my husband Maicon, 35, also from the southern part of Brasil, we formed a beautiful family with two enlightened children (Kauê, 8 years old, and Mariá, a princess born in the middle of the year of 2018). We also have here the illustrious presence of three happy dogs and two lazy cats. We love to travel, eat, work, play, surf, chill at the beach, do some jiu-jitsu and enjoy nature. If you do not speak Portuguese, I will notice you that I am the only one who speaks English and Spanish fluently in the house but the rest of the family can understand a bit of Spanish. Not long ago we were traveling and volunteering in South America for almost two years and now we are living here in Torres and working with what we love - food and people - for a period, until we have the opportunity to hopefully enjoy a new adventure. *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Although my husband smokes out of the house, I have preference for non-smoking volunteers because of the kids. Drugs and alcohol also are not aloud during volunteering and in the house.


Reviews

5.0
7 reviews7

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

France

5

I would have liked to stay longer! These few days in Torres have been emotionally charged. The house is a perfect place to unleash your creativity, the hosts are fabulous and made us feel comfortable from the first minutes. A great way to discover southern Brazil, meet people and create memories. I hope to see you all 4 again one day <3

4 days ago

Norway

5

We only stayed a few days but we had a really cool time. They made us feel like home, showed us around, included us in their daily life and on trips, but also gave us the space we needed to relax and chill alone. The work is also fun! Everything from garden,handyman to looking and learning how they make the bakery stuff :) You can be sure you’ll be taken good care of here- and the bread and bakery they make taste amazing !!!! Thank you so much <3

4 days ago

Philippines

5

It was a few days of stay but I was surrounded by creative and beautiful souls! It was nice to be in a familial environment again after being away from my own home for quite sometime now. Ester and Maicon have been generous and really nice hosts. It's been amazing as well because my schedule coincided with their son's 6th birthday, and when they had this cool family traveling in a Volkswagen Kombi staying over. I also liked learning about natural fermentation and artisanal baking. How I wish I had more time to immerse myself in the craft. Nevertheless, amor e gratidão! <3

about 2 years ago

Venezuela

5

mi experiencia en casa franca fue muy grata ,la persona que nos recibió es increíble y una gran persona muy diferente y paciente ,los niños muy inteligentes y adorables la abuela un amor. El lugar es cómodo y confortable, gracias Esther por abrirnos las puertas de tu casa .

about 2 years ago


Maicon replied

Gracias a ustedes por traeren tanta energia positiva a nuestro hogar. Espero poder verlas pronto y relajar con ustedes para solo tomarmos unos tragos juntas y charlar de la vida y sus arduas pruebas. Gracias por la experiência e por tanto aprendizado. Gracias, gracias... ya las extrano.

Brazil

5

A experiência na Casa Franca foi muito feliz desde o início, quando fui recebida carinhosamente por todos,  principalmente pelas crianças. A dinâmica da casa,  com muita movimentação pelos afazeres domésticos e pela produção artesanal de pães e pizzas, te faz sentir como parte da família rapidamente. Tivemos um réveillon incrível e pude conhecer pessoas maravilhosas neste lugar. Gratidão pela oportunidade e confiança. Ganhei uma família em Torres e já sinto saudades.💛

about 2 years ago


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