Vila Volta

Need some extra hands around our little hotel in the middle of the Atlantic Rain Forest, in Paraty, Brazil We are a male couple - brazilian and dutch guys - running and owning a little hotel (Vila Volta) in the rural area of Paraty in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Our guests and us use to say our place looks like a friends house. More than just hosting our guests as friends, we enjoy to cook for them and we are trying to be more and more self-sustainable in health food and pure water, our care and production. The volunteers will have the possibility to enjoy the surroundings in their time off: the historical center of Paraty, the beaches, waterfalls, tours by boat, trackings etc. We are located 1,2 km from the main road (BR-101) where many local buses can be easly taken to go and come back.


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Minha experiência foi sensacional, fiz diversos trabalhos, me acrescentou muito. Dus e André foram muito prestativos, são pessoas super do bem!

about 1 year ago


Vila Volta is an unique place surrounded by nature and quietness.
André and Dus are adorable people with an open mind and thought me a lot during my stay.
It was a great experience and I strongly recommend people to enjoy it.

about 1 year ago


Pasé unas semanas maravillosas en Vila Volta. El lugar es un paraíso natural y la posada hermosa e inspiradora. Pero lo mejor, sin duda, fue haber conocido a André y Dus, dos seres creativos, inteligentes, divertidos, amorosos y extremadamente generosos. Muy agradecida por las largas charlas, las deliciosas comidas y por todo lo que me enseñaron. Los voy a llevar siempre en mi corazón!
Y a todos los que estén pensando en ir a colaborar a Vila Volta, no lo piensen dos veces y anímense!!

over 1 year ago


It was an amazing experience! I've been working for a month at the hostel where I learned a lot, made several contacts and also shared lots of ideas and knowledge. I can not imagine there was a better place for my first trip as a worldpacker. In fact I made friends with Andre and Dus and I will come back again to work and visit. The place is wonderful, the energy is unique and magical. Felt at home. The work is heavy, but in due time, and everything is talked about and combined beforehand.

almost 2 years ago


It wouldn't be better. Vila Volta is definetelly a great place with incredible people. André e Gert have created a friendly place, in contact with the nature inpirated in the principles of cooperation, creativity and love. Every little detail delight the visitors. It's a place to relearn how to live in comunity without the urban and modern influences. I had a great experience, sharing and learning with all people who were around. I hope that every one would eventualy visit Vila Volta, at least once in life. It was such a pleasure to became part of the Vila Volta family and I'm looking forward

about 2 years ago

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