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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Agora na baixa temporada começamos a fazer pequenas reformas e reparos aqui na pousada. Acreditamos ser uma ótima oportunidade para conhecer e curtir Ilhabela, e também nos dar uma "mão" com as manutenções... O mais bacana é que diferente das funções rotineiras e diárias das outras vagas, nesta podemos distribuir melhor o tempo, sendo por exemplo: um dia com chuva, podemos adiantar as horas de trabalho e depois aproveitar mais tempo livre!

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate Portuguese
  • Over 23 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun




I am very grateful that I had the chance to be a part of the Pouso Sambaquis family for two weeks. The work was well-organised according to a schedule and the tasks were fair and sometimes even fun, like baking cakes! I liked the schedule of two days of work and then one day off as it meant you had enough rest and time to enjoy the beautiful island. Alex, Maria and Tereza are all wonderful to work with and we often had a good laugh (even if it was sometimes because of my slightly different way of talking Portuguese!) I will forever have fond memories of this place. Highly recommended!




I was 9000km away from Spain but I felt like home!
When I saw the profile of Alexe's pousada I felt it was gonna be a great experience. I wasn't wrong. Alex and the staff (María, Teresa and Mika) are lovely people who always managed to make me feel comfortable. The place is well managed, clean and homey. The island is a unique place (Alex will show you), the perfect destiny for nature lovers and "positive-energy-seekers". I had a great time working at the pousada with the staff and the other volunteers. I totally recommend you to come and experience it by yourself.
Thanks for everything ♥


Alex replied

Thank you for your kindness with us! I'm glad to have you with us, share experiences and our life in Ilhabela. Thank you for introducing us to "reggaeton" ... We will never forget!

Best wishes!



Worldpackers was the best experience. Ilhabela is an incredible place, with a very strong energy. Pouso Sambaquis with Alexis, Maria, Vivi, Jane who always are very enterteining, happy and nice persons . Always of good humor and ready to help yourself in what you need.The food is the best, and an incredible breakfast with very much fondness.
I really miss you. mmm
Thank you very much for everything, I will see you soon.
-Do not think of going, simply arm the baggage and go...


Alex replied


It was really cool to have you here with us in Ilhabela.
Thanks for your help and friendship !!

Keep multiplying friendships and making great trips!

Best wishes!



Es un lugar lleno de amor y tranquilidad, donde prevalece muchísimo la naturaleza tanto en lo visual como sonoro. Sobran las buenas vibras y las ganas de quedarte a vivir. Todos los que la integran son energias de puro amor, que generan esa sensación de estar como en casa.




Desde o primeiro momento fui bem recebida pelo anfitrião, Alex e ele foi me buscar na balsa. Toda equipe foi muito carinhosa comigo. Martinha foi atenciosa e paciente ao me explicar as atividades. Dona Maria sempre preocupada se eu tinha almoçado ou jantado. Nelza (Nair) sempre muuuito carinhosa comigo e prestativa em tudo que eu precisava. Com certeza vou sentir saudades de todos e sou grata por cada dia aqui recebendo tanto carinho dessa família. Quanto as atividades fiz de tudo um pouco, foi tranquilo. A pousada fica px a praia do Perequê, ótimo lugar para caminhar na orla.


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