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Permaculture project Curitiba, Brazil

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Ajude na evolução da nossa Agrofloresta Urbana e Espaço Permacultural!

Expand your environmental consciousness
2 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Learn about sustainability
2 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
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

Nós somos um espaço permacultural em Curitiba. Além da nossa agrofloresta urbana e horta comunitária, fazemos mutirões, eventos e cursos, sempre em torno da permacultura e amor pela natureza. Você pode colocar a Mão na Terra e ajudar no manejo da nossa Agrofloresta e horta, fazer sabão orgânico, tintas naturais, praticar yoga, meditação, circo e o que mais surgir por aqui. Saiba mais em https://coletivomaonaterra.com.br/

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  • Beginner Portuguese or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 80 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
6 days
Stay up to
4 weeks

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48 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Permaculture project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Learning about sustainability

2 Developing environmental awareness

2 Developing social awareness

2 Get in touch with nature

1 Meeting locals

1 Immersing in the local culture



My stay at Joao's was one of the best volunteering experience I had. Only when I arrived, I fell in love with the place. It's really an oasis of nature in the city, full of birds, insects and plants.
I had my own space in the house. It's a great place to relax and enjoy nature. You also have the opportunity to discover a nice city with its facilities. Curitiba is really nice, full of parks and as a tourist there are some places to visit.
The work at Joao's was very interesting. I learnt how to grow plants and how to make compost. His mom's food is amazing and I already miss it so much !

over 2 years ago

United States


I really enjoyed my time at mao na terra, João and his mother are great people, the food was amazing. Curitiba is a fun city with many things to do! I planted trees, and learned a lot about the environment. You should stop by.

over 2 years ago

João replied

ty brother, youre an awesome guy, see you soon :) best regards



I had a fun experience in Mao na Terra; the lush urban garden is in a perfect location to enjoy the culture of Curitiba andit's other brethtaking nature spots. The tasks were great; I could choose to do what I did best with liberty (<3!); I got lucky and dabbled in the garden as well as painting 2 murals exterior walls. All is welcome there. I met some interesting people, learned about permaulture, ate some Dona Eliane's great food, dug a hole, partied, took home some house-made natural mosquito repellent and colourful memories. Hoping to return some day. Thanks Mao na Terra!

about 3 years ago



São excelentes. Dona Eliana é uma mãe para nós voluntários e o João é cheio de ideias, projetos e conhecimentos sobre permecultura. infelizmente não pude cumprir a data combinada, mas super entenderam e respeitaram.

over 1 year ago



O João me recebeu super bem e a Dona Eliana é uma pessoa maravilhosa. Me senti em casa

over 1 year ago

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