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What you offer

4h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Photography
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Arts
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
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What you get

3

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.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Support
Support
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The Experience

This is meant for backpackers looking for a cheap place to be who are willing to do any number of volunteering chores each day. One day may be spent building the levy, another day might be spent hammering or using power tools, someday there's nothing to do at all. This is for backpackers that are ready to help manually/ physically and are looking to stay for longer than a week.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English
  • Above 40 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Oct
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Dec
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Feb
Mar
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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6 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Eco Village

Learning & Fun

Netherlands

I had a lot of fun on the island! There is a lot of freedom to do what you want and to explore all the opportunities. Shane was a good host and he really shared his property so as a guest you can really make it your home. The people of the community are really nice and will help you with whatever you need. And the nature is beautiful!

May/04/2017

United Kingdom

Staying on the island with Shane and Rebecca was one of my best travel experiences yet. They're super accommodating and as soon as i arrived felt at home.
As a surfer it was a dream; every day I a huge long white sand beach with A-frame breaks running as far as the eye could see with no one on it. There's also lots to do as well as surfing such as fishing, exploring the island and getting to know the locals.
Highly recommend Santos Marina and Surf Island to any traveller looking to get off the tourist route and experience something different.

Mar/15/2017

Brazil

My time there was just wonderful, it actually couldn't be any better. The hosts are just the best! They were not just hosts but became good friends. The island life and its slow pace is amazing, peaceful atmosphere. The locals are such a friendly and welcoming people that you'll just love, kids are great and have a lot of energy. It's all about community! Totally recommended. But to get the best of it, go, and be willing to take part of the beautiful dream the hosts are turning into reality. Use your gifts to contribute for improvements in the village. It's rewarding. You won't regret it!! (:

Feb/21/2017

Canada

I can't even describe what a special experience this was. The place is beautiful, Shane and Rebecca were kind, fun and very chill and they both care a lot about the community. It was a pleasure to spend time here, to help out and to get to know everyone. Thanks so much for having me!

Feb/14/2017

France

We had the best experience with Shane, Rebecca and Santos ! Very laid back and easy going, always ready to help/teach you things. Wonderful location if you want to be around nature, they made sure we never lacked of anything. Gave us directions as to what we can help with but also let us decide whatever we wanted to work on, glad that we could give these gems a hand. Getting to know the kids that live there built great memories for us, and the people of the community were very open and kind to us.
Go!

Oct/14/2016

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