Helping us clean our houses:)

The Exchange

The community here is on a beautiful river. There are 4 permanent families here and usually 10-15 volunteers. Daily life is connected with nature and the fun people around. The day starts at 6:45 with breakfast. After breakfast people usually get ready for the day and socialize until 8:00am. Work starts at 8:00am with cleaning of the houses. The work goes until noon. After which their is some time to relax before lunch at 12:30.


20 hours of help per week

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

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.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.


Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

The community is located in a remote area near the beautiful surf town of Itacare. We are a 30 minute drive or boat ride from Itacare. The goal of our program is to create a lovely and healing environment for the families that live here. Filling our lives with as much contact with nature as possible we spend a lot of time swimming in the river, playing in the waterfall and hiking around the forest. At night there is often a social atmosphere with people playing music.

Activities & Shift

This position involves cleaning of the houses here. This includes cleaning of the floors, windows , dishes, dusting, laundry, folding clothes, hanging laundry, organizing closets, cleaning closets, bathroom, bedrooms, and kitchen. No experience is necessary, just a positive attitude.


We don't allow Tobacco smoking here and alcohol use is limited. The location is outside of Itacare so visiting Itacare is not possible, we might have one beach trip a month. Otherwise people stay here and enjoy the nature and each other. This community is different than a hostel, people usually sleep early and breakfast is at 6:45am, so people get up early too. Internet is limited to an hour in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon (1:30-4:30pm).