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What you offer

5h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
Support
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The Experience

Looking for a couple or individual: flexible, friendly, independent and with a sincere desire to keep the place running smoothly. Work involves Gardening and yard work (often strenuous) as well as cleaning and preparing rooms, fixing things, maintenance, painting, sanding etc. Position is for two weeks to 1 month. Must speak some Portuguese (some English also preferred)

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Requirements

  • Intermediate Portuguese or Intermediate English
  • Over 23 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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12 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Guest House

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

United Kingdom

4

A Casa Ecológica Paraty is a wonderful place, great facilities, beautifully decorated and super peaceful. Lena is super chilled and trusting, leaving worldpackers to set their own hours, therefore the work is suited to someone with initiative and autonomy. But there's also opportunities to socialise with other worldpackers, the host and guests, we shared a lovely meal together! The hours leave plenty of time to explore the city of Paraty, and to enjoy the relaxed surroundings of the house.

Mar/11/2018

France

4

Thanks Lena for the welcoming! There are so much pretty things to do with your place! Hope you'll manage to keep straight with your great projects!

Sep/28/2017

Brazil

5

NOS ACOLHEU DURANTE A PANDEMIA!
Somos muito gratos a Lena por nos dar um lugar seguro para ficar durante essa situação.
O ambiente é agradável e as relações são leves.
A Lena é uma ótima líder, e organiza muito bem as tarefas, sabendo enxergar o potencial de cada um e nos incentivando a usar o espaço pra se experimentar. Ela está sempre aberta a conversar e receber ideias novas.
O espaço é aconchegante e bem próximo ao Centro Histórico e outras atrações.
E Paraty é um tesouro no Rio de Janeiro.
Gratos ;-)

May/11/2020

Brazil

5

Um ambiente super tranquilo,pessoas de ótimo coração, Lena sempre fazendo de tudo pra gente se sentir super bem e adaptado,uma pessoa incrível que tem muito a ensinar. Me recebeu como parte da família, me fez sentir em casa,e o que falar do Gabriel,carinha muito legal futuro masterchef da cozinha vegana :)
As tarefas eram sempre muito de boa,eu gostei de fazer parte de todas ,parte reformas,elétricas,pintura,fotos e a troca de idéias os sorrisos.
Gostei tanto que espero poder voltar algum dia . Sou grato por toda a experiência que tive aqui.

May/09/2020

Brazil

5

Foi lindo! Lena é uma pessoa incrível e explicou direitinho todas as tarefas.

O espaço é maravilhoso, todo ecológico e no coração de Paraty. Recomendo!

Feb/17/2020

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