Permaculture project São José do Vale do Rio Preto, Brazil

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Criação de um espaço de educação ambiental

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Learn about sustainability
7 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Connect with nature
6 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
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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 will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
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.
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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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

The Experience

A ideia é transformar um espaço de 20 hectares num espaço de educação ambiental. Este espaço atualmente já recebe um manejo permacultural, onde os voluntários viverão o dia a dia de uma vida mais sustentável e assim conseguirão propor e montar atividades pedagógicas para todas as faixas de idade, além de ajudar a construir o espaço. Acesse @neo.rural.rj no Instagram e veja mais sobre o projeto.

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  • Intermediate Portuguese or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 55 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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Hours & Tasks


Permaculture Project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 7 Learning about sustainability
  • 6 Developing environmental awareness
  • 6 Get in touch with nature
  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 6 Developing social awareness
  • 6 Creating true social impact

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 1 15. Life on land



Diogo and his family are incredibly warm, courteous and helpful. for me it's the best project i've been in. everything is well organized and i was able to learn a lot about the connections in nature.

about 2 months ago



Diogo, Paloma and their family made me feel at home and as if I was there all my life. They are passionate about nature and the project they are building up. They try to teach you and help you in any task you want to do. Plus they shared a lot of info about nature and wildlife that was new to me as I was always in the city. The place and area is amazingly beautiful and very comfortable. You have lunch with them and some fun events at night with them too. like sharing dishes of your own country or just having a relax chat This was my first volunteer experience and it has been amazing!!!

7 months ago



The two weeks we spend at Neo@Rural were so amazing! Paloma and Diogo are new on Worldpackers but they organized this so well! They do really care about the volunteers well-being. You can really feel the lifeblood at this place! The variety of tasks was very huge! I wanted to try all of them, for everybody is a task to find. When we were not working, we spent our freetime in the beautiful casinha and enjoyed the nature with its view! Thank you so much again! We will come back one day :)

7 months ago



WOOOW!! Where should I start? It was a truely insane experience🤩The hosts Paloma and Diogo are extrem friendly and great, inspiring personalities! The location in very big and we had a small house for the volunteers. It is a great house with all the staff you need. Also the work was great and always different. So let us choose what we like to do the most.🥳THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for this really nice time together. We came as volunteers and left as friends❤️

7 months ago



Só agradeço minha experiência no projeto durante esse período, aprendi muitas coisas sobre permacultura, me conectei com a natureza e com pessoas que levarei para sempre no meu coração. Diogo, o anfitrião, é um cara muito "maneiro", boa onda e sempre preocupado com o bem estar dos voluntários. Voltarei com certeza e recomendo muito que tenham essa experiência! 🙏🏽❤️

7 days ago

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