Help us take care of our home in Chapada dos Veadeiros

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The Exchange

We need somebody who likes to keep the environments harmonized. Who cares with love of our main house and also the rooms we have. This job includes general cleaning, room preparation and kitchen help. But as the workflow and demand grows, it will be necessary for the person to help in other jobs.


What you offer

6 hours of help per day

Kitchen Hand: Help serving and organizing meals.

Housekeeping: Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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


What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Pick Up: No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

Holistic Therapies: Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.


Requirements

Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

Between 20 and 70 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We are looking for volunteers for a minimum of 4 weeks, preferably 8 weeks or more. In the best case scenario, the volunteer with permacultural background would commit to 3 months and become part of our core group for a longer-term experience. If you don't want to make long term commitments right now, you can decide to extend your stay while you are here, just let us know if this possibility exists.

Presently, because of the high costs, we can take on volunteers with exchange for ACCOMMODATION ONLY, EACH PERSON BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN FOOD COSTS, which average approximately 40 or 80 Brazilian reais on weekly groceries shopping, that happen every Saturday. If you want to stay longer, we can arrange the exchange to include food.

You would be living in a shared bamboo room or in a tent. Sometimes, we can let you experience a treehouse or a separate room when not in use.


Activities & Shift

The activities consist on helping with the general running of the place, which include cleaning, maintenance, preparing the space to receive guests, caring for the gardens, organic vegetable patches, agroforestry, planting, helping with eco-building, recycling, painting and creative projects, whilst learning about permaculture and a more sustainable way of life in the country-side. This particular position has its focus on the gardening aspect of the project.

The work routine is 5 hours a day, 6 days a week, having Sunday as a day off.


Rules

We are looking for someone who is proactive and lively and can head the gardening projects working together with less experienced volunteers. It would need to be someone with practical experience in planting organic vegetables and other kinds of plants, within a permacultural background.