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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Social Work

Help the local community.


Help with a wide range of repairs.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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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.

Private Room

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

The Permacultural Office of Resilience Through Open-Earth is an abundant experiment in permanent culture practices and interweaving of social worlds. We want to devote efforts to the recovery and revitalization of the Capoava Colony. The foundation of a bioregional permaculture center will set measurable goals for the permaculture technologies to be implemented systemically with the residents of the Colony and the global community.

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  • Intermediate Portuguese or Beginner English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

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3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Permaculture project

Learning & Fun

United States

I would recommend this experience! Diego and Antonio were excellent, friendly, and accommodating hosts. People who live there are open and welcoming to guests.
The project is interesting, but is still in its emerging stages. While a lot of the work is theoretical, there is a lack of things to do during the day that are planned. There is a lot of freedom, but not much structure within volunteering for the project. Several days there was nothing to do. There is no internet, so it makes working difficult while you are there. If you like learning about permaculture, this place is for you!!!

about 1 year ago


It was a real immersion in the rural community life. I learned a bunch about the historical and social reality of the Capoava community and could participate in fun activities such as visiting a waterfall, farming learning and going to a "festa junina". Everyone is nice and treat you like a family.
I recommend it!

about 1 year ago


Hospitalidade incrível, conectividade com o meio. Experiência muito estimulante, com a vivência prática para observação do local e das pessoas que ali vivem e a dinâmica da sociedade local com a natureza. Sendo uma comunidade "caipira" (não no sentido pejorativo) é possível observar como o ser humano lida com o meio natural e social sem uma carga exagerada de tecnologias e ao mesmo tempo sem ser um modo de vida alternativo, apenas diferente. Ótima oportunidade para ampliar a percepção. O Diego se mostrou um excelente anfitrião, com trocas de experiências, histórias e uma ótima cama.

over 1 year ago

About Porto Rural

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  • Response Rate: 80%
  • Response Time: 3 days

About the host

We are taking actions and starting permacultural projects for environmental sustainability in harmony with nature within the Capoava Farm, in the city of Porto Feliz, São Paulo State. The area is a former colony of workers and has physical structures such as school, offices, cinema, chapel, soccer field, 83 workers' houses and other buildings, some preserved and others not. The social areas are surrounded by sugarcane plantations. We ar...

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