General help needed in our sacred Paradise!

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The Exchange

We are an eco lodge with two wonderful treehouses and other funky eco-chic accommodation options that receive guests to maintain its sustainability in Alto Paraiso, at the Heart of the Brazilian savanna. Keeping such a big project going means we need open-hearted people that can help us with a variety of daily tasks, such as cleaning, gardening, organising the space etc.

What you offer

5 hours of help per day

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.

Cooking: Prepare meals for 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.

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

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

The work routine starts with a morning meeting in which we clarify, as a group, how each mission is going and what needs to be done next. These priorities could change from one day to another, even during a single day, since we have flexible routines. We try to keep communication going as much as possible, so everybody knows what they are doing. We use to document our activities and time tables in a folder that we all have access to, as a way to follow what is being done.

We are equally responsible for the communal spaces, so each person has to help with harmonizing and cleaning those, on a specific day of the week. This includes kitchens, showers and dry toilets.

Activities & Shift

Here we work 5 hours a day, 6 days a week, having Sunday as a day off. The work consists of helping with the general running of the place, which includes cleaning, maintenance, preparing the space to receive guests, caring for the gardens, vegetable patches, agroforestry, planting, helping with eco-building, painting and creative projects, whilst learning about permaculture and a more sustainable way of life in the country-side.


Presently, because of the costs, we can take on volunteers with exchange for accommodation only, being each person responsible for their own food costs. On average, volunteers spend about approximately 80R$ on weekly groceries shopping, which happens every Saturday. We usually give the volunteers a ride to the local market, but when the car can’t go there it’s possible to share a taxi ride with us (80R$). Please, confirm us that you agree with these conditions. Our kitchens are strictly vegetarian!

There is a lot of structure and comfort here. You would be living in a shared bamboo room or in a tent. Sometimes, I can let you experience a treehouse or a separate room when not in use.