Come to help on developing our eco-farm in the countryside of São Paulo - Venha nos ajudar a desenvolver nossa fazenda ecológica no interior de SP

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The Exchange

It is a multi-task job.. We have many different areas to work on. You will be working from farming&gardening, to cleaning&cooking, construction&maintenance of the place in general. It is nice to keep in mind that the work in the farm can be hard sometimes.


Title

25 hours of help per week

Animal Care: Perfect for travelers willing to learn and get experience with animals welfare

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

Farming: Plant crops and care for animals.

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.


What you get

2 days off per week

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

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.


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We have two vegetable gardens, chicken coop and fruit orchard using concepts of agroforestry, permaculture and agroecology.

A rural shop on the farm's entrance was built and its focus is on selling natural and rural products, having also a cafe area.
Together with the shop we have built a room to host workshops, courses,cultural events, yoga/meditation classes.

Also we hope in the near future to host groups of children for educational adventures :)

The farm exists to work as a commune for human's healing/development and consciousness' awakening. We believe that that happens through the relationships, nature and life as it is.. Tools such as meditation, art, body practices, mindfulness and therapeutic approaches are to be used to accelerate and deepen this this process... but after all the farm is essentially a place to live and Be.


Activities & Shift

- Farming and gardening - fruits, vegetables, landscaping, compost, etc. There are also areas to be reforested, planting trees and bamboos.
- Cleaning & cooking. We need to keep our house tidy and also we will cook all our meals
- Rural shop - cleaning, serving/attending, managing products, etc.
- Work in construction (manly eco-building), fences and maintanence of the farm in general
- Social media & photography - keep the shop's social media profiles updated
- Art work to beautify and harmonize the place.

We will try to welcome your own abilities/preferences, always coping with the needs of the farm.
New ideas and ways of doing things will be very welcome as well!


Rules

There are 2 empty rooms available in the house, with 4 beds each. According to the number of people in the house, accommodation will be shared or not.
Food will be cooked, shared and cleaned by everyone. Lunch and dinner are included. Not breakfast and snacks. We go to town every ~3 days for groceries shopping.
I'm Bruno and for now I am living alone in my family's farm here. I have had the chance to be volunteer in different places in Asia before and now I am swapping positions and being the host.
The farm can be acessed from São Paulo in a 2 to 3-hour bus journey, or using the app BlablaCar. Let me know when you are coming and I give you some more detailed information.