GET WILD. OUR HOME. YOUR PLAYGROUND.
If you find yourself an extremely hardcore individual and ready for the challenge, take the responsibility to read everything properly so you won’t be surprised when we blow your pants off!!
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be”… as Pantjali once said.
What’s important is not who wrote the quote, but how fast it makes your heart beat!
We are so grateful for you taking the time to read about our Dream. Enjoy. :)
This is an experience which will empower you to live your optimal way of life. Reconnect to yourself, others and nature whilst living with our amazing international family. Learn the tools and life lessons to enhance your everyday life.
Our home is set in 72,000m² of wild nature which provides the ideal environment for you to challenge your body and mind. When staying in our exceptional accommodation, being nourished by our healthy meals and inspired by our diverse range of activities, this will be an unforgettable experience that will push your limits to fulfil your potential.
Will you dare to live your dreams?
We are REVIEWING 100s of people to join our unique team… ONLY a few will be selected.
Will you make it? That depends on YOU.
This is YOUR opportunity to join our in on an incredible mission to change the world. You will be a part of the wildest experience ever to stretch the limits and become UNSTOPPABLE. You will gain insight into your core values, self-esteem and multiple psychological tools to do everything in life you’ve ever dreamed of… all the while having loads of fun. You will be part of the team that is our core and the heart of this project that encourages us all to live up to our fullest potential, to be better human beings to be the best versions of ourselves.
Everything you could imagine in one place:
Partying, yoga, surfing, studying, topical talks, discussions, fasting, gardening, detoxing, meditating, surviving, sailing, moving, eco-building, dancing, cooking, WORKING, hiking, free diving, self-sustainability teaching, public speaking , self-expression, painting, singing, acting, book reading, goal setting, poetry… YOU NAME IT… WE´VE GOT IT (or we’ll just make it happen).
This is not a surf camp, spiritual sanctuary, self-help centre, wellness retreat, hippy community, etc., etc... This is us; everything and nothing. We are open-minded and constantly adapting to better and broaden our point of view and awareness in this dynamic world.
Open your heart and mind, let go of your expectations and COME FRESH!
WE DREAM, WE DARE, WE DO.
We started as travellers and went crazy all the way and bought a very, very big piece of land between forest, mountains, ocean, lake and a river in a fishing village called Barra Da Lagoa in Florianopolis, Brazil; the ‘magic island’ of Santa Catarina.
For the last year we have been building this place for YOU. We are surrounded by a warm-hearted community where waving "Oi" to a stranger, hugging an old woman and chatting with the peaceful fisherman is normality. :)
So who are you crazy people?!
It's time to make a change; it’s time to do something different and courageous.
*HARDCORE VOLUNTEERS ONLY - "the most active, committed, or doctrinaire members of a group or movement"
Do you have what it takes to make an impression on us and the world? To wake up every morning with a big smile and jumpy feet and making another big step for yourself, the team, humanity and the planet?
*Trustworthy - "able to be relied on as honest or truthful." – Trust is the foundation of all relationships. It starts here.
To join the team takes a lot of courage, humility and 100% dedication, you are going to go through a rigorous process. There are no shortcuts and every single applicant will be analysed carefully to know that they are the right fit for Rosemary and the role.
*Hold on your travel plans before our final approval for you to join the program*
We speak a few languages, still the main language in the project is English, so do your best.
We expect all volunteers to work for 6 hours a day or 30 hours a week. We don’t believe in 9 to 5’s so some days you might get what you need to get done early, other days you might need to finish off what you’re working on. When you do your hours will primarily be decided by you, but we do ask that you are flexible so that we can maintain a high standard of delivery.
Generally speaking, we do 5 days a week. This isn’t a strict rule as we appreciate it’s important to have time off to fill your time how you please, so we are happy if you decide to do your hours in the week and have an extra day to yourself.
Our standard volunteer roles require a minimum time commitment of 4 weeks to ensure you have time to learn about Rosemary and your role whilst you settle in. For managerial and skilled roles we require 6 weeks and 12 weeks for receptionists. Every new family member will have a review after 10 days and 4 weeks to ensure that we are both happy with how the relationship is working. If everything is good you can stay forever. You will always be part of the family.
Everything, including work, should be fun. We will try and make sure you feel happy and confident with whatever you are doing. In return we ask you to turn up energised, open-minded and willing. It’s way more satisfying if we can get in, smash it and go to play outside.
Sometimes we like to get everyone involved. Every Wednesday we have a family meeting where we all come together to do an activity; less of a chore and more to give everyone time to get to know each other better. Every Friday after work we get together to give everyone the space to talk about the things we enjoyed about the week and the areas that we feel could be improved at Rosemary. As well as this, we want to create an exchange between all the people at Rosemary. This means that you might find yourself sharing your interests, skills, hobbies or passions in a workshop or Rosy Talk. Don’t be scared though, it’s a judgement-free and encouraging environment.
The people make the place and together we make something special. We want to make sure that Rosemary is an environment of sanctity and cleanliness. We respect every point of view and way of living, but we do demand healthy mindful consumption. This doesn’t mean talking with soft voices and calling casts a shadow the devil, but we do want to make sure that we can live healthy. To do so we ask everybody in Rosemary to refrain from drinking alcohol, using illegal drugs and using profanity. We also ask to use white flower, salt, sugar, caffeinated products and dairy products down to a minimum. Although in this age of technology it is difficult, we also try to be mindful of our time on digital devices so that you allow yourself to be present and connect. Of course you have a choice to do whatever you would like outside of Rosemary just so long as you respect the rules inside. Thank you for your understanding, there is a purpose and intention behind everything we do.
All volunteers are given free accommodation. Our shared mixed dorms are the highest standard, each with a bathroom and lockers. Every bed has its own plug, light and curtain for privacy. They have been built with reclaimed wood that we collected, so each has its own unique character. We provide towels and sheets and of course, we have lovely hot showers. We also have a range of accommodation to use at your will, including flying tents, jungle hammocks and areas for wild camping.
The open communal area has a modern kitchen for you to enjoy and a wooden deck for shared family meals. Climb up high to our library deck or hang out in the fishing net, enriching your mind with books from philosophy to comics and everything in between. Explore to our hidden attic quiet room to meditate, read or enjoy a well-earned nap. Home will provide you with an amazing shared living space perfect for building a sense of community and the opportunity to form new and lasting friendships.
Each week we create a different schedule that includes all the daily activities. The activities depend on which members of the family we have currently at Rosemary. This means you could be doing things like yoga, meditation, krav maga, fishing, dance, poetry, hiking, surfing, chess club or knife throwing. Not only this, but we also have weekly empowerment session where we will discuss, teach and learn about topics such as social fears, personal barriers, goal setting, personal identity and finding purpose. We also encourage you to go on a fishing trip with the local fishermen to experience real culture and help the community.
Facilities and Location
Rosemary is not just a really cool house. We have 72,000m2 of mountain, woodland and coast to offer. There are many amazing hikes and walks to do in the area; one to the lighthouse overlooking Barra da Lagoa, another to an astro-archaeological site, another to nudist beach and many others. Although we do have wifi free to use, you might be distracted with our two yoga decks overlooking the sea and Barra, which can be used for many activities or just to sit and admire the view, yoga mats, hanging hoops and our surfboards if you fancy yourself as a rad surfer dude. We live within the perfect balance of nature and urban life. There are plenty of activities in the surrounding area, such as sand boarding, clubbing, kayaking, live music, to do at a low coast. The International Airport, Bus Station and City Centre are all less than an hour from our door.
The people that come to volunteer at Rosemary are special. They are part of the family because they share our values and strive to create a positive living space. Whilst you work here you will experience the dynamic energy of positive, fun and ambitious people who want to push themselves and Rosemary to new heights. We are constantly looking to improve and challenge ourselves in order to positively impact the world and make us happier and more productive people.
You are not working for us, you are working with us. Our promise to you is that we will always work with you to make certain that there is a mutual benefit; This means building trust and having open and honest conversations to ensure that we’re both excited by the relationship. With all of our positions at Rosemary, we strive to help you learn, work hard and have maximum amount of fun.
For us, it’s done through giving you the tools to create a healthy balance of mind, body and connection with nature and people for yourself. We want to guide you through and perspective changing experience that we believe will change the course of your life.
Currently hiring for:
Green Team (house maintenece
If reading this gave you the same feeling you get when you see your food coming at a fancy restaurant, please apply! Looking forward to your spicy message.
Thank you very much for reading. We are honoured to have you here; we are already making a change in the world with you by raising awareness.
AT THE END OF THE DAY
YOUR FEET SHOULD BE DIRTY
YOUR HAIR MESSY
AND YOUR EYES SPARKLING