VOLUNTEER IN BRAZIL AT AN AGROFORESTRY & BIOCONSTRUCTION FARM
At the farm we follow the principles of permaculture and you can learn about and practice bioconstruction (natural building) and agroforestry (syntrophic farming). In your free time you can enjoy a nice healthy meal at a campfire, dive under one of many amazing waterfalls, or play some fun board games with the other residents. On a weekly basis we organize hikes, mountain bike tours, waterfall tours and visit the touristic sites in the region. With the other Brazilian residents you can practise your Portuguese.
At Eco Caminhos we are bioconstructing houses since 2015 and planting agroforestry systems since 2017. Our goal is to become fully self-sustaining in food, energy, natural building materials and financially. Today we are self-suficient in energy, produce approximately 60% of our own food and have planted over 5000 trees. We have build 3 houses, a workshop, a curral and are working on a volunteer compound and restaurant. Our meals are prepared with organic vegetables and fruits from our agroforestry, eggs from our chicken and milk products from our cows.
At Eco Caminhos we all work together whether it is an aprentice or the founding director. We believe that you can only be called a leader if you lead by example. We also spend a great deal of time orientating the people here. The better we orientate the people the more they learn and the better the work flows. Today you can learn from anybody who is longer in the project than you and we never stop learning from the new people who come here.
For accommodation there is possibility to live on the farm with other volunteers & apprentices; rent our Eco Lodge (bioconstructed) or do a homestay with local families.
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