VOLUNTEER IN BRAZIL AT AN AGROFORESTRY & BIOCONSTRUCTION FARM
Are you looking for a meaningful and adventurous way to spend your time in Brazil? Do you want to learn new skills, make new friends, and contribute to a better world? If so, Eco Caminhos might be the perfect place for you to volunteer in Brazil!

Eco Caminhos is an Eco Farm situated in the mountains of Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro. We are a group of idealists who share a vision of living in harmony with nature and each other. We practice permaculture, bioconstruction, agroforestry and we offer various opportunities for volunteers, tourists, and apprentices to join us.

Agroforesty / Sintropic Agriculture
Learn everything about agroforestry. We have systems from 1 – 6 years old and over 1.5 hectares planted with approximately 8000 trees. Learn to plant, maintain and harvest your own forrests.
Permaculture
We apply Permaculture in various disciplines such as agroforestry, water management, sustainable energy, natural building, animal systems, economics, and waste management.
Eco Tourism
Enjoy  hikes, mountain bike tours, waterfall tours, and visit the touristic sites in the region.
Volunteer in Brazil
Join our incredible volunteer program. Have a life changing experience.
Bioconstruction
Experience hands on bioconstruction at Eco Caminhos. We have close to 10 years of natural building experience. Eco Caminhos has built among the best bioconstructions in South America.
Apprenticeship Program
Eco Caminhos offers apprenticeship programs for underprivileged Brazilians. Our apprenticeship program transforms lives.
Organic Food
At Eco Caminhos you will be served meals from our own organic production. We offer vegetables, fruits, eggs, milk and meat.
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NATURAL CONSTRUCTIONS BUILD
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OUR PROGRAMS

Ecotourism in Brazil

Ecotourism in Brazil

1 – 7 days
  • Experience work and life on an Eco Farm
  • Stay in Incredible Natural Build Eco Lodge
  • Workshops in Permaculture, Agroforestry and Bioconstruction
  • Option to personalize program
  • Eco Sport & Tourism
  • Warm lunch with organic ingredients
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Short-term Volunteering

Short-term Volunteering

1 – 12 weeks
  • Experience work and life on an Eco Farm
  • Grow physically, mentally and spiritually
  • Learn Permaculture, Agroforestry & Bioconstruction
  • Basic, Comfort or Luxury Accommodation
  • Eco Sports
  • Warm lunch with organic ingredients
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Apprenticeship Program in Agroforestry and Bioconstruction

Apprenticeship Program in Agroforestry and Bioconstruction

1 – 24 weeks
  • Apprenticeship on a Permaculture Farm
  • Balance Hands-on work with Research
  • Learn Agroforestry & Bioconstruction
  • Basic, Comfort or Luxury Accommodation
  • Warm lunch with organic ingredients
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Long-term Volunteering

Long-term Volunteering

+1 year
  • Become skilled in Agroforestry & Bioconstruction
  • Grow physically, mentally and spiritually
  • Take on more responsibilities
  • Live with Brazilian Crew
  • Learn Portuguese
  • Live in basic conditions
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Group Experience Eco Farm in Brazil

Group Experience Eco Farm in Brazil

1 day – 2 weeks
  • Customized program
  • Luxury or basic accommodation
  • Eco Sport Activities
  • Social Impact Event
  • Full Board + organic ingredients
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Light Rehab Program

Light Rehab Program

1 week – 3 months
  • Healthy life in nature – back to basics
  • Clear working and eating routine
  • Eco Sport Activities
  • Personal buddy 24h
  • Homestay or volunteer house
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Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Brad Congrove
Brad Congrove
July 12, 2024
I spent a week at Eco Cahminos and it was definitely one of my favorite times in Brazil during my month there. I feel like I learned so much in just a week from Bart and the other staff. Everyone is welcoming and really cares about the great work they are doing. The work is tough but very rewarding especially if you have a passion for the environment/sustainable living. This was also a really nice way to get to experience more of the rural areas of Brazil which are really beautiful and peaceful. Definitely a very unique an eye-opening experience I'll always remember!
Rosa Da Silva
Rosa Da Silva
June 25, 2024
Ainda não conheço a propriedade, estou ansiosa pra conhecer.
Ella M
Ella M
June 3, 2024
I spent 3 months at Eco Caminhos and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. As it was my first time volunteering abroad, I was extremely nervous, but felt at ease after meeting everyone and feeling the relaxed and vibrant energy of the community. Throughout my time there, I appreciated the structure of the program and the balance between volunteering days, free days, and organized activity days (hiking, biking, sightseeing with a guide - these days were especially fun). I also enjoyed the overall active, but laid-back simple lifestyle of living on an Eco Farm while waking up to breathtaking views every day. The Volunteer Houses are not in the best shape, though the website is mostly clear about what you should expect. However, there are fabulous new accommodations on the way (their current bioconstruction project - as a volunteer it’s been so cool to be involved in helping build it and witness the progress!) Bart’s excellent weekly presentations in agroforestry and bioconstruction were interesting and informed the meaning behind the work we did on the farm. I’m so appreciative of the patient and kind staff that were always open to questions when I struggled with certain techniques. Eco Caminhos is a wonderful model of permaculture and sustainability. If you participate in this program, you’ll realize that you get out of it what you put into it. It’s best to mentally prepare yourself for physically demanding work and constant movement throughout the day - you won’t always be comfortable, but you’ll slowly adjust and your body and mind will become stronger for it. I feel privileged to have met such amazing and passionate people while participating in this beautiful project.
phabio phodaro
phabio phodaro
April 15, 2024
Ad EcoCaminhos ho trascorso 2 settimane meravigliose! Due settimane dove ho conosciuto gente stupenda, con molta voglia di fare, e molto preparata. Ho imparato molto, con un giusto bilancio di teoria, pratica e divertimento. Il tutto, a diretto contatto con la foresta pluviale Brasiliana. Non potevo chiedere di meglio. Altamente consigliato!
X Anderegg
X Anderegg
April 11, 2024
Eco Caminhos kann ich sehr empfehlen. Ein tolles Projekt, welches sich im Bereich "Permakultur, Bioconstruction und Agroforestry" engagiert.
Werner Haenni
Werner Haenni
March 13, 2024
We spent an incrivel information-day at Ecocaminos and are very impressed by the vision of the people there. And they are truly living their great vision! A great example!
Noelma Alcântara
Noelma Alcântara
February 19, 2024
Incrível incrível!!! Pessoas incríveis!!! Ter a oportunidade, de conhecer e crescer em prol da natureza, da vida e do futuro e sentir-se em família!?! realmente é um previlégio. Vale muito trazer a família e ter essa experiência!!
Patricia De Cicco
Patricia De Cicco
January 31, 2024
Fiquei muito satisfeita com a experiência, tanto que pretendo retornar para mais atividades. Gostaria de ficar um período maior de tempo, pois uma semana (tempo de férias) foi pouco. Acomodação no Eco Lodge foi maravilhosa. Recomendo. A cesta de produtos foi mais que o informado inicialmente. Equipe parceira, atenciosa, atendimento nota 1.000. Bart, proprietário do Eco Caminhos tem um comprometimento impecável, tem didática para as palestras, tem entusiasmo, tem visão de futuro e lidera o time muito bem.
Abhinav Trigunayat
Abhinav Trigunayat
December 12, 2023
I really enjoyed my stay at Eco Caminhos. I stayed there for a month. They have many activities on the schedule split between agroforestry, bioconstruction and fun events like hiking. I went there to learn more about agroforestry and have to say that I learned a lot in just a month. The practical experience of working in a farm along with the understanding of concepts of Syntropic agriculture was immensly rewarding.
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