Eco Caminhos is an intentional community in Brazil with the goal of becoming more socially, culturally, economically, and/or ecologically sustainable. With the world in crisis, we decided to find a different approach to life. We, the Bijen Family (Hilaine, Bart and our children Nico and Lucas), bought a property near Nova Friburgo in the state
The three months I spent at Eco Caminhos was one of the most transformative experiences of my life. The combination of the oasis of nature, the farm work, building and the warm and diverse volunteers allowed me to find inner peace and stability and see myself and others more clearly. The rhythm of life was
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Cleiton started an apprenticeship program at our Eco Farm a couple of weeks ago. Cleiton is 20 years old and comes from the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. He grew up in the Casa do Caminhos orphanage. Due to the lack of opportunities he has no job and has been longing for an opportunity. Bart
The routine of a volunteer here at Eco Caminhos is not only about bioconstruction, organic agriculture, and agroforestry, but we also like to carry out various activities together; from movie and volunteer nights, to hikes, trails and camping trips. In August 2018, we organized a camping trip for the volunteers, including Maria (one of our