Incredible Family Experience – Eco Farm Experience
Availability: All year Duration: 1 day (8 hours) Start: 8 am
What will we be doing?
At the Eco Farm, your family will be able to experience life on a permaculture farm where we work towards self-sustainability. Children will experience the farm in a very playful way. Children and adults can choose between 2-3 activities from the following list:
- workshop in bioconstruction
- workshop in agroforestry
- Hike up the mountain
- Horseback riding*
- Feed the chickens and pick eggs
- Workshop in bread baking
* for horseback riding comes an additional R$ 70 per person.
Between 12:00 – 13:00 hours you will be served a delicious meal with ingredients from our own organic garden. At the end of the day, we will have a little snack before we drive you back into town.
Where will you be staying?
We offer homestay accommodation with the Bijen family (founders) or our Bioconstructed House (Eco Lodge), one of the most beautiful bioconstructed houses in Brazil. At the Bijen family, you will stay at a beautiful bioconstruction house on top of the mountain and you will have the entire top floor for yourself. It has 1 larger and 1 smaller bedroom and a bathroom. From your bedroom, you have incredible views over the farm and the Atlantic forest.
The Eco Lodge is a 142 m2 natural building villa. It has a kitchen, living room, terrace, green roof, garage, 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. It is designed for tourism. The house is even more integrated into the landscape than the Colmeia house. We wanted the green roof to literally merge into the grasslands around the house. Just like in our Colmeia project, we used cob as the main building technique simply because it, in our experience, makes for the most beautiful results. It allows us to build in any form. We’ve also chosen to use a lot of windows -the Eco Lodge will have even more windows than Colmeia! People want to soak in the beauty of nature from inside the house. It is also healthier and more sustainable and energy-efficient to use natural light instead of electricity for lighting up your house. The Eco Lodge is another example of how we can naturally build outstanding houses. We want to show that it is possible to substitute modern conventional houses with naturally built houses. We achieve the same levels of user comfort and also surpass conventional houses on various fronts. You will be offered ingredients from our organic garden. We emphasize on healthy food.
Enjoy nature with the family
A delicious home made meal
Children experience organic farming
A delicious meal at the Eco Farm
- Children experiencing nature and Eco Farm life
- A beautiful mountain hike to the Eco Farm (optional)
- A tour around our beautiful Eco Farm
- See one of the most beautiful and best build bioconstruction houses of Brazil
- Hands-on experience in bioconstruction or Agroforestry
- delicious food prepared with organic ingredients from our own garden
- Pick up and drop off Nova Friburgo (bus station) – Eco Farm
- accommodation is not included in our 1-day package.
What else should you know
You will be entering a farm where there will be animals like a dog, chicken, and cows. Be also prepared to walk and to participate in hands-on activities on our farm which requires adequate clothing a reasonably good physical condition. Of course, we can adjust the program for people with physical limitations.
R$ 300 / 65 US$ /60 Euros per person.
* Children get a 50% discount.
* Our prices are in Brazilian Real. Taxes and fees are included. The prices in US$ and Euros are indicative and the exact amount in US$ or Euro will be calculated on the day of booking.