At Eco Caminhos, Brazil, we welcome volunteers from all over the world. We invite them to join our organization and we believe in exchanging knowledge, experiences, and friendship. At the Eco Farm, you will learn to live according to the principles of permaculture while practicing natural construction (bioconstruction) and agroforestry. You can also learn and practise Portuguese.
Volunteering contributes to our mental, physical, and spiritual health. The beautiful nature, rural life, and manual work are relaxing and release the mind from stressful city life. Communal life is beautiful but also challenging, as it exposes your strengths and weaknesses. Those who are open to listen and reflect, however, can grow incredibly.
Experience the Eco Farm life
Implement Agroforestry Systems
Do amazing hikes
Visit Amazing Waterfalls
Mountain bike Tours
Choose the volunteer program that suits you
What makes Eco Caminhos special
What makes Eco Caminhos different than other projects? We really want to become self-sustaining. Eco Caminhos is implementing the permaculture principals since its foundation in 2015. We have bioconstructed 3 houses, 1 tool shed and 1 cow curral. In the passed 5 years we have planted over 1,5 hectares of agroforestry systems. We are 100% self-suficient in energy. Food wise we now produce 60% here on the farm including vegetables, fruits, eggs and milk products. We are also planting our own wood for construction. Within 8 years we expect to be able to harvest our own hard wood. We have planted over 5000 trees. We believe that it is time to take action rather to protest or to expect governments to actually take responsability.
And for social impact since 2015 we have received 16 apprentices from underprivileged backgrounds. These apprentices are invited at the farm for a 1 – 2 year program where they learn all the different techniques, learn to grow as human beings, learn english and completed have a much better position in the Brazilian job market.
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.