Projeto MAARA

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2023

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We left the city life behind to start a green self-experiment following Permaculture principles. Our goal is to learn, reconnect & grow with nature together.

Here at MAARA, we are dedicated to transform a conventional farm into an ecological sanctuary for nature, animals and people to thrive. In the beginning of 2020, we left the city life behind to start this green self-experiment surrounded by the mountain stretch of the National Park of Três Picos, ...

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Here at MAARA, we are dedicated to transform a conventional farm into an ecological sanctuary for nature, animals and people to thrive. In the beginning of 2020, we left the city life behind to start this green self-experiment surrounded by the mountain stretch of the National Park of Três Picos, close to Nova Friburgo in Rio de Janeiro state.

We didn’t know much about living and working in the countryside, but we knew that we wanted to live ecologically and socially more sustainable, searching to create a more balanced and meaningful life, connected to nature and community. Permaculture principles became our main path to follow and to learn from. Since then, we literally daily gain new skills and build new connections and - the more we learn, the more we realize how much more is there to be learned.

Our goal is to learn together with others and to share our experience, to produce our own food and enrich the fertility, productivity and biodiversity of the land, to learn to live in harmony and respect with nature and the community around us.

Our volunteer program is a real hands-on experience in agroforestry and organic farming. Also, it is a way to stay away from the hectic world, live in an international community and reconnect with nature.


Persona de contacto

Dace Saba

Idiomas hablados: Neerlandés, Portugués, Letón, Alemán, Inglés
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Janine Zieher rating5,0

2023 at Permaculture & Eco Farming Experience

I have had a lovely time at MAARA! It is a beautiful place to stay, surrounded just by nature with all its colors and noises. I met lots of lovely people and every day was special. You feel that Dace and Robert love what they are doing. You can just feel like home during the stay in ...
Marianne Majoor rating5,0

2021 at Permaculture & Eco Farming Experience

It was great to work together with this nice family in those magical surroundings. The volunteer house where I slept was nicely equiped and very confortable. I did a lot of work to improve the volunteer house, eg sanding the shutters and after that varnish them, etc. I also worked in the ...
Daan De kroon rating5,0

2021 at Permaculture & Eco Farming Experience

fantastic experience to plant trees and help construct a home. Robert and his family received us in a very genuine and warm way, we were able to help planting trees and help construct a home. We learned a lot about different species and in general about life in the countryside. Definitely ...
Bárbara Teixeira rating4,8

2021 at Permaculture & Eco Farming Experience

I had an amazing time at Maara! Dace and Robert are super friendly and both are willing to explain and help anytime. As a volunteer in the project, I was able to learn about agroforestry, compost and farming, and built international connections. Also, the work is mainly manual, so it requires a good ...
As volunteer I participated in the renovation of some of the very old and neglected buildings at the project site under the skillful guidance of a Brazilian building expert. Also I took part in establishing the eco-forest, planting many different tree varieties and regular maintenance of the forest ...
I had a great time at MAARA, learned a lot about flora and fauna. There are is beautiful and the landscape is breathtaking. It’s a privilege to live and work ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Zero Hunger
  • Sustainable Cities And Communities
  • Life On Land