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Permaculture & Eco Farming Experience

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1 - 16 semanas  ·  Edad 18 - 50+

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Puntos Relevantes

  • Learn about permaculture principles, new skills and have a hands-on experience in agroforests (food forests) and organic regenerative farming. The new way of agriculture!
  • Take care of all the farm animals and learn about composting and soil improvent, a healthy plant starts with good soil
  • Live in an international community and gain friends for life
  • Live in a beautiful and peaceful environment, surrounded by mountains, forests and waterfalls, far away from stress and city life
  • Experience the outdoor activities in the region, enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding and many more! Or visit and explore Rio de Janeiro, Petrópolis and Búzios during you free time

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Familias
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Sobre el programa

We invite you to join our eco project and have a real hands-on experience in agroforestry, organic farming, bioconstruction and sustainable community living.

We are a young family that, in the beginning of 2020, left the city life behind to start a green self-experiment in a countryside in Brazil. As we follow the Permaculture principles, our goal is to learn together, share our experience, produce food and enrich the biodiversity of the land.

This volunte

Sobre el programa

We are a young family that, in the beginning of 2020, left the city life behind to start a green self-experiment in a countryside in Brazil. As we follow the Permaculture principles, our goal is to learn together, share our experience, produce food and enrich the biodiversity of the land.

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

As a volunteer within our volunteer program, you will stay in the newly renovated and very comfortable guest house. It has 3 bedrooms - two of them shared ones, each with two single beds and one single room, one bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen with a beautiful dining area, a cozy living room and an outside terrace. The guest house is about 20m away from our main family house.We also offer an accommodation for a couple or single traveler in a separate room with private bathroom and a kitchen.

On working days we lunch all together and there are supplies to make your own breakfast, dinner and meals on weekends. Also, cleaning your own room as well as to participate in tidying up of the common areas of the guest house will be one of your responsibilities. In your free time you can relax or do some hiking, explore some trails and waterfalls or visit the city of Nova Friburgo. On the farm we regularly organize game nights, cinema sessions or campfire.

Location:

The MAARA eco farm covers 30 hectares and is situated in the beautiful mountains of the Atlantic Rain Forest (a bioma much under pressure, only 7% of the original forest still exists), close to the Três Picos National Park, in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro.  The place is very quiet and peaceful. The center of Nova Friburgo is about a 25-minute drive from the site. Public transport to Nova Friburgo is just a 15-minute walk away from the farm and it takes about 30 minutes to get there.



Día típico

Volunteers will work 3 days a week and a typical workday starts at 7:30 am and ends at 5:30 pm. The activities may vary, but it might go something like this:

7:30-12:00: Work on the farm, agroforestry or organic farming, bioconstruction or maintenance works

10:00-10:15: Coffee break

12:00-14:00: Lunch ...

Día típico

Volunteers will work 3 days a week and a typical workday starts at 7:30 am and ends at 5:30 pm. The activities may vary, but it might go something like this:

7:30-12:00: Work on the farm, agroforestry or organic farming, bioconstruction or maintenance works

10:00-10:15: Coffee break

12:00-14:00: Lunch and time to rest

14:00-17:30: Work on the farm, agroforestry or organic farming, bioconstruction or maintenance works

15:30-15:45: Coffee break

17:30: Free time


Activities:

Since we’ve arrived here in the beginning of 2020, we have implemented an agroforest, made a raised vegetable garden, built a greenhouse and planted lots of trees, transformed a conventional pool into a natural swimming pond, refurbished our sewage system into a sustainable one, and many more.  We further rebuilt two old farmhouses to suit our family, guests and volunteers to have a comfortable stay at our farm.

Also, we opened an access road to further areas where we will make more agroforests, build a bio-constructed house and reforest parts of the land.

Volunteers will help at the upcoming projects, such as:

- Implement more agroforests with different objectives, one being implementing organic coffee culture

- Build and plant a big fruit and vegetable garden

- Redo the sewage system into a natural and sustainable one

- Make grazing areas for and take care of the animals on the farm

- Construct and maintain different kind of composting systems

- Bio-Construct a house on the mountain based on permaculture principles

- And many more!


Actividades de tiempo libre

The other two free days of the week and the weekend are yours to explore some closest cities like Nova Friburgo or Lumiar, or stay around the farm. Some activities you can do around here are:

Waterfalls and natural pools: on the property, within a short walking distance from the house, there is a ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

The other two free days of the week and the weekend are yours to explore some closest cities like Nova Friburgo or Lumiar, or stay around the farm. Some activities you can do around here are:

Waterfalls and natural pools: on the property, within a short walking distance from the house, there is a clean stream with many natural pools to cool off in hot days and a spectacular waterfall of about 40 m height.

Hikes & bikes: this region is famous for many beautiful hiking trails with rewarding views over the mountain tops. Some of them like “Chapéu da bruxa” (Witch’s Hat), “Pirâmide” and “Babilônia” are within a short distance from MAARA. Also, some trails suit well for mountain biking if that’s your passion.

Lake: feed the tilapias and have fun with fishing and releasing them back into water.

It is also easy to take the bus and spend a long weekend in the city of Rio de Janeiro (3 hours by bus).


Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 18 años

Para participar en el programa debes tener al menos 18 años en la fecha de inicio del programa. Puede haber excepciones si muestras el permiso de tu(s) tutor(es) legal(es) o si vas acompañado de tus padres.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel básico) Inglés

Verificación de antecedentes penales

obligatorio

Documentos necesarios

Passport or Travel ID

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

Good physical and mental conditions.

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes de 07:30 - 17:30

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de Projeto MAARA

Hands-on experience in agroforest and organic farming.

Workshops: We can schedule workshops with community members on crochet, native bees, agroforestry, crafts, yoga and more!

Lunch: On working days we lunch all together and there are supplies to make your own breakfast, dinner and meals on weekends.

Activities: In your free time you can relax or do some hiking, explore some trails and beautiful waterfalls in the area, horseback riding or visit the city of Nova Friburgo. On the farm we now and then organize game nights, cinema sessions or campfire. We will take you to some touristic sightseeing activities during your stay.

Recogida en el aeropuerto Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport

We can arrange a professional, English speaking airport pick-up for an additional fee - for now it is 130,- USD per trip (price depends on current fuel prices in Brazil).

Airport pick-up is not included in volunteer program fee

Alojamiento

As a volunteer within our volunteer program, you will stay in the newly renovated and very comfortable guest house. It has 3 bedrooms - two of them shared ones, each with two single beds and one single room, one bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen with a beautiful dining area, a cozy living room and an outside terrace. Recently, we have opened a new accommodation (room with private bathroom, kitchen and your own entrance) suited for a single traveler or a couple.

Comida y bebida

On working days we lunch all together and there are supplies available to make your own breakfast, dinner and meals on weekends.

We try to grow our own food as much as possible, but every week we make a list to buy the groceries we need and do not (yet) supply from our own lands. It is very rewarding to harvest your own grown organic greens, vegetables and fruits to prepare the meals.

Acceso a Internet

Buen acceso al lugar del proyecto

¿Qué NO está incluido?

¿Qué NO está incluido?

Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) en Rio De Janeiro. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a Brasil. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para Brasil proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en Brasil, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para Brasil. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada

We receive volunteers throughout the year depending on the availability. 

If you arrive at the airports in Rio de Janeiro, we can arrange a pickup for an additional fee.

Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

1 semana (estancia min.) 343€
2 semanas 539€
3 semanas 710€
4 semanas 882€
8 semanas 1.519€
12 semanas 1.886€
16 semanas (estancia max.) 2.278€
Cuota promedio 242€/semana

Cuotas del programa

242€ cuotas semanales 1 - 16 semanas Edad 18 - 50+

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Duración

1 - 16 semanas

Depósito

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Pago final

El pago final se acordará con Projeto MAARA durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


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Projeto MAARA

Excelente 4.8 rating (12 reseñas)

Agencia - fundada en 1

Verificado por Volunteer World

  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Coordinado por

Dace

Idiomas hablados: Inglés, Neerlandés, Alemán, Letón, Portugués

sobre la organización

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.

Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

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.

12 reseñas · rating4.8

Janine Zieher rating5

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 ...
Ricardo Smits rating4.6

2021 at Permaculture & Eco Farming Experience

Great place to stay and learn a lot on many aspects of an Ecological farm. In a short period learned and saw a lot about Agroforestry, compost making, animal loving, sustainability, organic gardening, how to live in a small community with international people and the general life in and around a ...
Marianne Majoor rating5

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 ...
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 ...
Berry Benjert rating4.4

2021 at Permaculture & Eco Farming Experience

Learn about local construction, land development and agro-floresta. Robert and Dace shared experience and educated us (family and me) about local construction, land development and agro-forest cultivation in combination with a family live. Although the experience(s) were most short periods it were ...
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 ...

Ubicación

América > Sudamérica > Brasil > Nova Friburgo, RJ

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