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Co-working, Co-living Space in the Favelas is looking for you

World, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro



Travel dates

27°C, 03:08

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

When you stay and work with us you're not just joining the staff of your average hostel, your becoming a part of our 'community within the community'. Our business is built on the principle that tourism is not a one way experience, it is a powerful tool for multi-disciplinary ecosystem development and social impact. We currently operate a hostel in a favela with the benefit of close proximity to the forest, mountaintop views overlooking the city and urban beaches. The favela is a special and unique place, and in the community is very connected bridging together many communities of artists, musicians, designers, actors, volunteers and travelers. Our hostel was built in close partnership with a local NGO which offers various courses and recreational activities for children and young adults in the community. A significant portion of income earned through guest reservations goes back to the NGO to increase their capacity to positively impact the community through expansion and improvement of their course offerings.

Everything begins with friendship and trust. We live, work and play together and encourage a culture of empathy, collective consciousness and respect. We cherish all of our employees and volunteers and seek to provide opportunities for everyone in our organizations to have quality life experiences, cultural and language learning and personal growth. For those that contribute to our organization at a high level and demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow, opportunities will exist for paid positions or to join the future expansion of our social business. Staff members will also have the opportunity to participate or lead social volunteer projects in the favela and at the NGO.

About the host

Adam (35)

Host since



English, Portuguese, Spanish

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

Adam is a global entrepreneur, community leader, and avid backpacker with dynamic international experience in hospitality services and tourism. He is focused in developing high impact businesses in Brazil and Latin America that provide long term infrastructure, education and entrepreneurial opportunity to developing economies and communities

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • tourist support
  • eco projects

Expected workhours

  • 6 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared apartment

We have a three story staff house. You share a bedroom and have access to the large living room, rooftop terraza, and full kitchen.

  • self catering

There is occasional shared meals, but you are primarily responsible .for your food

  • no money is involved