Eco Caminhos started in 2014, we are a volunteer based community in the middle of the beautiful and extremely biodiverse Atlantic Forest ecosystem of the Brazilian mountains.
We look at the world and we see a failed and collapsing system that is clashing with the life-sustaining cycles of nature, we also see the desperate need for a more humane and natural alternative, a better way of life where both people and our planet can grow and flourish as one. We are committed to be that sustainable and holistic option, and help turn it into a reality for others and society as a whole.
To achieve this EcoCaminhos strides to follow the Permaculture principles. We believe in community, social work, hard work, commitment and respecting any person and nature equally. Our Focus is in Bio-construction, Agro-forestry, Organic Farming and healthy active human development.
Even though we are located in a remote rural area away from the hectic lifestyle of modern society, we still belive that in order to have a lasting and truly positive impact we need to reach others. We do this through volunteer programs, theory and practical courses, experiences and Eco-tourism that carry this message, philosophy and knowledge to the masses while at the same time giving our community the necessary impulse to keep on developing, not for the sake of personal or financial goals, but instead for the sake of our planet and it’s people, all of whom need this ideas to spread far and wide as quickly as possible if we want to truly heal this terrible wound we have inflicted against our planet, and hence against ourselves as well.
We believe in directly helping the youth in need of Brazil. Poverty is a devastating way of structural violence within our current system, and to fight it we have created apprenticeship programs with which we give housing, financial and educational support for teens in need while at the same time training them on Permaculture, Bioconstruction, Organic Farming and Agro-forestry.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 15
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
We have different volunteer oportunities and programs, some short term and others long term. Please visit our webpage at www.ecocaminhos.com to find out more and get in contact with us.