We are dedicated to transform a conventional farm
into an ecological sanctuary for nature, animals
and people to thrive.

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This green project is a real hands-on experiment for us and
those who want to participate. Together everything is possible.

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Volunteering is an amazing opportunity if you are looking for a sustainable lifestyle in an international community and a real hands-on experience in agroforestry (food forest), organic farming and permaculture, while living in a beautiful and comfortable environment, enjoying nature and ecotourism activities.


Ecotourism is the right choice if you are looking for a place to escape from the city, stay close to nature and explore different practices of sustainable living while enjoying a peaceful and relaxing rural environment. It’s up to you whether you want to stay by yourself or you’d rather take part in some of the different sustainable tours and activities offered by our professional team.

Make your choice and be our guest at Projeto MAARA.


Festa Junina

Festa Junina

I guess Festa Junina is the most beautiful and typical Brazilian festivity and here on the countryside it gets another, even deeper meaning. Brought to Brazil by the Portuguese, it has many features of the European Midsummer feast like large bonfire, circular dances,...

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pruning agroforest

pruning agroforest

The waning moon and beginning of our cold and dry season is the right time to do a drastic pruning in the agroforest. Pruning is a method to carefully select and remove most of the branches and big leaves (in case of banana trees). Within an agroforest, this practice...

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party time

party time

One day, a friend of mine asked me if I would mind hosting a birthday party of her son here at MAARA. What first came as a spontaneous idea, turned out a very special birthday party and a new possibility for others who would like to celebrate in a very different...

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