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Estrada Ernesto de Souza Cardinot s/n, Nova Friburgo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28630-994 Brazil
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#19 of 120 Specialty lodging in Nova Friburgo
Eco Caminhos is more than just accommodation in the beautiful outskirts of the National Reserve of "3 Picos" (3 peaks). We are an Eco Farm. We bioconstruct our houses, we generate our energy and plant our own food. We offer our clients hikes, workshops, cultural festivities. We also organize Caminhos in Action where we help those in need. We build vegetalbe gardens in schools and we reform houses
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Sarita S wrote a review May 2020
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I came to Eco Caminhos as a part of my six-month sabbatical, as a short-term volunteer (12 weeks starting the end of January until the end of April 2020). What I was looking for at the farm was primarily to experience the calm life on the brazilian countryside while learning about organic farming and eco construction, seeing more of Brazil, and to improve my portuguese. The latter I could definitely achieve because during my time, there were mostly Brazilians staying at Eco Caminhos, part of them only speaking portuguese, and well - Brazilians like talking a lot! :) When you come without at least a basic level of portuguese, you have to be aware that it will not always be easy to communicate, and for me it was a bit overwhelming at times. Every week, there is a one-hour portuguese lesson, where you can practice the language even more and can come with grammar questions etc. It is not held by a professional teacher though, but by another resident of the farm. The area I liked most and I learned most about was organic farming under the principles of permaculture, and I’m already missing taking care of the vegetable garden, planting and seeing the plants thrive. In some ways I was very lucky being at the farm at the time I was: With the help of hired professionals in agroforestry and eco construction, a lot of progress was realized, and I had the opportunity to work in a lot of different areas. On the other hand, of course, the corona crisis came, which resulted in some safety restrictions. There were less activities than there might have been without the crisis, travelling was either not possible or not recommended, and we ended up spending a lot of time staying at the volunteer houses. As we were living very close together, a bit like a big commune, of course there were a few interpersonal tensions and difficulties. Nonetheless I do not regret staying in Eco Caminhos during that time. As Cardinot is quite secluded, we were relatively save and far away from corona hotspots, and furthermore we could still move freely around and explore the big farm area, enjoying nature. The mountains, forests and waterfalls form a little paradise on earth, with a surprisingly European climate, and I never got tired of spending my days outside. Summing up, I will always remember my stay, and although it was not perfect, I am grateful and happy for my experience and am looking forward to seeing how that little permaculture farm, striving to be self-sustaining, will develop in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Giacomo R wrote a review Feb 2020
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The nature is just stunning, the people will make you feel home. Perfect place to escape from the city and find some peace in these beautiful mountains. The staff can also offer you a lot to learn about agroforestry, biocontrusttion and sustainability in all its aspects, theorically but also practically.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Werner S wrote a review Nov 2019
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EcoCaminhos is a place of growth. Even though it is a relatively young project, it allows you to learn and reflect everyday about yourself. This is, in my opinion, thanks to the beautiful nature that surrounds the place, the repetitive simple yet physical work that is usually done, and to the constant flux of people from around the world that allows you to see yourself in others and to learn from different perspectives. There is room for improvement, as in almost any other place in the world, yet when aligned with the core values of the project, this improvement can happen day by day resulting in an organizational growth, a communal growth and a personal growth. Good place to learn about yourself, test your patience, your commitment and disconnect from society’s excesses.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
Eliza Janhoff wrote a review Jul 2019
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EcoCaminhos is a wonderful project in the middle of nature. I learned many things during the six months I stayed there. From living sustainable and in a community to learning lots about myself and connecting to nature. Incredible experience that I am so happy about. I will never forget the time I spent there nor the people that were part of it!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
al_globalvibes1212 wrote a review Jul 2019
Düsseldorf, Germany3 contributions
I had an amazing and very instructive stay at Eco Caminhos. I learned about agroforestry, bio-construction, perma-culture, composting and organic farming. I definitely loved the remote location...the living within nature, mountains...the views from the house are priceless! The fantastic thing is that I learned a lot helping in the projects (such as constructing cop walls, setting up a composting system, working in the organic garden) and also enjoyed a lot...starting slowing down, living the NOW, breathing fresh air, going on fantastic trails in the beautiful area close to Eco Caminhos and not to forget the home cooked food and bread and making new friends. It was an allover experience that I enjoyed a lot! Thanks for having me! All the best!!! I would always go back and stay longer <3
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroNova Friburgo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eco Caminhos
Which popular attractions are close to Eco Caminhos?
Nearby attractions include Nova Friburgo Country Club (3.6 miles), Caledonia Peak (2.1 miles), and Jardim do Nego (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Eco Caminhos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Eco Caminhos?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Eco Caminhos?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Eco Caminhos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crescente Gastronomia, Restaurante Burgermeister, and Superpao.
Does Eco Caminhos have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Eco Caminhos offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.