JAZZ- Piano/ Accordion- player wanted! do it yourself- talent, gardening for Tenerife island (southern part), Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    renovating my cottage for accommodating all the musicians.
    woodwork, gardening, music playing.
    previous experience with potter´s wheel, babyswimming, various carework, building fishtanks, billiard table, toys, furniture, playing flute and trumpet.

    please:

    -read the whole profile to get an overview before you possibly contact me.
    thanks for taking time to do so!
    -if you read the feedbacks written by me please note that creativity and good relationships have more value for me than work. i do not have a business but a small pension.
    -in case you contact me please tell me when you do not want to continue the conversation any more. that´s always ok for me and sometimes i do so myself. many people break the contact without saying anything. i invite somebody so i woud like to know in case the offer is refused. wordless dissapearing became nomality for me when i had the feeling that someone is really interested and i would be happy to welcome the person. must try to get used...


    dream for now:


    hosting musicians who enjoy playing, jamming and improvising. mostly i desire pianoplayers, accordion, guitar and other "harmony instruments"! most welcome are musicians who play jazz and latin music and who can teach me music- theorie and trumpet playing technique.
    i have an electric piano with sensitive keys and pedal, also two guitars.
    experienced woodworkers and technicians are very welcome as well.
    and: if you are a motivated beginner i will be happy if i can bring you forward! we all can be pupil and teacher. everybody can teach me something.


    some future dreams:


    having a bigband, teaching my grandson to swim, build a second billard table, growing snails, having a (jazz-) pianoplayer- friend (guitar, accordion, harp...are fine as well), making juice from "uva del mar" tree´s fruit, that i hope to harvest soon. the biggest tree is already 25cm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    participating, teaching or learning:

    music playing. the piano is rarely used. very much waiting for someone who knows how to use it!!

    gardening, kitchen, woodwork, creative interiour design, making jewellery from wood, languages.

    your work does not generate financial profit for anybody but a nice atmosphere for everybody who comes here!

    you may possibly benefit from accepting primitive conditions. most people have no problems with them, but one person came and left straight away. "this is no five star hotel" was the comment.

    SO- PLEASE:

    if you want to have it clean and tidy also when travelling this is not the right place for you!
    if you have any doubt- PLEASE give me the chance to show you around when you meet me via skype! that will hopefully prevent further sudden departures.

  • Help

    Help

    gardening, household, possibly some assistance for wood- and construction work.

    best case scenario: if you are also a pianist, guitarist or accordion player (jazz, latin, oriental style favoured! other styles are difficult or impossible for me.)

    i may offer a free stay for musicians who like to play just for fun -some kind of style that fits for both- also without working. that would be like a free camping holiday including music playing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    finnish, english, german (native)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    camper van as own individual bedroom, all other space common. this van is good for two plus child in case you bring your family.

    i eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish. the timetable is flexible so you can enjoy beeing out and about. location: countryside close to San Isidro in the south of Tenerife close to the sothern airport. the atmosphere here is peaceful, friendly and quiet (except my trumpet playing).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    my place is in the sothern part of the island close to the sothern airport about 300m above sea level. EL MEDANO is a short busride away. that´s a cosy little beach- town which is not overloaded with tourists like some others. it is also a windsurfer´s paradise with ideal conditions. the next bus stop in upper San Isidro is 3km from here. bycicle available to go there. from the bus station in the lower part of San Isidro busses go to all directions (Santa Cruz, Los Christianos...) the trip down to El Medano- beach by bike and bus takes about three quaters. last bus back here leaves from Medano at a quater past midnight. nice places all around the island. and the very top is close to 4000m!

    this is a dusty area with much wind. the close surrounding is partly used as waste dump. but there is plenty of genuine desert and clean, fresh air around too! although the place is far from being finished all basic is ok: kitchen, outhouse, shower, grill, running water, (solar) electricity...

    i do not use whatsap. i do not like to write sms messages. but i am happy to speak and meet everybody who can bring in skills and has motivation to help making this place an oasis.


    ps. all fotos taken here on the island and in the garden. marvelous nature motives in barranco! and tons of cactusfruit.
    pss. once i had a nice visitor who brought his double bass. he had time to travel by train and ship all the way from central Europe. how ever you travel- i am looking forward to welcome you!

    Manfred

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

sand structure at the beach created by the tide. very remarkable: besides the "normal" brown sand there is also black sand which seems to have a different specific weight. as a result the floating water leaves spectacular structures.
ocean
pico del Teide. sometimes snow on top.
early birds in the garden. the hoopoe occures in middle europe as well, but i never saw it there.
the first and only of it´s kind that i ever saw.
bug with fantastic eyes!
praying mantis
plenty of colourful flowers in the garden. that attracts the insects.
rare lizard pose
the local pine tree (growing up on the mountain) has the extraordinary characteristic of being able to survive forest fire. new branches grow from the black stump!
ball shaped flowers. this tree is blossoming all around the year.
desert plants
with these i spend a lot of time. they are old and need a lot of attention, that´s why they are very close to me. they have a great beautiful sound and are very fine craft work with lots of decorative details.
now there´s two of them. more to come soon. and to deliver...
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