Our vision is to create a better world, by empowering people to fulfill their greatest potential.
If your life is dedicated to personal growth and making a difference... read on...
UPDATE - November 6, 2018
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We are “fully booked” with volunteers until the end of March.
So, if you want to join us in 2019 (from April) - please contact us as soon as possible.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We are looking for an artist to paint and transform our 35-year Toyota Starlet into a piece of art, before we take it on a 16,000km Rally to Mongolia.
We were born and grew up in Israel, lived for 20 years in the Netherlands, and 3 years ago we relocated to our dream house on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands). We are together for 25 years and still going strong... We have a 21-year-old daughter who is studying in London.
Vered (58) worked as an archeologist, manager in health and high-tech organizations, developed museums for kids and for more than 28 years was a personal-development trainer and a bestselling author. These days she dedicates herself to writing movie scripts, studying body and brain longevity and transforming our home in Tenerife into a Garden of Eden.
Yehonathan (50) is a serial entrepreneur, who founded and grew 10 different companies - starting his first software company at the age of 18. For 20 years he ran a successful training company where he trained together with Vered more than 150,000 conscious entrepreneurs in business and personal growth and published 6 bestselling books. These days he dedicates himself to developing health and longevity mobile app, walking his spiritual path and transforming our property into a botanical garden of edible and medicinal plants.
We both speak fluent English and Hebrew, mediocre Dutch and started learning Spanish.
When we're not hiking the world, we spend our time at home - gardening, meditating, hiking, dancing, reading, watching movies, cooking and eating healthy food.
Vered is into yoga and making medicinal ointments and remedies (from our own herbs), while Yehonathan is more into long-distance running (training at the moment for the New York marathon), trail running and rock climbing.
Our vision for our property is to create a Garden of Eden - an organic, biological, botanical garden of edible and medicinal plants - at the first stage to allow us (and our team of volunteers) to live sustainably - growing 80% of our fruits, vegetables, protein (fish & eggs), berries, nuts and honey on the property. At the second stage, we want to make it an educational center for local farmers, homeowners, and children for sustainable, organic, biological permaculture.
We're looking for volunteers that can and like to take responsibility and own their projects.
We would love to clarify our vision and agree together on the outcome, and then leave it up to you to make it happen. We’re not going to micromanage you.
Some of the work is project-based and will require volunteers for that period (from 2 weeks to 2 months).
Other work is ongoing and we would welcome volunteers for a few months or indefinitely...
We're looking for happy people with a positive outlook on life. People that are looking to make a positive contribution in the world. People that are looking to learn as much as to teach. People that get along easily with others, but don't need constant attention...
What Tenerife has to offer:
Tenerife is called the island of eternal spring because of its perfect weather all year round.
It is a paradise island for hikers, cyclers, trail runners, rock climbers as well as wind and kite surfers.
The island has several different climate areas from deserts to volcanos to stunning black beaches to rainforests...
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Who we are looking for:
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ A car mechanic to help us prepare an old “junk” car for a 16,000 km off-road rally.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Permaculture experts to improve the soil, choose and plant the best trees and perennials, graft, prune, seed, mulch, compost... (ongoing)
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ A sculptor to create (big) stone or metal outdoor statues
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ A cook to teach us how to cook healthy food as well as preserve food (drying, fermenting, jams...) (ongoing)
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ An artist to create pottery - plates, bowls, cups, pots, ... (ongoing)
We'll be delighted to share our knowledge of:
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English, Hebrew, some Dutch
What we offer:
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Our property is 5,000 m2 (0.5 hectares) of mountain terrain, situated in the middle of a pine trees forest in altitude of 1,200 meters, just 5 minutes drive from the village and 30 minutes away from the beaches of the south coast.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ The house has 2 floors with stunning views all the way to the coast.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We live on the second floor, while you're getting the guest apartment on the first floor.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Your apartment (see photos below) is a high-standard, cozy, very clean, independent unit, beautifully furnished and decorated, including a large living room (with TV, DVD-player and hundreds of books and DVDs), 2 large (shared) bedrooms bathroom and toilet as well as a kitchenette with oven, gas burners, and fully stocked pantry. In front, you have a patio with outdoor armchairs, table, and bonfire.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Please be aware that the internet in the house is not very fast and that mobile reception is weak - although in the village and down on the coast you will find very fast 4G and free internet in every restaurant.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We have a small gym upstairs you're welcome to use (with a stationary bike, power plates, dumbbells and kettlebells...)
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ You are welcome to enjoy the beautiful, outdoor, wood-burning sauna that we put on a few evenings a week or the big bonfire in front of the house in the other evenings.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We will provide fresh sheets and towels every week and you can use the washing machine whenever you need it.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ The garden is divided into food forests with dozens of fruit trees, berries, and vegetable beds, as well as a decorative "desert-like" part and a small "tropical" ferns and orchids garden. We have 4 fish ponds (with fish and turtles), a large aviary with canaries and finches and a chicken coop (for fresh eggs).
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Around the house, you'll find decks, outdoor tables and chairs, pergolas, hammocks, and benches when you feel like relaxing and taking it easy.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We live very sustainable, generating ALL our electricity from solar, composting everything we can, and recycling the rest as well as growing our own organic fruits, vegetables, berries, and almonds.
Daily schedule and meals
Usually the days go a bit like like this:
8:00 am - breakfast (we supply the ingridients - you make your own breakfast)
8:30 am - we usually get to work (starting with a briefing of the tasks)
11 am- tea/coffee/fruit break
11:30 am - continue working
2:00 pm - we eat a substantial lunch together.
After lunch the afternoons and evenings can be used to explore the many things that the island and the surroundings has to offer, and the weekends are all yours to do with as you wish!
For dinners and weekends we'll provide you the groceries you need, so you can take care for yourself - using the fully equipped kitchen in your apartment.
In your free time:
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ There are lots of places around the garden for meditation, Yoga (we've got yoga mats for you), Tai Chi, painting, sculpturing or just relaxing.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ A few hundred meters from the house starts a forest path that split into several stunning forest trails for hiking and trail running.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ The village we belong to is 5Km up the mountain and the nearest city is a 15-minute drive away. The best beaches and restaurants on the island are 30 minutes away.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Since we're in the middle of the forest, with only a couple of houses around us - the only noise you hear are the birds and wind chimes.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ There are amazing hiking, trail running, and rock climbing areas all around us and we'll be happy to show them to you.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Also, there are lots of places to visit on the island (and the nearby islands) which are not to be missed, and we can direct you to them, or even take you there every once in a while.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week