Help us revive an authentic Canarian finca in the north of Tenerife, Spain




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  • Beschreibung


    There are two of us, my Canarian partner and I, as well as three cats and one dog. Our finca is in the north of Tenerife, within walking distance to the centre of Icod de los Vinos.

    The finca was almost 30 years unmaintained and uncultivated and we are currently facing the task to get this place back in working order. We have already done a lot of clearing and cleaning (see the snapshots in the gallery), but we are far from being finished as there is still a lot to do.

    If you are a person who enjoys clearing and getting things organised, if you are not afraid of getting your hands dirty and love gardening and/or construction work, if you find it intriguing to discover Tenerife from a very personal and authentic perspective and you are interested becoming temporarily a part of our family, then you will feel very happy and comfortable with us, taking part in reconstructing an ecological finca in Icod de los Vinos!

    It would be great if you have some experience in farming, DIY, online marketing, and handling/training dogs; however, this is not a condition.

    It is a MUST that you have a basic level of SPANISH. No need to be fluent but you must be able to have a conversation in Spanish (can be with errors and slow, but in Spanish!). You should also be able to read Spanish without the need to look up every single word, in language levels terminology: Your level should be at least B1.

    Although our finca is like a little paradise in the middle of the historical town of Icod and pretty close to the San Marcos beach, we hope that you will be coming intending to help and for the cultural exchange and not as much for holidays. We would appreciate it if you would be willing to fully commit yourself to us and our project.

    To show us that you are serious and actually have read our profile from the beginning to the end and know for what kind of place you're applying to please start your first contact mail not just with a simple 'Hello' and telling us how good a person you are but please address us with our names and tell us how you think you will contribute to our project.

    We wish that you will enjoy your stay with us and we with you.

    See you soon,
    Elena (the name of my Canarian partner you'll find within the profile)

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You will be able to learn a lot about website programming, offline and online marketing, and photo manipulation to name a few. If you are interested you will also be able to learn a lot about ecological produce, permaculture and agriculture in general as well as maintenance jobs and building work.

    We share between us a lot of experience and skills and we are always very happy about knowledge transfer. We both are pretty good at cooking and you can learn to cook Canarian or a combination of German-Russian cuisine.

    We do a lot of hiking and walking and swimming; in the early mornings, we regularly go down to the beach or, in the afternoons, go for a walk to the forest. One day per week we always go on a tour to explore another part of the island and you are welcome to join.

  • Arbeit


    There is a huge amount of manual work in the finca but we currently looking for people who are interested in admin, organisational, marketing and designing jobs:-

    - Getting the controlling system for planting, seeding, harvesting, etc. up to date to comply with the requirements of being an ecological Finca
    - Setting up social media, searching information online, etc.
    - Preparing information materials and setting up our website
    - Getting the finca ready for guided tours, preparing teaching material

    Of course, you will also be somewhat involved in harvesting, picking fruit and vegetables as well as keeping the house, etc. clean. We also share the task of cooking meals, work also together on the decoration of the house, garden design, etc. and take care of the house garden, weeding, planting and harvesting but this won't be your main focus.

    It will help if you are an early bird as we preferably work in the mornings and start at 7:00/ 7:30 am or sometimes even earlier to avoid the heat during the daytime.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend

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    Spanish is the main language spoken in the house when we are all together, you will therefore have plenty of opportunities to practise your Spanish. Communication in German or English is no problem with me but Jesus, the Canario, will always prefer Spanish for any conversation although he is interested to improve his English and learn some German.

  • Unterkunft


    You will either live together with us in the main house, in a shared room that accommodates 2-3 individual people, or in a tent in the garden. The bathroom, kitchen and living area are all shared.

    Wifi is available all through the house and on the patio.

    Please be aware that we have one dog and three cats and that you must not be allergic or find it disquieting to live with animals in one place.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We welcome volunteers that are sincerely interested in our project and have read our profile completely. To learn how we function you probably need at least 1 full week and after that you will start enjoying of learning new skills.

    TO AVOID ANY MISUNDERSTANDINGS... We are NOT a yoga retreat! We are NOT a spiritual community for an alternative way of living! We are a finca IN DEVELOPMENT, that means that the house is old and in need of repair and the garden needs clearing and attention; we are looking for helpers who wish to get their hands dirty and help us to get things organised and sorted.

    The finca is approx. 3 minutes walking distance from the centre of Icod de los Vinos and 7 minutes from the central bus station. You can spend your spare time joining our activities or explore the island on your own. However, we will occasionally ask you, to take the dog with you.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We've got a fibre with 600 Mb and WiFi around the whole house. Please note that your working times must not be in conflict with our needs.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    A dog isn't a problem as our dog is very sociable. However, your dog must be cat friendly. All other pets shouldn't be a problem.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    5 hours a day

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Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (4.3)

Kultureller Austausch: (4.3)

Kommunikation: (4.3)

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 134454756585