Beautiful organic farm on Biosphere Island is looking for help with gardening, building and carpentry, El Hierro, Spain



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    We are a german couple, Karsten & Christina, living on an organic farm on El Hierro, Canary Islands. We have fruit trees of all kinds and some animals (dog, cats, rabbits, chicken and ducks). Karsten is a Freediving Instructor, Christina a Personal Coach, journalist and eco farmer. The finca is isolated in wild nature 200m above sea-level, close to the seaside and cliffs. The next beaches (Charco Manso, Tamaduste) are in 45 minutes walking distance (some minutes by car). We live off grid with 100% solar power and reuse our water, trying to live as sustainable as possible. At the moment we can offer a stay in a tent. We need help to build the infrastructure for the outdoor life of the workaway community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about organic farming, ecological lifestyle, get a lot of inspiration of how to life a simple and joyful life close to nature. We both work a lot in personal development and are also happy to give some impulses. Between April and October, our place is a paradise for ornithologists. The close by lava caves are home and breeding place for "pardelas" (petrels). You have a 200 degrees seaview, with sunset and sundown, an incredible clear sky with stars.

  • Help


    We need help on our farm, mainly to build wooden structures (compost toilet, storage space, outdoor chill-out zones etc), do water installations (ponds, maintenance and optimisation of irrigation system for trees) and prepare land & plant in parts of our land which need to be terraced. There is a lot of tasks to do, step by step. If you are able to build stonewalls with natural lava stones or if you have excellent carpenter skills we would be extremely delighted.

    Our animals need animal loving hands. Chicken, ducks, cats, rabbits, dog.

    More and more help in gardening, planting and embellishment is required. Also building and maintaining pathways and patches.

    Help in the house welcome .

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We offer a stay in a wooden tiny house with total ocean view. you have your own outdoor kitchen and bathroom. We will provide you with food-compensation and product of the farm. We prefer non smokers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The birdsong of pardelas (petrels) is fascinating and funny at the same time. Their nesting season is between April and October. Listening their "concert" is happening specially in dark of the night . The next village with public transportation is about 1,5 kilometers away. The next beaches where you can swim (Charco Manso / Tamaduste) are in 45 minutes reach. Its a beautiful scenic walk. Of course it is just some minutes by car. El Hierro´s peace and tranquility attracts nature lovers. There is no elaborate touristic infrastructure and no nightlife as you would expect it in other places on the Canaries. Still there are plenty of street festivals and parties. Especially in summer. Karsten offers freediving courses - if you are interested in prices & courses search for "Freediving El Hierro". There are special offers for our workawayers. Other outdoor activities can be walking, hiking, paragliding, swimming, scuba-diving, snorkeling, mountain biking and many more.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Smaller campervans can stay on our land. Bigger ones need to stay a little further (300m) uphill because they might not make it down and up the pathway.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Your hosts Karsten & Christina with our dog "Marza" (Herrenian wolve dog, still a puppy)
Pumpkins & grapes
Duck pond with the outdoor kitchen's chill area in the background
Workaway volunteers from Sweden and France in the outdoor kitchen
Some garden details - mango, avocado, banana, papaya and vegetables
Some more garden details ...
Some of our chicken and Eddie, the rooster
Our cats Mono and Fu
Rock formation @ Charco Manso
Village of Echedo - in a walking distance from our place

Host ref number: 146645326553