I am a 64 years old German woman, who decided nine years ago to make here living in La Orotava in the North of Tenerife on the Canary Islands. Luckily I found a huge romantic finca-villa with roses and fruittrees in a huge garden in the middle of the ancient city-center, only ten minutes away from the central bus station. With the help of friends, volonteers, and books, I changed the ground to an eco-place with all kinds of vegetables, fruittrees and even more. Meanwhile the house became a „shared house – project“ with gentle people, who sometimes cook together, playing company games from time to time, making music sessions or having interesting philosophic discussions. - Since I‘m no more the „youngest one“ I need urgently help with gardening or repairing something in the house. That‘s why I‘m here on this website: I‘m looking for peaceful, responsible people without drug-addictions, who‘d like to live for free in a big house-tend (three-parted and with comfortable mattrasses and electricity) below a shady plumtree in the garden in exchange of daily three hours of help (on working-days). The tend is big enough for two people or a couple. Cigarette-smoking is allowed – but only outside on the terasses by using ashtrays.
I am a non-confessional „free-thinker“, who is more interested in deep philosophical discussions about self-realisation or the „sence in ones life“, then in fashion-styles, sportevents or excentric life-style-stories.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
You can improve your knowledge in German, English or Spanish, I can teach you about healing-plants and/or mushrooms in Tenerife, get known how to pot harvested vegetables or cook delicious meals out of it, and last – but not least - meet nice people from all over the world and get known to their habits and philosophies.
garden-help: removing the weed and shred it, building a compost, preparing the earth for planting, cutting fruittrees or roses, harvesting and/or collecting snails from time to time, keeping the terraces clean; watering the plants every evening before sunset
house-help: weekly cleaning, painting, smaller construction-works or repairing (if needed), exchanging bulbs etc.
You can sleep in a big house-tend under a shady plumtree with comfortable mattresses and an electrical bed-lamp. It's enough place to store your luggage there, too. Since our house is a „shared house“ you can use bathrooms, showers, kitchen (with two stoves in- and outside), fridges, common PC with WLAN and SAT-TV in the living room like all the other inhabitants of the house. I can offer you bedsheets, pillow and towels, but you also could use your own sleepingbag(s).
La Orotava is said to be one of the nicest towns in the North of Tenerife, with museums, cheap restaurants, various sightseeing-spots and a huge public swimming pool with sauna and yacuzzi-whirlpool. It is an ideal starting-point for hiking- and climbing-tours (Spain's biggest mountain „El Teide“ is only 36 KM uphill), but also the sea is only 6 KM downhill (10 minutes by bus) with healthy black-sand-beaches, tourist-attractions (Loro-Parque) and lots of clubs for dancing or with life-music. In La Orotava you also can listen on weekends to modern live-bands in „Cafe Quilombo“, and often there are classical concerts or carneval-events in our „Theobaldo Power“-hall.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3.4 hours a day, 5 days a week