I´m an artist and dancer from Wales and I teach English in my little Academy in the nearby town. I have two daughters who are currently living in Wales. We fell in love with the island when we moved here seventeen years ago, and we really enjoy to share this with our visitors.
We would love to have your help. The finca is isolated deep in the heart of Nature and is an eco house set in a Bio banana finca, perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the spectacular Barranco de las Angustias. It´s far from other houses and roads and light pollution and provides a spectacular and unrivalled view of the stars at night! The access is steep and you may have to walk 10-15 mins from the nearest carpark when you are not coming with me in my Jeep. So you need to be quite fit .
Furthermore it is a great location to directly start hiking into the national park from here!
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
English - Spanish exchange
If you have TEFL you can get experience helping with english activitiies for local children and adults
Animal care, Dogs , cats , Guinea pig, chickens
Learn about gardening and permaculture and local ecology.
nteracting with International visitors.
Learn about local mythology
Take part in art projects
Hiking and exploring the Fabulous Island of La Palma, which is a World Biosphere reserve on account of its wildlife and Ecology It is Unesco reserve also for its Architecture and Culture, Marine reserve and a Starlight reserve , on account of its low levels of light pollution which allow an unrivalled view of the stars at night.
Dancing, music and bellydance
and much more!
We share different responsabilities. We need help with house keeping and gardening .
So we have a Sacred garden Elven person aA shining clean and beautifying Elven person and a random serendipity Elven Alison person. Between us we manage to create Nd maintain the beautiful living spaces , the furry feathery and scaly family and the Eco garden .
After this it is time for our creative tasks: the Quests.
These can be very varied. Such as we have made compost toilets , Chicken Goddess palaces, creating magical meditation gardens , outdoor dreaming star ,moon and sunset beds ,sewing and beautifying and many more!
Our website needs sorting too.
As a workawayer here we have lots you can do - so say what you´re interested in and write before hand so we can find your best fit! If you´re involved in a big project, we can discuss how time is managed - differently to how it would be if you´re more part of the day to day running.
Each day can be a bit different so if you´re comfortable with going with the flow and scheduling your free time around what needs to be done, then you will be a good fit here.
We are relaxed and want you to have a lovely time and feel part of the family/team/Elfin tribe.!
1. General help with creating the eco garden.
2. Caring for the animals: we have 5dogs, (2 are rescued from the volcano and have a lot of challenges) 5 cats, 60 chicken goddesses and 3 guinea pigs!
3. Computers and internet: general help in dealing with the challenges of technology is always appreciated
4.. Small building projects are always happening here too! We are making another open air sunset bed soon so need carpentry and string rock carrying help for the patio .
we are always making new stone walled terraces for the garden. So any expertise in building, or general gusto for giving it a go is always welcome. We aim for eco construction methods .
5. Art projects: as an artist myself we often have art projects on the go,especially creating beautiful meditation and relaxation spaces. Come and join in!
6. Other: If you´d like to come as a workaway-ing meditation, yoga leader,please do!
BEFORE CONTACTING US , PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SO YOU CAN BE SURE THAT THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOU.
We are in a remote area and found that it works much better for everyone if we all use whatsapp to stay in touch.If you have whatsapp yeeeah wonderful!! Or if not please make sure you are able to download it on your phone.
We love hosting the many wonderful and interesting people who come here and like to have Workaway folks who are sociable ,and enjoy meeting people.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
As a workawayer you will have a lovely bed in the main communal dormitory room.
We can take turns to make communal VEGETARIAN meals . ALL FOOD IS INCLUDED BUT NOT IF YOU CHOOSE TO EAT OUT IN IN CAFES OR RESTAURANTS ON DAYS OFF
(You can take a packed lunch from here when you go out though) .
The hours expected are 25/ week.
Only one space available so no couples accepted at the moment :)
La Palma is an incredible island of legends, hiking, black sandy beaches, volcanic deserts, and lush green rainforests. The people are very friendly and open, and have many many open air fiestas!
Great for mountain biking, diving, paragliding, art and culture.... And fabulous flea markets.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have several good internet connections and a quiet study / art/ therapy room which is free for everyone to use between 8.30-7.30pm and can be reserved if you need a private space for interviews online etc.
25 h per week
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