Help at our non-profit eco-village in Gran Canaria, Spain

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Our place is a non-profit entity, open to accept new members, rooted in our matrix organisation, Mojo de Caña, with the aim of regenerating through reforestation, ecological plantations, restoration of the original vernacular architecture and sports in nature since the pine forest to the sea and part of the Redondo de Guayedra as a historic aboriginal settlement, with a special ethnographic and environmental value within the Tamadaba Natural Park Reserve. Our collective spirit is to synergize in an associative cooperative mode with the people who want to be part of this family and this place.

    We are happy to specify that we are in the first phase of the work lines of an old abandoned plantation of 15.000 sqm., in which there are several houses and constructions considering the total surface of the agreement is 262.000 sqm. inside Parque Natural De Tamadaba,  a natural reserve on the last virgin coast of Gran Canaria, the west, that protects the endemic canarian pine tree and termophilic forests on our area. 

    As another important thing to consider, we are inside the same property and aboriginal land as this ecoresort, whose owner has accepted our proposal to evolve our area of the property towards the ecovillage community lifestyle.

    We have attached photos of the first house "1" restoration we are working on   , for which we have already accepted a budget to install new carpentries. We recently solved the water supply from the rainwater tank with a power generator we bought plus the gravity pressure we are lucky to count on, awaiting the local electricity company for the light supply contract order we have placed, in addition to the Canary Islands government Fotovoltaic subvention for solar panels. Therefore, in the next months we would only be able to host members on campervans, camping or, if there was interest beyond the house situation, in one of the rooms temporarily. The house water would have a chlorine / filtering System.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Travelers have the opportunity to experience the development of a community project in a very special place in the municipality of Agaete, where they can learn to manage a plantation with maximum self-sufficiency in terms of obtaining water, solar energy, horticultural self-consumption , refurbishment of facilities, restoration of traditional architecture, etc. In addition, they can learn Spanish, English and other languages, the local cuisine and culture, the ancestral ways of life of the native aborigines, get to know the sea through snorkeling, kayaking and other surprises.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    This ecological management project of the most virgin coast of the island of Gran Canaria hosts several lines of work in the. We are preparing terraces for organic cultivation of mango, coffee and avocado, as well as self-supply vegetables and reforestation of local species. Likewise, we are in the process of restoring the dry stone walls, the farm houses, the tool room, the sheds, ponds and other elements within the area that was once inhabited. We are also developing the multi-adventure sports project in nature and the corresponding signage of trails, routes, points of archaeological and historical interest and even the installation of a zip line.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are intereses in practicing or Learning languages in general, as Part of the sinergy.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Campervans, Motor Homes, Camping Areas, and a Rural house in the process of rehabilitation, in a shared room potentially. The work in progress house has a living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, outdoor stone oven, terrace and roof terrace. We are now awaiting the new carpentries (windows and doors to be installed) so that we can paint and bring our stored furniture to inhabit the house.

    We would organize this once we have restored the kitchen. We have now an gas kitchen, a power generator, and also have bought a reflectant parabolic solar kitchen for midday cooking. We have planted several young fruit trees, will be happy to grow vegetables soon and count on the local market of Agaete, the closest town,  to get supplies for now. Until we can be self sustainable foodwise, the structure would rely on daily / weekly basis depending on the evolution of the circumstances. 

    We are requesting not more than 15 hours, since we are working on the kitchen´s restoration and reset up and food is not provided, but happy to organize colective Buys and cookings.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the free time, helpers can go hiking, climbing and associated sports. The farm has a bathing area on a pebble beach. The town of Agaete has a very varied gastronomy, a fishing port, natural pools, the TEA cultural space and some very fun bars. Likewise, on the island of Gran Canaria there is a wide range of active and cultural tourism. We provide bicycles and our own vehicles, and there is a public bus line between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and La Aldea that passes by our road.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We can host digital nomads as the portable wifi router works in the house, also counting on potential indoor or outdoor work tables.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of space, so any Size of campervan or motorhome is welcome.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We accept pets, considering that owners will take care that they respect other workawayers or members, counting that there is a giant surface in which they can enjoy the nature.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Not more than 15 hours a week ( food is not provided, but happy to organize in Group)

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