Help out on our sustainable permaculture farm in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

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Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a new project in the North West of the island La Palma of the Canarian Islands. We are located at 400 meters altitude and having a costal climate with possibilities of having tropical trees like mango, banana, avocado, papaya, etc... The finca has already a few full grown trees and many more in pots waiting to go into the ground. The aim is to become a self sustainable community farm by implementing permacultural visions into a food forest.
    We love to make our own bread and crackers, to dry fruits, make jam, fermenting, etc...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    We are situated in a very beautiful area on 400 meter hight, half our walk to the ocean. The island has a very mild climate, almost subtropical which gives lots of opportunities in the garden (ex. we have our own mango, avocado, pineapple, lemons, ... and a vegetable garden all year round. We have not so much production yet... little by little growing.

    The owner is a master carpenter and welder, a handy all around and has lots of experience with permaculture gardening and has the patience and talent teaching others.

  • Help

    Help

    Skills are not important because there is a skilled person around. We would like help with landscaping, building walls of natural stones, reforming caves into usable spaces, helping in the garden, planting trees, cooking meals, cleaning common areas, picking fruits, etc...

    Now at the moment, with the constructions, we are busy installing a solar system, a grey water system, a compost toilet, and renovating a bathroom and the common kitchen space.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Catalan: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    One member is not speaking good spanish yet and is interested to practice. He talks good english and dutch. Me I had a serbian grand mother, I used to talk the language but lost it, I am interested in talking again the language. I talk dutch, french, english and spanish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a natural cave with a double bed (possible for one person or a couple). It is very basic and simple but charming to sleep in.
    There is also a mobile home with a double bed. The van has his own little kitchen.
    You can have a solar shower with an amazing view and a full bathroom is under construction. For the moment the bathroom has no roof and we shower cold :) good for blood circulation and skin ;)
    A sauna and pool on our Wishlist... but not on the priority list.
    There is a common kitchen area with a fire place, oven, a fridge and other kitchen tools.
    The days we work together we like sharing one meal, the other days the kitchen is at your disposal to cook yourself. You should organise yourself with shopping your own food for breakfast, dinner and food in the weekends. We work with Workawayers from Monday to Friday, 5 hours a day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local busstation is close by, on 15 minutes walking distance. To closest shop for buying food is on 2km distance (walking 40 minutes or reachable with the bus).

    The island offers a huge variety of micro climates and different vegetations from mountain peak of 2426m to volcanos and beaches. Many people come here to hike. Fishing, diving, boat trips, visiting salt mines, downhill rides, horse riding, ... many possibilities.

  • 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

    We have a nice little terrace but it has a steep entrance. The place is a 30 square meters.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    we work from Monday to Friday 4 to 5 hours a day.



Host ref number: 186845371292