Help me create a little edible forest in a surfers paradise in Tenerife, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, I am Tetyana and you would be very welcome in my garden.


    I am happy to welcome people who want to help out, enjoy physical activity, bring their skills and abilities and are ideally have manual talents. Many of my friends help out in the project and I love to learn from interesting people.

    I am working on the pemaculture garden in Bajamar (Tenerife) for almost a year. The project was started three years ago by a family friend who put a lot of heart into it, planting beds, lombiculture, bringing chickens and planting various plants. Since leading this, I am learning to apply the principles of permaculture, to live in symbiosis with nature and to create an edible forest. I'm still pretty much at the beginning of the project, so it's even more interesting to see how everything is developing from the beginning.
    The products from the farm are grown for own use, my vision is to create an edible forest.


    My interests are reading, surfing, yoga, holistic health, hiking, ecological and sustainable gardening, living in harmony with nature and people and simply enjoying life.

    Accommodation is in a tent in a covered part of the garden, there is a shared gas kitchen, a common room and a toilet.

    I came to Tenerife from Germany 5 years ago and fell in love with the sea and surfing, and Bajamar is a surfer's paradise for both beginners and advanced surfers. The sandy beach and natural swimming pools are a 30-40 minute walk from the plot. Bajamar is close to La Laguna (university town) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (capital), where there are language schools and big shops. A bus runs there every 30 minutes and the bus stop is 300 metres from the property . I currently work at the spa reception in a health hotel in Tenerife.

    From the neighbouring village of Punta del Hidalgo, hiking trails lead through the gorge and up into the evergreen laurel forest. So there is a wide range of leisure activities here, so you can enjoy both nature and the city.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    I would be happy to provide room and board in exchange for five hours of help a day, five days a week (mainly afternoons). You will have time to do somethings in the mornings and 2 full days off. Preferably helpers should stay for a fortnight.

    I have learned a lot about sustainable planting and can help you learn about permaculture, surfing, yoga, holistic health, books, cultures, help you improve German or Russian and basic Spanish while you stay.

  • Help

    Help

    I welcome helpers to assist with general maintenance of the property, such as planting vegetables, feeding and mulching plants, making compost, weeding, planting trees, trimming hedges and branches, cleaning common areas, building/repairing yoga/relaxation area, lifting rocks and building materials, cleaning the chicken coop, painting, cooking meals and playing chess with my ten-year-old daughter.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Intermediate
    Russian: Intermediate
    Ukrainian: Intermediate
    English: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can help you improve German or Russian and basic Spanish while you stay. I would like to deepen my English knowledge.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in a tent in a covered part of the garden, there is a shared gas kitchen, a common room and a toilet.
    The accommodation for the campers is a tent, which includes a mattress 2×2m and of course bed linen and towels are provided.

    Many bananas and papayas are grown on the farm, or other seasonal fruits are offered for breakfast in the form of a smoothie or fruit salad, and there is a lunch with garden vegetables and garnishes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bajamar is a surfer's paradise for both beginners and advanced surfers. The sandy beach and natural swimming pools are a 30-40 minute walk away.

    Bajamar is close to La Laguna (university town) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (capital), where there are many language schools and shops. A bus runs there every 30 minutes and the bus stop is 300 metres from the house.

    From the neighbouring village of Punta del Hidalgo, hiking trails lead through the gorge and up into the evergreen laurel forest. So there is a wide range of leisure activities here, so you can enjoy both nature and the city.

  • 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

    Soon unlimited internet connection will be possible. At the moment, fast limited to 12GB/month internet connection.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

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