Jazz and latin musicians welcome to play, learn, teach and improvise music on Tenerife Island, Spain




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    PIANO players and all musicians who like to play jazz and latin music ( for example Herbie Hancock, Jobim...) welcome to visit! this is no official school but we play, teach and learn!

    the amount of chores you do for us and me is free. you decide. work as much as you want if you want. timetablewise i perfer the morning hours until two o clock. gardening, woodwork, household chores...
    happy to see you if you come! but before you offer your help i must ask you for help. the most important what you can do for me is

    help me to have some freedom.

    how that?¿ unfortunately it is a risk to leave this cottage alone. thiefs have been here and they took some things that they found around the house. if they get into the house my instruments are at risk. Lilly will bark but all dogs around are barking and nobody cares. the cottage is in the middle of nowhere so i cannot rely on neighbourhood- help. somebody must be here when i am out until i am back. that can take some hours or i may want to spend an afternoon and evening elsewhere. if you are ok doing that for me once or max. twice a week i am happy to invite you.
    about renting a car:
    unfortunately not all of us can afford to buy or rent a car on their own. unfortunately it has happened that those who could afford to rent a car for themselves used it and shared it but not always with everybody. unfortunately occasionally it has happened that somebody felt a little bit like excluded. that`s why we decided with the current crew that we rent a car all together and share it so that everybody has equal benefit of it. i would very much like to do so also in future with a new crew. if somebody does not like the idea i do seriously suggest her, him, or them to stay with another host for that time.
    if you are busy with your own projects and have no time to work for other people i may not be able to accomodate you. if you are a musician however and we play together i consider that as work although for me it's fun.
    my cottage is my (only) homespace and sometimes i need to be quiet. when people are present in my home i like them to be connected to the other people that are present. so pleaeaeaease: if you spend much time with your smartphone do it in the garden. we certainly use the digi technique for music purpose. be friendly and make phonecalls elsewhere as well. merci! i like when people are ready to communicate with each other without having to interrupt each other. so really: -------i want to do something together with you!------- if we do not find that something it will be difficult for me (i had to send some people away who behaved like being in a hostel). that includes cleaning own remains. we can cook, eat and clean together if we decide so. i like fish and eat only small amount of meat.

    if you have ideas how i could improve my place and make it better for everybody------please------do not tell me! i have a list of 1000 ideas already given by previous visitors. if you want to help to make this place better for all of us please tell me when you are ready to work with your hands. i will tell what to do. i must have the feeling that you bring me and us forward using your hands and your time. otherwise i feel like a hostel manager which i do not want to be. i do not want to listen stories and advices except when i ask for them. if you are a professional gardener i will have many questions!

    professional soldiers and heavy alcohol consumers please not wanted here. no violence ever accepted. if you need to swear very much please not here.

    please note that i am on Tenerife island. if you are on another Canary island you need a boat or aeroplane to come here and some people could not afford...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    you can learn about jazz and latin music, gardening, woodwork, kitchenwork, massage, languages. you will see the island and get an impression how quiet and relaxed life between ocean and Teide- mountain is. however it can be noisy in between when the musicians are in action.

  • Help


    music, woodwork, house, garden and Lilly (the dog)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    my cottage is nothing like luxury, but all essential is ok. kitchen, fridge, toilet, shower, wifi. be ready to find a mix of camping and hostel. when many people visit at the same time some of us will have to sleep under the same roof. the bedrooms are optically seperated. i cannot provide food for many people, so i may have to ask for participation in food shopping. i am a pensioner and my income is small.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    my place is in San Isidro, sothern part of the island close to the sothern airport "Reina Sofia". about 350m above sea level. El Medano is a short busride away. that´s a cosy little beach- town which is not overloaded with tourists like some others. it is also a windsurfer's paradise with ideal conditions.

    this is a dusty and sandy desert area with much wind. my living conditions are a bit like analog nomad- except that i found a place to stay in the desert. there are many hygene products that i do not consume. but once people told me not to have a negative attitude on them. these products certailnly have a good effect as well: they keep the industry running.

    asked about allergies i would have to tell that deodorant smell can make me feel unwell. natural etheric oils however are very ok for me. my favourite one is "bergamot".

    the close surrounding is partly used as waste dump. but there is plenty of genuine desert and clean, fresh air around too!
    by genuine i mean it looks like it looked before humans came to this island (if you don't look too close). we could not get profit from the desert, so we left it like it was. like god has created it. for us.
    that is why this island- although it follows the rules of modern egoistic society- has also a part of paradise left in my eyes. in my neighbourhood.

    Manfred will be happy to enjoy this peaceful and quiet environment with you!

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    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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    have a holiday!

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