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IMPORTANT UPDATE - February 10, 2020
At the moment, we are looking for:
1. A professional VIDEOGRAPHER to film and edit short episodes for our YouTube channel #GoodLifeRedefined. If you are the one - please contact us as soon as possible.
2. Someone that would love to watch hundreds of short video clips we filmed and catalog them. You need patience, attention to details and perfect English. If you also love to cook healthy, vegetarian lunches for the group, even better... then contact us and as soon as possible.
Our vision is to create a better world, by empowering people to fulfill their greatest potential.
If your life is dedicated to personal growth and making a difference... read on...
We were born and grew up in Israel, lived for 20 years in the Netherlands, and 5 years ago we relocated to our dream house on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands). We are together for 26 years and still going strong... We have a 22-year-old daughter who is living and working in London.
Vered (59) worked as an archeologist, manager in health and high-tech organizations, developed museums for kids and for more than 28 years was a personal-development trainer and a bestselling author. These days she dedicates herself to writing movie scripts, studying body and brain longevity and transforming our home in Tenerife into a Garden of Eden.
Yehonathan (51) is a serial entrepreneur, who founded and grew 10 different companies - starting his first software company at the age of 18. For 20 years he ran a successful training company where he trained together with Vered more than 150,000 conscious entrepreneurs in business and personal growth and published 6 bestselling books. These days he dedicates himself to developing health and longevity mobile app, walking his spiritual path and transforming our property into a botanical garden of edible and medicinal plants.
We both speak fluent English and Hebrew, mediocre Dutch and started learning Spanish.
When we're not hiking the world, we spend our time at home - gardening, meditating, hiking, dancing, reading, watching movies, cooking and eating healthy food.
Vered is into yoga and making medicinal ointments and remedies (from our own herbs), while Yehonathan is more into long-distance running, trail running and rock climbing.
Our vision for our property is to create a Garden of Eden - an organic, biological, botanical garden of edible and medicinal plants - at the first stage to allow us (and our team of volunteers) to live sustainably - growing 80% of our fruits, vegetables, protein (fish & eggs), berries, nuts and honey on the property.
But our biggest dream is to inspire millions of people around the world to live life fully through our short documentaries and our social media content.
We're focusing on the five H.E.A.R.T. principles:
1. HEALTH - we're looking for volunteers that are health conscious... so if you're a SMOKER... please do NOT apply!
2. ENVIRONMENT - we're living off the grid, trying to recycle everything, and grow (as much of) our own food... if this is NOT your thing... please do NOT apply.
3. ADVENTURE - we believe that stepping out of our comfort zone is key to live fully... we're going to challenge you to think and act against your routines and comfort zone... if this doesn't get you EXCITED... please do NOT apply!
4. RELATIONSHIPS - we're looking for volunteers that can and like to take RESPONSIBILITY and own their projects. We would love to clarify our vision and agree together on the outcome, and then leave it up to you to make it happen. If you need/want to be micromanaged... please do NOT apply!
5. TRANSFORMATION - we believe that our highest purpose in life is to grow, evolve, and fulfil our greatest potential. If you're just looking for a sunny place to escape the cold winter... please do NOT apply!
We're looking for HAPPY people with a positive outlook on life. People that are looking to make a positive contribution in the world. People that are looking to learn as much as to teach. People that get along easily with others, but don't need constant attention...
What Tenerife has to offer:
Tenerife is called the island of eternal spring because of its perfect weather all year round.
It is a paradise island for hikers, cyclers, trail runners, rock climbers as well as wind and kite surfers.
The island has several different climate areas from deserts to volcanos to stunning black beaches to rainforests...
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
We'll be delighted to share our knowledge of:
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Also, you can watch for free over 20 of the best business, financial and personal-growth video courses ever created.
Who we are looking for:
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English, Hebrew, some Dutch
What we offer:
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Your apartment (see photos below) is a high-standard, cozy, independent unit, beautifully furnished and decorated, including a large living room (with TV, DVD-player and hundreds of books and DVDs), 2 large (shared) bedrooms (with en-suite toilet), a bathroom as well as a kitchenette with oven, gas burners, and fully stocked pantry. In front, you have a patio with outdoor armchairs, table, and bonfire.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Please be aware that the internet in the house is not very fast and that mobile reception is weak - although in the village and down on the coast you will find very fast 4G and free internet in every restaurant.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ You are welcome to enjoy the beautiful, outdoor, wood-burning sauna that we put on a few evenings a week or the big bonfire in front of the house in the other evenings.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We will provide fresh sheets and towels every week and you can use the washing machine whenever you need it.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ The garden is divided into food forests with dozens of fruit trees, berries, and vegetable beds, as well as a decorative "desert-like" part and a small "tropical" ferns and orchids garden. We have 4 fish ponds (with fish and turtles), a large aviary with canaries and finches and a chicken coop (for fresh eggs).
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Around the house, you'll find decks, outdoor tables and chairs, pergolas, hammocks, and benches when you feel like relaxing and taking it easy.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We live very sustainable, generating ALL our electricity from solar, composting everything we can, and recycling the rest as well as growing our own organic fruits, vegetables, berries, and almonds.
Daily schedule and meals
Usually the days go like this:
8:00 am - breakfast (we supply the ingridients - you make your own breakfast)
8:30 am - morning meeting, where we get to learn something new and divide the tasks
9:00 am - work period
11 am- tea/coffee/fruit break
11:30 am - continue working
2:30 pm - we eat a substantial lunch together.
After lunch the afternoons and evenings can be used to explore the many things that the island and the surroundings has to offer, and the weekends are all yours to do with as you wish!
For dinners and weekends we'll provide you with a budget to buy the groceries you need, so you can take care for yourself - using the fully equipped kitchen in your apartment.
In your free time:
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ There are lots of places around the garden for meditation, Yoga (we've got yoga mats for you), Tai Chi, painting, sculpturing or just relaxing.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ A few hundred meters from the house start several forest pathes that split into several stunning forest trails for hiking and trail running.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ The village we belong to is 5Km up the mountain and the nearest city is a 15-minute drive away. The best beaches and restaurants on the island are 30 minutes away.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Since we're in the middle of the forest, with only a couple of houses around us - the only noise you hear are the birds and wind chimes.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ There are amazing hiking, trail running, and rock climbing areas all around us and we'll be happy to show them to you.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Also, there are lots of places to visit on the island (and the nearby islands) which are not to be missed, and we can direct you to them, or even take you there every once in a while.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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