Come and help us around our home (finca) in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a German couple (57/55) and have been living in Tenerife on a finca in the green north of the island since 2013.

    The finca is located about 5 minutes away from La Orotava and 10 minutes by car from Puerto de la Cruz. Beautiful beaches by the sea can be reached in 15 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bus. The next bus stop is only a 15 minute walk away.

    The 15.000 square meter large finca has not been in use for more than 25 years and we have started from the bottom, to create everything from scratch. We planted about 300 fruit trees with nearly 100 different kinds of fruit, have a vegetable and even herb garden. All trees and plants are supplied by a watering system.

    The finca is not run commercially and serves only for self-sufficiency.

    We work according to basic ecological values and are always interested in new findings. We are thinking about converting part of the finca to permaculture and are also working on the idea of aquaponics.

    New projects for 2021/ 2022 include the construction of a mobile chicken pen, a bread baking oven, a solar-powered fruit dryer and a second nice Yurt for our guests, volunteers and workawayers.

    The finca is well equipped and even well organized, but we think it's more fun to work in a team and therefore we would like to invite helpings hands to our finca. We expect nothing from others that we do not do ourselves. This includes work on the finca, in the garden, in the household, maintenance of the watering system, etc.. For some special projects we prefer craftsmen like bricklayers, tilers and carpenters for the next months.

    We live a fairly regular daily routine, work together, eat together and sometimes drink a glass of red wine together in the bodega in the evening. We treat volunteers/ workawayers as friends and even take them with us for shopping or sightseeing sometimes.

    The work on a finca is very complex and it takes some time to understand everything. Therefore, the minimum stay for volunteers is 14 days.

    It is important to know that we live with four wonderful dogs (Australian Shepherds). Volunteers should be able to handle dogs or have no fear of dogs.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    As a volunteer/ workawayer you live and work with us at the finca in the middle of other wine estates at one of the most interesting destinations in Europe. We operate our fruit finca according to ecological principles and you can also learn a lot about this topic from us.

  • Help

    Help

    For some special projects we prefer craftsmen like bricklayers, tilers and carpenters for the next months.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    As accommodation we provide our guest room on the finca, although our 30 sqm yurt. It is equipped with a single and a double bed, so 3 persons can stay overnight in it.

    Our volunteers are invited to dine with us. We have 3 meals a day, take care of a healthy diet and eat many things that we grow ourselves. Mostly we eat vegetarian, occasionally we eat some meat or fish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our Finca is located very close to La Orotava. Puerto de la Cruz and beautiful beaches can be reached from there in about 15 minutes by bus. Most tourist attractions can be easily reached by bus.

  • 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 really have enough space for campervan/ motorhome and even developped a nice place for guests with an own tent.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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