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 12.000 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 more than 50 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 aquaponics.
New projects for 2019/ 2020 include the construction of a mobile chicken pen, a bread baking oven, a solar-powered fruit dryer and a 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.
We live a fairly regular daily routine, work together, cook together, eat together and 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.
The work on a finca is very complex and it takes some time to understand everything. Therefore, the minimum stay for volunteers is 10 days.
It is important to know that we live with three wonderful dogs (Australian Shepherds). Volunteers should be able to handle dogs or have no fear of dogs.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
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.
We are looking for a skilful, technically talented volunteer for a Yurt, which is to serve as a guest lodge. We also want to build a mobile henhouse. The ideal for this kind of work would be a carpenter.
For another project we are looking for a volunteer who can weld sculptures and other things made of Corten steel.
We are also looking for a hard-working volunteer to help us cleaning the house, preparing meals in the kitchen, working in home and garden.
As accommodation we provide our guest room on the finca, although our yurt. It is equipped with a double bed, so that even a couple can stay overnight in it. The room has its own WIFI. As soon as the yurt (with its own bathroom) is finished, this is also available for overnight stay.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week