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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
For some special projects we prefer craftsmen like bricklayers, tilers and carpenters for the next months.
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.
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
Can host families
We really have enough space for campervan/ motorhome and even developped a nice place for guests with an own tent.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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