Helping and being aware on a sustainable finca on Tenerife, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    About us: We are Lindsay and Willian.. We are on the most beautiful spot of the Canary Islands: Tenerife. A place that is far away from your normal life, with an unmatched space and an abundance of natural beauty and sun rays. All the ingredients with which we can very well help you to regain control over your life. Our mission is to provide others with life-changing insights and (re) discover them with their own power as a starting point.

    We believe that people who visit us and come to help us, need to have an affinity with self-development, self-discovery and retreats. In fact, we could free up a number of hours a week to discuss your voyage of selfdiscovery. Just like enjoying nature where we go, this is part of the total concept when we decide that you can stay with us.

    Our stay: Our finca (estate) is located on the most beautiful spot in the North of Tenerife. This is also the most beautiful Canary Island, which has the most diversity in nature reserves. There is a desert in the south, lush green landscapes in the north, beautiful mountains in the middle - and a warm ocean around it. Not to mention the pure air. In addition, it has the most constant temperature in the world.

    Our finca is just 15 minutes away from Airport North. We can pick you up (and bring you back) for a fee to bring you to our estate. This is no less than 12 hectares. To paint the picture: the road from the gate to the house is no less than 750 meters driving on our own property!

    In this area you can find many types of planting, like citrus trees. The area around us is a protected natural area. You will not find any wild animals here, only rabbits. There is a large house on the estate, we live there ourselves. There are more houses on the property, including the STABLE HOUSE. The finca used to be a manage, and the twelve former stables can still be found on the site. Our hope is to convert these into unique accommodations one by one!

    At our finca you can experience total peace, in the middle of nature. Nevertheless, the inhabited world remains literally and figuratively in sight, and the nearby villages can still be seen. Because of this, it feels absolutely not like the middle of nowhere. In addition, we have a great view over the ocean, with the sunset right in front of our door. If you are looking for something more lively, you can reach the big city of La Laguna within 20 minutes driving, It has a beautiful historic city center. Or the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, where you can be within 30 minutes driving.

    Surroundings: At a distance of 15-30 minutes ( by car), the most beautiful beaches of the north are located. The most famous of these are Las Teresitas and Puerto de la Cruz. Also in the immediate vicinity is the small but very cozy village of Bajamar, also equipped with a beautiful small beach. The Anaga Mountains are just around the corner - full of breathtaking and beautiful panoramas and unique mountain views.

    From our finca you can drive to the Teide volcano, on the most beautiful of the four access roads to this volcanic park. It is therefore advisable to rent a car if you want to explore the island further. Tenerife has no cycle paths - and if people want to go out with the steel steed, they opt for the mountain bike. Not without reason: roads are often very steep. Public transport is hardly present or not reliable. However, there are more than enough walking routes.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can benefit from living with us on our estate the way we like to live: back to some degree of basic and back to the essence of live. ur core values are peace of mind, living space, freedom, in connection with nature. . We like to dig deep into life’s processes and have serious conversations about several issues with respect to human nature, behavior, life’s challenges and stuff like that. We pretend to keep a certain about of wisdom about these issues and we are very willing to share it with you. So some degree of self knowledge and readiness to explore awareness and universal laws are very much appreciated and required.

  • Help

    Help

    Back to nature life.

    We have let our dream come true and got our own piece of land, away from the crowds, in the mountains of Tenerife. To live in peace and harmony with our kids in the midst of nature.

    The Finca (farm) covers 12 hectares of land and has a fantastic mountain- and sea view.
    It is surrounded by agricultural land just 500m above sea level. Be aware that the nearest town is not so far away if you have a car ( 15 min ) but if you have to walk, it will be an one hour walk and we can not provide shuttle services. If we have to drive up to town ourselves, of course we can take you along. If not, you will have to find a way your self to get where you want to go.

    We are a family, Willian (54) Lindsay (28) and our two kids, Bo en Yosh (3 & 0). We live on the Canary Islands since 2017. We live in a more than 100 years old farm house. With next to it, a Tiny house ( we call it Casa Cozy) , Stables, Caves & Yurts which all serve as accommodation for guests en Work Away volunteers.

    We have dogs, cats, Vietnamese pigs, chickens, Guinea pigs and a goat and almost all of them walk around in freedom. So you should love animals and if you have some kind of animal allergies it’s better not to apply.

    To avoid misunderstandings and surprises: PLEASE READ OUR PROFILE CAREFULLY!
    Many questions are already answered here!

    THE PROJECT:
    A major part of the project at the moment is site maintenance. Including a lot of cleaning work and removing unwanted plant vegetation and maintaining (fruit) trees.

    We moved to Tenerife ourselves to have a different life. A life with a lot of silence, tranquility, space and freedom. This is very important to us.

    At the same time we see this need to be amongst other people. This need is growing, which is why we are preparing our location to organize life coaching and meditation retreats.

    Retreats for people who work or have worked in corporations and who, like us, are looking for a different life with less stress and more basic simplicity.

    For us that is clear, that this starts with silence, tranquility and reconnecting with yourself and with nature.

    So if you are someone who needs a lot of attention and likes being surrounded by many people or city life, than this is not the place for you. If you just look for a cheap holiday, we are also not the right address.
    It is more suitable for people who can enjoy themselves, enjoy basic and remote living and can appreciate tranquility without all kind of incentives from the outside world. You are looking for a piece of rest, in peace with nature, working on a peaceful mind and soul. You are independent and can also work likewise.


    If you work with us, we ask you to be active between 4-5 hours a day. You will receive a private room right next to our Tiny House that is used by our Yurt guests. In our own house we have two bathrooms so we ask you to use one of these to keep the other bathroom in the Tiny house available for the guests. In the morning we ask you to submit your plans for the day at 9 a.m. After your working day at 2 p.m. we will have lunch together in our house. For breakfast you will be supplied with items that you can use to prepare your own breakfast. You get ingredients from us to prepare your own meal for the evening, or you get a meal from us. We like to alternate this a bit, because private time with our family is also important to us. You take care of your own food on weekends.

    An important note. You Will use the communal kitchen in the Tiny house, which also means that you, as a volunteer, are responsible for keeping this place clean.

    Last but not least: it would be a great benefit if you have knowledge of gardening, landscaping and maintaining (fruit) trees or growing vegetables.
    It would also be appreciated if you have some experience with working with a chain saw and a forest trimmer.



    Would you like to make this place even more beautiful while you can have a good and pleasant conversation with us and ? Contact us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 12 former horse stables on our property. Some of them are already transformed in a accommodation and are available for workawayers. In our photo album you'll see a collage photo of an example of one of these transformed stables. Your stableroom is private, cosy and clean and provided with a comfortabel bed and some storage facilities. We will take care of sufficient warm blankets and/or a warm sleeping bag during the nights.

    We will also provide you with 3 meals per day in exchange for your help and cooking will be done together with us and the other WorkAway volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Surroundings: At a distance of 15 minutes ( with a car), the most beautiful beaches of the north are located. The most famous of these are Las Teresitas and Puerto de la Cruz. Also in the immediate vicinity is the small but very cozy village of Bajamar, also equipped with a beautiful small beach. The Anaga Mountains are just around the corner - full of breathtaking and beautiful panoramas and unique mountain views.

    From Los Alamos you can drive to the Teide, on the most beautiful of the four access roads to this volcanic park. It is therefore advisable to rent a car if you want to explore the island further. Tenerife has no cycle paths - and if people want to go out with the steel steed, they opt for the mountain bike. Not without reason: roads are often very steep. Public transport is hardly present. However, there are more than enough walking routes.

    More: For more information about us, the finca and our plans we can share details of our facebook page , our instagram or on our website. The website is now only available in Dutch, but there is enough to get an impression of us, the environment and the Finca.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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