Help us in the garden, with the house and our animals in La Laja, La Gomera, Canary Islands



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  • Description


    We live in a small mountain village in the center of the island of La Gomera. La Laja is 11 kilometers from San Sebastian away, has about 50 inhabitants and is green all year round thanks to its proximity to the Garajonay National Park. From here hiking trails lead to the most beautiful parts of La Gomera. Our family members are two people, two cats, seven chickens and two dogs.
    Zdenka was born in Prague, studied botany and German in Hamburg and then did various communication jobs until she changed her life. Since then she has dedicated herself to organic farming, horticulture and horticultural therapy. In september 2018 she went by bike from Hamburg to La Gomera to stay here.
    Kay is constructor of boats, he started to sail the world with his self-made catamaran in 1997, but fell in love with the Canary Islands and stayed. For 13 years now he has been restoring old stone houses in La Laja, building furniture from old wood and making smoked meet.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Better understanding of the island of La Gomera
    Learn to build dry stone walls
    Insight into agriculture and permaculture in a completely different climate than on the mainland
    Contact with animals
    Increasing your physical powers
    La Laja is a great starting point for hikes in the National Park

  • Help


    You can help us with the further development of our site, including:
    building dry stone walls, planting trees, woodwork
    As well as in the care of our animals, garden and in agriculture

    Right now we need a strong person who is able to carry stones, make concrete and do other workout on the construction site. We prefer a person who is self-reliant and does not need company all day long. Any construction skills are warmly welcome!

    Please send us also your phone number to get in contact with you

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Our mountain is about 2 hectares. You can either camp and use the shared infrastructure, or you sleep in a separate tiny house. We cook together, mainly the products of our fields. You are very welcome to explore the island on your own, we can arrange flexibel working days.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We like to have two weeks stay as a trial period, so people being already around Canaries are preferred.

    You have to know, that the transport is limited in our village. There is a public bus to La Laja from San Sebastian twice a day. From San Sebastian you can take a bus to many of La Gomeras towns and places. And the summer might be quite hot around here, so you should not be afraid of sweating ;o)

    From La Laja you have many hiking paths to the Nationalpark. We can help you find you way to the beautiful nature in La Gomera.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

    Ca 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 678972392197