Help at our beautiful off-grid finca in Arico, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Spain

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️ we currently look for an independent volunteer who can help 5hours a day with adhoc cleaning/household help, mostly construction work and garden cleaning.as we got a second baby in Feb, we will be quite busy with him and our other child. We are reopening our yurt lodge in September. Therefore we offer our beautiful yurt accommodation to a kind, serious, working and autonomous volunteer who can carry heavy loads. The right candidate will have a car and work from 9.00 to 12.00 amd 14.00 to 16
    00 mainly helping Ivan with construction work (landscaping road repair, concrete cleaning (weeding) *️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️

    I am a yoga teacher and a nature lover. I live with my husband and my two kids (3year old and 6 month old)l in a big and beautiful off the grid finca in Tenerife 15 minutes away from the ocean (caution: 15 minutes by car-no public transport available !!!hence priority for guests to rent a car or be at ease with walking, hitch-hiking or staying around the finca on some afternoons/ soon we have our solar power E-bike that we may lend to volunteers to go to the beach) We have installed most off-the-grid systems but we are still renovating the place to welcome yoga and surf retreats. Also we want to start designing and setting our permaculture garden. The finca already has a great variety of self-caring fruit trees (lemon, orange, pear, apple, fig, plum,papaya,...) and nut trees. It has one almost ready cavehouse and a lot of pretty caves which are to be renovated into cavehouses for hosting guests (including workawayers). It is located directly close to a national park which makes it a perfect spot to start hiking too and for climbing (three climbing canyons 20 minutes away by car). The view on the ocean and Gran Canaria island is really incredible. Nearby fishervillage is a nice spot for snorkelling, for scuba diving and for surf beginners when the swell is there. Nearby village in the moutain is well knownnfor climbing.


    We live in the main house and there is already a yurt located at the best viewpoint to accommodate two guests. There are also two more bigger yurts to accommodate 3 to 4 guests each. Be ware that Tenerife is a big mountain so as soon as you leave its shore, you are quickly on altitude...which means, when the sun is up, it is nice and very warm, and when the sun is down in the winter, it cools down rapidly.

    Cleanliness and upmost care of the environment your host provide you with are key principles for a smooth cohabitation. We also only look for serious applications (this is NO couchsurfing, it is an international platform for travellers willing to work in exchange of a nice accommodation!)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can see how it is possible to set an house off-the-grid and learn by helping in its daily management. According to your tasks you will learn a lot about building or farming techniques. You can enjoy the amazing surroundings after work, have unique stargazing and breathtaking sunrises. You can join my yoga practice (Hatha, yin, vinyasa and fly- which might be however quite irregular with the pregnancy and the new baby) and practice 5 languages (French, German, Russian, English, Spanish).

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for people with anyone of these skills:
    1. gardening skills (weeding, tree pruning experience,permaculture knowledge and understanding, or vineyards maintenance) or
    2. building skills (concrete floors or concrete spraying for the cavehouses, electricity or plumbery skills as a plus)
    3. renewable energy
    4.climbing ( we have an amazing spot nearby and would like to learn more)
    5. car mecanics
    6. internet design and social media

    The tasks will be given according to the skills you bring with and communicated before your arrival. For example, you might help my husband in getting the caves ready to accommodate, setting the water pipes for the bathroom, extending the electricity cables to reach the cavehouses on the property, put fences around the finca, taking care of the vineyards, managing the compost, babysitting.

    You will work 5 hours a day (from 9 to 12 and from 2 to 4pm or from 1pm to 6pm and you've got your weekend.free
    . You are responsible for keeping the shared amenities like the hot shower clean after you used it.
    Your yurt is also rent to paying guests. Upmost care is expected and any damage has to be repaired or paid.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, Russian, German, spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in a beautiful lotus belle yurt located at the highest point with a breathtaking coastal view. You get an outdoor gas stove to prepare your meals, your own dry toilet and solar shower (extra hot shower shared).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off, you can checkout the outstanding spots of the island (Teide national park, Masca scenic hike, Anaga antique lorbeer forest, natural swimming pools, Punta del Hidalgo nice surf,...), fish, surf, snorkel with turtles in Alcala or Puertito, sail for whales or dolfins in Los Gigantes, go for botanic hikes in the national parks, wind or kitesurf at El Medano,nearby amazing climbing spots...For all this, it is necessary to rent a car.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

















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