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

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️ we currently look for an independent volunteer who can help 5hours a day with mainly babysitting from April 10th xxx
    Therefore we offer our beautiful yurt accommodation to kind, serious, working and autonomous volunteers who can carry heavy loads/or couples. The right candidate(s) will preferably have a car and work from 9.00 to 14.00 mainly helping Ivan with construction work (painting with chalk our cavehouses and concrete reinforcement of cavehouses

    I am a yoga teacher and a nature lover. I live with my husband and my three kids (5year old 2year 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/ we have our solar power E-bike that we may lend to volunteers to go to the beach but we currently have to repair the brakes) We have installed most off-the-grid systems (solar electricity/solar hot water/biogas/drink water filter/solar cooking..)but we are still renovating the place to welcome retreats or simply guests. Also we 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 what we are working on now 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 known for 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!)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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.babysitting
    2. gardening skills (weeding, tree pruning experience,permaculture knowledge and understanding, or vineyards maintenance) or
    3. building skills (concrete floors or concrete spraying for the cavehouses, electricity or plumbery skills as a plus)
    4. renewable energy
    5.climbing ( we have an amazing spot nearby and would like to learn more)


    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 9am to 2pm 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

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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