Help me create an ecologically focused, permaculture garden on La Palma, Canaries



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  • Description


    I am a German woman in my early sixties (but young at heart ;-) ) and want to start a new life here on La Palma. I bought a finca with 4500 sqm land/garden and hope to convert it into an ecological permaculture garden to become self-contained - veggie and fruit-wise. Before we start planning, the property has to be cleared from debris. There are overgrown terraces which have been used for growing veggies before. As they have fertile soil I want to revive them. Moreover there are many trees to be planted to use the arid space. I have a deteriorated pen which I want to rebuild and get some hens. Next to my house I have space to build an annex. The plumbing has been made, the walls are built to about 130 cm height. I would like to finish it, to get a tiny but cute studio for workawayers. As for me I am an easy going person, good for a laugh, flexible, reliable, and empathetic. Looking forward to greeting you in my little paradise!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    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

    I am a world travelled woman and always like to meet new people from different backgrounds with whom I want to share my new home. If you like nature you can go walking or hiking with me and I show you the beauty of the island. Besides in Germany I have lived in Florida, Nepal, Tanzania and Dubai so there is lots of to talk about different cultures.

  • Help


    I need someone helping me with gardening, some general maintenance / household tasks, and building a small studio. I have local professionals doing it. I just want you to lend a helping hand with some tasks. You can learn a lot about different crafts. Should you have experience in special crafts, let me know!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am looking for Spanish Speakers to improve the language. Among other professions I was an English teacher in adult education, so I can teach English and German.

  • Accommodation


    You can choose between a bed in the living room or the pavilion a bit further up the hill. You can use the bathroom and kitchen in my house. When you do house sitting, you got the whole house to yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live in the south of the island with beautiful sea view. The main village (Los Canarios) of Fuencaliente is 700m down the road where you can find everything. You can go on several walks starting at the house. There is a local bus 100m from the finca where you can travel east (one hour to Santa Cruz, the capital) or west (because of the volcano in Sept. 2021 there is only a dirt road for some kms). Within 15 mins. by car you can reach three beaches. I'd gladly give you a lift when I use the 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    You can bring a friendly, obedient dog who can handle a property without fences.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 784853876166