Help us at our permaculture retreat farm at La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Our place is located in la Gomera, the second smallest island of the Canary Islands. The plot has 2,5 hectares and it is laid out in terraces. It is 800 m above sea level, facing south. We are in the starting stage of an agricultural project based on permaculture and we are looking for people interested in collaborating to create its foundations. These are some of the activities that we will carry out: Creation of infrastructure, building and reconstruction of natural stone walls, water tanks, ponds, farmyards, etc. We will also work on patches and alternative culture systems, windbreaks and irrigation systems. Accommodation is in a private house close to the finca. The main task consists on designing the garden in a creative way according to our conception of permaculture. We are currently three people working on the project 7 hours a day, 5 days a week (volunteers help 5 hours a day). We also take care of feeding our animals (2 Cats & Chickens:). We build ourselves practically everything and therefore we can transmit our hand-craft knowledge in natural stone, wood and metal. For long stays, 2 testing weeks are required.

    La finca se encuentra en la Gomera, la segunda isla mas pequena de las Canarias. La superficie total de la finca es de unas 2,5 hectareas de terreno de terrazas, a 800 metros sobre el nivel del mar (!) y orientada al sur. Estamos en la fase inicial de un proyecto agri­cola basado en la permacultura y buscamos a gente interesada en ayudarnos a construir las bases del mismo. Entre las actividades se encuentra la creacion de infraestructuras, la construccion y reconstruccion de muros de piedra natural, depositos de agua, estanques, corrales, etc. Ademas de sistemas de bancales y de cultivo alternativos, cortavientos y sistemas de riego. El alojamiento es en una casa particular cerca de la finca. La tarea principal consiste en disenar de forma creativa el jardin de acuerdo con nuestra idea de la permacultura. Actualmente somos tres personas en el proyecto y trabajamos 7 horas durante 5 di­as a la semana,(los Voluntarios 5 horas) ademas de alimentar a nuestros animales-en el momento son, (2 Gatos y Gallinas:). Construimos nosotros mismos practicamente todo y por eso podemos transmitir nuestros concocimientos artesanales en trabajos en piedra natural, madera y metal. Para estancias largas, se necesitan 2 semanas de prueba. ++++++++++++++++++

    FINCA - PROJEKTBESCHREIBUNG: Die Finca befindet sich auf La Gomera,die zweit kleinste Insel der Kanaren.Die Gesamtfläche der Finca beträgt ca. 2,5ha terrassiertes Gelände auf 800 Meter Meereshöhe(!) in einer Südhanglage. Wir sind noch in der Anfangsphase eine Permakultur-Landwirtschaft aufzubauen und suchen im Moment Leute die in erster Linie am Grundaufbau interessiert sind. Hierzu gehören die Schaffung der Infrastruktur, das wieder oder neu Aufbauen von Natursteinmauern, Wassertanks, Teichen, Stallungen. Hinzu kommen alternative Beet und Pflanzensysteme, Windschutz und Bewässerungssysteme. Die Unterkunft erfolgt in einem Privathaus in der Nähe der Finca (15 min.). Die Hauptaufgabe besteht in der kreativen Gartengestaltung im Sinne unseres Permakulturdesigns. Wir sind im Moment zu viert und unsere Arbeitszeiten betragen neben der Fütterung unserer Tiere, (2 Katzen & Hühner:) 7 Std. täglich (Wwoofers 5 Std.), 5 Tage in der Woche. Wir bauen fast alles selbst und können somit die verschiedensten handwerklichen Fähigkeiten im Bereich Naturstein , Holz und Metallverarbeitung sowie Gastronomie und Pflanzenkunde vermitteln. Für längere Aufenthalte sind 2 Wochen Probezeit vorgesehen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    We all work together,sometimes we split in smaller groups and try to find a mix of what helpers want to learn(skills,language,) and what we need to be done. Living at a rural ,quiet,highly energetic, down to earth,clean air,wide views to the ocean environment on a small Island called La Gomera.We meet up regulary with other biofarmers from all over the world to exchange our products and knowledge, transfer about local plant growing and use of them.
    Exchange with people from different countrys, to develop skills for a sustainible living(Breadbaking,Beekeeping,Wood and Stone works
    Biokonstruction,Seedsaving,
    Permacultureprinciples) and try to... Control the Parameters of Existence!
    Its important for us to create win win situations day by day.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking forward to welcoming people with experience in Carpentry, Woodwork, Claybuilding, and Construction help from September 2021 till April 2022 to help us create a new kitchen house with interior fitting. Also a Water reservoir.
    Monday till Friday 5 hours each day. Weekend free to be...

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 2 rooms at our house for helpers,one with 3 beds and one with 4beds. There is also the possibility to sleep in a wooden tinyhouse , a strawbedplace or you can bring a tent and sleep outdoors at our Finca. We cook mostly vegetarian,
    sometimes selfcaught fish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are a lot of hiking possibilitys close to the Finca , we meet up with other biological farmers to exchange our products and talk about our needs and also celebrate ,cook, and make music together each 10 days. The busstation is a15min. walk from the Finca and brings you in 35min to the beach.

  • 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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week from 9h-12h and 14h till 16h


Host ref number: 927649877773