Help us create a self sufficient eco horse and animal sanctuary in Tenerife, Spain



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  • Description


    We are a young couple with a dream to create a self sufficient eco horse and animal sactuary. We are now a registered charity

    We want to rehabilitate as many horses as possible and offer holidays on our farm in a cave house or a mongolian yurt. Our passion is to rescue all the animals (so far. Pigs, dogs, cats, tortoises, Guinea pigs, rabbits, hedgehogs, chickens, goats, horses) we can, but the project is self funded and costing us much more than we thought so some help would be amazing!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The fantastic all round weather of Tenerife, stay on a horse farm with fantastic views of the sea and the mountains. only 5 minutes from the sea. ride the horses, be surrounded by rescue animals, nature and peace. The area is very quiet other than our big finca family, no tourists, great for walking, hiking and climbing, scuba diving/ snorkeling and of course horse riding

  • Help


    Help us to build up our horse and animal sanctuary. The project is pretty new, so lots of tasks to do, you don't need to be experienced with horses, we have roles for everyone 馃し and more in our finca familia the better, currently we have 16 馃槉take a read and see what could suit you...
    we have tried to make a more clear profile about what we need because we get so many responses and it makes it easier for me to keep up with the replies as I don't want to seem rude and ignore people as I'm pretty useless with admin ( it's why I want a admin helper) 馃檲

    Last minute workawayers we would like to join us now 馃槈...

    鉁达笍*we have space from now until the begging for September for someone with horse experience, to help with basic training, picking out horses feet daily and joining some rides*鉁达笍

    鉁达笍Anyone over 25 with a driving licence and basic Spanish to help collect food donations, and do various odd jobs for the other times,鉁达笍

    鉁达笍鉁达笍Roles we are always looking for鉁达笍鉁达笍

    鉁达笍We always need general building such as help for moving stones for walls, moving rubbish and clearing, building, digging holes, power tools etc, unskilled physical labor.

    鉁达笍鉁达笍We also ALWAYS need skilled builders in any part, skilled handymen for the animal runs, building eco houses, working with solar, plumbing, any building skills are amazing as we have no skills in this ourselves,

    鉁达笍 Experienced horse riders to accompany riders, help train some new horses and light exercise for the older or sick horses such as in hand walking. Also feeding, cleaning poo and picking out feet daily. ( please dont apply for this if you dont have horse experience)

    鉁达笍Gardener, must have experience with growing vegetables etc. Experience with permaculture ( or whatever its called, turning horse poo into compost, water systems etc ) is a bonus. We started our veg plot 3 months ago, so it all needs keeping on top of, but we are to busy and know nothing about it.

    鉁达笍A person who is fluent English and Spanish, ( ideally native Spanish) who has basic admin skills (very basic), to help with Spanish emails and maybe some legal things. ( I don't speak good enough Spanish so it's basically translating with ne ) going to meet people and talk about stuff also and talking to me in Spanish 馃し馃ぃ this won't take up much time, so will be also helping with basic animal roles also. ( Feeding / cleaning etc)

    鉁达笍someone to help with SEO, our wordpress website, Fundraising, marketing and social media... Basically the online stuff which I am terrible at 馃し

    鉁达笍Experienced videographers to capture what we do and make us a stock if videos for our YouTube channel would also be great.

    Please note we are on the island of tenerife, not mainland Spain even though the map suggest we are there.

    Thank you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    everywhere and anywhere, caravan, tent or unfinished cave house, cave, on the farm, you must be flexible with accommodation to stay here, as it in community living and very rustic with animals everwhere. Currently we have 16 people many of which have been here over a year, they have made themselves their own bedroom from a cave, this way we can fit more and more people. We have fantastic views and environment but the "real" bedrooms are sometimes shared due to the amount of work aways we have. We are like a big family so it has never been a problem so far. 馃槈馃槄

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a great location for buses. Only a few minutes to walk to the beach, also i can give horse riding lessons, or we can take the horses out. Always places to see in tenerife and the weather is always great

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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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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