Help need it for transforming a wild plot in a small sky watcher retreat in El Hierro, Canary Islands



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    After many years thinking about it, I have just bought a small piece of land in El Hierro.
    The project is to built little cottages with recycled wood to allow travellers to stay and enjoy this beautiful spot.
    I really would love to built a little place for sky watchers as here we have one of the most clean skies in the planet.
    But at the moment, the plot is completely wild and it.s a lot to be done here.
    In this first stage, the help is basically removing grass, removing rock, spreading gravel and sand, sanding and painting wood, building basic structures with stones and wood ...
    They are all physically demanding job. Nothing impossible, but definitively very far of being working in the computer or cleaning the house. And it would be aprox 4/5 hours/day monday-friday

    About where to stay, you will stay in a twin beds bedroom and you will share the kitchen, bathroom and dining area with me (and my coworker that usually is around too).
    I provide basic food (rice, pasta, veggies, milk, cereals...) I,m close to a vegetarian diet but you are welcome to cook whatever you like. I,m happy to cook for everyone if I,m in home but you should be ready to help yourself.
    The house is very close to the plot (15 minutes walking), so we can go together in the car but also you can go/back walking if I stay longer or If I have to work from home (I do quite computer job too).
    By Christmas I really hope have some cottages ready, so stay in the plot would be possible also.

    I,m a very quiet person and having peace and silence is very important to me. If you are noisy/party people, please, this is not your place.
    I,m not fan of drugs and I prefer healthy people around.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    The Canary Islands have a very special climate. Working outdoors in winter is very pleasant.
    The plot where the job will be done is part of a natural park. The vegetation here is very specific and unusual so anyone interested in biodiversity will enjoy the place.
    Also is an interesting place for those enjoying the sky watcher. My dream is building up a little domestic observatory on the plot.
    About interaction with workawayers, It will be mainly during working hours in the morning-afternoon. You can enjoy your free time going to hiking or swimming, or just relax on the plot where the views are really great.
    I,m usually very busy during the week but I try to relax in weekends going to beach or forest with friends, and you are very welcome to come with us.
    I,m in the learning process about how to transform a wild plot in an eco farm, so I,m happy to listen any advise or ideas from my guests. I,m mainly learning (and I.ll share the knowledge) to built simple structures with stones and recycled wood. Also how to manage the watering.
    Of course, always happy to help with Spanish language learning.

  • Aide


    On the farm. Weeding (the area is still quite wild, so most of the weeding is actually removing scrub), preparing the land for cultivation (taking out stones, building paths, using stones for wind protection walls, installing watering system), preparing small structures with stones and wood (dry toilet, shower, a little green house, the kitchen area, a wood stove).
    The task is very simple but you should be happy with physical tasks outside.
    At home. Keep the kitchen clean and tidy after use. Keep common areas tidy.

    En la finca. Limpiar una parcela de malas hierbas, preparar la tierra para cultivo, preparación de pequeñas estructuras.
    El trabajo es muy simple pero deberás estar feliz con trabajos físicos en el exterior.
    En la casa. Mantener limpia y ordenada la cocina después de usarla. Mantener ordenadas las zonas comunes.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Italien: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    You will have a bedroom with two single beds and you will share a bathroom, a toilet and a living room.
    Basic food is provided (rice, pasta, veggies, milk, cereals...)
    I,m almost vegetarian but you are free to buy/cook any meet or fish if you like it.
    You will help yourself, but we can eat/cook together depending my working schedule

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    El Hierro is a very quite island, perfect for reset yourself. This is not a good place for party people.
    The help will be outside and you will get dirty everyday.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Internet is only available on the plot, but not in the house.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    They are always welcome. They could just park in the plot where they will have water and kitchen facilities.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Only little dogs well trained (sólo perros pequeños y bien educados) NO CATS. Sorry, I,m allergic to cats (soy alérgica a los gatos)

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

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