Permaculture finca and nature space for children in a Canarian village of the island of Tenerife, Spain




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    LAST MINUTE: No other help is needed at that time and only french speaking volunteers can apply... Thank you for understanding and please send us your application only if you fit with our need, this will help us to spare time! Nous recherchons un (e) volontaire francophone pour animer les enfants dès que possible et durant au moins la période des vacances de Noël.

    We are a family of 4 (Pascal, Bene, 7 years old Luna, and 4 years old Mateo)

    We are developing a permaculture project in the charming village of Los Silos on the northern coast Tenerife island. The purpose there is to plant an edible forest made of exotic trees, spices and aromatic herbs. Tenerife enjoys a particular climate where plants from tropical, subtropical, Mediterranean and temperate regions can be grown here. If you like nature, if you're interested in useful plants, you'll like our project :-).

    In the same finca we've created a project of Education in the Nature for children. The aim of this place is to let grow the children at their rhythm, surrounded by the nature, trying to accompany them in their own development. Our inspiration comes out of Forest school, Steiner, Montessori and Reggio Emilia educational methods. Currenty the space is mostly used by our children, little friend and visitors. There is no one in charge of the little school and volunteers are asked to take care of the children and the place.

    We also organize permaculture workshops and activities around art and creativity . We welcome groups to make them spend a good time learning in a beautiful surrounding. You can have a look at our workshops on our website Finca la Canopea in Los Silos.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    In our village you'll easily get in touch with the local culture and participate to the local festivities such as the market every Sunday morning, the cultural events, the traditional celebrations, carnivals and so on. As part of our family and team you'll have the opportunity to share all those events with us. Besides the Canaries Culture we also like our volunteer to be part of the "world culture". Our family is originally from Belgium and we speak daily French and Spanish, also English, Dutch and Italian. We have travelled a lot before settling, reason why we like a lot to meet new people and have nice exchanges.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda



    LAST MINUTE:No other help is needed at that time and only french or spanish speaking volunteers can apply... Thank you for understanding and please send us your application only if you fit with our need, this will help us to spare time! Nous recherchons un (e) volontaire francophone pour animer les enfants dès que possible et durant au moins la période des vacances de Noël.

    In general :
    * We need help to give life to an almost deserted agricultural land. The tasks can vary according to the seasons. A few examples of what you might do: to give live to seeds and plant cuttings, to prepare pots for seeding, to water the plants, to feed the chickens and to improve their habitat, to dig holes for planting, to plant hedges, to make mulch and compost, to give some care to the little trees that have been planted, to install the irrigation system… Thinks to have in mind are that the tasks can be physical (especially to dig holes) and the weather in summer can be hot. We are also constantly need help with the infrastructures of the finca; painting, building with wood or other materials, improving existing structures or developing new ones. People with experience in those fields are more than welcome!

    * CHILDREN (FOR FRENCH OR SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEERS ONLY) If you love children and you are able to share valuable moments with them, if you feel you have love to share, empathy, creativity and patience, then you could be interested in collaborating in the education of our children. Our alternative school project doesn't work anymore. What we need is someone to attend our own children and sometimes their little friends in this special natural space during the afternoons of the week and one morning on Sunday. It is absolutely necessary to speak fluently Spanish or French in order to be able to comunicate with the children. To acomplish this mission we ask people to stay at least one month. This will be 2 or 3 hours per day, 5 days per week

    *COUPLE: Two volunteers applying as a couple are welcome. Just take in account that one of the two has to match with the profile to take care of the children.

    *FAMILIES: We also offer a solidar'holiday option, again available from 15/02/2022. See the "accomodation" box for details.

    *virtual communication is also important to tell people what we do. We sometimes need help in updating our website and making promotion material such as video, flyers...

    *As you might understand, we're quite busy working on many projects at the same time. Adding to this we have two very demanding children. So we feel sometimes so overwhelmed that it's not because our working time is over that we can rest... To help us to relieve our everyday life, we could also ask you to help us on differents task such as housework or cooking.

    IMPORTANT TO KNOW: Being a host on Workaway means that we receive many many demands, especially in Tenerife, nearly all year round. To respond to everyone is a hard task and we are sometimes overwhelmed, especially when volunteers don't read carefully our profile. Don't apply as a digital nomad if we have no internet connection, don't propose to take care of the children if you don't speak Spanish or French, and so on... Please get to the point and tell us how you can fit in our project. It will be a great time saving for you searching for a place and for us.
    We try to do our best to respond to everyone but please don't blame us if you feel the answer we send you doesn't match with your expectation. It also happens that several demands are on process at the same time because we experience many changes of decision from the candidates for volunteering (sometimes they drop us 3 days before arrival!). We try to match the volunteers with our calendar and fill it as we can. So please, note that till we don't agree with you a fixed arrival date, your stay with us is not confirmed. We also see that we or the Workawayers answer after several days and everything changes so fast meanwhile. Sometimes it's more efficient to chat with WhatsApp or Telegram. You can write your mobile number if you wish so.
    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente

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  • Acomodação


    Accommodation in a tent or wooden cabin on the land. This option is available for individual volunteers or couples. Bringing your own tent is also a possibility. Outdoor solar shower (which means there is not hot water when the sky is too cloudy), dry toilet and equipped common little kitchen. Internet access with computers and free wifi at the library village 500 meters far from the finca (we have NO internet connection in our farm). If you like a "back to the nature" experience you'll love this option! Take in account that we offer camping conditions and you'll spend your days outdoor. The winter can be chill but never cold: average of 17-18ºC during the day and lowest night temperature at night of 12ºC (mostly January and February).

    We also offer a solidar'holiday option, again available from 15/02/2022:
    A good option for families or small groups up to 4 people, an independant flat is put at your private disposal. In our project Finca la Canopea we also welcome people who want to have a different holiday, mixing some volunteering with a lot of free time to discover our beautiful region. Ask us for more detail if you are interested!
    Please note that the appartment has no internet connection, so this might not be an option for people who want to work or attend classes remotely. Internet access with computers and free wifi is available at the library village 500 meters far from the finca.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Los Silos is a small village of 4000 inhabitants with a lot a energy. There's always something to do or to see here and around. Jam sessions, yoga, capoeira, festivals, carnival, ... a lot of possibilities to entertain yourself and meet new friends. The sea is only 2km away (20 minutes walk) and the beautiful mountains with many walking paths are just 2 steps away from the house. If you like hiking and nature, Los Silos is surrounded by the ocean coast and the natural pools, the bananas and others fruits trees plantations, the palm trees, the laurel forest, the volcanoes, the historical town of Garachico...

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    3 hours per day, 5 days per week, breakfast included. Or 2 hours per day, 5 days a week with accommodation without meals.

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Precisão do perfil: (4.9)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.5)

Comunicação: (4.9)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 989839213715