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17/08/2022 um 8:38
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Public comments: Die Finca La Castaña liegt im grünen Norden Teneriffas und beschreibt wohl eine der intensivsten Erfahrungen außerhalb von Daheim, die ich je erleben durfte.
Von Beginn an fühlte ich mich von der positiven Stimmung, der wunderschönen Natur und dem ökologischen Konzept der Finca absolut angesprochen.
Zudem sind die beiden Hosts, mitsamt ihren Rudel bestehend aus 4 wunderschönen Hunden und 2 Katzen, absolut liebe Menschen, welche sich viel Mühe gegeben haben die Finca für den Zeit meines Aufenthalts zu meinem Zuhause zu machen.
Vorneweg möchte ich betonen JA, auch wenn die Finca keine kommerzielle ist, es wird tatsächlich dort gearbeitet und es fällt auf einer solch großen Finca auch genügend Arbeit an. Ich empfehle euch unbedingt das FAQ auf der Website zu lesen, danach seit ihr perfekt gewappnet und wisst was auf euch zu kommt. Wer nur Urlaub möchte, die speziellsten Diäten bevorzugt, Arbeitsscheu ist könnte auf dieser Finca falsch sein.
Für alle diejenigen, die Freude an der gemeinsamen Arbeit haben und zudem interessiert und engagiert sind, ist die Finca der perfekte Ort, vor allem weil die Finca nicht kommerziell geführt ist, gibt der Host einem die Chance viel zu lernen und alles mal auszuprobieren.
Ich war 3 Wochen auf der Finca und hatte neben der Arbeit dennoch mehr als genug Zeit die Insel zu erkunden, welche so viele völlig verschiedene Natur-Wunder bereit hält.
Ihr wollt auf den Kanaren arbeiten? Dann kann ich euch diesen Host nur absolut ans Herz legen.

Private comments to you: Auch hier nochmal vielen Dank für alles ihr Zwei, ich hab bei euch unfassbar viel gelernt und zähle die Zeit bei euch zu meinen Erfahrungen, die ich niemals vergessen werde. Ganz viele Grüße und Liebe aus Deutschland.

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The Finca La Castaña is located in the green north of Tenerife and probably describes one of the most intense experiences away from home that I have ever had.
Right from the start I felt absolutely drawn to the positive atmosphere, the beautiful nature and the ecological concept of the finca.
In addition, the two hosts, together with their pack consisting of 4 beautiful dogs and 2 cats, are absolutely lovely people who have put a lot of effort into making the finca my home for the time of my stay.

First of all, I would like to emphasize YES, even if the finca is not commercial, people actually work there and there is enough work on such a large finca. I strongly recommend that you read the FAQ on the website, after that you will be perfectly prepared and know what to expect. If you only want a holiday, prefer the most special diets, and are work-shy, this finca could be the wrong place for you.
For all those who enjoy working together and are also interested and committed, the finca is the perfect place, especially because the finca is not run commercially, the host gives you the chance to learn a lot and try everything out.
I was on the finca for 3 weeks and still had more than enough time to explore the island, which has so many completely different natural wonders in store.

Do you want to work in the Canary Islands? Then I can only recommend this host to you.
Administrator-Antwort:
Unsere Finca wurde im Lauf der Jahre immer größer und schöner, aber auch arbeitsintensiver. Und wir immer älter. Deswegen betrachten wir WWOOF als eine ausgezeichnete Lösung für Menschen jeglichen Alters einmal auf einem Hof Erfahrungen sammeln zu können, andererseits für uns als Host auch Unterstützung zu erhalten. Nun konnten wir schon reichlich Erfahrungen sammeln, aber jungen Menschen wie du, die einerseits studieren, andererseits nebenbei noch arbeiten und dann noch in ihrem knappen Urlaub auf einer Finca aushelfen, denen zollen wir höchsten Respekt. Es war uns eine Freude, mir dir zusammenzuarbeiten, dir komplexe Aufgaben zu geben, die du eigenständig in hoher Präzision erledigtest. Wir bestätigen dir gerne Freude an der Arbeit, handwerkliches Geschick, Pünktlichkeit, Höflichkeit, Disziplin, Eigenmotivation und viele weitere positive Eigenschaften. Besonders beeindruckend war deine Fähigkeit als Teamplayer, der es verstand, andere geschickt abzuholen und mit auf die Reise zu nehmen. Leider verging die Zeit viel zu schnell und so können wir dir nur mit den Weg geben: TIM COLMI, bleib so wie du bist, mach so weiter und lass mal wieder was von dir hören!
23/07/2022 um 11:11
Being with Josef, hIs wife and the team of volunteers was an incredibile experience. The food Is exellent, the sleeping place too. The garden Is amazing. I reccomend this experience to everybody. Francesco
17/07/2022 um 12:07
I arrived on the finca in the evening. I haven't had a good picture of this place by then. The next morning, I saw the finca in it's true glory. Such a beautiful piece of land! I've had a detailed and quite informative tour on my first day.
During the 2 months I stayed on the finca, I've learned a lot. We did so many different tasks together. I've learned how to set up a proper compost, install an irrigation system, cut trees and bushes, brew liquor, use a lot of tools and many more things. Josef and his wife were always up for sharing their experience and helping us out.
I'm thankful for this great time I've had on the finca and would recommend their place to everyone, that are willing to work, learn and improve their skillset!
Thank you!
Luca
17/07/2022 um 12:06
This has been one of my first workaway experiences and I really enjoyed my time. The finca is a little paradise, you have tons of different fruits and vegetables and incredible views. I was helping out with the permaculture project, weeding the area, planting new things or watering the plants - so you should definitely enjoy being outside and doing some physical work. The owners are very happy to share their knowledge with you and if you have an open ear you'll leave as a wiser person ;). Also, they truly care about good food and make sure to share their passion with all workawayers, especially the different jams are simply delicious! Maybe one thing to be aware of that the finca is (as almost all) a bit further off - walking to La Orotava takes about 30 min, by bus around 15 (though they rarely come on time) and to get to the ocean to Puerto it takes you around an hour. Also make sure to read their FAQs beforehand - will help you to prepare for your stay! 🙂

I wish you only the best for the future!
Cheers,
Rosie
17/07/2022 um 12:05
After our month at the finca castaña we are very happy that this stay was part of our journey. When we arrived, three really cute dogs welcomed us as they are always in the garden along with the volunteers.
While working we always had this stunning view down to the sea, that‘s really unique. Besides that, the garden itself is really beautiful with so many plant varieties. Very pleasant surroundings to spend time at. It was very nice to exchange our knowledge in gardening and construction. We defenitely learned a lot. And the food was excellent.
Thank you again for the lovely time that we had together 🙂
17/07/2022 um 12:03
I spent 3 very good weeks at the finca. The finca is big and beautiful, full of many many different kinds of fruits and crops. The work itself is very physical. I worked in the garden and did many different things like removing weeds, (re)potting plants, watering the planters, cleaning the henhouse... It was lovely to work with the earth and contributing to this ecological heaven. The yurt where I stayed in with two other volunteers was very comfortable. In my opinion the the finca is well-located; about 10 minutes by foot to the bus station (to get to Puerto) and 15-20 minutes to get to downtown La Oratava, a nice village that has everything you need. If you don't have a car, you will be just fine here. Although, if you wanna explore much of the island besides working hours and on weekends, a car would surely be convenient.

The owners, Robbert and Katrin, are kind and hospitable. They are used to having volunteers around all the time and appreciate honest communication. During the day, we had three moments where we all got together. We started the day at 8pm with coffee/-tea and then had two big, nice and healthy meals later in the day. I can recommend reading the website of Finca La Castaña before coming so you learn more about the project and you know what to expect.

The best part of this experience eventually was the amazing group of volunteers (it was 4 of us in total), all the good conversations and fun stuff we did together. I would recommend coming here when you like to work outside, are not afraid to get your hands dirty, appreciate open communication, wanna learn more about ecological pharming and simply wanna have a good time in a quiet place in the north of Tenerife
17/07/2022 um 12:02
What a rewarding stay over the last 2 months at Finca la Castana on northern Tenerife! 🙂

Imagine a paradise of thousand different plants, spectacular construction projects and hosts who love to cook amazing meals and share their vast knowledge. You will be surrounded by lovely dogs, chicken and a cat with always blue ocean and golden sunsets on the background.
This place needs people to get things done and accept the challenge of working mainly physical around house and garden. Invest your skills and learn new ones. Your effort is much appreciated!

My tasks included: renovating the main building, setting up a solar roof and laying electric cable, a lot (a lot) of weeding, cutting down trees, planting vegetables, harvesting fruits for high quality liqueur and burning bad roots with a big fire. Everyday something new to discover.

Today I am leaving with my campervan to explore Tenerife on my own. I am taking with me wonderful memories, proper construction skills, super nice friends, a full mind, lots of inspiration and a van completly set up for next trips.

I will be glad to return next winter to see how you are doing and enjoy your place again. Hope to stay in contact and let me know when I can help with anything.

Liebe Grüße
Karsten
04/06/2022 um 11:10
,,, Auf jeden Fall haben wir den Besuch auf Euerer schönen Finca sehr genossen. Die Kinder haben noch tagelang von dem tollen Garten gesprochen ....
17/04/2022 um 11:58
I stayed 5 weeks at Finca la Castaña and I really enjoyed it.
The owners are nice people, who have experience with Wwoofing. I think you can learn a lot from them, not just Permaculture, but generell things of life. Just show interest and ask questions, they will be happy to teach you. We had a lot of interesting conversations about life, politics and our system of living.
Their Finca is beautiful with a lot of space, you truly live in paradise. My accomodation was in a Mongolian yurte with two other Wwoofers. I loved sleeping their in my sleeping bag, it was really cozy. They also have a tent and a hobbit house. So be sure there are always other Wwoofers around 🙂
Work was nice as well. Because I came in early spring I did a lot of weeding, which I enjoyed as my first Wwoof experience. After time I asked for another task and the owners were open and totally fine with giving me something else, such as planting seeds, cutting trees or collecting fruits from the trees. On rainy days we helped in the kitchen preparing food or the boys worked in the basement.
Food was good as well, but be prepared that their is a longer break between brunch and dinner. You totally get used to it, but I still want to mentioned it. You could also go down into the City 'La Orotava' and get yourself a small snack. In my opinion is this city one of the most beautiful ones of Tenerife.
Life really slows down at this beautiful place, I'm sure I will never forget this experience!
17/04/2022 um 11:57
I spent my first wwoofing experience, almost five amazing weeks, at Finca La Castaña. It’s a wonderful place, you can discover new plants and corners every time and enjoy the view - you can see the ocean and the Teide volcano as well!
The accommodation was in a cozy yurt, where you can spend nice time with the other wwoofers. 🙂
The owners are very kind people, with incredible stories! They served super delicious meals twice a day, and we spent them together over exciting talks, accompanied with the cutest three dogs and a friendly cat.
The work was mainly weeding, besides feeding the chickens, taking care of the beds in the permaculture garden, and planting new little lives. I loved that Lucy (one of the dogs) is always chilling next to you during work! On the rainy days we worked inside, preparing food, learning new skills and recipes in the kitchen.
In the afternoons you can walk to La Orotava, a beautiful old city where you can find everything you need: old bodegas and a perfect churros place.
The island offers plenty of opportunities and breathtaking landscapes to discover on the weekends. My favourite was the northern part of Anaga mountains, but if you’re not sure where to go just ask the host as they can give you great advices.
I had a really nice time there, I’m honestly thankful for the opportunity!
17/04/2022 um 11:56
The three weeks I spent at Finca la Castaña passed by flying. It is a truly wonderful place with a great variety of fruit trees, herbs, and vegetables.
The owners are genuinely passionate about what they do, they take their time to explain what they do and how they do things. You can learn a lot about permaculture with them.
The food was always super tasty and everyone's belly gets filled, for lunch, we often ate outside in front of the bodega with a lovely ocean view. In the mornings the host will always greet you with a warm and bright smile, and the three cutest and most playful dogs will try to get a hold of some breakfast snack.
This was my first woofing experience and it was great!
17/04/2022 um 11:55
Finca la Castaña is like a paradise, where you can find new trees, vegetables and flowers every day. I lived in this beautifull place for 6 week....it was amazing!!
The work is easy and you can learn many thinks about permaculure. The task given thoughtfully to fit to each person's abilities. The yurt is very confortable and it is the perfect place where you can stay with other wwoofer. In the yurt there is a diary that i left there properly for wwoofers who want to share they story or just a message.
The owners are kind and very interesting people. The dishes of brunch and dinner are really good and aboundant, you can eat like a resturant. You can taste typical dish of all Europe in chefs style. My favourite is bruschetta with maracuja!!! It was incredible!!
The finca is close to the center of La Orotava wich is one of the best typical Canarian village. While you're walking from the finca to the center you will smell the perfume of molino de gofio and I suggest you to enter and buy this typical product of Canary Islands.
I'm truly grateful for this opportunity!!!!
29/03/2022 um 16:49
Herzlichen Dank für die schöne Zeit bei euch und die viele Sachen die ich bei euch lernen durfte. Ich glaube das die Zeit noch nie so schnell vergangen ist wie bei euch auf der Finca. Jeden Tag neue Erlebnisse, neue Eindrücke, leckeres Essen vom Chef selbst gekocht, rundherum ein schönes Erlebnis bei euch. Begonnen von der grandiosen Aussicht auf das Meer bis hin zu euerer gemütlichen Jurte, die Hunde und der Kater ... es war ein tolles Erlebnis das ich gerne weiterempfehle, LGL
06/01/2022 um 20:19
Es wurde hier alles schon vielfach gesagt. Deswegen einfach ein großes DANKE für den informativen Nachmittag!!!
07/11/2021 um 17:01
Vielen Dank das wir an eueren Visionen wenigstens für ein paar Stunden teilhaben durften. Wir hoffen das ihr uns dann auch einmal auf unserer eigenen Finca besuchen kommt. Wir freuen uns auf einen regen Austausch!
19/10/2021 um 19:49
Coole Internetseite!
10/10/2021 um 9:24
Ich hatte eine wunderbare und lehrreiche Zeit auf der Finca. Vielen Dank für das freundliche Aufnehmen während meiner Zeit bei euch - ich habe mich sehr willkommen gefühlt. Die Finca und was ihr damit macht ist absolut beeindruckend und auf jeden Fall sehenswert.
Beste Grüße, Gabriel
17/07/2021 um 19:09
Eigentlich wurde hier alles schon vielfach gesagt, aber auch von uns noch ein riesiges Dankeschön und großes Lob für den tollen Rundgang, die vielen Informationen und die Samen die wir mitnehmen durften. Wir ließen den Abend bei einem Glas Wein ausklingen und waren uns einig, dass wir euch nochmal besuchen wollen. Euer Erfahrungsschatz und Finca sind ein "Muss" für jeden Gartenliebhaber oder zukünftigen Fincabesitzer.
16/03/2021 um 21:21
Wir planen eine Finca zu kaufen und dann nach Teneriffa auszuwandern. Euere Finca ist eine wahre Inspiration für alle Belange, sei es für die Suche selbst, aber auch Gartengestaltung und Anbaumöglichkeiten. Vielen Dank für die vielen Information zur Permakultur, die wir mitnehmen durften. Wir haben jetzt eine sehr viel konkretere Vorstellung, wie unsere eigene Finca irgendwann einmal aussehen soll. Hoffentlich sehen wir uns wieder. Alles Liebe, Rosi
15/03/2021 um 16:28
I had my first permaculture experience in finca La Castaña and I had an incredible time there! Josef and Simone are very welcoming and treats all the wwoofers very well. Their finca is a green paradise with lots of interesting projects going on. It is an inspiring place to learn, grow and get involved in gardering. Josef and Simone are always happy to teach you new things and to answers questions. And oh, their dogs and cats are always there to cuddle and play with! Last but not least, the German food in La Castaña is amaaaazing! =) Thank you very very much for the interesting and lovely experience! Eveline
25/11/2020 um 19:48
Vielen Dank nochmals für den Empfang auf eurer Finca. Eure Anlage ist sehr imposant und der Rundgang war hoch spannend! Ein riesiges Kompliment; was ihr da geschaffen habt ist einfach unvergleichlich. Hier ein Bild vom Exotischen Rosenapfel. Köstliche Frucht, die noch kaum jemand kennt (wie ich glaube 😊).
Wenn ihr möchtet könnt ihr gerne bei uns rein schauen. Und falls du zufällig noch ein kleines Häuschen (top top top Lage) im moderaten Preisbereich hättest bin ich sehr interessiert. Herzliche Grüsse und alles Gute! Und Spezialgruss auch an die Hunde 😎 und das süsse kleine Kätzchen!
21/09/2020 um 21:36
Finca la Castana is an amazing place to stay and WWOOF. The hosts are interesting and knowing people who include the volunteers in their everyday life and work. I learned a lot of new skills, ecological processes, permacultural practises and the life on a farm. The food was delicious everyday, the accomodation in the yurt perfect and the view to the sea breathtaking. I highly recommend WWOOing there.
24/07/2020 um 20:17
Der aufenthalt in ihrem paradies auf erden und die gespräche, das wissen, das sie so freigebig weitergegeben haben, all das war einfach ganz "wunder"bar. Dafür danke ich ihnen von herzen. Ich bin glücklich, erfüllt und reicher nach hause gekommen.
Liebe grüsse
30/05/2020 um 6:18
Hallo Josef, wir möchten uns nochmal herzlich bedanken, dass du dir so viel Zeit für uns genommen hast! Wir waren ganz schön lange bei euch und ich hoffe wir haben deine Zeit nicht überstrapaziert. Vielen Dank für die tolle Führung und die vielen Infos. Es hat uns sehr gefallen und sehr viel gebracht! Toll was ihr euch aufgebaut habt und dass ihr euren Weg gefunden habt. Und das Angebot steht. Falls ihr mal in unsere Richtung fahrt seit ihr herzlich willkommen auf einen Kaffee bei uns 😊 Liebe Grüße, Maria + Grischa
02/12/2019 um 20:50
This was my first workaway ever..and since I´m 54...hm.. didn´t Think I was really getting any that soon as I got..
But this german couple even came to interwiew my were I staid..in el Medano.. 40 minutes away from their finca..really great done..!!! So we met in a sunday and I started the day after..also great..;) So got to the finca at monday.. and wow what a great Place and location for the finca.. you can see over la Orotava and down to Puerto de la Cruz and offcourse after that the ocean.. Now been for 3 1/2 weeks and just LOVE IT..!!! They are kind and friendly and have 3 super nice dogs.: Miri, Coco and the boss Bonnie..;) The work is offcourse sometimes hard, but never to hard, and they never ask you to do things they know you are not trained for or enough skilled for.. You get some were good food : 3 meals a day, and never ever bad food Always good homemade meals.. so never go hungry here ooh no..;) My stay here not finished yet, but would never say no to come back really nice..!! And for me the work was between 9-13 monday-friday and free the rest of the time. So you have a lot of time looking around the area or go on some trips..which I often did and do..;)
So all credit to Josef and his wife as great people to be with and work for. !!!
But I still got a few weeks left as I said earlier, just hope they get new great people coming to their Lovely finca.;) !!
Hugs and Love
Björn