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Playa deTasarte
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1, 2, 3 or 4
Category: Other
Host ID: 5879
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: February 2, 2019

Greetings HelpX Community!

This is a non-profit organisation located just 800m from Playa de Tasarte, in the beautiful and tranquil valley of Barranco de Tasarte, Gran Canaria.

We welcome volunteers ready to help us with our daily housekeeping routine (duties can be found below) and who are willing to apply their skills in advancing the projects and interests here. Our association is built upon the principles of human solidarity, with the ultimate goal of improving life as part of a community focused on cultural exchange and eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle solutions.

Volunteers will be asked to help out for 3/4h a day, 5 days a week. This requirement may vary on occasion depending on the needs of a particular day, the most important consideration is that volunteers are flexible, pro-active and willing to respect and fulfil their obligation to the guest house. In exchange, volunteers will be offered accommodation and internet (3h), food and meals (4h), and flexibility in requesting days off to enjoy and explore the beautiful island of Gran Canaria.

Duties:

Work begins with a meeting at 10:00am in which daily housekeeping duties are discussed and divided with everyone asked to perform between 1 and 2 hours of cleaning. Additional tasks throughout the day include the watering of plants, feeding the animals (4 dogs including 2 mischievous puppies and 4 cats as of writing!), cooking, washing up etc.

As daily housekeeping is often completed quickly, we ask that volunteers contribute the remainder of their time commitment to a project that contributes to the productivity of the guest house. The association promotes the creativity and collaboration of ideas for personal growth and development and we would like to welcome all manner of skills and abilities. It’s simply a case of identifying what you are good at and applying your strengths and skills!

Examples of previous projects include:

- Environmental maintenance (DIY, gardening, cleaning, organisation).
- Building a boat (Carpentry, woodwork, design, engineering).
- Marketing (Business, strategy and implementation).
- Social media promotion (Creative design, photography, technical skill).
- Updating online information (IT skills, language and translation, presentation).
- Diet and nutrition (Culinary skills, nutritional expertise).

What the location offers volunteers:

Our Guest House is beautifully located in a secluded getaway spot overlooking the ocean. This is a peaceful environment away from touristic areas, perfect for relaxation and self-reflection. There is a bus twice a day to the well-connected port town of Puerto de Mogan, with the nearby town of Tasarte (7km away) providing a small supermarket and a connection to the major bus routes across Gran Canaria. The weather is constant Spring-like conditions - ideal for those who desire to escape the winter conditions in the Northern Hemisphere and perfect for the many hikes, cycle routes and places of interest across Gran Canaria. This is a relaxed, stress-free environment in which we enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, share in the company of others and enjoy lovely big meals together!

Volunteers must speak basic Spanish and fluent English or fluent Spanish and basic English. We are looking for volunteers who are considerate, respectful and trustworthy.

Minimum stay 2 weeks - preference given to longer stays.

Thank you for your interest and consideration, please contact us for questions or volunteer requests.

reviews (17)
Helper: Denis and Nadiia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: June 15, 2019
Tasatre is unique in many ways. The location and scenery are quite magnificen... view complete review

Helper: Evan Pinter Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: March 1, 2017
I stayed at Blablabla for one month and I can confidently say that it was one... view complete review

Helper: Mirko Pollina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: April 22, 2015
El hostal es muy bonito, el lugar hermoso, me encontrč muy bien con todas las... view complete review

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Helper: Joshua Tripp Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 1, 2015
Such a pleasure to have stayed with Francesco during Dec-Feb 2014. Tasarte is... view complete review

Helper: Louise Dixon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 13, 2013
Spent 2 weeks at this hostel and it was very easy going, friendly and enjoyab... view complete review

Helper: Asher-nicole and peter Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 17, 2013
I think this place is good if you dont want space and you want people to take... view complete review

Helper: Asher-nicole and peter Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 17, 2013
This is for the job in Portugal, Francesco and team are all very nice and war... view complete review

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Helper: Julien Hesse Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 20, 2013
I spent around 3 weeks with Noelia, Francesco, Fritz, and other helpers : Sar... view complete review

Helper: Andriy Biletskyy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ukraine Date: October 10, 2011
Hi Francesco, Noelia, and all friendly family. Sorry so late to leave my impr... view complete review

Helper: Krista and Simon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: June 10, 2011
First I'd like to say how sorry I am that this is so late! We stayed with Fr... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan Werner Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: September 8, 2010
The only thing I regret about helpxing with Francesco is that I only stayed f... view complete review

Helper: Matthew and Petrina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 6, 2010
This was our first HelpX experience and we were very lucky to find it. France... view complete review

Helper: Cory Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 31, 2010
I stayed with Francesco for about one month this summer, it was a great exper... view complete review

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Helper: Shamus Ingram Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: July 27, 2010
This was my second helpx experience and I highly recommend it! I had alot of... view complete review

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Helper: Eric and Nadja Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: June 16, 2010
As Scott and Andrea wrote: Francesco is a very generous and funny person with... view complete review

Helper: Andrea HAINES Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 7, 2010
It was a great first helpx, for sure! Really fun working with everyone, cooki... view complete review

Helper: Scott Jennings Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: February 20, 2010
This is an absolutely great place to work and live. Francesco is by far the m... view complete review

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