Finca La Sombra del Drago
The "Finca" is located in one of the best spots of rural tourism in La Palma. There are many trails and a bus stop nearby. You can even access the beach walking (30 minutes) through beautiful nature. The place is outdoors lover's paradise, is literally like camping but with some more amenities, the yurt is 6 meters in diameter, you have an outdoor kitchen, a compost toilet, and a jungle shower. There is also a small outdoor bar, a bonfire circle and we are working on the hot water and enclosed tub. The views are amazing, the sky of La Palma is simply breathtaking and there is a centenary Dragon tree in the center of it all that will certainly take over you.
The community is a mixture of local islanders and travelers from all over the world, some of them who fell in love with the place and now reside here. A very eclectic mix with even more interesting stories.
Every weekend there is a farmers market in the neighbor town and the food that is produced on the island is very varied and of the best quality. You will be coming back, you won't be able to help but fall in love with this place :)
We are a couple of musicians with big dreams of creating an eco-conscious artistical retreat/studio on this magical island. Jan is originally from Belgium and Yaiza is native of the Canaries, but we both have traveled extensively and lived in different places. Like us, there are lots of creative minds from all over the world that have come to live here in this rural and peaceful space. You will have the opportunity to participate in jam sessions and blend in with the local community, also there is often community celebrations and cultural events to enjoy. We are interested in making friends with the people that stay with us, ideally, this will be an experience that you would like to repeat year after year.
At the moment we are living in a small house close to the Finca and our partner and coordinator for all the work is living on the land. We have started a vegetable garden at the house location and we are planning on getting most of our food from the land, so there might be some work to do in the second location as well, its all walking distance from each other.
It is very important for us to maintain an enjoyable work environment because we truly enjoy what we do. So for yout o be a good match you have to like nature, getting your hands dirty and a good share of physical work :)