"The Cat House on the Hill"
If you love and know animals specialy cats than this is the place (shelter) for you. I have + 60 adopted cats, all in good condition, sterile and no flees. I also have 2 dogs and horses here at the property all of them where once "thrown away animals" yes also the horses. The cats are the most difficult to take care of as they live more are less in 4 groups but can mixe up. 2 cats live in an other house here on the land around the main house an other shy cat has her own room where she can go in and out whenever she wants. If you are interested I will explain more about the care taking.
Beside work we have beautiful beaches here and the nearest beach is at 10 minutes walking from the house. This is a place for nature lovers as it is quiet and peaceful (as long as the cats behave well). Town is at a 30 minute walk along the ocean where you can find little supermarkets (so they call themselves), restaurants, bars etc.
You can find the place on google maps with the name "La Hacienda Hostel".
"The Cat House on the Hill" is owned by me
Karin (Belgium) who has lived in Las Galeras for almost 20 years. I have 9 horses and do customized educational horse trips for small groups in order to maintain the animals. The hostel is a big house with dorm rooms and two private rooms which I prefere to rent now on long term, myself I live on the first floor. For now 1 or 2 volunteers can sleep in a room shared with sometimes a traveler or an other volunteer.
I don't cook for volunteers and you will have to buy your own groceries. Fruits most of the time available from the garden and drinkingwater is always in the comunal kitchen.
What volunteers need to understand that this place is not a business but works on order to maintain the animals and pay the bills.
The work starts at 7 in the morning 4 hours a day 5 days a week. Most of the work is feeding the cats, cleaning there bowls and the cathouse itself. It would be nice that some days you work a few hours in the morning and than go back in the afternoon for some work around the cathouse as weeding and cleaning up what cats leave behind to avoid nuisance odors and flies
Very important is that you have to love cats and animals in general. Don't come over if it is only for having a place to stay in exchange for some work.
What we do here it is with our hart.