Power to the Ranch

Hello there!

My name is Claire Rivero and I am the President and Project Director of the Rancho Feliz Tenerife Association a registered non-profit association located in Tenerife, Canary islands.

After leaving my international corporate career,  I began the Rancho Feliz Tenerife Association in 2019 as a personally funded non profit organisation, built from  my years of experience in people, travel & event management fused with my deep love and respect for the natural environments of this island.

Rancho Feliz Tenerife is a labour of love, dedicated to bringing the local island and international community together, and offers an alternative vision of Tenerife,  a vision that is non-dependent on commercialized mass tourism.

To date, we have hosted countless workshops, created communal collaboration events , provided and networked numerous opportunities for local business owners, and grown a protected environment for local creatives: artists, musicians, designers, healers,  photographers and filmmakers to connect and flourish.

We have also opened up the ranch for multiple visitors to disconnect and spend unforgettable times with loved ones in an exclusively peaceful, private and alternative environment during challenging times.

A  “perfectly imperfect” unique location for small groups and teams to meet, disconnect .  Social distancing requirements are easily met here as the ranch comprises of a wealth of open air spaces . Mentally distancing from your daily life is provided free of charge here.

Objective of the campaign

The primary objective is to raise funds and/or investment of resources for solar-powered or wind-powered energy so that operating costs allow the Ranch to reopen and operate. The Ranch is off-grid, and the main power supply is a huge, old,  diesel-run generator. The generator has been difficult and costly to run and the goal is to replace it with environmentally friendly power sources. Following recent costly operational problems with the main generator and a quote of €1500 to repair, we continued to operate with a small mobile generator which was unbelievably and unfortunately stolen from the ranch in November 2020. 

So circumstances mean that we are currently and literally without power ( Hence the campaign name Power to the Ranch! )

It is time to now really reach towards the long term goal to replace the power source for Rancho Feliz Tenerife and we need your support to continue to provide accessibility for visitors to enjoy and benefit from this unique environment.

Assistance could be provided in the form of financial support ( donations), professional resources in relation to sustainable energy, permaculture or physical labour. Having consistent and sustainable energy would in turn aid the growth of the Rancho Feliz Tenerife association, which is dedicated to giving back to the local community.

We support and develop social, cultural, artistic, and environmental projects via our local and online community, and provide an alternative environment for those wanting to escape into nature. Having a low operational cost and environmentally friendly power source at the ranch is critical to continue to provide support to our projects. As a registered non-profit organisation we connect with other synergetic non-profit organizations locally and internationally to create a thriving community to enhance the island ́s authentic culture. Association members have access to ranch location visits as part of their support of ranch initiatives. A community with shared ideals and interests can effect change and develop a harmonious network to grow opportunities, and we need this now more than ever!

Due to the current financial situation, along with the more extreme COVID restrictions we have here at the moment, I will be closing the doors to the Ranch between the dates of December 25th  2020 until First of March 2021.

This is to focus our efforts on this campaign, repair and maintenance work to the Ranch and providing support to our ongoing projects off-site.

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How can you help support this campaign

From initial concept to present date, all Rancho Feliz Tenerife projects thus far have been privately funded by myself and with the grateful assistance of my wonderful circle of friends. Personally, after two years, I can no longer afford to financially support the operational costs myself precisely when I need to take the Ranch and its initiatives to the next level and continue to keep this special place operative.

For the last 2 years I have been using gasoline and diesel based motors to provide electricity at Ranch:

Current Status

Primary Large Motor, inoperable as of October 2020 – projected cost of repair: 1500 -2000 Euros
Our smaller independent motor was stolen in November, so we effectively now have no power source even to operate necessary cleaning and maintenance unless we rent motors by the day, which is financially non viable.

We are looking for more sustainable options for Rancho Feliz Tenerife:

Long term and Funding goal

Solar paneling to provide extremely low cost operational functionality
or combination of alternative environmentally friendly power sources ( e.g Small scale wind turbines)

Short term immediate need

Purchase or borrow 1 or 2 new or used portable generators to maintain the ranch during the campaign and to be able to accept some reservations and events while solar panels are being installed.

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We actively invite collaborators for alternative energy to get involved as sponsors to showcase and promote their services

What’s in it for you?

From initial concept to present date, all Rancho Feliz Tenerife projects thus far have been privately funded by myself and with the grateful assistance of my wonderful circle of friends. Personally, after two years, I can no longer afford to financially support the operational costs myself precisely when I need to take the Ranch and its initiatives to the next level and continue to keep this special place operative.

For the last 2 years I have been using gasoline and diesel based motors to provide electricity at Ranch:

Donation only? can be 1€ upwards! it all goes in the same power source pot!

All donors will automatically receive free passes to all Rancho Open Days and “donors and sponsors only” 2021 events.

50€

Receive an annual Rancho membership ( free access to exclusive rancho events etc.) and €20 discount applied toward first stay at the Ranch

100€

Rancho Membership (access to exclusive rancho events, approved private day access) and 30€ Discount off first stay at the Ranch

200€

Rancho Membership (access to exclusive rancho events approved private day access) and 50€ Discount applied off first stay at the Ranch

500€

Rancho Membership as above plus one complimentary free 24 hour stay for 2 people in Casablanca house

1000€

Rancho Membership (access to exclusive rancho events, approved private day access) PLUS Exclusive 24 hr VIP private access to the whole of Rancho Feliz Tenerife location including access to all houses: Pool, BBQ, and Salon included (numbers limited subject to COVID guidelines) max 25 people

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Merchandising options to purchase

and still support Rancho Feliz Tenerife

sweatshirt - 30€
t-shirt - 10€
baseball cap - 10€

“Love at the Ranch” Day Feb 14th

We can accept limited reservations for Valentines day now!!! depending on donations
for this (If we reach the goal of €500 by Feb 5th) then your donation will be your
reservation for your Valentines day 24 hour access 14/02/2021

Cabin Rental €300

Surfhouse Rental €200

Casablanca or Bali House or Spa House €150

Additional on site services available for Love at the Ranch day ( Feb 14th )
Massages on site Chef on site for special menus ( reserve in advance )

The Salon ( our warm welcome area ) open 6pm -10pm for cocktails and music and
extras

Ranchero-admin
admin@ranchofeliztenerife.com


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