Help us renovate our schoolhouse & Cafe 2 hrs from Stockholm

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    This year we are ideally taking volunteers who can stay a minimum of 4-6 weeks for spring/summer/ fall. Please contact us if you are interested in longer stays in Sweden.
    We take a number of all around friendly and hard working volunteers to which you may apply, no previous experience necessary, only a willingness to work and a good attitude. This years project is to continue with window renovation and we will teach you all you need to know. There will be outdoor work in the garden and surroundings as well. Cooking of meals, house clean up and possible help in the café are also possible jobs. Work is hands on and sometimes independent. Please come with a good attitude and great work ethic!
    We ask for five 6-hour days in exchange for two days off, plus additional help with meal prep and clean up. We work very hard, but have a good time.

    We live in a 127 year old school house in a beautiful, natural setting with hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, berry and mushroom gathering just outside our door. We are renovating this house to make it into an art, craft and culture center. We are 4 in the family with husband, wife and two daughters aged 9 and 5.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    We are looking for easy-going individuals, couples or families that have a great work ethic and attitude. We can train interested parties in the skills we need and in the winter we do not take volunteers, only from may through the summer and part of September. We would love to have handy folks who know their way around a hammar, saw, ruler and spackle, but it is not necessary. There is always a lot to do here and the best thing our volunteers have is a willingness to do new things!

    PLEASE READ: This year we have received a lot of volunteer requests. Please, if you write to us and we let you know we have space, then be considerate and let us know if you are going to cancel. Then we will give your place to some other traveler. Know your Workaway etiquette!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Swedish, French, some German and Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Our volunteers can stay in one of our bedrooms on the first floor, sometimes a shared room divided by sex (we don't place men and women in same room, unless you're a couple!). Shared bathroom and shower. All meals provided with work exchange. We do not take vegan volunteers however, but flexible vegetarians are welcome to apply. Heating in our large home is with wood so it is not always as warm as a modern home, but it is spacious, clean with large windows throughout.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Great opportunity to live in nature among the flora and fauna. Beavers, foxes, owls, moose are our neighbors.
    Sometimes it takes a while to get a response back from me, though eventually one always comes, thanks in advance for your understanding. -Amy

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about flora and fauna of sweden, bake and eat traditional Swedish foods, learn to take initiative and explore on your own. Immerse yourself in a new hobby, take responsibility for making your day a great one!

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    Hours expected

    We ask for 5 hour days for 2 off + help with meal prep/clean up.

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