Help us with summer projects on our farm (West Coast of Sweden)

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    =A COUPLE OR 2 FRIENDS FOR PROJECTS OF MAINTENANCE=

    A Swedish-German couple, Frank (61) & Monica (65+), living on the lovely Swedish countryside close to the woods. Frank is running a non-profit-organisation offering nature activities for kids.

    We are both pretty social and interested in much like ecology, musik of all kind, politics, travelling and more. Frank is playing several instruments and both are we members in a singer-songwriter-group participating in church activities.
    Frank is working part-time in a parish of the Lutheran Church of Sweden with children groups, youth and nature, Monica used to be a physician, now retired. We are spending a lot of time on our ground, in the garden, or strolling around in the woods with our dogs "Zeppo" and "Balder".

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance

  • Help

    Help

    140 km north of Gothenburg - 20 minutes to the sea - 3 minutes to the nearest lake - 1 minute to the forest and then ... hours of silence ! We : Monica (Swedish) + Frank (German / Swedish) , have a farm ( no agriculture, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 goats, many rabbits ) in the landscape of Bohuslän on the countryside with 6000 sqm close to forest area .

    The Scandinavian metropoles Gothenburg and Oslo are easy to reach within 2 hours, even by public bus, for a day-trip.

    Near Tanumshede we have a lot of rock-carvings from bronce age and a museum about this (World Heritage Place!)

    We have a canoe lying at "our" :-) lake, where you can paddle in the evening to watch beavers.

    Monday - Friday. We do prefer a stay of 2-3 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, Swedish, English, un poco de español

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    If we don't have any bookings for paying guests you may live for yourself in our typical Swedish "stuga", a fully equipped guesthouse of 40 m2 which we rent out during summer commercially. Have a look at the pictures!
    There you have a lot of space to relax and just be, but of course we often eat together, sit by the fireside outside or have a chat. Although we like to be social, please don't expect close family life: you should be able to be for yourself and enjoy your own space and later on we can meet again and have conversations.
    The food is for free, of course, and partly ecologically.

    Notice that our farm is in the countryside! I.e. no neighbours, next bigger village with bank and supermarket is Tanumshede, 15 km away. The little town of Strömstad at the seaside is 30 km or 30 min. by car away. So the entertainment during your spare time out in the woods is mostly hiking, fishing (if you like), bycicling, canoeing, sitting at the campfire or reading / painting / thinking...

    Anyway we usually offer our helpers now and then excursions in the surroundings.
    We had several helpers here during the last years, and they always had a good time and were satisfied! Sometimes I took them along to the little seaside-town of Strömstad where I work, so they were strolling around and I picked them up when I went home from work. Or gave them a ride to some starting-point for a day-hike on the trails in the woods and picked them up in the evening again. So there are a lot of outdoor-activities around, and I promise you:
    if you are a real nature-lover you won't be disappointed!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The travel to get here you have to pay yourself!
    The airports nearby are: Gothenburg Landvetter, Oslo Torp (RYANAIR) and Oslo Gardemoen. From all airports there are regular bus shuttles into the city-centres and from there overlandbuses to Strömstad or Tanumshede where we can fetch you by car. Of course we help you to find the cheapest connections!
    From Hamburg or Copenhagen there are cheap overland-buses passing Gothenburg (Göteborg) and heading for Oslo; these buses (for example SWEBUSS or NETTBUSS, try with Google) are also passing Tanumshede, not far from where we live and from where we can fetch you by car.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours, 5 days maximum

the summer-hut and tipi-place
the dry-toilet: no running water, but clean...
summer-hut in summer
the one-room summer-hut
Monica and Frank: winter 2017
eating-room and fully equipped kitchen!
the Stuga in summer
the living-room in the Stuga
view on our property and the landscape
famous rock-carvings (World Heritage)
"our" lake ( mostly we are alone there ... !)















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