Learn about organic farming and permaculture, help with daily feeding and tending the animals in Fuglebjerg, Denmark

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  • Description

    Description

    This is an organic farm where biodiversity, natural cultivation and animal welfare are in focus.
    We just moved in in January 1st 2018, so we need a lot of help to get the farm up running.

    The farm is located at Hørhavegård near Tystrup lake. It is one of the most beautiful places in Denmark.
    All our land is in a protected area with land down to Tystrup lake.
    The farmhouse is very idyllic and completely secluded at the end of a small country road in a hilly landscape right next to the "Baunehøjen" which has stunning views of the beautiful nature with protected fields, grazing animals and large forests.
    On the farm we produce lots of vegetables according to the principle of permaculture. We also have many berry bushes, as well as fruit and nut trees.
    The crops are sold in our farm shop or you can pick and harvest yourself at a cheaper price. Our meadows, for grazing the animals, are sown with many different herbs and flowers, which provide healthier animals, better taste for our products, provide honey and pollen to bees and insects and provide the optimal conditions for varied biodiversity.
    We have many different animals because we think it is the best way to make use of our land, and it's great to experience how the animals interact and graze the fields differently.
    Our animals are part of the ”Velfærdsdelikatesse” concept. That is, we have old Danish breeds that are adapted to the northern climate so they can stay outside and enjoy freedom all year long.
    The animals reproduce naturally and all youngsters are allowed to stay with their mothers until they are naturally turned away. There is no castration or of cutting tails or ring in the nose on our farm.
    The animals are gently killed at home in their habitat so they are not stressed unnecessarily. It gives an animal welfare we are both proud of and we can stand for.
    On the farm lives Chalotte, who is in charge of all the daily running and Steen who is working in Switzerland.
    Chalotte is a architect working mostly with scenography and Steen is a consultant working mostly with hospitality.
    At the farm there are also 3 holiday apartments rented as Bed & Breakfast. We can accommodate 12-14 overnight guests.

    We are looking for a responsible couple/friends to come and stay at our farm in September 2019. We are going to USA for a wedding and need someone to take care of the farm and animals . We will be gone 12-20. September but want you to come from September 1st. to get all the routines right and let the animals get used to you. Please write if you are interested.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a traveller you will learn a lot about organic farming and permaculture. You will work in a peaceful and beautiful place with lot´s of nice animals living a great free and natural life.
    You will also learn a lot about Danish lifestyle and meet lots of other interesting travellers visiting our beautiful place.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with the daily work feeding and tending the animals on the farm. In winter and spring 2018 we need help to prepare the land for organic farming. We need to put up a lot of new fences around our fields, so the work will mostly be outdoor and will be requiring some physical strength. You don´t necessarily need to know how to do this kind of work as you will be instructed, but if you have some experience it would be highly appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Danish,English,Spanish,French,German,Polish,Norwegian,Swedish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two rooms for travellers with a double bed in each. This means you can come and stay as a couple. You will share bathroom and kitchen with us and we have a cosy living room with a fireplace and a great view over the fields, animals and lake.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We expect you to be a part of our daily life and work. We are easy going people and like to have a lot of friends visiting and helping on the farm, so you will meet a lot of Danish people. We will provide food and expect you to help deciding the menu and preparing the food and cleaning up after the meal.
    The public traffic is not working so well out in the countryside so we can drive you to the nearest station in the village of Sorø, from there it only takes 45 minutes with the train to go to Copenhagen.
    The area around the farm has so much beautiful nature and lots of woods. So if you enjoy running, hiking or biking this place is perfect.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25/hours/week)














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