Small farm with a big heart in Sweden.

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of four, (mum, dad, 6 year old daughter and 4 year old son), living on a hobby farm in the woods in the south of Sweden. We would like to develop the farm but struggle with finding the time. There are a lot of projects running or possible to start up, depending of your skills and interest. We love animals and for the moment we have sheep, hens, rabbits and dogs, but are thinking about getting ducks and turkeys. We also have bees and produce honey. In a big pond we have crayfish and farmed fish. We are self-sufficient in meat and wish that we could be better on producing vegetables. We are very much into dog training and agility, and we have our own training hall with artificial grass. In town we have a rehabilitation and healthcare center for dogs.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Help

    Help

    Possible help is building hen house, roof over a parking space, new storage room and a room for slaughter. Gardening, planting, painting outdoors, helping with the household, and so on. We breed shetland sheepdogs and occasionally we need help with taking care of puppies. We are also looking for a person that are skilled with the sewing machine, detail work!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish and english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will live in a own fully modern house, there are 8 beds. You can cook and eat by yourself in your house, or come to our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is situated 20 km from nearest town, and there are no communications other than by car. You can follow us to town someday, or lend a bicycle, but you need to like the silence and the woods to be happy here. The open areas are quite small and mainly used for pasture. There are a lot of lakes in the area and the nature is beautiful. You need to be independent and be able to work by yourself or with other workers.

  • 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

    It is possible to learn how to work in the woods, go hunting, fishing and pick berries and mushrooms. The nature is beautiful with a lot of lakes and forest.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours (or 3 hours and you have your own food and cooking)


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