Help at our vegetarian non-profit retreat center by the sea in Strömstad, Sweden

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  • Letzte Aktivität: 29 Feb. 2024



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  • Beschreibung


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    Would you like to meet new people, have fun, learn about other cultures, try new things and at the same time taking action to make the world a better place?

    This is exactly what we want to do! And as we've decided not to travel at the moment we invite travelers to come to us instead and help us with our projects :)

    We are Anna and Patric, 31, and we are running a small non-profit retreat center that Anna's grandfather started almost 60 years ago, still all vegetarian and with a holistic approach to life and health. We have a passion for sustainability and have a goal of transforming this farm into a climate neutral, or even better, climate positive place where people can make a positive impact while traveling. And we would love to get to know you and get some help along the way! Perhaps we can learn from each other about how we can care about the earth and really make a difference for this planet. There is no planet B and no one is too small to matter. And if we meet and support each other and make connections, we get so much stronger. We moved here with our dog Gibson in 2019 from Stockholm to live a more sustainable lifestyle and follow our dreams. We hope to inspire and start a sparkle that you can bring with you from here.

    The farm is located on a beautiful island close to the town Strömstad on the west coast of Sweden. It's very close to the Norwegian border and right in the middle between Oslo and Gothenburg. To get here can travel by public transport of by car, there's a bridge connection to the island

    The retreat center is vegetarian and alcohol and drug-free. On the farm we have a sauna, a yoga and meditation room, fireplaces, games, books, instruments, vegetable garden, fruit trees, fire pits, outdoor games and so on. It's really close to the water so you can go for a swim and watch beautiful sunsets. Perhaps you want to join learning to meditate, try some yoga, create music or other forms of art, continue your own practice whatever it might be and inspire others with who you are and what you do. We believe starting with yourself and developing inner peace is an important part of changing the world to the better, creating more peace and harmony. And doing this together with others brings so much joy into it we think!

    Working hours will be 25 hours a week, usually spread over five days. Tasks will vary through the seasons but might include gardening, building, cooking food, preparing firewood, cleaning of the center and other things. You need to be okay with helping out with any of the tasks, unless you work with the house building project which is high priority. Normally we work in the afternoon 13-18 with a break for fika :) having the mornings and evenings off.

    Free time can be spent in the surrounding beautiful area. There is so many things to do and you can also do nothing at all. Just enjoying being present or going on adventures in the surrounding nature or vitising the nerest town Strömstad or spending a day in Norway. We possibly have dinner together as well depending on what the situation currently looks like.

    Our dream is for this wonderful place to be of value as mush as possible to humans, animals and the entire planet. And for this place to still be here and to be of value also for future generations. We are very inspired by permaculture and learn as we go.

    Come and be part of our dream!

    Looking forward hearing from you :)

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Meeting new people, learning and practicing language, sharing ideas and knowledge of environmental issues and what we can do to help solve the climate crisis, learning about different cultures from each other as well as the Swedish culture here. Trying new things, having fun, enjoying the stillness of a retreat center off season, experience nature and exploring the surroundings, creating memories and making new friends.

    We can teach some about life at a farm, vegetarian and vegan food, permaculture, gardening, building, yoga, meditation and sustainability.

    Anna studied physiotherapy and Patric to become a carpenter. We both have had many different jobs and most recently in Stockholm we both worked with people with disabilities which we enjoyed a lot, and Patric has spent many years working at youth centers. We enjoy traveling and are very happy that we spent so much time abroad traveling to different countries. Anna likes yoga (especially ashtanga yoga), dance and meditation. Patric likes creating things, videography, movies and music. We both enjoy nature, gardening, animals and having a good time. Anna is more of an organizer and Patric is more spontaneous. We both go with the flow and try to enjoy life to the fullest while doing work that is very meaningful to us.

  • Arbeit


    We need hands on help with different projects different times of the year. May and June 2023:

    - House project
    Help to build the new wooden house. The ground floor is mainly done where we now need help to finish applying some skirting boards and other details. We also need help to renovate one of the walls to make it more soundproof. On the upper floor we need help installing the wooden floor and panel walls.

    - Retreat center
    Preparing for summer season! Cleaning of the retreat center, making the areas beautiful, gardening, wood chopping, and other tasks around the farm.

    We are looking for like-minded, kind, positive and openminded people. It’s important to us that you can work independently as well as in a group or pair. You need to be good at communicating and being okay with physical work outdoors and indoors. We also value flexibility and responsibility, since life and work at the farm tend to change with short notice and be a bit unpredictable.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Swedish: Fließend
    Spanisch: Grundkenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    Different accommodation different times of the year.

    May and june 2023:

    Accommodation in one of the cabins.

    We have plenty of vegetatian food on the farm and you will cook for yourself. Sometimes we have meals together as well :)

    We all help to keep the spaces we use clean and tidy.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    From the farm it's 10km to the nearest town Strömstad, a bridge connecting the island to the mainland and to more islands. There is a bus stop near, few buses though and none during weekends when the days off normally are. You can borrow bicycles and kayaks. Close by you can find a marine national park, a nature reserve, walking trails, hiking trails, climbing places, bike park, beaches, boat tours to different islands and many outdoor activities.

    Stuff to bring:
    Working clothes
    Working shoes
    Warm clothes for outdoors
    Rain gear
    Swim wear
    Slippers for cold floors

    You can borrow bed linen, safety equipment for different tasks, some simple working clothes like t-shirt for painting :)

    Looking forward hearing from you!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Dieser Gastgeber nimmt gern Digital Nomads bei sich auf.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Dieser Gastgeber ist bereit, Reisende mit Haustieren bei sich aufzunehmen.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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