American Swedish academic and Swedish translator---living in a small village very near larger civilisation. We love Music (making it and listening to it), nature, travel, history, politics, and plenty of conversation.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Learn a little Swedish language and culture. Learn English too if you like. Meet well-travelled, broadly educated individuals who like to share their experiences and learn from others too.
Need some help with maintenance of a historic house built in 1900. This summer we need one side of a small out-building repaneled and could use some help on that for a day or two. We'd very much like to have some creative engineering students with energy and eco ideas to join us as well as woodworkers, painters, and eco-gardners or even vintners. Want to start a small vineyard? Musicians and artists welcome. No smoking or pets however, but a few friendly cats and hedgehogs do wander the property from time to time.
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We are writers and talkers and love languages. We are fluent in English and Swedish and between the two of us know a bit of French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Arabic.
Bed and board available SUMMER 2021 for those who are vaccinated for COVID19. We are exercising caution and may seem 'distant', but we're still friendly. Send us a message! If you have a van, then 'distancing' is a bit easier. The Delta variant of Covid is increasing as it is in many places, so we would prefer for just one workawayer at a time, and depending upon where one has travelled and how one is travelling, we may have to ask you to wait for next summer.
Here is the latest entry requirement about COVID19 posting from 27 July 2021 on coming to Sweden;
If you do make it to Östergötland, there are great medieval sites to visit in the area as well as good fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more. The location is within just 100 meters of river, canal, and large lake with sailing, wind surfing and beaches for swimming too (water temp is around 22C). Happy to teach a little Swedish too, and for those with Swedish roots, an opportunity to look up ancestors and/or relatives.
We are reluctant to offer more than 4-7 days initially just in case things are not what any of us anticipated, BUT we can be flexible too. If things are great, and you are flexible, a few more days to a week is possible. Most of the time we need painting and gardening help, but if you are handy with construction, we can always use your help too. Anyone who understands solar or wind power?! We'd love to jump off the grid with the right help (or at least find alternative ways to boost electricity).
Europeans can fly to Skavsta inexpensively and take a bus to Linköping which is not far from our home. KLM also flies directly from Amsterdam to Linköping. AND we are very responsive to your messages. If we are not hosting workawayers during some months, however, you will receive an automated reply. These do not always count towards the average time to respond data!
Please NOTE: As we mentioned above, the Delta variant of Covid is increasing as it is in many places, so we would prefer for just one workawayer at a time, and depending upon where one has travelled and how one is travelling, we may have to ask you to wait for next summer.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
We can accommodate Internet connection, but prefer that travellers use the free wifi down the street at our wonderful local library.
Vans work well in the front street. Smaller vans can park on the property. Campers will not work unfortunately. No electricity, but happy to fill the water tanks.
3-5 hours/day, 4 days/week