Join our family at a unique picturesque property in the historic Swedish town in Helsingborg, Sweden

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We have a unique picturesque property that stands just across from the Train Station in the historic Swedish town of Vimmerby. It also happens to be the birthplace of the most famous Swedish children's author, Astrid Lindgren.... Pippi Longstocking, Emil, Karlsson, etc. Since the late 90's, a children's theater park called Astrid Lindgren's World, has become a major attraction with over 500,000 visiting it during the summer months.

    The region of Sweden is known as Småland. It's about 45 minutes to the eastern coastal city of Västervik and 1 hour south of Linköping. Stockholm is 3 hours north.

    My wife and I are 'teachers' (and learners) at heart and also by training as well as amateur curious artists). We are the traditional Russian/American family living in Sweden :-) Maria has a PHD in Biology, a medical degree in pediatrics and also teaches middle school science. I'm (Wally) a Special Education teacher with a dual focus on gifted and social/emotional needs. I've taught in Portland,Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona and for the past 12 years, in various regions of the world (China, Egypt, Germany).

    We met in the typical way, playing Ultimate Frisbee on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. We have three children, Ezra is 6 years, our daughter, Yuki, is 3 years and Kano, is 1 year old. We don't have any pets yet, but we are considering getting some friendly chickens.

    Our project!

    We have been trying to rejuvenate the original house, guest house, garden and barn,as well as infuse creative and playful installations. Our property is really sweet, with lots of apple trees, cherry trees, a pear tree, lots of flowers and a lovely atmosphere. In the 1800's, it was originally a small farming collective.

    We are constantly creating unique projects that are fun, challenging and fulfilling. We like color, texture and innovative designs that can incorporate and blend the old design with the new. We motivated very much by
    re-using 'found objects' (what other's throw away) into assorted environments.

    -We wish to extend the garden with a possible cob-green house
    -Solar initiative to power some basic use
    -Host cultural events such as music, theater, film, puppet, etc
    -renovate/redesign barn
    -Interactive natural playground area
    -Create curious installations

    Additional projects:

    The property consists of one main house that has been split into three apartments, There is also a separate, very cute and very old home, in need of some tender care, and a large barn that we are hoping to renovate with some interesting and unique ideas. We have a a good sized garden and two RV's, each with a private decks and a covered roof. In all, we have 6 various and unique accommodations.

    We have families and travelers that mainly, come and stay throughout the summer to visit Astrid's Lindgren's World (Theater park) and also in the spring and autumn. In other months, the area is in very close proximity to nature, trails, hiking, fishing, swimming, etc...

    Communication:

    Maria speaks many languages, Russian, French, Swedish, English... and some German.... but I, sadly, only speak English, though, I can do it with various accents :-)

    We are open-minded, patient and genuine. We like to be social and have meals together...

    You should be open and creative. It would be really cool if you have some skills in painting, sculpture, cob architecture etc... Some of the work is physical... and so, please keep this is mind when you apply.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Kinderbetreuung
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Hausarbeiten
    Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
    Hilfe mit Computer / Internet

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You will have the opportunity to experience Swedish life in the countryside... Just like in the very picturesque stories of Astrid Lindgren... and the opportunity to meet travelers from all of the world.

    There are so many lakes and natural areas close by for hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming, fishing ... Many are in walking and biking distance...

    Traveling to Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Lund and Copenhagen, the Baltics, etc..are easy.... by train, bus, boat.

    And our kids speak three languages: Russian, Swedish and English... Maria also knows French and German

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Maria and I are looking for helpers that can positively contribute in creative ways... to projects, as well as with general/basic daily tasks. There are not too many taks and we are quite laid back. We are flexible with the hours we work and the same would be for you.

    We are constantly creating unique projects that are fun, challenging and fulfilling. We like color, texture and innovative designs that can incorporate and blend the old design with the new. We motivated very much by
    re-using 'found objects' (what other's throw away) into assorted environments.

    -We wish to extend the garden with a possible cob-green house
    -Solar initiative to power some basic areas on the proeprty
    -Host cultural events such as music, theater, film, puppet, etc
    -renovate/redesign barn
    -paint the original farm house
    -design an Interactive natural playground area for kids and adults :-)
    -Create curious installations

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    German: Fließend
    English: Fließend
    French: Fließend
    Russian: Fließend
    Sami: Fließend
    Swedish: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    There are several options depending on how many helpers visit us. We think it's important for helpers to have their own space for privacy and independence.

    In the summer, May through August: We have two large RVs (that can accommodate 4) each with a newly built covered deck area. Private fridge in RV, Full kitchen and bath facilities just across garden area.

    From September through April, we can offer a full sized apartment that is large enough to accommodate 6).

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    In your free time, helpers can explore many lakes, natural preserves and several national parks for outdoor activities. Fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, boating, ....



    The town of Vimmerby has events, music, markets and folk races throughout the summer. It's a very nice town situated in the countryside.

    The train and bus station are located right next to our property so traveling anywhere in the region or into Scandinavia is simple. There are also ferry connections to the Denmark, Poland, Germany, the Baltics and the island of Gotland.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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