aus: Niederlande & Schweden
Paar / zwei Freunde
05.04.2018 - 01.02.2022
unterwegs auf Reisen
Ella: I'm a student taking online courses and traveling to work, learn and play. I'm especially interested in projects promoting sustainability, human health & self-sufficiency within the local community.
To any host I bring a willingness to work hard and get my hands dirty, as well as knowledge about permaculture after spending around eight months (collectively) as a farm hand around Europe.
I see it as a part of the exchange to help around in the household, cooking and sharing stories and ideas.
Chett: I feel inspired. I welcome challenges.
To get into the specifics of farming:
-Planting, weeding , harvesting, watering, storing of harvest
-Construction (setting up two polytunnel greenhouses)
-Maintenance of greenhouse plants
-Operate a tractor
-General knowledge about the concept and application of permaculture, polyculture, natural pest control.
-Art (watercolor, sculpture, sketching; I'm happy to show you how if you're interested!)
-An abundance of patience!
Chett; high density small scale farming, large scale monoculture farming, general building, cooking, running day-to-day business operations, sailor, chainsaw, heavy machinery, general computer
Französisch: Gute Kenntnisse
31 & 21
Swedish & Canadian
I spent six weeks in 2019 volunteering on an ecological farm in Extremadura, Spain. This introduced me to the farming methods and lifestyle and gave me a good base knowledge in the maintenance of a farm (weeding, harvesting, planting and more) as well as increasing my interest in the idea.
Next, I traveled to the Netherlands and worked for six months on a family run farm which sells produce to the local community. They grow a wide variety of crops and incorporate many elements of permaculture in their farm. During my stay I deepened my knowledge of the maintenance of a farm and feel comfortable performing most of the practical tasks that need to be done.
After a year in Canada I'm coming back home to Sweden. Sometimes the greatest adventures can be found back home.