Help at our 17th century farm and explore amazing island Sollerön, Sweden

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Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    Me and my husband have a beautiful farm originally from the 17th century. It’s located on the amazing island Sollerön in the county of Dalarna, one of the most popular areas to visit in Sweden. On the farm we also have two friendly dogs, Alma and Atman, and two horses, Betty and Esco, and plenty of visits from friends and family.

    Me and my husband are both green liberal politicians and work part time in Stockholm. My profession besides that is as a psychotherapist, with stress related disorders as my speciality. I do yoga and mindfulness and have lived abroad for many years before moving back home. My husband is from Denmark and his profession is in communication. We are active in the local community and love outdoor acitivities. We nowadays prefer a calm life before late nights or partying.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Both our farm, the island and the greater area are full of true cultural experiences. In Sweden the area is known as the most traditionally Swedish place. My family have lived on Sollerön since centuries back. We speak an old dialect that is used only on the island, sollerömål. For midsummer we use our traditional costumes. The farm is one of the oldest on the island and built with timber using an old technique.

  • Help

    Help

    There is always chores to do at the farm, mainly outdoor. We need help maintaining the nine small buildings on the property. But we also have plans for new projects like building a green house and setting up a better garden. There is also help needed with the horses. Both care and riding.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a cosy guest cabin in traditional style with an open fire, comfy beds, nice view, electricity and modern heating. A newly built bathroom with shower in connection with the cabin. We’ll cook meals together when it fits our schedule. Otherwise there is a fridge, microwave and a stove in another house in connection to the cabin.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Sollerön was a center for the Vikings. There are several sights. It’s also home to traditional swedish celebrations like midsummer, with folk music and dance around the midsummer pole. In summer we have a boat for trips, fishing and waterskiing. There are also bikes and a canote. During winter there are good possibilites nearby for ice skating and skiing, both downhill and crosscountry. There is public transportation for trips to Mora, the closest town 15 minutes away, if our car isn’t available.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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