Experience life in the countryside staying with us at our family home in Orsa, Sweden

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Sweden

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    *** DUE TO THE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WITH THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC WE CAN'T OFFER THE SAME ACCOMODATIONS THAT WE USED TO. WE'LL HAVE TO WORK IT OUT IN OTHER WAYS. WE HAVE SPACE FOR MOBILE HOME OR CARAVAN OR TENT. IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COULD WORK FOR YOU THEN WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! ***

    I am a free spirit, living in the woods, by the river, with my family.
    We always have lots of projects going on in and around the house and garden. Our house was built in 1939 and it is a handful to take care of! Never a dull moment here 😁

    I sew, I arrange and care for my 300+ house plants, restore and "pimp" furniture, amongst other things.
    I also have five (5) aquariums that need maintenance several times a week.
    In the basement I have a flower zone where I plant my seeds and root my cuttings. That also needs daily checkups.
    I'm a makeup artist, style consultant and hairdresser.
    So if you're in need of a haircut, skin treatment, nails, clothing - I'm your go-to person 😃

    My husband is a carprenter and concrete construction worker, who makes viking furniture and also build... Well just about everything that needs building and/or restoring.

    My son is an 19-year old passionate animal lover and vegan. He also has a friend, living with us as well.

    Five cats and two dogs make our family complete.

    We have a separate big old building that needs restoring, fixing the broken furnace, put some furniture together and freshening them up and redecorate the bar.
    Clearing out the attic is also a priority.

    We have a garden with flowers, herbs and vegetables that always needs looking after.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    * This might be a good opportunity to learn more about the Swedish countryside/wilderness

    * Practising to speak English (if that's not your native language)

    * Learning about gardening and house maintenance

    * If you like cats, dogs, aquariums and want to know more about what it's like to live with and care for them - this is definitely the right place for you!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    * building; a bathroom and kitchen for the guesthouse, painting and restoring (house, furniture, greenhouse, old mill etc)

    * gardening; lawn mowing, care for herbs and vegetables, weed control etc

    * sewing; furniture restoring and covers and everything we feel like exploring with my eight wonderful sewing machines

    * cooking

    * baking

    * dogwalking, grooming

    * aquarium maintenance

    * cleaning windows

    * cleaning - indoors and outdoors

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    This year is very different, due to the ongoing pandemic.
    If you are able to camp or have a motorhome/caravan we have space for you here. There is also possible to "camp" inside the old mill. It is not isolated and has no running water or anything like that inside.
    As for food, we might be able to cook and eat outside at least once a week. This situation calls for new perspectives. We'll have to work it out as it comes, as best we can.

    (* NOT AVAILABLE 2021 *
    A separate house on the property.
    Two single beds and two double beds.
    Two floors; small kitchen with fridge, microwave, stove, kettle and coffee maker. A lounge and two single beds on the first floor.
    Two double beds and a closet on the second floor.
    • Wc, bathroom and a bigger refrigerator is available in the main house
    * NOT AVAILABLE 2021 *)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have two dogs and five cats.
    If you'd like to stay here it's required that you enjoy the company of animals and treat them with the utmost kindness and respect.

    There are lots of outdoor experiences to be had in this area and near by. Ecological farms, quirky shops, wilderness parks, lakes to swim in, great fishing spots and wonderful nature all around.

    Also music events, museums and other entertainment.

    Tell me what you're interested in and I'll do my very best to make it happen!

    Feel free to ask me anything!

  • 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

    We have fiber, so working online won't be a problem. As I'm a seamstress and maker of alternative art I always appreciate someone else's point of view. Lots of discussions over a cup of tea no doubt.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a big concrete parking space at our property. Perfect for a mobile home or caravan. In these strange times, with the powerful Corona virus breathing down our necks it seems like a very good way to keep the distance.

  • 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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