Growing vegetables, animal care and renovating on a small organic farm near Jönköping, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    2016 was our first year with workaway. We had a wonderful time with wonderful peoples and learned a lot - even about ourselves.
    With this experiences we would like to continue with workawayers. So still we are looking for help for our very small permaculture farm in the East Vättern Scarp Landscape Biosphere Reserve, South of Sweden.
    We are just in the beginning of our transition from the earn money - buy things, into: earn fewer money - do not buy so many things.
    We (Robin, Petra and Mohammad, our foster child) live in a huge house with our “boss”, the cat Sigge. Outside we are surrounded by goats, rabbits and hens. We are growing organic vegetables, we make biochar and we are trying to enhance biodiversity around us.
    We also renovate the house and startet 2018 a very small scale bed&breakfast. We even use the guestrooms for workawayers.
    Sometimes we have visitors who wants to know more about permaculture and gardening or the history of our place. Soon, our place will have a little biologic museum about experimental three development with hybrid aspen.
    We really like to sit down and eat together with workawayers and discuss thoughts about all items we can find. That makes all of us wiser.
    Welcome to contact us and please, ask questions!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Your can learn together with us to make biochar, how to grown organic vegetables, what is permaculture and how to take care of animals. We can discuss about live and what’s important, what counts?
    We can show you our countryside and the next town (20 km away).
    And - we are open for new peoples and cultures. Welcome!

  • Help

    Help

    We always need help with: clean up all branches that our goats have stripped off and make bio charcoal off it.
    Help us to grown vegetables and all needs in the household. Just that someone is in the kitchen is a very important help for us. There is so much more: painting, replacing the roof of another building, fighting weed, building mobile hens house ...
    And meet our wonderfull animals like Tuva the mind-reader, Sowilo the sun, Vynja the wild (the goats), and Flinga the baby, Emil, Lilly and Sussi (the rabbits) and Belle, the Beauty, together with the other hens Elsa, Astrid, Princess, Anita, Carla, Bea, Maja, Lilly, Kajsa, Maybe, Örna, Smarta and Buddha.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a little village with four houses and great neighbors.
    You get your own room in the house we live in. We eat vegetarian season food, are open for vegan food and sometimes we have meat in our freezer for guests. Normally, we eat together with our volunteers and have discussions and a great time after the work is done.
    You can get a bus card to travel to next town. The bus stop is about 2.5 km from our house. You can also use one of our bicycles or we take a trip together by car.
    Sigge, the cat and boss, lives both inside and outside the house. That means we can not have guests bringing there own cat or dog whit them. Even the goats don’t like dogs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The biosphere reserve has lots of places to visit, like the lake Vättern, the island Visingsö and the picturesque town Gränna.
    You can go out for a walk in the forests around us or take a bath in the lake Landsjö down the hills. We live about 20 km from Jönköping, in the middle between Malmö in the South of Sweden and Stockholm, the capitel of Sweden.
    Or we can visit friends or neighbours for a cup of coffee or tea and only chat for a while. As you understand, this is not place for big party’s. Here you can hear nature.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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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