Help at our family organic farm near Östersund, Sweden



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    We live and work on a organic farm with cows, horses, a dog and some cats. The farm also run business in tourism. We have two houses by the lake for rental. Guest from Europe usually stay 3 nights to one week. They visit the place for relaxing, a close contakt with nature, fishing, and hiking in the mountains. we offer nice houses, boats and saunas around the houses. Usually we meet the guest when they arrive and before they leave. Every week we do some cleaning and gardening around the houses.
    The farm is located in the small village Ocke one hour from the city Östersund and about 40 minutes from the skiresort Åre.
    You reach mountain areas for hiking about one hour away by car. The family: Mats; a farmer and also work some days in the city Östersund. Pernilla, work as a teacher for adults. Jacob, son of Mats, farmer. And three young girls 15-17 years, students and often live in the city Östersund.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • 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

    About organic farming in sweden. About nature and food and what kind of food we can find in the wild nature. how to save and cook. About taking care of animals, about hiking and outdoor life. And general life and culture on the countryside i north part of Sweden.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    During spring and summer we are planning to restore and paint some buildings around the farm. Every year we have to check and restore some of the fenses around the areals. We are also planning to clean up and open up the house for the hens. it would be nice to cutting down some trees and busches around. We need some help to build a kind of outdoor kitchen for barbeque. Also some gardening.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Private room In the big house or a small simple house 10 km from the farm, were wee keep some of the cows during summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Fishing and kayakpaddeling in the lake nearby.
    Visit Åre with lots of sport and adventure. Skiing, downhill biking, hiking.
    its possibe to use a car from the farm to reach places. Also train and busses to reach Åre, Östersund, Trondheim in Norway.

  • 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

  • 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

Host ref number: 161887363791