Come help in this little paradise, with gardening projects (chickens & Ducks)in Vestra Harg, Sweden




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    Hi all,
    I am Garry originally from England, but after much traveling the world I have settled in Sweden.
    People always ask me why Sweden? Well the nature in Sweden is amazing and 5 yrs ago I came across this most beautiful piece of land in Vestra Harg, ( ostergotland ) looking out across the lake and backing onto the forest.
    I feel this is the most magical place! With a special energy.
    There is a small community of about 30 homes most are just summer houses.

    Over the last 5 years I have been building my dream home and it's just about finished.
    We are about 8 km from Mjolby which has a main train station, cinema,restaurants,bowling,shopping etc. All you really need.
    There is no bus into town but I can arrange the loan of bikes.

    I have my own jetty ( Brigga) on the lake and a small sailing boat that you are welcome to use. We can also fish and swim in the lake.

    I look forward to not only working together but sitting around the camp fire exchanging story's of travels and life experience.

    I have a love of Art although I have yet to find my favourite medium ?
    If you also enjoy Art I'm hoping to find time for making some sculpture etc.
    I have some material for painting if you are interested.

    Last season we had great fun growing our own vegetables and cooking and preserving then.
    We also made cider from all the apples we collected.

    Last Swedish summer was the hottest on record! Let's hope we have the same this year.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Well I can't teach you Swedish but maybe you can teach me?
    I can tell you what it's like to live in a foreign country as I have done this several times in the past.
    Also about Swedish tradition and way of life, things that swedes take for granted.
    Last year we had people of all ages 18 to 45. From all over the world ! Japan to Mexico and all of Europe!
    Many young people who came to stay, were a little lost in life and looking for new people and new ideas, this was really lovely. And we all got on and had a great time learning from each other.

  • Help


    So now my home is almost finished I'm looking for help with several projects .
    2019 has been a very busy season, with the construction of two new cabins and a new decking with fire pit. In October I will need help with the end of season clearing up the garden, cutting trees and preparing for winter ..I'm looking for help again with the chickens and Ducks. We have grown from 4 ducks to 18 now.
    The outdoor wood fired pizza oven, didn't get finished last year so this must be done, great fun.
    General help with the existing garden and flower beds etc. Some trees to cut and made logs.
    I don't expect you to be skilled in these jobs but just be willing to help out and maybe learn something for your self.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and very little Swedish

  • Accommodation


    My home has 3 bedrooms and 2 cabins. I have built this to a very high standard, so you will be pleasantly surprised! Depending on how many people are staying at once? Will determine if you will need to share a room or have a room to your self.
    There are 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets in the main house and each cabin has its own bathroom.

    I'm vegetarian although I sometimes eat fish. I love to cook but at the same time if you also like to cook then I'm cool with that.
    All food will be included during your stay (vegetarian)
    You can get your own meat, no problem if you like to BBQ etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From The local train station of Mjolby you can take the train to Stockholm or south to all the major cities. Linkoping is just 10 minutes away on the train. There are many tourists places close by. If you enjoy walking or biking the countryside, forest and lakes are all around.

    drop me a email if you are interested.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Indian runner ducks Just what we want to keep
Sweden has so much blue sky
Our sailing boat on the jetty
Mid summer party
Lake Vestra Harg
View over the lake from the garden

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