Come and experience rural life in Västra ämtervik, Sweden



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Welcome to our farm
    We are a family (Erik, Liselott and our two children Idun 4 year, Astrid 2,5 year). We live on a small farm in the middle of Värmland in Sweden. It's a beautiful place with a stream close to he farm. We have sheep, chickens, rabbits and three cats on the farm. There is also wild animals as moose, roe deer and wolves.

    Its always something to build or repair.
    We have a big poly-tunnel greenhouse to install on the farm.
    Expand the vegetable-garden.
    Build a loghouse for guests to stay in.

    And we try to create space for new ideas. We are very open for your creativity. It's nice that volunteers can put their personal marks on their work for us to keep them in mind. It is also important for us to follow your interests to give you a good experience on our farm.

    About the accommodation. The guesthouse is a small cabin, one room with two beds.
    Be prepared to share room with other volunteers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are not experts but we know a lot about our lifestyle, animal husbandry and gardening.
    Erik is an all-knowing person, a great visionary and full of ideas.
    Liselott has many interests with some knowledge about them. For example, edible wild herbs for food and medicine, soap making, making skin cream with beeswax, oils and herbs. Liselott has a lot of interest in the crops, birds, animals and nature.

    We are happy to learn and get an exchange of knowledge and interests :)

  • Help


    Daily routines include taking care of the animals and cooking.
    You are welcome to play with the kids. They love the attention! :)
    Its always something to build or repair.
    The vegetable-garden needs to be taken care of. Watering, weeding and cowering with cover material.
    Fence maintenance. cutting the grass and branches around the fence.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Small guesthouse with outdoor toilet, we have towels and sheets for you to use.
    The guesthouse is a small cabin, one room with two beds.
    Be prepared to share room with other volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    For your free time. You can take long forest walks in nearby forests. Fishing in the nearby lakes. We have a canoe, a boat and bikes to lend.
    We also have a guitar and a keyboard and some other instruments if you are interested in music.

    We do live a bit isolated from society or villages. So its not a place for those who likes the city-life.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25hours/week)

Photo taken by Lena from Germany during her stay here.
This is the guesthouse
5/2 2018. Wolftracks 100 m from our farm.
This is us!
The blue guesthouse to the left and the mainhouse. The small red house is a future guesthouse. Work in progress :)
This is the house that we are mowing to our farm.
The local beach. The canot is ours for you to use!
view from our top
Closest neighbours

Host ref number: 196843735961