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Eco gardening and horses on a small farm in the forest in Dalarna, Sweden

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  • Last activity: 16 Jun 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    I’m a retired nurse and still works some. I have ponies, fields for the horses, a big garden and a lot of barns in need of care.
    The help would mostly involve gardening, a lot of mending since the all the barns are quite old. If you like you can also help with my horses. I only use positive reinforcement training with my horses. In April, May and June there is a lot of work with fences and preparing the garden and the horses for the summer. In August there’s a lot of painting, taking away weeds, taking care of berries, fruits and vegetables. I have two ponies and one cats. I grow a lot of vegetables and I try to be as eco as possible. I do the bokashi (a Japanese composting method) and I would like to do more permaculture gardening. There is always something to mend or need new constructions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    You can learn about eco gardening and permaculture or you can teach me if you are already experienced.
    You can also learn about positive reinforcement (clicker training) for training my horses.
    Falun is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage site (Falun copper mine). You can walk and cycle in the forest or canoe in the nearby lakes. You can learn and practise Swedish and English.

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening: digging, preparing culture beds, building new beds.
    A lot of mending, e.g. floor in the barn
    Putting up fences for the horses, mending fences
    Painting, taking care of berries, fruit and vegetables

  • Languages spoken

    Swedish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A one bed or a two bed room in the house. Share facilities (toilet and bathroom) with host. I can cook or we can do that together. I prefer vegetarian food, but not vegan. It’s do demanding.
    I would prefer someone who doesn't drink and smoke.
    And I’m allergic to parfyme

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Falun city, 7 km away there are severel world heritage places to visit. It is possible to go to town by bus.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Up to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 199942639485

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