Help around the homestead and learn about foraging for food on a Swedish island




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    Fellow Workawayers, it's with a warm heart I welcome you to my little place on earth. This year I have many plans and I'd love it if you wanted to join me! There are fences to be looked over (and repaired haha), a barn to be painted, plants to water and chickens to feed. There is also a sea to plunge, a forest to wander and rocks to climb. There's mackerel to put on the barbeque and tomatoes to put in the sallad.

    Orust island is a beautiful vibrant place with a stunning coast and lush inland - I encourage you to explore it while you are here. I have bikes you can use and an old Saab that needs weekly exercise. In spring and early summer I go forage for wild foods like nettles, ramsons, sand leeks and garlic mustards - and later blueberries, lingonberries, chanterelles and other mushrooms.

    In your free time you can also go hiking, horse riding, rock climbing, cycling, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and fishing.

    I don't like to count the hours I work myself and I'm not going to count yours either. I belive in mutual exchange and communication.

    If you have any questions - just ask!

    🐒 Caroline

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can share the things I've learnt about growing food and having animals, it's an ongoing learning process! I can also share my view on health and nutrition, wild plants and old techniques of cooking.

  • Help


    Reparing fences
    Repairing an old stone wall
    Watering vegetable garden
    Clearing of grass around bushes and trees
    Planting seeds
    Building floors and decks for two yurts (that will hopefully arrive in August)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish, English, Spanish (and very little Portuguese)

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own caravan, small and cozy. Shower is in my house. I provide lunch and dinner, which I make from local and organic ingredients. I'm open to cater for different diets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Gothenburg has an airport (Landvetter) as well as ferries from both Denmark and the UK. You can also arrive by train. From Gothenburg there are trains and buses to Stenungsund and Varekil - where I can pick you up.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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