Come and discover life on an old cultural farm up in the mountains in Särna, Sweden

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Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi!
    My name is Stig H. I'am a farmer, from Särna, in north of Dalarna, in Sweden. I have mountain cows, who are a small, frettned rase, and i also have some goats, hens, pigs, a dog and cats. I have 2 kids on halftime. And my mom ho are 88 years old, and one of my brothers live in Särna at the same farm as us. From the beginning of june, too the end of september/october, i live at the summer farm, up in the mountains, so from the beginning of june, til the end of september/october, we make our own butter, and "tjuckmjölk" (a special kind of milkproduct).

    I need some help, with most of the work we have, at the summer farm, and also home at the farm outside the Village Särna, with the harvest. Taking care of the animals, showeling poop, milking cows, some cleaning, and all the stuff that, is around to running a farm.
    When its autumn and we will move the cows from the summerfarm to the ordinary place, and I will introduce you to our common work at the farm with the animals.

    I Can be a host, for 2-3 persons, at the same time. And the shortest time to come and work at my farm is 3 weeks. But if u can stay longer, its preferable.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You will learn how to take care of the animals, and see how they took care of the animals in the last century without electricity. This is an old cultrual farm up in the mountains, were you will learn alot - but u also must know that its physical hard and heavy work.
    Down at the ordinary Farm it is fully modern with electricity and so on. I will tell u more by mail.
    its a very beautiful area up at the mountains, with lakes, rivers and wilderness. If u like to hike, skiing, go by snowboard, and fishing, this is a really nice place.

  • Help

    Help

    I need some help, with most of the chores we have, at the summer farm, and also home at the Village, with the harvest. Taking care of the animals, showeling poop, milking cows, some cleaning, and all the stuff that, is around to running a farm.
    I Can be a host, for one to
    3 persons, at the same time. And the shortest time to come and help at my farm is 3 weeks. But if u can stay longer, its preferable.
    Looking forward to hear from you. :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In Särna, you will have a own bed, if u are 2 or more at the same time, it will be for you to share the room. Up at the farmstay in mountains, you can have your own cabbin, or you live in the same as us, you keep warm with making fire in the stove.
    At the ordinary farm, its a common room with a bed and so on.
    We help eachother with making food and clean the house were we live. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and fika for your work. And you eat the food, that we make and serve. A lots of meat, milk, eggs, chicken and fish. Meat from our own cattle, moose that we hunt, and potatos that we had grown in out own soil.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hiking the mountains, fishing, swimming. Up at the mountainfarm it is no transportation, but nice area for hiking and fishing. You can try out to take a dip in the creek - icecold but so nice! The water is so clean that you can drink it directly.
    at the ordinary farm, there go some buses to the bigger places like Idre or Mora (bigger city). Here we also have some pub and pizzarestaurant and some small stores. Also a really nice sand-beach to take bath in the summertime. And we have 3 nice ski resorts in this area.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Hund, häst och ko.

  • 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

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