At the moment, i'm taking care of three houses all by myself. I'm living in one of them, the other two are to be sold. One of those to be sold is a very cosy guest house. You might say it's a spacey tiny house. It has a beautiful view on the lake, a veranda, a large sauna and a wood stove (but also a modern air heat pump and electric heating elements). Bedroom with two beds, sleeping loft with two mattresses. Kitchenette, shower, toilet: all the comfort you need! This would be your home for the time you're here. The last house is the "big" house. And that's where your help is most needed!
Help in the house
Experiencing the feeling of living surrounded by beautiful, but sometimes harsh nature is a thing of its own. The place where you stay is really beautiful and relaxing. This area has something very special in its atmosphere, which is highly appreciated even by people who've already travelled the world. I myself speak 4 languages fluently (Swedish, English, Dutch and German) and could help other people to improve on one or more of those. Other topics where i might have something to offer are gardening, food and cooking and nature itself. I can take you to some really amazing places (if the weather is right, that is!). If you like dogs, i can almost guarantee that you'll grow very fond of my three big, furry and friendly companions. On the other hand, if you don't like dogs at all, my place might not be the right match for you.
The "big house" (see above) has got stuck in a moving operation. It has to be emptied and thoroughly cleaned. Your help will not only be of practical value. The place that is to be sold has been the closest to living in paradise i've ever experienced in my life. It hurts to have to dismantle and sell it and your presence will be of enormous help.
You will, in fact, be staying in that paradisical place! You're supposed to keep the guest house where you live clean, to shovel snow on the premisses when necessary and to keep an overall eye on the buildings.
Furthermore i'd like you to sit (and walk!) the dogs when i'm working a whole day (appr. 1-2 times a week) and possibly do some household chores on those days (e.g. vacuum cleaning, carrying in and piling firewood etc.)
This might sound like a lot, but i assure you you'll have plenty of time for yourself, too.
Swedish, English, Dutch and German fluently. I even understand some French and Spanish.
The guests will stay in a very cosy guest house. You might say it's a spacey tiny house. It has a beautiful view on the lake and the low mountains on the far side, a veranda, a large sauna and a wood stove (but also a modern air heat pump and electric heating elements). Bedroom with two beds, sleeping loft with two mattresses. Kitchenette, shower, toilet: all the comfort you need!
Considering food: I'm afraid i cannot guarantee a complete supply of food. Until now, i've managed to provide "my" workawayers with a tasty and sustaining breakfast and good dinners, but i can't guarantee that will always be the case, especially when there's two of you at the same time. By that i mean that there may be times when i can not stand for all the costs for food.
I've been into tasty and yet healthy food since many many years and i love to cook such food for other people (what's more, they usually love it, too!). I cook as organic as possible and (at least for myself) gluten-free and low carb. Vegetarian is also possible.
Personally, i need much time alone. So aside from the hours when we'll be working and eating together, i'll often withdraw to my own premisses. Therefore it would be good if you also thrive with much time for yourself, maybe to read, paint or study.
I can provide you with enough tips to explore on your own, so you won't have to get bored. Then again, i'm very eager to let you experience the magic of this area as best as i can so some excursions (and lots of stories) will definitely be included. Time alone or not, i'm always available when you need information or help with anything.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
15 hours/week- no guarantees for complete food supply