Join our family in restoring the beauty of our 150 year old timber home in Linköping, Sweden

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  • Last activity: 18/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a family of four. Ann-Christine, Daniel and our two sons Melker 6 and Vidar 4. We also have a cat named Sixten. We live in a small village called Kolbyttemon in the country side about 12 km south of the town of Linköping in the region of Östergötland in the south of Sweden. We eat everything, but mostly ecological food.

    We have moved an 150 year old timber house and we are now building it up close to our present house. The plan is that the timber house will be our future home when it is ready. We could really love some help from someone handy who like to carpenter, paint or can help with other practical things in this project. We also have a garden where we can need some help and if you like you can also help with the children and cooking family meals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you can learn more about swedish culture, nature, and building a traditional timber house. You can also practice swedish and english.

  • Help


    We would welcome help with building our new house, so we would like you to be handy and have at least some experience working with your hands with carpentry, painting etc. If you like helping in the garden that is also appreciated. And if you would like to help with the children and cook family meal once in a while that would also be nice.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will live in a typical Swedish red "friggebod". It´s a 10m2 house with room for 1-2 people. There is a fridge and a microwawe where you can store and warm things, but normally we eat together in the family house. You can use the toilet and shower in the family house. In our laundery buildig we also have a shower and a sauna that you can use. There is wifi in your house as well as in the family house. We eat all kinds of food, but mostly organic.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The roads around where we live are popular biking roads if you lika biking. It is 1 km to the nearest lake where you can go swimming. About 4 km in the other direction it is a bigger lake. You can borrow a bike from us. We live about 5 km from a big nature reserve called "Tinnerö oak landscape" and there is also a good bird lake called "Rosenkällasjön" if you like bird watching. In and around Linköping there is a lot to see if you like culture. In the county of Östergötland there is also a lot to see, both nature and culture. If you are intrérested in something special dont hesitate to ask about that.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 242929282736

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