We're a small international artist collective: Dennis, Ayet & Frederike. We enjoy freeganism (not to be confused with veganism), like dumpsterdiving and we recycle and reclaim as much as we can. In 2009 Dennis was a volunteer at the Lammas Eco village in Wales and worked closely with Simon Dale who inspired him to live alternatively. Ayet finds a lot of joy in creating art with natural materials and gets her inspiration from this place and its surroundings. Frederike is excited about connecting to people who share the same vision of creating a place of culture and inspirations such as music, dance, poetry and art. We have a vegetable garden and several small natural houses, such as a Treehouse, the Sculptured House and the Bird's House. We built a small outdoor art studio and we have turned the workshop into a cafe and cultural place with a small stage for performances and we had our first Film Festival in July 2020, which we continue every year. In 2022 we'll have our first small music festival in the late summer.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We can teach building skills and how to grow and make certain food/drinks. You can join us on dumpsterdive trips. We have a large library with 95% English books. Plenty of practice in English conversations, about authentic life and everything that is connected to it.
We need help with the vegetable garden, weeding, constructing and maintaining of small natural buildings. Help with cooking is optional ;) No experience is needed. We're not looking for experts. If anti-consumerism, autonomy, authentic living and creativity is something that you connect with, feel free to contact us. If you do write us, please don't write one or a few sentences but write about who you are, why you choose us and what your expectations and ambitions are, for example. If you tell us that you're interested in sustainability and you come by plane, we're not going to take you serious. If you feel consumerism has gone out of control but still expect to have a warm shower every day or every second day, this is not the right place for you. We have to clarify that we don't check how often you shower and that warm showers is what we have. During the red months we don't need volunteers but if you like to come for a visit for one or two days, feel free to contact us.
Your own private cabin that you might share with another volunteer. Long-term volunteers will have the option to sleep in the Treehouse or Sculptured House occasionally.
We live 2 km from a small train station, that brings you to the closest villages in 15 minutes or 30 minutes to the closest city Karlstad. Our place is surrounded by forest and close to swimming lakes.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a good internet and wifi connection.
We have space except between 10 June - 21 August 2022
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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