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We're two artists, Dennis & Ayet. 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.
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, a small sauna and we have turned the workshop into a meeting area. For 2024 we plan to build a small natural building, work in the gardens, pick berries and mushrooms.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
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.
What else ...
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.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have a good internet and wifi connection.
Space for parking camper vans
Nothing too big though.
Can possibly accept pets
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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During our stay in July we were picking berries, weeding in the garden, and helping with small construction projects for a green house and building fire wood storage. We also helped to build a Cajon drum which you should play when you visit!
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it was an absolute pleasure to stay with and learn from you. The 3 weeks with you were a perfect first WorkAway experience filled with long intriguing conversations about film & life & more, lots of knowledge and the most beautiful nature. Thank's for a new perspective on life and showing me that a sustainable slow-paced life
First of all, it was great to help with all the building projects! We helped finishing the 'bird house', building the whole workshop and constructing the stone wall of the future
I would like to share with you some words about my two months stay here.
From the first to the last day, Dennis and Ayet welcomed me as I was with kindliness, they encouraged me to be myself and they showed patience to answer all my questions. Through practice, reading and documentary, I learnt a lot about natural building,
Thank you so much for making it possible for me to stay so spontaneously. Although it was only a week, I took so much from my stay, learning about the way you live, natural building, movies and so many other things. I was happy to be outside a lot and enjoyed our conversations about life, society
It is not possible to express how much the stay at Dennis and Ayets place had touched me. They taught me to see life a new way - focused on authenticity and
I learn a lot. They share personal stuff and they give me a lot as a human being. Stay
Not a single second of your days will feel like wasted, you will always get something, either
The place itself is really quiet and nice,
If you are interested in learning how to live a sustainable and natural life, I
We had a cozy cabin to ourselves and workwise it was searching for & carrying stones, stripping trees, cutting wood and weeding. They are very flexible
I hope I can visit this place again. Thank you so much!
Dennis is a smart, humorous and caring guy. It seems that there is no topic in the world he is not interested in. You can debate about everything imaginable, indeed there were favorite topics during my stay like disgusting
I had stimulating conversations with Dennis, Wiki and the other volunteers, about life, human nature, eco - sustainability and I had the chance to watch very interesting documentaries from Dennis' collection.
It's been great to meet other volunteers from