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We're Dennis (builder) and Ayet (artist). 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. Recently Ayet joined this lifestyle. We have a vegetable garden and several small natural houses, such as a Treehouse and a Sculptured 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. For 2021 we'll continue the construction of another small natural house. For those of you who might be interested in living with us as a member of a tiny collective, we have a space available, for short or long-term.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We can teach building skills and how to live more self-sufficiently. 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 in the Japanese moss garden, constructing and renovation of small natural buildings. Help with cooking is optional ;) No experience is needed. We're not looking for experts. If anti-consumerism, self-sufficiency and creativity is something that is part of you, 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, this is not the right place for you.
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
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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