Come and help us outdoor help and more in the woods of Värmland in Västra Ämtervik, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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 ...

    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

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    no elephants

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our backyard, the endless forest.
Our newest natural house, under construction

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