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

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a good internet and wifi connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space except between 10 June - 21 August 2022

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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

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