Come and help with gardening, construction projects and walking the dogs in Skaraborg, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    Autumn is here and it´s time to prepare the garden for the winter. The cranes have left the lake Hornborga to move on south. This year the outdoor tasks we need help with is weeding, planting, finishing building on the greenhouse, building on in the garden and putting up a fence or making paths if the weather allows it. We are also building a warm bed for plants. Do you like to take long walks with the dogs and maybe paint and build and do garden work?
    Do you have previous experience with dogs? Some strength is needed and you need to know or learn how to act around huskys. It is good if your stay can be three weeks or more.
    There is nearly always something to construct or paint.
    The small garden farm situated in a nature reserve for birds in Hornborga by the Hornborga lake in the middle of Sweden. Every spring 10.000 cranes or more land at the lake before they take off to their nesting places. Hornborga is also full of historical sightings like Ekornavallen and Varnhem where some of the old Swedish kings are buried and there are excavations from both viking- and middle ages.
    Close enough to go by bike or foot.
    I am a painter and an aikido teacher and live with my dogs. We go on trips with the bikes when the weather allows it.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about ecological gardening, how we grow vegetables in spring and autumn, painting, bikejoring, aikido, Swedish history, wild birds

  • Help

    Help

    This year we need help with finishing building a greenhouse from mainly recycling material and an ecological bed to culture vegetables when the weather is cold. We are also making a fence and putting down paths. But we only do outside tasks when the weather allows it. Sometimes there will be household chores inside. The dogs likes walks so this is a possibility. It´s very good If you are able to take part in the training and care for the dogs.
    You will need good shoes, jacket and warm clothes.

    It is essential that we have a common language.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You have possibility to use the kitchen and make your own food but we will also make food together. Many of the ingredients are local. I have two beds in alcoves in the studio upstairs for workaways. The house is small with two toilets and a big bathroom. Heating by wood and air/water pump. We have a temperature of about +19 degrees C indoors at winter and in the evening we make a fire.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are very few daily buses, but you can borrow a bike or travel with me if you need to go to town. We have wifi.
    If you like to explore the area we have a lot of historical sites ranging from stone age to middle ages. The area is of geological and nature interest. Not far from the bird lake, the woods or the mountain of Billingen. (within 10 km)
    We do not provide alcohol and do not agree to druguse.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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