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Autumn is comming. This year the outdoor work we need help with is taking care of the vegetables and berries growing in the garden, finishing building on the greenhouse and putting up a fence or making paths if the weather allows it. We are also building a warmbed for plants. Do you like to take long walks with the dogs and maybe paint and build and doing 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.
Björkåkra is a small garden farm and situated in a nature reserve for birds in Hornborga by the Hornborga lake in the middle of Sweden. Every spring 10.000 cranes 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 bike.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You can learn about ecological gardening, how we grow vegetables in spring and autumn, painting, bikejoring, aikido, Swedish history, wild birds
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 housework inside. The dogs likes long 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.
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 one room with a double bed and two beds in alcoves in the studio upstairs. The house is small with two toilets and a big bathroom. Heating by wood and air/water pump.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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