We are a Dutch/Swedish couple in our early 30s and have moved recently to Sweden after years of working abroad ourselves in West Africa. We have bought a house with 4 hectares of land , 30 minutes south of Stockholm, in the middle of the countryside, where we now live with our daughter (1 year old) 2 dogs and 2 horses. We are completely renovating the 2 houses and garden ourselves and try to set up a small scale hops farm too.
We are an English speaking household and lived as expats for many years during which we made many friends across the globe. We really like to meet other people from around the world and think this will be a great way of continuing that.
You'll live with us, eat and drink with us and will have your own bedroom and bathroom. Our location is surrounded by nature but very well connected to Stockholm and the surrounding areas by public transport. You'll find lakes, hiking trails and nature reserves, as well as being close to the Baltic Sea, the Stockholm Archipelago and the boat connection to Gotland.
We are looking for someone that can help us out with:
- The renovation works indoors and outdoors
- Cut down parts of our forest
- Take care of the animals
- help take care/babysit our daughter
- Take care of the property
If you enjoy horse riding it would be great if you would ride our horses as they need the exercise! And our dogs are always up for a walk through the forest in case you are interested!
If you are keen to stay with us for a while or would like to know more about what we offer and what we expect from you, or any other question of course, then give us a shout!
Looking forward hearing from you!
Luuc & Liisa
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
From our location you are close to Stockholm and its archipelago. So you will be in a good position to explore both. Also from Stockholm you connect really well to other parts of the country if you want to travel around a bit. If you are an outdoors person, you also come to the right place with lakes, trails and wildlife. We brew our own beer so you can learn this if you like. Also the sampling is very important.
next to taking care of our animals, we need help with indoor and outdoor renovation, carpeting, painting etc. No great skills needed, as long as you know your way with tools a bit (the rest we look up on youtube!) Also we will be taking down some parts of the forrest so we'll be handling chainsaws and axes. Again, as long as you have some general feeling for handling tools, we'll make it work.
It would be a plus if you know horses a bit and want to regularly ride them. They would love (and need) the exercise and the surroundings here are great for forest rides..
In the souterrain we have a kind of studio; a big bedroom and a front room with a little fireplace that's all yours. You also have your own bathroom. You will eat and drink with us (hope you like home-brew)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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