Come and enjoy nature, countryside and be a part of our family in Norra Sorunda, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi!

    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

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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..

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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)

  • 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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