Come and join a community house in a Swedish mountain village in Gäddede, Sweden

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi there, we are looking for a handy couple, or two friends, preferably over 25 years of age for outdoors work and renovations. If any of you have carpentry skills, it's a big plus!
    We would like to have a 2 weeks at least visit, in June-July or September-october.
    Mind that it takes at least a full day to travel here from Stockholm or Oslo.

    We live in a big old, wooden schoolhouse of 800 m2 with a lake below and mountins behind, in Jormvattnet, a mountainvillage in the middle/north of Sweden. Basically we are on the border to Norway.
    At the moment there are only two of us, Pexo and Maria plus a few chickens. We have friends and family visiting often, so sometimes we are more people in the house. When we are more people living in the house, we cook togheter and have gatherings around things that concern the work of the house and what comes up in the proccess of living together.
    We like music, food, to socialise, and to live the life we are offered here where the sun lights up the summer sky all night long and the winters are tough and booring :)

    Workwise it's a lot of outdoors work, mainly woodstacking, gardening and renovations takes place. Indoors jobs can be painting, cleaning and cooking if interested.
    Many possibilities to walk in the forrest and in season (Aug-Sept) pick berries or mushrooms. Fishing is big up here. Moose and reindeer, even bear is not uncommonly seen. Wintertime can be grim and isolated with lots of snow, barrels of wood to haul and cold weather. But also cosy and calm with a live fire in the livingroom, sauna in the basement and lots of indoorsspace. Different workshops around the house allows for opportunity to be creative if one is interested. Skiing and other winteractivities is best in March and April when the light is coming back.

    If interested, hit the mailbox.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn swedish, cooking and soapmaking.
    Outdoors adventures, making a fire etc

  • Help


    Big jobs in summer is stacking firewood outdoors, weeding, planting, taking care of the chickens and painting.
    In the winter snowshovelling, taking in firewood and depending on season, renovation and maintanance, painting, scraping windows and heaters to be repainted. General help with cleaning and other housework, cooking if interested. If you have artistic skills you can also get to express that if it´s fitting somewhere.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Pexo is a Swedishteacher if you're up for learning Swedish!

  • Accommodation


    Comfortable sleeping indoors, omnivores.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is quite far north and takes atleast a full day to reach from Stockholm. Coming in from Trondheim, Norway is also a viable option, contact us for more information.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Big yard so any type of van can be accommodate, electricity available.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Any kind of pet as long as they don't go poo indoors. The chickens often run loose on the yard so dogs can't be loose outdoors.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 328315942993

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