Self-sufficiency gardening and building projects in Vimmerby, Sweden



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  • Description


    We are a family of two adults (born -52 and -64) and two teens (born - 98 and 01) with long experience in self-sufficiency gardening. I am a teacher in self-sufficiency gardening and permaculture at the local folk high scool, my husband is an acupuncturist, reflexologist and healer.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers may be inspired by our self-sufficiency style of life and may like to learn about gardening, wild edible plants, permaculture etc. We are looking forward to have many interesting chats about everything between micro-life in the soil to global issues, dreams, hopes and fears for the future on this planet and many good laughs.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    At the moment we are looking for someone who would like to stay for at least WHOLE SEPTEMBER. My husband will be operated in his hip so we need a person who can do the daily work while I am travelling for two weeks in the end of the month. The first part of the month you would work at my side and learn everything.

    Daily tasks will be taking care of 11 hens, helping out in harvesting and conserving veggies (and, kitchen work (cooking, cleaning), watering and other garden work.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in our newly renovated guest house with your own kitchen and ecological toilet. (see photo)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the beautiful landscape known worldwide through the books and films of Astrid Lindgren. In your spare time you may borrow bikes and go swimming in one of two lakes in biking distance, or you may want to visit the small towns of Vimmerby or Västervik.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours a week. We'll agree on the times.

Host ref number: 328532554684