Simple life in peaceful forest environment. Help in the garden, building and with the house in Närke/ Finnerödja

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  • Description

    Description

    Originally I come from germany, but I have lived in Sweden since sixteen years. I am 45 years old girl and I need help on my property. I do have two dogs (Lisa and Edda) and a cat (Fini). As volontairs I prefer single girls or couples.

    I need help with all things: Helping the garden and in the house (cooking and cleaning). Preparing firewood and painting. This year I do have a lot of buildingworks and renovation, so it would be nice if you like to build. I never did it, it´s the first time for me! If you have some experience with this it would be perfekt!

    I think working together makes more fun, so I will try to work together with you. But I also have to earn some money, so it will not be possible all time to work together. But I mostly work at home and don´t have a fulltime job, so it will be often that we do things together.

    We will talk about how you want to structure your days. Or if you don´t want. I for example need some time in the morning to be awake and do not begin to work before 9 o´clock. But if you want to do it, it is possible. There are some works which has to be done, but I want you to choose works you are interested in doing, if it is possible. I want you to love working and living on my place!

    I live in a little house in the forests. There is one neighbor about 500 m away with forest between us. The next little town is 12 km away, the next lake 1 km (if you use the small streets in the forest it will be 4 km), the next bathing place 2 km (but you have to go through the forest about 700 m), and the Skagern with sandbeaches about 15 km.
    I do have a vegetable garden in order to be as selfsufficient as possible. My standard of living is low. Since february 2016 I do have electricity, but I am used to live without. There is no water toilet and no shower! I warm the water on the fire, sometimes at the gasoven, but I try to avoid this. We use raining water for daily needs, drinking water I take from a spring. No TV but internet (wifi) which sometimes does not work when we are two persons who use it at the same time. My life ist really basic. Please write me that this is ok for you.

    About me: Some people think that I am a bit crazy. Several years I lived without electricity, and I like the simple life. With my old camper I travelled with only Lisa, my old dog, for some years ago when my life crashed. I believe in energy and spirit, in karma and that we are responsable for our own lifes. I am intrested in living with nature and earth and I am spiritual. I believe in geomanty, healing and chemtrails. I work with tax declaration and give healingmassage, a combination which fits for me. I am geopatolog, a writer and intrested in alternative healingmethods. Don´t expect that I am politically correct!

    I do have a blog where I write about my life and what´s going on here.

    Please write to me which works you are most intrested in and which experiences you have.

    In order to get an exchange as well as possible I would prefer if you talk german or swedish.

    I am looking forward to hear from you!
    Cordula

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I moved from germany to sweden and know how it works today, too. I know a lot about organic gardening, have had a little farm more north where I have had animals and a big vegetable garden, volunteers and workawayers.

  • Help

    Help

    The following works are to do:
    • Preparing firewood and putting it in the shed
    • Taking away bushes in order to keep the property open
    • Freecutting the fence around the property
    • Burning brushwood
    • Gardening
    • Harvesting and preserving vegetables
    • Building a roof about a stair and other handicraft works
    • Renovating the guesthouse
    • Cleaning and renovating the little barn and a stable
    • Painting the guesthouse
    • Cleaning windows and other work in the house
    • In july we will pick strawberries
    • Renovating and painting windows
    • Preparing my old camper for painting, then painting it

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Deutsch, svenska, english (not very well)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In may I will begin to renovate the guesthouse, so you probably will sleep in the caravan. It is possible that you will share it with another workaway.
    Rinning water we do not have (raining water for the daily needs, drinking water I take from a spring), but electricity and an outhouse.

    Important: In this area there are no Pubs or discos or something like this! This is a quiet area with a lot of nature! If you don´t have a car you can borrow an old cycle, but here there is only forest and lakes and forests!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On my website I do have a blog where you can get a god impression of my life on my little farm. Unfortunately I am not allowed to add the link, but when you write me and ask for the name of the website you will get it.

    With me there is absolute freedom of speech! Whether politically correct or not , here everyone can talk as long as it the other not offended! But I would prefer to have a politic- free- zone, will mean: We do not discuss politics at all!

    I live between Laxå and Finnerödja near the nature reserve Vargavidderna with beautiful sea and a unique landscape . The nearest lake is 1 km away, but you would then have to cross the property of our single neighbor ( 500 m away, with a forest between us) which, however, does not mind . The nature reserve Tiveden is around 40 km away, the next lake with bathing place 2 km (you have to go through forest the last perhaps 700 m), the beach on Skagern about 15 km, and the nearest supermarket 12 km away. I have old bikes that you can borrow.

    Bei mir herrscht absolute Redefreiheit! Ob politisch korrekt oder nicht, hier darf jeder reden, solange er den anderen nicht beleidigt! Mir wäre es allerdings am liebsten, wenn wir hier eine politikfreie Zone hätten, womit ich meine, daß wir gar nicht über Politik diskutieren!

    Ich wohne zwischen Laxå und Finnerödja in der Nähe des Naturreservates Vargavidderna mit wunderschönem See und einzigartiger Landschaft. Luftlinie 1 km, allerdings müßte man dann das Grundstück unserer einzigen Nachbarin queren 500 m entfernt, durch Wald von uns getrennt), die allerdings nichts dagegen hat. Das Naturreservat Tiveden ist etwa 40 km entfernt, der nächste Badesee 2 km (dort muß man sich allerdings einige hundert Meter durch einen Wald schlagen), die nächste Badestelle am Skagern etwa 15 km, und die nächste Einkaufsmöglichkeit 12 km. Ich habe alte Fahrräder, die Ihr Euch ausleihen könnt.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week








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