Help out around a small farm on the island of Bornholm, Denmark

  • Denmark
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  • Last activity: 23 Apr 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    *Update marts 2023: Right now we have filled up the group of workawayers for May. At the moment we haven’t decided if there will be another group in autumn 2023 or spring 2024.

    We live on a small farm on the island of Bornholm, in Denmark. We have a big organic vegetable and flower garden and animals, which include 5 horses, 3 pigs, 2 sheep, 2 cats, 7 ducks, a lot of chicken and 2 dogs. The farm is located close to the coast in a beautiful area.

    We gather a group of workawayers a few times a year since this setting works well for us (and also for the volunteers!) Accordingly, this means that we prefer persons who can join the group for the whole period. We also prefer individual travelers since that creates the best group dynamics.
    The work here is to help with different garden projects, general maintenance, stone paths, carpentering, weeding, painting, repairing and other farm work, mostly outdoors and some of it might be rather heavy work.

    You will probably meet some of our children, Astrid (32) Janus (29) Emma (29) Freja (26) Oskar (25) and Iris (23) during weekends and holidays.

    We train our dogs, horses and mini pigs with clicker training (positive reinforcement) and we use horsemanship with our horses.

    Finn works full time outside the farm, but Susan works part time during the week and takes time off in the workaway period.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Practical skills aquired from the many different tasks around the farm. A relaxed environment where you will feel at home in no time. It is also possible to borrow a car (you pay the gas yourself) or you can borrow a bike from us to explore the island. The friendship and fun in the small diverse group is also a lovely bonus.

    "Lots of work followed by copius amounts of wine and pizza" - Iain Lawson, workawayer

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Most of the work is outside, mainly in the garden.
    One of the jobs needed will be feeding the animals and different gardenwork.
    You will also be a part of the daily work in the household, including dishwashing, cleaning ect.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    One big room for four ,two room for two. And one single room for anyone to use when they want some quiet time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It may be possible to try to ride the horses, but as we ride differently to most riding schools you will only ride accompanied by someone who knows the horses - this is whether you have experience or not.

    The name of the island is Bornholm (40.000 citizens) however the island is very popular during the summer. It is located in the Baltic sea and is closer to Sweden than to the rest of Denmark. It is the only place in Denmark with a rocky terrain and since the island is small you are never too far from the ocean (whether you like rocks, stone or sand beaches).

    The farm is located right next to the ocean by "Teglkås", it is possible to swim from the coast. And there are hiking routes, for example to "Jon's Kapel".

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 411949724479

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