Bön 435 is alittle farm on the island Orust, 80 km north of Gothenburg and 2,5 km from Henån, where shops, busses etc are to find. it is a 20 minuts walk down to the sea and the harbour if you like to take a bath!
We, Margareta and Ulrik bought this place in 2011 and the plan was to create a community for caretaking of nature, ecological/ biodynamic farming and sustainable living in a world of consuming and marketing. We look for possibilities to develop ourselves and this place into the world we want to see and in which we want to live.
An autistic, non-speaking friend of us, Joakim, 30 years old, lives here since 5 years and has a group of 7 helpers. Ulrik lives permanently in the place and normally one or two of the others on a daily changing basis. You are welcome to share meals and activities with this group.
We have two houses and a garden house, (with internet) where you are welcome to live, with a simple toilet and shower in the basement of the main house, where Joakim lives. Ulrik and part time also Margareta lives in the other house. Ulrik is a Waldorf teacher and a carpenter with many plans for the existing buildings and we look for someone to help with this. Skills in building are welcome! We have space for tents and a van and there i also a lot of work in the garden to do. Margareta is a curative eurythmist and has worked with therapy in different areas for example autism.
We are speaking an acceptable german and english.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
In the group around Joakim we have swedish, danish, russian and german members. You will meet and interact with them and also have the possibility to learn to communicate with a non-speaking person, who has special gifts and interests in spirituality, which he shares with us all.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We have two buildings, one of which has an apartment to be made with bathrom and kitchen. We also have outdoor work like painting to do!
A small garden house with internet and a simple toilet and shower in the basement of the main house. You can share meals with Joakim and his group or you can cook in a simple kitchen in the basement of the main house with a refrigerator.
Orust is an old place with culture from the Stone Age onwards, with stone settings and a beautiful nature and nice salt baths in the sea. In summer there are many tourists and possibilities. There is a busline to Gothenburg and it takesn 1.5-2 hours to get there. You can learn Swedish and we are ready to help with this!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week