Help a growing community with building projects on the beautiful and special island Orust, Sweden



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    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    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!

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 413851378524