Come and help with building up a farm and enjoy nature on the small island Fejø, Denmark

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  • Description

    Description

    On the small island of Fejø I have bought a small pice of farmland with a neglected house. I'm starting from scratch with building up a mico farm and are well on my way to getting it up and running. I had never expected that this was the way I should go. Life has bumps in the road and provides challenges, these must be accepted with open arms. And now I have to lean how to renovate a house and be a farmer.
    I have a part time job in the evening where I drive around as a home helper to care the of the elderly on the island.

    On the farm I have a cat: Møller, 10 chickens, 15 baby chickens, 7 meat rabbits and around 50 baby rabbits (this shifts all the time depending on how many baby's are being born and how meny I butcher)

    I would love to meet people from all over the world. I have been living and travelling in a camper van, that I rebuilt myself.

    Recently I have started farm campsite where people in caravans, motorhomes and tents visit us og stays for a few days.
    For this campsite is just bought a old vintage caravan that I would love too have help with renovate.

    The Work:
    I love freedom under responsibility. This means you have a lot to say in relation to what tasks you want to do based on a board I have made with all the tasks. The you can choose what suits you best, whether it is inside or outside so you can also adapt to the weather and the skills you have.
    Here we are a team and therefore it's very necessary that the volunteers who live with me are independent, responsible and can clean up after themselves. The house is a construction project and therefore we sometimes have to be creative.

    Some of the tasks:
    - Remove weeds
    - August and september there is a lot of apples that needs to be picked and processed
    - Renovate caravan
    - Fence anmals
    - Sandust
    - Paint
    - Cleaning
    - If you have experience with house renovation, it will be a huge bonus
    - Make wood chips
    - And much more

    I'd need you to help 5 hours a day, 5 days a week ore 25 hours a week. The minimum age is 22 years.

    Where to sleep and eat:
    I have a tiny house, you can stay in with space for up to 2 people and a bedrom in the house for 2 people. Lot's of food in the fridge and freezer, you are welcome to use (The food are mainly vegetarian and don't have much vegan food). You need to cook for yourself because I often work so much I forget to cook and eat.
    Because we live on an island and it is expensive to go to the mainland and shop, therefor I travel once or twice a month to shop food. So we need to plan and think about how we use the food, but there is more than enough.

    In your free time there's lots of things to do, like exploring the island on bikes - I have 1 extra bike. Fishing, enjoying nature or take the ferry to the main land - its a 15 minutes trip. We also have quite an active and open community here, and its easy to get to know the inhabitans and participate in social life on the island. fx there's a permaculture community, or if you're into sports there are several opportunities. But the best, just being in nature. There isn't a any wire fire, we talk to the animals ;)

    Fejø is one of the southerns islands of Denmark, famous for it's many apple orchards and idyllic and quiet way of life. We are close to 500 inhabitants, and in the summertime many more.
    If you're looking for a peaceful and beautiful place surrounded by nature - this is it.

    Best wishes Astrid & all the animals

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Fejø has peace, nature, community and openness. The island people are very welcoming and open, you will get the opportunity to be a part of the comunity very quickly, and experiece first hand what the famous danish word "hygge" means.
    I'm doing a lot of things for the first time and are jumping right into challenge. You will be able to learn and try new things.

  • Help

    Help

    I'm working on the renovation of my house and always working on the farm. I have many different tasks you can help me with. We will try to find a good match between what you like to do and what I need help with.

    - General help around house
    - General Maintenance
    - Building
    - Gardening
    - Small renovation projects
    - Sometimes small diy creative projects
    - Weeding

    I hope to meet lovely people who has a bit of experience and the desire to come to Fejø.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation:
    - Tiny house with Seaview and two double beds. You have access to kitchen, toilet and shower in the main house.
    The fridge, freezer and cabinets with mainly vegetarian food are in the main house.

  • 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

    I have a big ground with seaview and space enough for campervans to be parked. There's electricity and water at the campsite.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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