Help in our edible permaculture paradise garden on the island of Ærø, Denmark



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are a permaculture LAND Center and situated on the paradisiac island Ærø in the Baltic Sea in the very South of Denmark. The island is a real island surrounded by sand and pebble beach and reachable by ferry at two different old picturesque fishing villages with an atmosphere as if a hundred years ago.

    This is our biggest project in life! Besides the possibility of attending a PDC (Permaculture Design Course) with Petra and getting into building and craftsmanship design projects with Morten you can get involved with healing and herbal plant knowledge, gardening activities, wild cooking, animal care, getting into contact with guests and visitors and with several volunteers and internship of different schools and institutes we are cooperating with - and you will definitely get your hands into the soil of our meditative Paradise Garden, which consists of a forest garden with over 200 different edible / useful bushes and trees, over 250 different herbs and healing planst, and the rose garden with more than 160 different roses :-)
    Our greater family is guarded by Puna, the Irish Setter girl and people's best companion and the playful personality Chaos, our Siamese cat. Aristocratic Indian Runner ducks, peaceful and graceful alpacas, the only and royal cashmere and cashgora goats in Denmark, keen Norwegian sheep and last not least rooster King Henry with his beautiful chickens complete the charming "zoo".

    The design of our land, which is on the whole around 17 acres, offers us the opportunity to be as self sufficient as possible, sustainable in the best way, to work in small cycles and to regard waste as a resource. We use and eat primer own / local products, if possible organic, meat rarely. Our garden / farm is cultivated in organic way!

    In our little farm shop we sell our own products like alpaca, sheep and cashmere products, jams, herb salt,...

    We speak English, German, Danish, and the world is our guest.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • 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

    Cultural exchange, evolve deeper healing and herbal plant knowledge, enjoy the meditative garden and surrounding nature, nature activity, language training, deeper handcraft understanding and being part of creative projects, wild and crazy cooking with local ingredients, learn about waste reduction, how to store energy, sharing a resource saving life style, fall in love with some of our charming animals, be part of life's and nature's cycles

    Food (3 meals a day) will be prepared and provided in our family and eaten together on working days (5 days), in spare time 2 days) self supply at cooking facility.

  • Help


    Garden, land and animal care, garden and household techniques, plant cultivation, harvesting and food, forage and seeds preparing, technical building projects, processing wool,...

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    From later spring until early autumn in a cosy caravan with free WiFi and access to kitchen / bathroom, from later autumn until early spring: accommodation in one of our summer cottages

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Earth care, people / creature care, fair share!

  • 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

  • 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: 424435848498