American Swedish academic and Swedish translator---living in a small village very near larger civilisation. We love Music (making it and listening to it), nature, travel, good food.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Learn a little Swedish language and culture. Learn English too if you like. Meet well-travelled, broadly educated individuals who like to share their experiences and learn from others too.
Need some help with maintenance of a historic house built in 1900. It is time to paint the exterior, so if you are into care and restoration, you would love it here. We'd very much like to have some creative engineering students with energy and eco ideas to join us as well as woodworkers, painters, and eco-gardners or even vintners. Want to start a small vineyard? Musicians and artists welcome. No smoking or pets however, but a few friendly cats do wander the property from time to time.
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Bed and board available SUMMER 2022 - AFTER COVID. Send us a message!
Great medieval sites to visit in the area as well as good fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more. The location is within just 100 meters of river, canal, and large lake with sailing, wind surfing and beaches for swimming too (water temp is around 22C). Happy to teach a little Swedish too, and for those with Swedish roots, an opportunity to look up ancestors and/or relatives.
We are reluctant to offer more than 4-7 days initially just in case things are not what any of us anticipated, BUT we can be flexible too. If things are great, and you are flexible, a few more days to a week is possible. Most of the time we need painting and gardening help, but if you are handy with construction, we can always use your help too. Anyone who understands solar or wind power?! We'd love to jump off the grid with the right help (or at least find alternative ways to boost electricity).
Europeans can fly to Skavsta inexpensively and take a bus to Linköping which is not far from our home. KLM also flies directly from Amsterdam to Linköping.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We can accommodate Internet connection, but prefer that travellers use the free wifi down the street at our wonderful local library.
3-5 hours/day, 4 days/week