Help at organic vegetable/sustainable lifestyle farm in Brunskog, Sweden

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Sweden

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    01/12/2020

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Nina (58) & Tim (63), loving partners who have been together, and lived on the same piece of land for almost 40 years. During this time we have raised 2 children, run 2 different vegetarian restaurants, as well as a healthcare business which included vegan meal preparation, mindfulness, meditation, and personal development through self inquiry....we are also grandparents to the most wonderful 2 year old!

    We have a large family-size organic vegetable farm, including berries, flowers, spices and herbs.
    Our place is a very beautiful and peaceful lakeside property, surrounded by a lot of woodlands. We are into our second year as hosts on another organic farmingsite so we are use to having people staying with us whom we have never met before. Meeting like-minded people from around the world who we can work and live together with is something we have come to enjoy very much. We also enjoy playing music and other creative activities.

    To begin with, you would live in the small cabin, and we would prepare and eat meals together in the main house. How much time we spend together outside of doing tasks and kitchen hours depends on what kind of chemistry develops between us. We are use to having our own private time, so as a visitor you should also be prepared to spend some of your free time on your own. Generally, we suggest a stay of 2-3 weeks, with the possibility of an extention if it feels right for all of us.

    Our main focus is the continual development of sustainable living, which includes how we relate to our body, mind, and spirit, as well as to the earth which we are guests upon.

    Our 2020 workaway season is soon coming to a close and we look forward to hearing from you next year!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Since both Tim and Nina speak English and Swedish fluently there will obviously be a language exchange. We promote a sustainable lifestyle that includes organic farming, creative building, and a variety of healthy lifestyle attitudes...all of which we´d love to share with our guests. We consider ourselves to be the fortunate caretakers of this wonderful property, and have plans to expand the living facilities in a way so that others can also live here and have the opportunity to appreciate what we have been so blessed with. We offer a family-style, collaborative, and supportive environment where guests are invited to explore and expand themselves as human beings. This is an opportunity to learn how to work, rest, and play in a relaxed and conscious fashion...promoting greater health for ourselves and the planet.

  • Help

    Help

    The primary focus is on the maintenance and care of the organic gardens which include a large variety of vegetables, herbs, berries, and flowers. However, this is a small farm and there is always plenty of other things needing attention like wood cutting and stacking, painting, landscaping, building repairs, cleaning, and so on.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is a small cabin at the edge of the forest with 2 single beds, a wood-burning and electric heater...there is a nice porch with a great view of the property and lake! There is no toilet or kitchen in the cabin. There is an outdoor latrine and our guests are also welcome to use the bathrooms in the main house as needed. There is no kitchen in the cabin, as all meals are prepared and eaten in the main house. We are mainly vegan with a smaller amount of fish, eggs and milk products.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a very beautiful and peaceful lakeside property...we have 2 canoes and a wooden rowboat for lake excursions. We have a good deck on the water for relaxation and swimming. There is also a wood-burning sauna right near the lake. There are some very nice country roads and forests for walking and biking. There is a small town 30 minutes away by car, and a larger town 45 minutes away. We usually make trips to one of these towns 1-2 times a week, they are also possible to reach by bus or train. We often have family and friends visiting with us, sometimes staying for days or weeks at a time, especially during the summer months.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 456665452414