Help our little family in the woods around Silkeborg in the Lake District of Denmark



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    Hi world travellers. We’re a small family collective of Danish/Australien heritage living in an old farmhouse in the woods around Silkeborg in the Lake District of Denmark.

    We have forest all around and no visible neighbours, yet only 4 k’s to the local shop and 12 k’s to the center of Silkeborg. At present we are Emma (30), Victor (32) and Inger (56) and often our partners or the grandparents are here as well. We’re all working, Victor and Emma are builders/carpenters and Inger a psychologist.

    We have a big veggie garden. Our source of heating is wood and we (that is Victor) have two big dogs.

    There are always projects happening. We aim towards sustainability, fun and meaningful living. And hardly ever a project happing without music. Just as the occasional and spontaneous jam session happens. We all enjoy little creative projects in our spare time, be it building something, collecting mushrooms or cooking on a fire. We’ve always enjoyed everything multicultural and find this Workaway concept interesting.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being fluent in both Danish and English we can obviously assist in training those two languages. Some carpenter skills can also be taught and there a fair interest in and possibility for wood turning. Emma is a fabulous bread maker and can teach you to make bread with sourdough. We’re a broad minded family and enjoy conversations and shared activities just as we all enjoy our individual interests and space.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    At the moment there’s a choock pen project happening. We are forever confronted with electrical problems in this old house, so electrical skills and knowledge is appreciated. The dogs love attention and walks and are forever in need of training. General maintenance is ongoing and good ideas for improvements are welcome. Help with cooking. We all absolutely love food with inspiration from around the world.

    We’re away most days during the day, so you need to be okay on your own, able to take responsible action on your own, enjoy the company of yourself and the dogs or enjoy the nature surroundings. After work or on weekends some of us are always here for the dogs and we often work or do stuff together.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You’ll have your own room either in the main house or in a restored room in the attic of one of the other farm buildings. You’ll share kitchen, living room, bath and toilet with us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the surrounding areas there are numerous possibilities for nature activities, specifically on the lakes or in the woods. We are right next door to The Ancient Road that runs all the way from the north to the south of Jutland. . (Inger enjoys hiking in the area.) Just as kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding are popular sports on the lakes around here. The nearest public transport is 6 k’s away. There is a bike and sometimes a car that you can borrow.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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