Workaway at our family farm and discover the beautiful Hälsingland, Sweden

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Sweden

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family which moved from the Netherlands to Sweden in 2008 and are running a small sheep farm in the province of Hälsingland (280 km NE of Stockholm). Our daughter has moved abroad and now it's just us two living here.
    Besides sheep we have chickens,pigs, a dog and a Shetland pony. Since the winters are usually long here there's a lot of work to be done in summer; shearing sheep, making hay (june/july), work in the forest, fixing/maintaining fences, painting, maintaining the buildings etc. Last year we even built a greenhouse and are now growing vegetables,both inside and outside. We are trying to be self-supporting.
    . We prefer you stay at least 2 weeks (alone or with a travel companion) so we have a chance to get to know each other and you have time to experience our way of life, You can also take a look on our website jansenlantbruk.se. We speak English, German, Swedish, Dutch and some French.
    Another important reason we would like to welcome a volunteer in our home is that we like to meet new people and share different ways of life.
    Greetings, Els and Jan

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    We ourselves have travelled to many countries in the world and we love to share our travel stories with you. We are also passionate about the area we live in now and would love to show you around.

  • Help

    Help

    Most of the task we like to have help with of volunteers is: Fencing sheep meadows, painting, shearing sheep, and helping to build up our vegetable project according to permaculture and hügelkultur. We like people who are used to take own initiative and see where the work is. Apart from the hay season when the weather dictates the working hours, you will have freedom to plan working hours.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in our guest house which is located near our place or in our own house and be part of the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hälsingland is very beautiful with lots of forest to hike in and lakes and rivers with sandy beaches to swim or fish in. The nearest larger town is about 30 km away and can be reached by bus. If you have a driving license you can borrow our car from time to time in your free-time. Also the Swedish coast is very nice here with lots of small island and fishing villages. We also like to enjoy all this in our free-time and will be happy to show you the best sites.

    We live close (< 3 km) to the lake which is great for swimming. We also live close to a horseback riding school, a mountain bike park, and a newly opened adventure park with zip-line, via ferrata etc. Furthermore, the area is great for hiking with day hikes och longer hikes starting right from the back yard.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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







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