Help me to renovate a cottage from the 1800s in Uppsala, Sweden

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Sweden

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    Last activity

    06/12/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Three years ago me and my daughter, who is now 14, moved into our dream place just outside Uppsala, 100 km north of Stockholm. The house is a classical red wooden house with an old barn and a small cottage. I am doing a lot of renovation work myself, and I am grateful for help from handy volonteers. My priority is to renovate the small, cosy cottage and the barn where we hope to have a B&B in the future. A dream for the future would be to keep hens as well. The garden also requires quite a lot of work, so outdoor people are welcome!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I speak English and Spanish. I have lived several years in Chile and like to receive visitors from Latin America. It would also be great to receive French speaking people, as we would like to pracise our French.
    I am exploring life in the countryside and want to learn more about building preservation and small scale farming. I am open to your advice and experience.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Right now I am looking for people who have experience in carpenting. Though, there are also lots of other smaller and bigger chores to be carried out. I need help with gardening as well as with painting and general housework.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in my house in a double bed (if you are a couple) or in a single room, and you will share the bathroom with me and my daughter. There is also a guest toilet. We will cook and eat together, hopefully in the garden, when the weather permits.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My place is located 25 km north of Uppsala city centre, which you reach by a 15 minute-trainride. Buses and trains arrive here every 30 minutes. There is a food store one kilometer from the house. I can lend you bikes.

    Uppsala is an old university city with beautiful areas surrounding the cathedral from 1435, the castle from 1567 and the botanical garden. Stockholm is one hour away by train. The surroundings provide rich oppotunities for outdoor life, biking, swimming and trekking.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    You will have your own room, which has a good desk for working, with a view over the garden. Internet connection is excellent.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    A van can be parked on the gravel just outside the house.

  • 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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