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We're a young family living 45km north of Östersund, Jämtland. Julia is a Veterinary nurse/teacher while Bengt is a carpenter with his own company. We have two daugthers born -19 and -21.
We share our house with two dogs and a cat. Julia also have 2 horses and 5 goats. Bengts family have dairycows , some sheep, and chickens close by.
Besides our fourlegged friends on the farm there is plenty of wild animals living around here.. such as mooses, reindeers, deer, lynx, mountain hare etc.. Bengt regulary provide them with salt/minerals during the year.
We are all a bunch of nature/animallovers here as you can tell! We also try to be as self sufficient as we can, growing much of our own plants etc..
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
You will have a great opportunity to learn about swedish farmlife, maybe even some basic swedish? And explore the area!
Julia has been travelling as a volunteer through WA for many years before and we see this as an opportunity to continue learning from other people/culture around the world, now that we can't travel so much ourselves anymore.
There are bikes available on the farm, and you can go to Östersund through public transport (a few times a day) on your off-days, in between you should expect to be quite "stuck" in our area, but are free to come with us to the grocery store etc whenever we go.
We will pick you up at the airport/ trainstation upon arrival if you need us to .
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
For 2022 we need help with painting, fencing, animal care, gardening and possible some buildingprojects. For most projects it's beneficial if you are 2 people working together, because of that our ideal volunteers would be cuples/friends travelling together. If you have with experience with horses that is also a bonus.
You will also learn about swedish farmlife/culture.
We'll try to find tasks you feel comfortable with, but expect a willingness to try new things and help out as well as you can. You should expect to be outside a lot, your hands will get dirty and your soul hopefully happy here 😃
In your free time there's plenty of nice places around and we'll be happy to share our golden spots with you!
Volunteers will have their own room/bathroom + space with own entrance in our house.
We will provide food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We eat vegetarian food, fish and wild meat from our area (Bengt is a hunter). Most dairy products, like milk and eggs, are from our village.
Examples of things you can do around here: Explore the nearby forests, mountains and lakes (plenty of nice tracks!). Fish/hunt, depending on season. Check out local waterfalls or maybe the ancient rockcarvings made 5000 years ago!
Try out some outdoor sports such as downhill rafting, mountainbiking, windsurfing etc, the popular town Åre is 50km away..
Or just hang out at the farm enjoying the simple things in life.
Obs! No smoking on our farm/area!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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