We are Søren (56) and Jytte (49). We live on a small organic farm in southern Jutland where we grow organic vegetables and flowers. We sell the produce from a small stall close to our house and sometimes at the local market as well.
Søren works full time as a gardener at the local cemetery. His interests are running, bicycling and yoga. He also plays the guitar. (A little too often, some members of the family might say...)
Jytte works away from home two days of the week. She also does some voluntary work teaching the Danish language to refugees. The rest of the time she is at home working in our big garden. She likes to experiment with a lot of different sorts of plants. Especially flowers, chilli and tomatoes.
Our son, Emil (21) lives at home with us. He studies multimedia design. Our two daughters, Iben (17) and Helena (23) stays with us in the holidays. Iben goes to a high school with an art program and Helena studies comparative literature with a minor in Arabic- and islamic studies.
We have quite a few animals: The three dogs Freja, Frida and Luna are part of the family. They are all very playful and love long walks. We also have a Norwegian Fjord (pony) called Jack. He is almost four years old and loves all kinds of attention. He shares the stable with a friendly Irish Cob mare owned by our neighbour. We have a few cats as well.
There are many wild animals around. Roe deer, hares, foxes and different kinds of birds. If you are lucky you might even see a fox stealing strawberries from your bedroom window. We have our own forest (planted around 15 years ago) and a meadow.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will be part of our everyday life as much as you want to. Visitors usually characterize the place as quiet and peaceful. You can learn about organic gardening and practice your English or Danish.
We have a lot of different things you can help with. During the summer the main focus is the garden - weeding, planting, watering, harvesting etc, but if you are good at repairing stuff, painting, cleaning, cooking, looking after the animals, cutting down trees or have a good idea for something we did not know we needed, we will appreciate any of that as well!
We would like you to work 4-5 hours pr. day 5 days a week, but the work can be done at any time, so if you would like to work more on some days and have some days off to do your own things that can easily be arranged.
Jytte speaks Danish, English, some Arabic and a little bit of German. Søren speaks Danish and a little English. He would like to practice his English. The children all speak English.
You will get your own private bedroom and share the bathroom and kitchen with us.
(There is only a single spare bed but lots of space, so we can accommodate two people if one is willing to sleep on a mattress on the floor.)
You are very welcome to take part in all our meals. We often eat breakfast and lunch separately, so sometimes you will just find something for yourself in the kitchen, but we usually eat dinner together. There is always something suitable for vegetarians and some days meat is served in addition to that.
Please note that our dogs live in the house (and the cats come inside sometimes) so if you are not comfortable around animals or allergic to them, this will probably not be the perfect place for you. (But your bedroom will of course be animal-free!)
The nearest town (Bramming) is 7 kilometres away. It has a well connected train station with trains every hour towards Denmark's two biggest cities, Aarhus (2 hours away) and Copenhagen (3 hours away). You can also get to Esbjerg (the 5. biggest city with shopping centers, cinema, etc.) or Ribe (Denmarks oldest city with a lot of viking history) with just around a 15 minutes train ride.
We can pick up you and your stuff at the train station when you arrive and you can borrow a bike to get around. We usually go by bike ourselves so expect the bike to be your primary form of transportation.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week