We own and manage a farm in the beautiful location of Tiveden, Sweden.
We have many animals and land to take care of so there is always something to do.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Here is an opportunity to learn more about horses and get more time in the saddle and also learn a little Swedish and improve your English (since one of us is originally English). Learn about Swedish culture and of course get to know our way of life.
We are looking for volunteers that have horse riding experience.
My name is Camilla, and you will also meet my husband Rob (Englishman) and my daughter Olivia (7 yo in 2020). My father also lives at the farm.
We have three Fjord horses, three Arabian horses, one Welsh Partbred pony and two "North Swedes" who needs to be worked/trained and kept fit for the summer in different ways depending on their age and education level. In the summer you will ride horses, either with me, alone or go with us on tour rides.
We work with the horses in a Natural Horsemanship style. It would be nice if you have any affinity or interest in this way of handling horses.
We also have 30 sheep (plus their lambs) and 10 chickens which need to be fed and taken care of.
In the spring and summer we also need volunteers to help out with things like mowing the lawn, fencing, clearing pastures, and everything that could come up on a farm.
We eat mostly our own meat or that of our neighbours and we like to buy organic food, but we are not strict about it.
If you are vegetarian you are welcome too, we can work our way out with cooking.
Vegans will have to cook for themselves if they want to come to us. We can discuss how we will work that out.
You will eat lunch with us and breakfast and dinner by yourself in your own space.
To the village where there is a small store it is 5 km, and to the nearest small town it's 30 km.
If you are interested in working with us, having a lot of fun and also learning a lot about horses, please contact us!
We are currently renovating/building a new volunteer room.
It is located across the yard from our house and includes a bed, cooking place and there will be a toilet with shower next door.
Internet: Unlimited wifi.
On your time off you can take the bike or go by foot and discover for example the Tiveden National Park. There's a bus nearby to Laxå and from there you could take the train to Örebro.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
You will have access to wifi in your room.
This host can provide space for campervans.
As long as they are friendly towards our pets and with people since we have guests regularly on the farm.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week