hej, we're a family with 2 kids, originally from switzerland, came to sweden for a sabbatical 6 years ago and got stuck, living in a cosy old farmhouse on the countryside surrounded by a beautiful garden/park and wild forests, trying to keep live slow and simple, renovating another house nearby to be our future paradise in a learning-by-doing-way, hosting many visitors to satisfy our social needs...
Babysitting / child care
welcome to take a close look on our try to slow down life, escape from some of the compulsions of western living, and building the place of our dreams with our own hands. get an insight in swedish and swiss culture in just one place. enjoy the quiet an beautiful natural surrounding here. watch an autodidact build a house...
if you're in to music teach us some of your songs and learn some of ours!
depending on your skills / interests you can choose between work in the garden or on the building site.
building projects 2019: installation of floor-heating system, new wooden floors, new kitchen, interior doors; clayplastering, painting indoor.
if you like painting: the old farmhouse we live in has a tipical swedish wooden facade in yellow/white, which needs some new colour.
we're often happy to have someone who can take care of the kids, but only if it fits well and you're into it.
guesthouse in the woods, trailer in the garden or guest room in our house; there's always more than one option to choose from. we eat rather healthy and like to invest time in preparing food, but try to avoid dogmas. vegetarians and carnivores welcome.
awesome wild forest just behind the house (with lots of blueberries and mushrooms), about 5km to the sea (we have bicycles), various lakes in the surrounding (we have a boat), table tennis, sauna and hot tube in the garden. bad public transport, just about 2 busses in and out per day. 15km to the next trainstation, we can pick you up by car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week