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We are Vivi (35) and Nils (35) with the children Rebecka Leone (8) and Stig Love (6,5). We are a warm family who loves welcoming workawayers to our home.
We live in Karbenning, a village on the countryside in Bergslagen, the heart of Sweden, easily accessed by train (Stockholm - Karbenning 2hours).
The cross country skiing trails starts right from our back door.
We try to live our lives environmental friendly, why we eat a lot of vegetables, locally produced meat and try to not use our car too often.
We have a few rabbits, some chickens, ducks and a dog.
Year 2015 we travelled as workawayers in Spain and Belgium. It was a great experience to travel with children. Do you have a family? Bring them with you.
Nils works as a forester in the forests of Avesta, Dalecarlia. Vivi works in the nearest town Norberg, at Bergslagens Folkhögskola. She runs an online course about environment and climate, the UN global goals.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We offer you Swedish culture and nature experience
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Walk to the lake with chance to see beaver, beaver tracks
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Excursions and picnics in the nearby villages. We are surrounded by cultural history, iron mining since the Middle Ages (!)
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Social gatherings, meet other swedish people
Tasks planned for 2019
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We need some extra hands in our daily life, animal care, help with children and general maintenance.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Reparation in our 200 m2 wooden house built in 1909.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Renovate inside the guest house. Build a pentry. Do you know plumbing or carpentry?
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Weeding, gardening, cut grass, clean gravel from weeds. Prepare growing beds.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Painting facade of the house. (Scraping off paint first)
All these things were done 2017-2018. Thanks for all the help!
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Lots of painting. Scrape off paint from guesthouse/garage/south facade and re-paint.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Build a greenhouse and growing beds.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Renovate furniture.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Build rabbit cages.
It's important you like children, since we have two small kids.
Sorry, we don't have internet. We use our phones to connect to the web.
Swedish, English, Finnish, Spanish, little French
In the winter you stay in a guest room the main house.
In summertime, accommodation in guesthouse with 2-4 beds and toilet (WC) next to our house and the garden.
Sauna in the big house.
300 metres from train station.
500 metres from lake where you can have picnic, swim, fish, skii.
1 kilometre from the local community center with gym (Bygdecenter).
In the village there are many people engaged in different projects and the possibilities to take part of social gathering are several.
In the community centre there is a gym, gym hall, kindergarten and conference rooms. All is run by volunteers. Some evenings there are sports activites, movie nights, pop-up restaurants or knitting cafées.
In Karbenning there are small scale farms with cows, horses and sheep. There is a trail around the river where you can go for beaver safari.
You easily travel to Karbenning by train. Train stops in Avesta Krylbo (where you can change to Arlanda and Stockholm), Örebro, Fagersta, Skinnskatteberg, Gävle etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day 5 days a week