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Stay at organic estate in beautiful Värmland.
This place originated from 1859 with a rich history which charmed us from the beginning we set foot here in 2005. We aim to be self-sufficient and sustainability is our goal. We work according bio-dynamic principles and our farm is organic registered.
We have substantial gardens and vegetables which are grown organically and we are registered as Krav in Sweden.
There are several buildings at the estate and we would welcome new ideas to inspire us. So do not hesitate to share your thoughts whilst joining us on this organic farm with sheep, hens and wonderful options to enjoy natural beauty with her extensive forests and nearby lakes for beautiful hiking or canoeing at your doorstep. You can easily extend your visiting in free time by train Oslo or to Stockholm. Nearest town is KARLSTAD and village Arvika.
Our season runs from April to end October. In the organic vegetable garden as well as looking after the sheep and hens on the farm, and all that comes with it. This place is suitable for couples travelling.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You will stay at an original Swedish Herrgård dated from 1859 which has delivered materials f.ex. to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, has had royal guests staying overnight on their to Norway and is part of a hamlet where there is a strong sense of historical connection.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Together with the head gardener you will learn to maintain organic gardening. we have a rose garden, English flowersbed , extensive vegetable garden, and small forest to maintain. All gardening work will be available.
The farm has sheep and hens that needs look after, you will learn sheep handling and care.
If you can drive traktor that's a plus. Chopping wood and maintenance of fencing and some small easy painting in the stables of the sheep and hen house return every summer.
You will have your own place to stay and the stable kitchen is fitted with full kitchen and simple bathroom. You can also use the full equipped gym/fitness room at the kornboden where you will stay. It's great place to take a friend for you can share a room. If you ever dream of having a organic farm this is the place to start your experience.
Helping days are equal to the staff at the farm, Monday till Thursday 9-16. Lunch and coffee breaks included. Canoe and 2 mountain bikes are available. We do have some public transport (bus) but not ideally, a driving licence is more suitable.
After an introduction on the farm and surroundings you will be ask to join the staff and they will discuss your to do lists on a weekly basis. We will also visit some nice eco projects nearby to be inspired.
Your private lodging is in a studio with own kitchen and bathroom. You can use the gym at your free time. The stable kitchen will also be used during daytime by our staff for coffee breaks and lunch, so you can practice your Swedish or English. Toilet and bathroom facilities are in the stable kitchen as well. A BBQ area in front of the barn for nice summer evenings. Or join us for a nice BBQ at the braai at out outdoor kitchen. On our estate there are 3 houses. The main house we (Karin and Koos) live , the Flygeln, the Rättarebostad.
So this is a small hamlet on the estate.
To enjoy your stay best, it is recommended to have a car, as we life remote and the public transport has declined over the years. It is most suitable to join us with 2 persons , so you can work and share time together as we might not be around all times, beside our gardener.
What else ...
During free time we recommend fantastic hiking in glaskogen nature reservat as well visit Nils Holgersson writers house Selma Lagerlöf in Sunne and Gammal valla week in Brunskog, check out visitvarmland.se for more information on the area.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
We have camper space available at the stable block area.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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They really helped us out with some small projects, both are very handy indeed, they loved being with animals , and the sheep also enjoyed their company, : )
Nice personalities both of them, and we are confident they will be just fine in the future.
We had different work to do and it was never boring. we had plenty of time to discover the Varmland and nearby cities ! It was a incredible exchange… read more
Karin, Koos, Eva, Kristina, Leif