Help me create a community and education centre in Asnæs, Denmark

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  • Description

    Description

    Come to Denmark and help me create a Community- and Education Centre - to host youth exchanges as well as a new bridge-building entrepreneurship education for young people, who want to become independent entrepreneurs or who just want to become leaders in their own life :)

    We are getting the place and the grounds ready to host the education:
    I have bought a beautiful piece of land in Asnæs, Odsherred, Denmark - 8.800 m2, with a couple of old buildings - one of which was an old stables-building, which has now been torn down, but we are working to create a nice yard where it once was - the other is the very old schoolhouse of the old 'Høve Skole' which functioned as a school from 1837 to 1947 - this building is still standing and has been refurbished a couple of times a few decades ago. The farmhouse building needs a new roof, a contractor will be doing this, and we can help and support this project. A more modern building from the 70'ies is the dormitory - this building has been fitted with new floors in order to have heating-pipes put down. We are seeking funding to help have a heating pump installed, so this whole geothermal system will work in the winter. We also still have to put in a new staircase to the auditorium and there are a few indoor tasks fitting cupboards and such ...

    The grounds need to be nurtured continuously: there is a big vegetable-garden, a football pitch and an orchard.... they all have to be kept free from weed.... And of course we have to take care of the 15 chickens and the rooster in the chicken pen!
    The tasks are many: There is the new roof on the farmhouse, we can support this process, plus some repairs and paint-jobs, it would be great to build a couple of shelters on the grounds, so we can camp outside by the fireplace, and at some point building a new garden shed in the vegetable garden from the stones we have collected from the stables building which was torn down is also a wish - because then the big shed can be used as a 'makerspace' for creative unfoldings... but mostly we can create a nice and welcoming yard to receive people, mend the fences around the place, build separating dikes from the many stones we have on the property - AND we can finish the stone-setting which creates the beautiful amfi-theatre on the slope from the buildings to the garden :) :)
    So it will be great, if you have worked with moving and laying stones before or if you have any experience in carpentry - or if you just have a will to participate :) :) ...

    In short: we want to make the property and the surrounding garden beautiful and welcoming for all the young people who will come to this Centre :) :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While getting the place ready, the learning process is about creating community and building something from scratch, creating beauty and priming a beautiful place in nature to receive students. Depending on when in the process you come as a workaway'er there will be different skills to learn. Submerged in the danish culture of the place, but with a community of people from different places and from all walks of life - it is a nice mix of cultures who come to put their mark on this centre.
    And thank you so much for coming :)

  • Help

    Help

    There are many tasks and many different skills are welcome:
    It will be great if you have knowledge about gardening, tending to a vegetable garden, how to create and tend to a brand new lawn and an orchard....
    It will be great, if you have experience with moving and laying stones before...(some of them are very big and require machine help)
    There is also some plastering tasks, creating the Amfi-theater and building a shed from the old stones...
    We have repair-jobs and a staircase will have to be put in / mended (carpentry) and there is still some painting to be done ....
    There are daily tasks of tending to chickens and getting the community to work.
    So if you have any experience in any of these fields it will be great!

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have rooms with bunk-beds, so you will be staying 2 people in each room.
    The beach is within walking distance and we have 3-5 working bicycles which you can borrow to go to the small shopping centre in Asnæs if you wish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The camp is in Asnæs, Odsherred. It is a train ride of 1½ hour from Copenhagen. You get on a train to Holbæk, where you change trains to go towards Nykøbing Sj and you get off in Asnæs. It may be a good idea to get an anonymous travel card (but check other options for young people).
    Lots of hiking possibilities, walking to the beach and going for a swim or going for bike-rides. Several of our previous workaway'ers joined the local football-club and participated in tournaments :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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