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= A COUPLE OR 2 FRIENDS: 4 WEEKS IN MARCH /APRIL ! =
A Swedish-German couple, Frank (63) & Monica (65+), living on the lovely Swedish countryside close to the woods.
We are both pretty social and interested in much like ecology, musik of all kind, politics, travelling and more. Frank is playing several instruments and participating musically in church activities. Frank is also running a non-profit-organisation offering nature activities for kids now and then. Frank is working part-time in a parish of the Lutheran Church of Sweden with children groups, youth and nature, Monica used to be a physician, now retired. We are spending a lot of time on our ground, in the garden, or strolling around in the woods with our dogs "Zeppo" and "Balder".
Anyway we usually offer our helpers now and then excursions in the surroundings.
We had several helpers here during the last years, and they always had a good time and were satisfied! Sometimes I took them along to the little seaside-town of Strömstad where I work, so they were strolling around and I picked them up when I went home from work. Or gave them a ride to some starting-point for a day-hike on the trails in the woods and picked them up in the evening again. So there are a lot of outdoor-activities around, and I promise you:
if you are a real nature-lover you won't be disappointed!
140 km north of Gothenburg - 20 minutes to the sea - 3 minutes to the nearest lake - 1 minute to the forest and then ... hours of silence !
We : Monica (Swedish) + Frank (German / Swedish) , own a farm ( but we are not running any agriculture business; we have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 goats, 2 geese, 3 sheep, 2 rabbits - all animals "just for fun") in the landscape of Bohuslän on the countryside with 5 acres = 2 hektar of land in the forest area .
Beside the big project of constructing a Bushcraft-Lodge there are always small tasks like: fences for the animals, maintenance of the big barn, some painting, easier carpeting works, helping with the vegetable garden and stuff like this.
Please mention: all is non-profit-projects (we put in our own money!), so don´t expect to be paid for any work. No money involved...
The Scandinavian metropoles Gothenburg and Oslo are easy to reach within 2 hours, even by public bus, for a day-trip.
Near Tanumshede we have a lot of rock-carvings from bronce age and a museum about this (World Heritage Place!)
We have a canoe lying at "our" :-) lake, where you can paddle and watch beavers in the evening.
Monday - Friday. We do prefer a stay of 3-4 weeks.
German, Swedish, English, un poco de español
If we don't have any bookings for paying guests you may live for yourself in our typical Swedish "stuga", a fully equipped guesthouse of 40 m2 which we rent out during summer commercially. Have a look at the pictures!
There you have a lot of space to relax and just be, but of course we often eat together, sit by the fireside outside or have a chat. Although we like to be social, please don't expect close family life: you should be able to be for yourself and enjoy your own space and later on we can meet again and have conversations.
The food is for free, of course, and partly ecologically.
Notice that our farm is in the countryside! I.e. no neighbours, next bigger village with bank and supermarket is Tanumshede, 15 km away. The little town of Strömstad at the seaside is 30 km or 30 min. by car away. So the entertainment during your spare time out in the woods is mostly hiking, fishing (if you like), bycicling, canoeing, sitting at the campfire or reading / painting / thinking...
The travel to get here you have to pay yourself!
The airports nearby are: Gothenburg Landvetter, Oslo Torp (RYANAIR) and Oslo Gardemoen. From all airports there are regular bus shuttles into the city-centres and from there overlandbuses to Strömstad or Tanumshede where we can fetch you by car. Of course we help you to find the cheapest connections!
From Hamburg or Copenhagen there are cheap overland-buses passing Gothenburg (Göteborg) and heading for Oslo; these buses (for example FLIXBUS, SWEBUSS or NETTBUSS, try with Google) are also passing Tanumshede, not far from where we live and from where we can fetch you by car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
25 hours, 5 days maximum
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