Become a part of a small farm and community near from Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Description

    Description

    Avilability 2020:
    This year the communal work-week will be from june 28th to july 4th.
    If you are interested, please contact us :-)

    We only host volunteers during the annual summer work week of our commune, as we are not a professional farm (all of us being employed outside the home). A lot of the things we do requires some introduction and working together. Thus we cannot offer sufficient meaningful activities, learning and exchange "off season".

    We live on a small farm perched in the hilly landscape in the northwestern part of Zealand – beween the embankment of Lammefjorden and the nearby coast of Sejerøbugten. It is surrounded by 3,5 hectares of land, allowing for an orchard of 80 apple trees also populated by chickens, good, argillaceous soil for growing vegetables, a flock of Gotland sheep, solar panels and a windmill.

    But first and foremost we are a commune, founded in 1984 and based on three notions of community: We live together. We work together. And together we strive and dream to make the world a better place.

    It is situated approx. 80 km west of Copenhagen and is currently home to 6 adults and 2 (soon to be 3) kids. We are all employed outside the farm, but spend a lot of time together to move the planet in a greener and kinder direction – in the microcosm of the farm itself, in our local community and by forming friendships across continents through the Global Kids cultural exchange project.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    During the summer week of working you can join Lotte who use no-dig and biodynamic methods in the growing of crops - and this is high-season for weeding. The appletrees in our orchard could do with some pruning. The chicken need clean accomodations. Willi is usually working on the latest optimization of our energy supply and Torben can teach you quite a lot about animal husbandry, while mending the fences.

    Depending on your skills and interests, we are open to prolonging your stay with us after the communal week.

  • Help

    Help

    We are open as of to your skills, as long as you are used to practical work and prepared to be an active and positive part of our community for the duration of your stay. Please also see the description of the planned activities.
    Along with the outdoor work, we all take part in cooking and cleaning and expect you to do the same.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer basic, indoor accommodation with shared facilities. Our wooden shelter has a view and is a nice place to camp in warm weather. We will be happy to lend you a bike, so that you can explore the surrounding landscape.

    We eat organic - and well. The diet is green and in summer harvested just outside, but we eat meat as well. (Among other things lamb from our own livestock.) We also welcome vegetarians and vegans, particularly if you have a keen interest in joining in with the cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The nearest Danish Rail Network station is Jyderup, 7 kilometres away. The train ride from Copenhagen takes 1 h 5 m. From Jyderup you can take a local bus or we can arrange to pick you up.

    Arriving by car from via the E20 motorway from the West, take exit 38 (Slagelse Ø). From the East take the exit 20 on the 21 motorway and follow the highway 155 through the town of Svinninge and further on to Snertinge.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Following the daily rhythm of the commune. Some days are long, others we close up early and go too beach. Working hours are not "shifts", and we are quite flexible as long as you engage yourself in the work and the social life of the group. (max 25 hours)

The main building
The fruit tree orchard consist of about 80 apple and pear trees as well as numerous black and red currant bushes.
A small flock of chickens populate the apple orchard.
Who's cooking today's dinner? The kitchen is the heart of indoor
We have an extensive energy supply system from renewable sources.
We keep a flock of Gotland sheep counting nine ewes, a ram and a goat to keep him company.
Preparing the vegetable garden in spring.
Summer gardening



Host ref number: 531144594635