Help develop a sustainable organic farm project with a spiritual basis in southern Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a small organic farm with the ambition of nurturing the soul and the soil. For many years we (Eric and Emiilia) have had a vision to live a sustainable, spiritual life by putting into practice years of acquired knowledge and training. In the spring of 2017 we bought a small property in the very South of Sweden to realize our dream.

    Our aim has been to create a small community for simple living and spiritually enlightened life. Simple living consists of using Permaculture principles for growing our own organic vegetables, berries, fruits and nuts, care for our farm animals according to the teachings of Ahimsa (non-violence), and using manure to build up soil as in Regenerative Agriculture. Our commitment for nature and animals is based on our belief that the Earth and life are sacred and we need to nurture them and each other.

    Our own spiritual practices are based on the ancient Vaishnava or Bhakti-yoga tradition of India and contain studying Vaishnava literature, individual mantra meditation and Kirtan-yoga (singing together). All volunteers and visitors are are invited to learn and participate in this. But people practicing other spiritual traditions are also welcomed and offered the space for their practices. It is not required to have any spiritual practice at all in order to volunteer at our farm, but while sharing space, life and work together, we all need to have a curious and empathetic attitude towards spirituality.

    We would like our volunteers to stay for one to three months. During their stay, we ask from volunteers orderliness, reliability and politeness. For longer stays according to mutual agreement we expect and offer more commitment.

    On the premises, smoking and consumption of alcohol, drugs, meat, fish and eggs are not allowed. Volunteers are required to abstain from these products while on the farm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can share our knowledge and skills in:

    - cow care and horse care/animal husbandry according to Ahimsa principles (non-violence, non-slaughter)
    - Permaculture (organic gardening and renewable agriculture) through classes and practice
    - dairy production
    - building
    - vegetarian cooking and baking, with a focus on Indian and Italian cuisine
    - languages including English and Swedish
    - spiritual knowledge/ development through classes, Kirtan-yoga and Mantra meditation according to the Vaishnava tradition within Hinduism

  • Help

    Help

    The help we need at the farm is made up of daily services and projects. The daily services are: cow care and horse care, gardening, hand milking, cooking, baking and preserving, and cleaning. The projects include building, maintenance of buildings and animal training.
    During the autumn and winter of 2019-2020 our projects include: building a new shelter for horses, renovating an attic into living facilities for volunteers, repairing some barn roofs, and establishing a herbal garden with raised beds and a pond. There are also many smaller projects continuously, and volunteers are invited to propose and manage these.
    Volunteers interested in building, both willing to learn or already competent, are especially welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Swedish, Finnish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Guest house with en-suite bathroom or a guest room in the main house. Bed linen, towels and internet are provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the countryside of beautiful Southern Sweden, but still relatively close to the cities of Lund, Malmö and Copenhagen. There is plenty of opportunities for nature trekking, cycling and day trips. There is a bus stop nearby with decent communication to the bigger cities during weekdays.

    At any given time we normally have a minimum of 2 volunteers staying with us, but most often 4-7 volunteers, plus a family of 4. Women and men live in separate living quarters in shared rooms with modern facilities.

    All meals are prepared by the kitchen team and shared. Both volunteers and residents are expected to contribute towards making this work.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

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