Our little paradise in the forests of Dronninglund Storskov, Denmark

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi workawayers!

    We are both vaccined for Covid -19.

    We are Nynne, 48 years old and Soren, 65 years old.
    We live up in Northern Jutland in the beautifull Dronninglund Storskov.
    Our farm is Nynnes childhood home, which she took over, after her parents in 2010.
    We try very hard to live in harmony with our surroundings and could use a hand in doing so, therefore we joined workaway in April 2021. It has been a huge success up until now, w 10 wonderfull people staying here and helping out. They are now friends of the house, and luckely, some of them are already doing revisits. - Need we say that workaway is definitely here to stay?
    We are sure that our succes is the fact that we have a facetime or skype w you, before you arrive. Then we all have a chance to see if the chemestry is flowing in both directions, so this is a big must for us!
    We have friends of all ages and religions around the world and always try to keep an opend mind to new things.
    We are fun-loving travelers with a good sence of humour. We enjoy life and are looking for new friends from around the world, who will come and stay with us and enjoy this beautifull place of ours. We both love music and good food.
    We have horses, cats and chickens.

    Nynne was an exchangestudent in Utah in 1991 through Rotary, and has had a BIG soft spot for exchange programs ever since! She has always traveled as much as possible since childhood, first with her parents, since then alone/with friends and now with Soren. Some of her favorite countries to visit is: ( just to name a few!) Marocco, Mexico, USA and The Faroe islands. She works as a dental highdentist monday-wensday. Is a hugh animal lover and has no kids.
    She has worked as a photographer and as a chef so she is a creativ spirit who loves being outside in her garden and horseback riding. Would love to do more yoga, but dosent have the time... She`s a dinosour when it comes to computers! But she loves to play Backgammon.
    She belives that the shortes distance between two people is a smile and her favorit time is at the bonfire w friends on a summernight and maby... a cold Heineken.... She`s currently learning how to make willowtree baskets...

    Soren is retiered as a policeman, but has a job in Aalborg on saturdays, selling danish design furnitures. Danish design is a big passion for him. But his biggest passion is burgundy wine and loves to read and learn about wine and of course travel to France to visit the winemakers and the winyards.
    He also loves music and going to big concerts here and abroad.
    Soren loves the countryliving with all there is to be done here at our wonderfull farm and think it is paradise on earth.
    Soren has 3 kids, all living in Copenhagen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a great possibility to try living on a farm out in the most amazing forrest in North Jutland. Dronninglund Storskov is a 911 hkt forrest.
    We have 3 icelandic horses so if you are an experienced horseback rider, its possible to come along on a ride in the evening and in the weekends. We live in an area, where almost everybody has icelandic horses.
    You can learn about gardening, growing tomatoes and chillies in a greenhouse. Learn the basic skills in pruning appeltrees, cooking- we really enjoy a good meal in the evening! Its the highligt of the day, when we sit down together and talk over a good meal. We eat mainly vegan, but also lam or chicken can be on the daily menu, so you can learn some tricks, and we are both very interested in your home kitchen- if you care to share!
    We have both done a lot of traveling, so talks about the world and places to visit is always high on the list here!
    If you are a nature lover, its a wonderfull place to go for a walk, run or ride a bike. Taking in the nature and watching the birds and deers ect, listen to the wind in the pinetrees. Maby a nap in the hammock? - Always good! Maby you wanna bring books?
    We sometimes need some time for ourself, so some evenings you will need to entertain yourself.
    The big cities Aalborg and Frederikshavn are both 30 min away. Its possible to go there with us, when we go to work. The top of Denmark, Skagen, can be reached from Frederikshavn, its a 45 min trainride.
    Nynne is learning basketmaking w willowtree, and takes classes. Maby you wanna join in?

  • Help

    Help

    We have a farm, where we`ll need some help around the kitchen garden. Gardening is big from April to October. We grow without pesticides or chemical, so for watering and keeping things up to speed with the vegetables ( removing weeds). Help in the forest with firewood, and other things like maby planting trees, removing unwanted planting around the trees. Help around maintaining the horsefence. Maby some paintjob. Planting hedges. If we get the time MABY we`ll get around to building a small terrace this upcomming summer... Foodpreservaiton ( drying, pickles, making jam ect.) Nynne also does a lot of baking and cooking, mostly vegetarian, but everybody helps out with setting the table, cooking and the dishes afterwards.
    - No experience necessary, enthusiasm and a good sence of humor is your most important talent!
    The chicken, cats and horses off course needs love and attention on a daily basis.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in a room outside the house, in the outhouse, it has a bed, big enough for two. Everybody who visit us, always comes in with a big smile on their faces the next mornig, saying thats the best sleep they ever had! Nynne has done a great job making it the most cozy room! You will be sharing bathroom with us, since this is a small and old farm, there is only the one! We have a washing mashine, but no dryer- The wind and the sun does a pretty good job!
    We hope that our meals will be together, in the evening! Breakfast and lunch is sometimes on your own but we will plan from day to day. But off course we will provide you w what you need.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since we are out in the countryside public transportation is very limeted. The public bus comes by once an hour, out by the highway We only have one car, but will off course try to help in any way we can. We have bicyckles.
    Soren works in Aalborg every saturday for four hours and Nynne works in Frederikshavn monday -wensday 8 am until 4 pm. So if you wish to come along on a day off, its possible. We are very flexible and will work it out together.
    We very much like to have people staying with us, have had exchange students here for shorter periods. But this is an old farm build in 1876 so we take care of the place and expect visitores will do the same.
    If its a dry summer, we can have less wather, so bear that in mind, if you like your daily shower, maby this isent your lifestyle! We take care of the limited recources in the world and off course collect rainwather for the garden.
    We eat mainly vegetarian and try to be as self-sufficient as possible. If you can give us inspiration how to become better at this, just jump right in!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can park here at the farm, or we can find a place for you in the forest

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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