Come to the a Swedish magical forest/national park Tiveden and help out at our laid-back hostel



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  • Description



    Do you enjoy meeting new people, experiencing beautiful nature and working together with varied tasks as a team? Come and help us out at here this season! This is an old small village located in the middle of the deep forests of Tiveden, which is now converted to a hostel and a café/restaurant with many small buildings and cottages.

    We are a group of friends who have been living here and running the hostel since 2014. We take care of everything by ourselves, for example managing the café, baking, serving dinners, taking care of our animals, maintaining buildings, cleaning etc. We are looking for volunteers who wants to join our team and experience real wilderness in Sweden.

    The hostel is open from April-October, and a lot of different things are happening in this time. Mainly our guests come to enjoy the unique peaceful atmosphere, but it's also popular for big groups to rent the entire village for a wedding or a huge party.

    We also have a lot of live music in our café during the summer, and lots of international artists have played here over the years. We also organize our own music festival, Electric Moon Fest, every year.

    We enjoy spending a lot of time together with volunteers, working together, go swimming, jamming, partying, playing football (important!) and do other sports etc. There is also a lot of things to do in your spare time, if you enjoy outdoor activities. We are located far from any city, so be prepared to spend most of your time in the middle of the forest. The majestic national park of Tiveden is only a few kilometers away, with crystal clear lakes and breathtaking hikes.

    We are looking for volunteers who are team players yet independent and self-going, flexible and willing to do any kind of task.

    We look forward to hear from you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We tend to have a lot of fun together, playing music, watching movies, going to swim or sunbath, playing football volleyball pingpong and pool table together.

  • Help


    Help needed here involves a lot of different tasks and we, and our volunteers, need to be flexible.
    A day here can include everything like working in the cafe, baking, serving dinners, taking care of the animals, fixing fences, firewood cutting, cleaning rooms, painting, shopping etc. Live here is very dynamic so tasks can vary from day to day or month to month.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish, Spanish, English, German

  • Accommodation


    Hostel room together with other volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your free days, there's a lot of activities such as hiking in the national park or nearby trails (for example Bergslagsleden), canoing, tenting, horseback riding, or just play some music in our music room.

    Our closest train station is Laxå, 30 minuites away.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 534857122616